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Distribution path and Subregions of Mediterranean Sea (More Checklists)
Path: World Oceans - Atlantic Ocean - Mediterranean Sea
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Mediterranean Sea
Class
Mediterranean Sea
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 46 families, 105 genera, 173 species
Tree
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Families2.680    worldwide
Genera140.885    worldwide
Species1.879.502    worldwide
Common namesInsects, True insects
German namesInsekten, Kerbtiere, Kerfe, Freikiefler
Dutch namesInsecten, Eigenlijke insecten, Insekten
Danish namesInsekter
Finnish namesHyönteiset
Norwegian namesInsekter
Swedish namesEgentliga insekter
Spanish namesInsectos
Italian namesInsetti, Entomi
French namesInsecte
Portuguese namesInsetos
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Kaukasia, North Eurasia, West Eurasia)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean, West American subregion)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Antarctic, Subantarctic Islands, Antarctic Islands, Adelie Land, Ross Dependency)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic (West Palaearctic, East Palaearctic, South Palaearctic)

Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental, Malesia, Australasian ecozone)

Holarctic, Indo-Pacific


Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Cambrian, Permian, Ordovician, Carboniferous, Silurian, Devonian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (South Pacific, Pacific Islands, North Pacific, West Pacific, Bering Sea, Bering Strait, Central Pacific)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, North Sea)

Indian Ocean (Red Sea, Western Indian Ocean, Great Australian Bight, Eastern Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal)

Antarctic Ocean, Arctic Ocean


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Somaliland, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Transnistria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesInsecta in faunaeur.org
Insecta in itis.gov
Insecta in papua-insects.nl
Insecta in en.wikipedia.org
Insecta in species.wikimedia.org
Insecta in dyntaxa.se
Subclass
Mediterranean Sea
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     45 families, 104 genera, 171 species
Subclass
Mediterranean Sea
    Thysanura (Leach, 1815) (Silverfishes)
     1 family, 1 genus, 2 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Mediterranean Sea
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 4 SpeciesDarners
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 Species
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesStingless bees
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesTiger Moths
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesBee Flies
Camillidae (Frey, 1921) - 1 SpeciesCamillid flies
Cecidomyiidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesGall gnats
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11 SpeciesHoppers
Clambidae (Fischer, 1821) - 1 SpeciesFringe-winged beetles
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 26 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 2 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 2 SpeciesGrass moth
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 1 SpeciesMosquitoes
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 4 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesErebid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 4 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 7 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 1 SpeciesClubtails
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 14 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 1 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lepismatidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSilverfish
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 2 SpeciesSkimmers
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 1 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 1 SpeciesFilth flies
Mythicomyiidae (Melander, 1902) - 1 SpeciesMicro Bee Flies
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 15 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 24 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 4 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 1 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 2 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 2 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 3 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesSnout Moths
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesScarabs
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesHawk Moths
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 3 SpeciesPeacock flies
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) - 2 SpeciesTethinid flies
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 1 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 4 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 3 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesErmine Moths
46 Families with 173 Species in Mediterranean Sea
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Species overview - Checklist for Insecta in Mediterranean Sea
Species with ANext  
Aedes vittatus (Bigot, 1861)Info
Aedophron rhodites (Eversmann, 1851)Info
Aedophron rhodites (Eversmann, 1851)Info
Aeshna isoceles (Müller, 1767)Green-eyed HawkerInfo
Aeshna isosceles -> Aeshna isocelesGreen-eyed HawkerInfo
Agapalsa lusciniaepennella (Treitschke, 1833)Info
Agonopterix cynarivora (Meyrick, 1932)Info
Agonopterix subpropinquella (Stainton, 1849)Ruddy Flat-bodyInfo
Agonopterix vendettella (Chrétien, 1908)Info
Agriphila latistria (Haworth, 1811)White-streak Grass-veneerInfo
Agrotis alexandriensis -> Agrotis ripaeInfo
Agrotis puta (Hübner, 1803)Shuttle-shaped DartInfo
Agrotis ripae (Fabricius, 1794)Sand DartInfo
Agrotis truculenta -> Dichagyris truculentaInfo
Anaciaeschna isosceles (Muller, 1767)Info
Anaciaeschna isosceles -> Aeshna isocelesGreen-eyed HawkerInfo
Anarta odontites (Boisduval, 1829)Info
Anoscopus flavostriata -> Anoscopus flavostriatusInfo
Anoscopus histrionica (Fabricius, 1794)Info
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Bactra bactrana (Kennel, 1901)Info
Bombus pratorum (Illiger, 1806)Early bumblebeeSite
Bradyrrhoa gilveolella (Treitschke, 1832)Info
Brithys crini (Fabricius, 1775)Kew ArchesInfo
Brithys encausta -> Brithys criniLily BorerInfo
Brithys nipponica -> Brithys criniLily BorerInfo
Brithys pancratii -> Brithys criniLily BorerInfo
Brithys vertenteni -> Brithys criniLily BorerInfo
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Calamosternus trucidatus (Harold, 1863)Info
Callisto denticulella (Thunberg, 1794)Garden Apple SlenderInfo
Camilla acutipennis -> Camilla atrimanaInfo
Campiglossa producta (Loew, 1844)Info
Carpochena salicorniae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1877)Info
Carpomya wiedemanni (Meigen, 1826)Carpomya wiedermanniInfo
Catocala delicata -> Catocala eutycheaInfo
Catocala eutychea (Treitschke, 1835)Info
Charaxes jasius (Linnaeus, 1767)Foxy EmperorSite
Clambus kaszabi (Endrody-younga, 1960)Info
Clostera albosigma (Fitch, 1856)Sigmoid prominentInfo
Coenonympha corinna (Hübner, 1803)Corsican HeathInfo
Coenonympha elbana (Staudinger, 1887)Corsican HeathInfo
Coleophora albisquamella -> Ecebalia sternipennellaInfo
Coleophora badiipennella (Duponchel, 1843)Lesser elm casebearerInfo
Coleophora binderella (Kollar, 1832)Grey Alder Case-bearerInfo
Coleophora currucipennella (Zeller, 1839)Scarce Wood Case-bearerInfo
Coleophora cypriacella -> Carpochena salicorniaeInfo
Coleophora deviella (Zeller, 1847)Grey Blite Case-bearerInfo
Coleophora draghiaella -> Coleophora lusciniaepenellaInfo
Coleophora flavaginella -> Coleophora deviellaInfo
Coleophora flavipennella (Duponchel, 1843)Tipped Oak Case-bearerInfo
Coleophora lusciniaepenella (Treitschke, 1833)Info
Coleophora lusciniaepennella -> Coleophora binderellaOsier Case-bearerInfo
Coleophora lutipennella -> Coleophora flavipennellaCommon Oak Case-bearerInfo
Coleophora moeniacella -> Coleophora deviellaInfo
Coleophora punctipennella -> Ecebalia sternipennellaInfo
Coleophora salicorniae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876)Glasswort Case-bearerInfo
Coleophora saxicolella (Duponchel, 1843)Orache Case-bearerInfo
Coleophora sternipennella (Zetterstedt, 1839)Speckled Case-bearerInfo
Coleophora trigeminella (Fuchs, 1881)Scarce Thorn Case-bearerInfo
Coleophora viminetella -> Coleophora lusciniaepenellaInfo
Conosanus obsoletus (Kirschbaum, 1858)Info
Crinopteryx familiella (Peyerimhoff, 1871)Info
Cryphia algae (Fabricius, 1775)Tree-lichen BeautyInfo
Cryptoblabes gnidiella (Milliere, 1867)Honeydew MothInfo
Ctenolepisma ciliata (Dufour, 1831)Info
Ctenolepisma targionii (Grassi & Rovelli, 1889)Info
Cucullia scrophularivora (Guenée, 1852)Info
Cyrtosia meridionalis (Rondani, 1863)Info
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Danaus chrysippus (Linnaeus, 1758)Plain TigerInfo
Depressaria erinaceella (Staudinger, 1870)Info
Dichagyris truculenta (Lederer, 1853)Info
Dioryctria peltieri (Joannis, 1908)Info
Discestra microdon -> Anarta odontitesInfo
Duponchelia fovealis (Zeller, 1847)Exotic Greenhouse InvasiveInfo
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Ebarrius interstinctus (Fieber, 1869)Info
Ecebalia sternipennella (Zetterstedt, 1839)Info
Ectoedemia albifasciella (Heinemann, 1871)White-banded PigmyInfo
Ectoedemia angulifasciella (Stainton, 1849)Bent-barred PigmyInfo
Ectomyelois ceratoniae (Zeller, 1839)Locust bean mothInfo
Egira tibori (Hreblay, 1994)Info
Ennomos erosaria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)September ThornInfo
Ennomos erosarius (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)September ThornInfo
Ennomos fuscantaria (Haworth, 1809)Dusky ThornInfo
Epione repandaria (Hufnagel, 1767)Bordered BeautyInfo
Epirrita dilutata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)November MothInfo
Erannis defoliaria (Clerck, 1759)Mottled UmberInfo
Eublemma deserta (Rothschild, 1909)Info
Eublemma virginalis (Oberthür, 1881)Info
Euchloe tagis -> Iberochloe tagisPortuguese Dappled WhiteInfo
Eupithecia expallidata (Doubleday, 1856)Bleached PugInfo
Eurynome aspera (Pennant, 1777)Strawberry crabInfo
Euscelis lineolata (Brullé, 1832)Info
Euzophera bigella (Zeller, 1848)Quince mothInfo
Euzophera osseatella (Treitschke, 1832)Eggplant BorerInfo
Euzopheroides vapidella ()Info
Exoprosopa selenops (Greathead, 2001)Info
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Gonepteryx cleopatra (Linnaeus, 1767)CleopatraInfo
Gortyna xanthenes -> Hydroecia xanthenesArtichoke mothInfo
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hadula odontites -> Anarta odontitesInfo
Hephathus nanus (Herrich-schaeffer, 1835)Info
Hephathus nanus cretacea (Fieber, 1868)Info
Hyles cretica -> Hyles tithymaliInfo
Hyles tithymali (Boisduval, 1834)Barbary Spurge Hawk-mothInfo
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Lamprolonchaea smaragdi (Walker, 1849)Info
Lepidechidna acharnias (Meyrick, 1934)Info
Leptometopa rufifrons (Becker, 1903)Info
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Macropsis scutellatus -> Macropsis rufocephalusInfo
Megalophanes viciella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Info
Mirificarma cabezella (Chrétien, 1925)Info
Mirificarma flavella (Duponchel, 1844)Info
Mompha langiella (Hübner, 1796)Clouded CosmetInfo
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Nepticula aeneofasciata -> Stigmella aeneofasciellaInfo
Nepticula aeneofasciella -> Stigmella aeneofasciellaInfo
Nepticula lapponica -> Stigmella lapponicaInfo
Nepticula ligustrella -> Stigmella prunetorumInfo
Nepticula minorella -> Ectoedemia angulifasciellaInfo
Nepticula saxatilella -> Stigmella floslactellaInfo
Nepticula schleichiella -> Ectoedemia angulifasciellaInfo
Nepticula utensis -> Ectoedemia angulifasciellaInfo
Nepticula vossensis -> Stigmella lapponicaInfo
Notocelia orientana -> Notocelia udmannianaBramble Shoot MothInfo
Notocelia uddmanniana (Linnaeus, 1758)Bramble Shoot MothInfo
Notocelia udmanniana (Linnaeus, 1758)Bramble Shoot MothInfo
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Ocnogyna baetica -> Ocnogyna boeticumWinter WebwormInfo
Oncopsis flavicollis (Linnaeus, 1761)Info
Orthetrum chrysostigma chrysostigma (Burmeister, 1839)Info
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Paragomphus genei (Selys, 1841)Common HooktailInfo
Parornix solitariella -> Callisto denticulellaInfo
Pediopsis tiliae (Germar, 1831)Info
Phyllocnistis labyrinthella -> Phyllocnistis tremulellaInfo
Phyllocnistis ramulicola (Langmaid & Corley, 2007)Info
Phyllocnistis sorhageniella -> Phyllocnistis ramulicolaInfo
Phyllocnistis tremulella ()Info
Phyllonorycter apparella (Herrich-schäffer, 1855)Aspen Leaf Blotch Miner MothInfo
Phyllonorycter atomariella -> Phyllonorycter apparellaInfo
Phyllonorycter harrisella (Linnaeus, 1761)White Oak MidgetInfo
Phyllonorycter hilarella (Zetterstedt, 1839)Sallow MidgetInfo
Phyllonorycter nicellii (Stainton, 1851)Red Hazel MidgetInfo
Phyllonorycter ontario -> Phyllonorycter apparellaInfo
Phyllonorycter spinolella -> Phyllonorycter hilarellaInfo
Phyllonorycter tremuloidiella -> Phyllonorycter apparellaAspen blotchminerInfo
Polistes sulcifer (Zimmerman, 1930)Cuckoo waspInfo
Postvinculia lutipennella (Zeller, 1838)Info
Prays oleae (Bernard, 1788)Olive MothInfo
Protaetia speciosissima -> Cetonischema speciossissimaInfo
Psyche crassiorella (Bruand, 1850)Scarce Grass SweepInfo
Pterophorus spilodactylus -> Wheeleria spilodactylaHorehound Plume MothInfo
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Resseliella oleisuga (Targioni-tozzetti, 1887)Info
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Sceliphron madraspatanum (Fabricius, 1781)Info
Scythris constanti (Walsingham, 1898)Info
Scythris focella (Constant, 1885)Info
Selysiothemis nigra (Vander Linden, 1825)Black PennantInfo
Sophronia semicostella (Hübner, 1813)White-shouldered SoberInfo
Sorbicola trigeminella (Fuchs, 1881)Info
Spodoptera littoralis (Boisduval, 1833)Mediterranean BrocadeInfo
Stagmatophora rosmarinella -> Clostera albosigmaInfo
Stigmella aeneofasciella (Herrich-schäffer, 1855)Brassy PigmyInfo
Stigmella floslactella (Haworth, 1828)Coarse Hazel PigmyInfo
Stigmella lapponica (Wocke, 1862)Drab Birch PigmyInfo
Stigmella prunetorum (Stainton, 1855)Scarce Sloe PigmyInfo
Streblote acaciae (Klug, 1829)Info
Stroggylocephalus agrestis (Fallen, 1806)Info
Suireia badiipennella (Duponchel, 1843)Info
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Telphusa brucinella ()Info
Tephritis matricariae (Loew, 1844)Info
Tethina grisea (Fallen, 1823)Info
Tethina pallipes (Loew, 1865)Info
Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni (Tams, 1926)Info
Trigonophora flammea (Esper, 1785)Flame BrocadeInfo
Species with VBack  Next  Top
Vulcaniella rosmarinella (Walsingham, 1891)Info
Species with WBack  Next  Top
Wheeleria spilodactyla (Curtis, 1827)Horehound Plume MothInfo
Wheeleria spilodactylus -> Wheeleria spilodactylaHorehound Plume MothInfo
Species with YBack  Next  Top
Yigoga truculenta -> Dichagyris truculentaInfo
Species with ZBack  Top
Zizeeria karsandra (Moore, 1865)Dark Grass BlueInfo
173 Species in Insecta for Mediterranean Sea listed
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758
 
Synonyms
Apterentoma (Chen, 1958)
Archimetabola (Crampton, 1928)
Dicondylata (Boudreaux, 1979)
Dicondylia (Haeckel, 1866)
Ectognatha (Stummer-traunfels, 1891)
Ectotropha (Grassi, 1888)
Ectotrophi (Grassi, 1888)
Ectotrophica (Tillyard, 1926)
Euthysanura (Schepotieff, 1909)
Phanerognatha (Krausse & Wolff, 1919)
Thysanuradelphia (Crampton, 1916)
Thysanurata (Bey-bienko, 1962)
Thysanurida (Pearce, 1936)
Triplura (Ewing, 1942)

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