Insects Database
 Insects and other Arthropoda
 Ants
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 Bugs
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Distribution path and Subregions of Nigeria (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa - Nigeria
Subregions: North Nigeria, South Nigeria
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Nigeria
Class
Nigeria
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 325 families, 3446 genera, 10179 species
Tree
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Families2.679    worldwide
Genera140.885    worldwide
Species1.879.383    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
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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 dyntaxa.se
Subclass
Nigeria
    Monocondylia (Haeckel, 1866)
     1 family, 1 genus, 1 species
Subclass
Nigeria
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     321 families, 3440 genera, 10173 species
Subclass
Nigeria
    Thysanura (Leach, 1815) (Silverfishes)
     2 families, 3 genera, 3 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Nigeria
Achilidae (Stål, 1866) - 1 SpeciesAchilid Planthoppers
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 265 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Adelgidae (Heinze, 1962) - 6 SpeciesSpruce aphids
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 22 SpeciesDarners
Agaonidae (Walker, 1848) - 23 SpeciesFig wasps
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 11 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Aleyrodidae (Westwood, 1840) - 30 SpeciesWhiteflies
Amorphoscelidae (Stål, 1877) - 4 Species
Amphientomidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTropical Barklice
Amphipsocidae (Mockford, 1978) - 2 SpeciesHairy-winged Barklice
Anisopodidae (Knab, 1912) - 3 SpeciesWood Gnats
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 3 Species
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 5 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 7 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Anthomyzidae (Czerny, 1903) - 1 SpeciesAnthomyzid flies
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesFungus weevils
Aphalaridae (Löw, 1879) - 2 Species
Aphelinidae (Thomson, 1876) - 4 SpeciesAphelinid wasps
Aphididae (Latreille, 1802) - 13 SpeciesAphids
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 38 Species
Aphrophoridae (Evans, 1946) - 2 SpeciesSpittlebugs
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 76 SpeciesStingless bees
Archipsocidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 1 SpeciesAncient Barklice
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 333 SpeciesTiger Moths
Argidae (Konow, 1890) - 2 SpeciesArgid sawflies
Ascalaphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 11 SpeciesOwlflies
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 103 SpeciesRobber flies
Asteiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 2 SpeciesAsteiid Flies
Ateluridae (Remington, 1954) -> Atelurinae - 0 Species
Athericidae (Stuckenberg, 1973) - 1 SpeciesWater snipe flies
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 13 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Belostomatidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesFleas
Berothidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 3 SpeciesBeaded lacewings
Bethylidae (Halliday, 1839) - 2 SpeciesBethylid wasps
Bibionidae (Fleming, 1821) - 3 SpeciesMarch flies
Bittacidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 2 SpeciesHangingflies
Blaberidae (Saussure, 1864) - 13 SpeciesGiant cockroaches
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 11 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 68 SpeciesBee Flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Bothrideridae (Erichson, 1845) - 1 SpeciesDry bark beetles
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 1 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) -> Brachycerinae - 1 SpeciesOobese weevils
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 62 SpeciesBraconids
Bradynobaenidae (Saussure, 1892) - 1 SpeciesBradynobaenid wasps
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 2 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 11 SpeciesJewel beetles
Byrrhidae (Latreille, 1804) - 1 SpeciesPill beetles
Caeciliusidae (Kolbe, 1880) - 7 SpeciesLizard Barklice
Caliscelidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesPiglet Bugs
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 35 SpeciesBlow flies
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 9 SpeciesDemoiselles
Camillidae (Frey, 1921) - 1 SpeciesCamillid flies
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 270 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Carnidae (Newman, 1834) - 4 SpeciesFilth flies
Carsidaridae (Crawford, 1911) - 3 Species
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidomyiidae (Newman, 1834) - 17 SpeciesGall gnats
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 327 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceratophyllidae (Dampf, 1908) - 1 SpeciesRodent fleas
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 55 SpeciesBiting midges
Cercopidae (Leach, 1815) - 8 SpeciesFroghoppers
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chalcididae (Latreille, 1817) - 8 SpeciesChalcids
Chaoboridae (Newman, 1834) - 3 SpeciesPhantom midges
Chelisochidae (Burr, 1907) - 1 SpeciesBlack earwigs
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 48 SpeciesMidges
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 11 SpeciesJewels
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 75 SpeciesEye flies
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 5 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Chorotypidae (Stål, 1873) - 2 Species
Chrysididae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesCuckoo wasps
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 63 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Chrysopidae (Schneider, 1851) - 3 SpeciesCommon lacewings
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 207 SpeciesHoppers
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 33 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 27 SpeciesSoft scales
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesLady cows
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 53 SpeciesPond damselflies
Colletidae (Lepeletier, 1841) - 9 SpeciesPlasterer bees
Conchaspididae (Green, 1896) - 1 SpeciesFalse armoured scales
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 16 SpeciesBoghaunters
Coreidae (Leach, 1815) - 24 SpeciesSquash bugs
Corydiidae (De Saussure, 1864) - 1 SpeciesSand cockroaches
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 3 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 43 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crabronidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesCrabronid wasps
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 213 SpeciesGrass moth
Ctenophthalmidae (Rothschild, 1915) - 2 Species
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 219 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 46 SpeciesTrue weevils
Curtonotidae (Duda, 1934) - 2 SpeciesQuasimodo flies
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Derbidae (Spinola, 1839) - 75 SpeciesDerbid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 8 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diapheromeridae (Rehn & Hebard, 1909) - 1 SpeciesDiapheromerid Stick Insects
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 29 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Diopsidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesStalk-eyed flies
Dipseudopsidae (Ulmer, 1904) - 1 Species
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 47 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 23 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 25 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryinidae (Haliday, 1840) - 12 SpeciesDryinid wasps
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 1 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesWater tigers
Ectopsocidae - 6 SpeciesOuter Barklice
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 12 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elenchidae (Perkins, 1905) - 2 Species
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 1 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 4 SpeciesDance Flies
Empusidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 1 Species
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 35 SpeciesEncyrtids
Enderleinellidae (Ewing, 1929) - 2 Species
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 27 SpeciesBrine fly
Epipsocidae - 1 SpeciesElliptical Barklice
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 263 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eucharitidae (Latreille, 1809) - 3 SpeciesEucharitids
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 25 SpeciesEulophids
Eupelmidae (Walker, 1833) - 4 SpeciesEupelmids
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 14 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Eurybrachidae (Stål, 1862) - 2 Species
Eurytomidae (Walker, 1832) - 1 SpeciesSeed chalcids
Euschmidtiidae (Rehn, 1948) - 1 Species
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 26 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Figitidae (Thomson, 1862) - 30 SpeciesFigitids
Flatidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesFlatid planthoppers
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 152 SpeciesAnts
Fulgoridae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesLanthorn flies
Gasteruptiidae (Ashmead, 1900) - 1 SpeciesGasteruptiids
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 14 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 351 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesDor beetles
Glossinidae (Theobald, 1903) - 7 SpeciesTik-tik flies
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 12 SpeciesClubtails
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 25 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 3 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gryllotalpidae (Saussure, 1870) - 1 SpeciesMole crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 15 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Halictidae (Thomson, 1869) - 35 SpeciesSweat bees
Halictophagidae (Perkins, 1905) - 2 Species
Hemerobiidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesBrown lacewings
Hemimeridae (Sharp, 1895) - 1 Species
Hemipsocidae (Pearman, 1936) - 1 SpeciesLeaf Litter Barklice
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 349 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 2 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 5 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 1 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 4 SpeciesLouse Flies
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 9 SpeciesClown beetles
Homotomidae (Heslop-harrison, 1958) - 5 Species
Hoplopleuridae (Ewing, 1929) - 2 Species
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 3 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 1 SpeciesHybotid flies
Hydropsychidae (Curtis, 1835) - 2 SpeciesNet-spinning caddisflies
Hymenopodidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 15 Species
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 66 SpeciesIchneumonids
Ischnopsyllidae (Wahlgren, 1907) - 3 SpeciesBat fleas
Kalotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 10 SpeciesDrywood termites
Keroplatidae (Rondani, 1856) - 15 SpeciesPredatory Fungus Gnats
Labiduridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 2 SpeciesStriped earwigs
Lachesillidae (Pearman, 1936) - 3 SpeciesFateful Barklice
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 71 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 1 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lecanodiaspididae (Borchsenius, 1965) - 1 SpeciesLecanodiaspidids
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 3 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lepidopsocidae (Lienhard & Smithers, 2002) - 2 SpeciesScaly-winged Barklice
Lepismatidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSilverfish
Leptoceridae (Leach In Brewster, 1815) - 1 SpeciesLong-horn caddisflies
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 12 SpeciesSpreadwings
Leucospidae (Fabricius, 1775) - 3 SpeciesLeucospids
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 137 SpeciesSkimmers
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 57 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Limnephilidae (Kolenati, 1848) - 1 SpeciesNorthern caddisflies
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 193 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liposcelididae (Enderlein, 1911) - 1 SpeciesBooklice
Liturgusidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 2 Species
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 6 Species
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 2 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 12 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 847 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 1 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Lygaeidae (Schilling, 1829) - 1 SpeciesMilkweed bugs
Machilidae (Grassi, 1888) - 1 SpeciesJumping bristletails
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 23 SpeciesMantids
Mantispidae (Leach, 1815) - 9 SpeciesMantis-flies
Meenoplidae (Fieber, 1872) - 2 Species
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 41 SpeciesCarder bees
Megalopodidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesMegalopodid Leaf Beetles
Megapodagrionidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 2 SpeciesFlatwings
Melandryidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesFalse darkling beetles
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 3 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 20 SpeciesChafers
Membracidae (Germar, 1821) - 23 SpeciesMembracids
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 3 SpeciesStilt Flies
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 25 SpeciesFilth flies
Monophlebidae (Signoret, 1875) - 7 SpeciesMonophlebids
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesPintail beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 109 SpeciesHouse flies
Mutillidae (André, 1907) - 6 SpeciesCow ant
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 6 SpeciesFungus gnats
Mycteridae (Blanchard, 1845) - 1 SpeciesPalm beetles and flower beetles
Mydidae (Bezzi, 1903) - 1 SpeciesMydas flies
Myopsocidae (Enderlein, 1907) - 6 SpeciesMouse-like Barklice
Myrmecolacidae (Saunders, 1872) - 7 Species
Myrmeleontidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesAntlion lacewings
Nicoletiidae (Escherich, 1905) - 1 SpeciesNicoletiids
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 441 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 87 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 110 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 5 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 913 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Odiniidae (Hendel, 1920) - 4 SpeciesOdiniid flies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 4 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Orussidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesParasitic wood wasps
Pachytroctidae (Enderlein, 1911) - 1 SpeciesThick Barklice
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 72 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Perilampidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 SpeciesPerilampids
Perilestidae (Tillyard & Fraser, 1938) - 1 SpeciesShortwings
Peripsocidae (Roesler, 1944) - 3 SpeciesStout Barklice
Periscelididae (Oldenberg, 1914) - 4 SpeciesPeriscelidid Flies
Phlaeothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 1 SpeciesTube-tailed Thrips
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 14 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 129 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 5 SpeciesBig-headed Flies
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 9 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Platypezidae (Fallen, 1815) - 1 SpeciesSmoke Flies
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 25 SpeciesSignal flies
Podoscirtidae (Saussure, 1878) - 2 Species
Polyplacidae (Fahrenholz, 1912) - 1 Species
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 39 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 9 SpeciesThreadtails
Pseudocaeciliidae (Pearman, 1936) - 1 SpeciesFalse Lizard Barklice
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 20 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 1 SpeciesRust flies
Psocidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 13 SpeciesCommon Barklice
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 16 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 13 SpeciesOwl Midges
Psyllidae (Latreille, 1807) - 10 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Psyllipsocidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 1 SpeciesCave Barklice
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 5 SpeciesPteromalids
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 30 SpeciesPlume Moths
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 1 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Ptychopteridae (Osten Sacken, 1862) - 1 SpeciesPhantom crane flies
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) - 3 SpeciesCommon fleas
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 56 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrgomorphidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1874) - 40 SpeciesPyrgomorphs
Pyrgotidae (Schiner, 1868) - 7 SpeciesPyrgotid Flies
Rhinotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 5 SpeciesSubterranean termites
Rhopalosomatidae (Ashmead, 1896) - 1 SpeciesRhopalosomatid wasps
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 4 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 15 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 29 Species
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 28 SpeciesFlesh flies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 71 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 174 SpeciesScarabs
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 20 SpeciesScelionids
Scenopinidae (Burmeister, 1835) - 10 SpeciesWindow Flies
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 7 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Scirtidae (Fleming, 1821) - 1 SpeciesMarsh Beetles
Sclerogibbidae (Ashmead, 1902) - 4 SpeciesSclerogibbid wasps
Scoliidae (Leach, 1815) - 18 SpeciesScoliid wasps
Scutelleridae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesShield-backed bugs
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 1 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 3 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 12 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sibyllidae (Stål, 1872) - 1 Species
Signiphoridae (Howard, 1894) - 1 SpeciesSigniphorid wasps
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 3 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Simuliidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesTurkey gnat
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 4 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 124 SpeciesHawk Moths
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 5 SpeciesRove beetles
Stephanidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesCrown wasps
Stictococcidae - 6 SpeciesStictococcids
Stivaliidae (Mardon, 1978) - 2 Species
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11 SpeciesSoldier flies
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 23 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 73 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 131 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 6 SpeciesTanypezid flies
Tarachodidae (Handlirsch, 1930) - 8 Species
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tenthredinidae (Latreille, 1804) - 7 SpeciesTenthredinid sawflies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 107 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 132 SpeciesHigher termites
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 4 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Tettigometridae (Germar, 1821) - 1 Species
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 23 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 6 SpeciesTherevids
Thericleidae (Burr, 1899) - 4 Species
Thespidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 2 Species
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesCommon thrips
Throscidae (Laporte, 1840) - 2 SpeciesFalse metallic wood-boring beetles
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 46 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 35 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 61 SpeciesLace bugs
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 27 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 120 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Torymidae (Walker, 1833) - 6 SpeciesTorymids
Trichodectidae (Kellogg, 1896) - 3 Species
Trichogrammatidae (Haliday, 1851) - 4 SpeciesTrichogrammatids
Tridactylidae (Saussure, 1874) - 1 SpeciesPygmy mole crickets
Triozidae (Löw, 1879) - 15 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 13 SpeciesHide beetles
Trogossitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesBark gnawing beetles
Tropiduchidae (Stål, 1866) - 1 SpeciesTropiduchid Planthoppers
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 1 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Ulopidae (Le Peletier & Serville, 1825) - 2 Species
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 4 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 1 Species
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 76 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 1 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 4 SpeciesBurnet Moths
324 Families with 10185 Species in Nigeria
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Species overview - Checklist for Insecta in Nigeria without family allocation
Cassouodes camptoceralis (Hampson, 1906)Info
1 Species in Insecta for Nigeria listed without family allocation
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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