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Distribution path and Subregions of Quaternary (More Checklists)
Path: Fossils - Cenozoic - Quaternary
Subregions: Holocene, Pleistocene (Lower Pleistocene, Middle Pleistocene, Upper Pleistocene)
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Quaternary
Class
Quaternary
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 184 families, 701 genera, 1463 species
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Families2.679    worldwide
Genera140.885    worldwide
Species1.878.583    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 dyntaxa.se
Subclass
Quaternary
    Monocondylia (Haeckel, 1866)
     1 family, 1 genus, 1 species
Subclass
Quaternary
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     183 families, 700 genera, 1462 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Quaternary
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 8 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Ademosynidae (Ponomarenko, 1968) - 1 Species
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 2 SpeciesDarners
Agyrtidae (Thomson, 1859) - 1 SpeciesPrimitive carrion beetles
Amorphoscelidae (Stål, 1877) - 1 Species
Apataniidae (Wallengren, 1886) - 2 SpeciesEarly Smoky Wing Sedges
Aphelinidae (Thomson, 1876) - 1 SpeciesAphelinid wasps
Aphididae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesAphids
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 33 Species
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesStingless bees
Aradidae (Spinola, 1837) - 1 SpeciesFlat bugs
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesTiger Moths
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesRobber flies
Asteiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 1 SpeciesAsteiid Flies
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Belostomatidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesFleas
Bethylidae (Halliday, 1839) - 3 SpeciesBethylid wasps
Blaberidae (Saussure, 1864) - 1 SpeciesGiant cockroaches
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 3 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) -> Blaberidae - 1 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesBee Flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Brachycentridae (Ulmer, 1903) - 2 SpeciesHumpless Casemaker Caddisflies
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) - 11 SpeciesOobese weevils
Brachypteridae (Erichson, 1845) - 2 SpeciesShort-winged Flower Beetles
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 1 SpeciesBraconids
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 7 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 12 SpeciesJewel beetles
Byrrhidae (Latreille, 1804) - 25 SpeciesPill beetles
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 2 SpeciesBlow flies
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 4 SpeciesLeatherwings
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 316 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Cecidomyiidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesGall gnats
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceraphronidae (Haliday, 1833) - 2 SpeciesCeraphronids
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 5 SpeciesBiting midges
Cercopidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesFroghoppers
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chaeteessidae (Handlirsch, 1920) - 1 Species
Chalcididae (Latreille, 1817) - 1 SpeciesChalcids
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 8 SpeciesMidges
Chrysididae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesCuckoo wasps
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 86 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesHoppers
Cicadidae (Westwood, 1840) - 1 SpeciesCicadas
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 7 SpeciesLady cows
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 1 SpeciesPond damselflies
Coniopterygidae (Burmeister, 1839) - 3 SpeciesDustywings
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 1 SpeciesBoghaunters
Corixidae (Leach, 1815) - 8 SpeciesWater boatman
Corylophidae (Leconte, 1852) - 1 SpeciesMinute fungus beetles
Cryptophagidae (Kirby, 1937) - 3 SpeciesSilken fungus beetles
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 3 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 151 SpeciesTrue weevils
Dascillidae (Guérin-méneville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesSoft bodied plant beetles
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 2 SpeciesSkin beetles
Derodontidae (Leconte, 1861) - 1 SpeciesTooth-necked fungus beetles
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 2 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 2 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 3 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 79 SpeciesWater tigers
Ectobiidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1865) -> Blattellidae - 1 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) -> Eulophidae - 1 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 18 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elcanidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 2 Species
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 12 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 SpeciesDance Flies
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Enicocephalidae (Stål, 1860) - 1 SpeciesGnat bug
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesErebid Moths
Erotylidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesPleasing fungus beetles
Eucnemidae (Eschscholtz, 1829) - 1 SpeciesFalse click beetles
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 2 SpeciesEulophids
Fanniidae (Schnabl & Dziezicki, 1911) - 1 SpeciesLittle house flies
Forficulidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 Species
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 39 SpeciesAnts
Fulgoridae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesLanthorn flies
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 1 SpeciesClubtails
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 3 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Halictidae (Thomson, 1869) - 1 SpeciesSweat bees
Haliplidae (Aubé, 1836) - 2 SpeciesHaliplids
Heleomyzidae (Westwood, 1840) -> Heteromyzidae - 1 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Helophoridae (Leach, 1815) -> Hydrophilidae - 1 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 10 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 5 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 3 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 1 SpeciesLouse Flies
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 3 SpeciesClown beetles
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 1 SpeciesHybotid flies
Hydraenidae (Mulsant, 1844) - 9 SpeciesMinute moss beetles
Hydrobiosidae (Ulmer, 1905) - 5 Species
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 57 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydropsychidae (Curtis, 1835) - 2 SpeciesNet-spinning caddisflies
Hydroptilidae (Stephens, 1836) - 3 SpeciesPurse-case caddisflies
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesIchneumonids
Keroplatidae (Rondani, 1856) - 1 SpeciesPredatory Fungus Gnats
Labiduridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 1 SpeciesStriped earwigs
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 1 SpeciesLappet Moths
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 1 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Leiodidae (Fleming, 1821) - 5 SpeciesRound fungus beetles
Lepidopsocidae (Lienhard & Smithers, 2002) - 4 SpeciesScaly-winged Barklice
Leptoceridae (Leach In Brewster, 1815) - 2 SpeciesLong-horn caddisflies
Limnephilidae (Kolenati, 1848) - 3 SpeciesNorthern caddisflies
Limnichidae (Erichson, 1846) - 2 SpeciesMinute mud beetles
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 2 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liposcelididae (Enderlein, 1911) - 1 SpeciesBooklice
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 2 SpeciesStag beetles
Machilidae (Grassi, 1888) - 1 SpeciesJumping bristletails
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 3 SpeciesCarder bees
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 4 SpeciesChafers
Melyridae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesSolf-winged flower beetles
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 1 SpeciesStilt Flies
Miridae (Hahn, 1831) - 1 SpeciesGrass bugs
Monotomidae (Laporte, 1840) - 1 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesPintail beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesHouse flies
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 6 SpeciesFungus gnats
Mymaridae (Haliday, 1833) - 2 SpeciesFairy wasps
Nepidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesWater stick insects
Nitidulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSap beetles
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 15 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Noteridae (C. G. Thomson, 1860) - 1 SpeciesBurrowing water beetles
Notonectidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesGreater water boatman
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 11 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oestridae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesBot flies
Oligotomidae (Enderlein, 1909) - 1 Species
Oxycarenidae (Stål, 1862) - 1 Species
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pentatomidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesTerrestrial turtle bugs
Phalacridae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesShining flower beetles
Philopotamidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesFinger-net caddisflies
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 10 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Phryganeidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesLarge caddisflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 3 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 2 SpeciesSignal flies
Podoscirtidae (Saussure, 1878) - 1 Species
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 1 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 4 SpeciesOwl Midges
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 3 SpeciesPteromalids
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 1 SpeciesPlume Moths
Ptiloneuridae (Eertmoed, 1973) - 1 Species
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pyrgotidae (Schiner, 1868) - 1 SpeciesPyrgotid Flies
Reduviidae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesAssassin bugs
Rhipiphoridae (Gemminger & Harold, 1870) - 2 SpeciesWedge-shaped beetles
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 2 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Ricaniidae (Amyot & Audinet-serville, 1843) - 4 Species
Romaleidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1893) - 1 SpeciesLubber grasshoppers
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) -> Rutelinae - 1 Species
Saldidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 2 SpeciesShore bugs
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 2 SpeciesFlesh flies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 1 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 17 SpeciesScarabs
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 4 SpeciesScelionids
Scutelleridae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesShield-backed bugs
Scydmaenidae (Leach, 1815) -> Staphylinidae - 1 SpeciesScydmaenines
Silphidae (Latreille, 1807) - 21 SpeciesCarrion beetles
Simuliidae (Newman, 1834) - 3 SpeciesTurkey gnat
Sphindidae (Jacquelin Du Val, 1860) - 1 SpeciesDry-fungus beetles
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesHawk Moths
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 141 SpeciesRove beetles
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 3 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 25 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesHigher termites
Tetratomidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesPolypore fungus beetles
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 4 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesCommon thrips
Throscidae (Laporte, 1840) - 2 SpeciesFalse metallic wood-boring beetles
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 1 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 1 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Torymidae (Walker, 1833) - 3 SpeciesTorymids
Trachypachidae (C. G. Thomson, 1857) - 1 SpeciesFalse ground beetles
Trichogrammatidae (Haliday, 1851) - 1 SpeciesTrichogrammatids
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 2 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Ulodidae (Pascoe, 1869) - 1 Species
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 5 SpeciesIronclad beetles
184 Families with 1468 Species in Quaternary
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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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