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Distribution path and Subregions of Rwanda (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - East Africa - Rwanda
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Rwanda
Class
Rwanda
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 195 families, 1354 genera, 3050 species
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Families2.679    worldwide
Genera140.885    worldwide
Species1.878.527    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
Rwanda
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     195 families, 1354 genera, 3050 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Rwanda
Achilidae (Stål, 1866) - 5 SpeciesAchilid Planthoppers
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 22 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 3 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Aeolothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 1 SpeciesBroad-winged thrips
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 6 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Ampulicidae (Shuckard, 1840) - 1 SpeciesAmpulicid wasps
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 1 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 3 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesFungus weevils
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 30 Species
Aphrophoridae (Evans, 1946) - 3 SpeciesSpittlebugs
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 14 SpeciesStingless bees
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 159 SpeciesTiger Moths
Argidae (Konow, 1890) - 3 SpeciesArgid sawflies
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesRobber flies
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 10 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Bethylidae (Halliday, 1839) - 5 SpeciesBethylid wasps
Bibionidae (Fleming, 1821) - 1 SpeciesMarch flies
Bittacidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 SpeciesHangingflies
Blaberidae (Saussure, 1864) - 15 SpeciesGiant cockroaches
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 14 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) - 9 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesBee Flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 107 SpeciesBraconids
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 2 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesJewel beetles
Caliscelidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesPiglet Bugs
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 6 SpeciesBlow flies
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 396 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Celyphidae (Bigot, 1852) - 2 SpeciesBeetle flies
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 163 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceratophyllidae (Dampf, 1908) - 1 SpeciesRodent fleas
Cercopidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesFroghoppers
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chalcididae (Latreille, 1817) - 2 SpeciesChalcids
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 2 SpeciesMidges
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 1 SpeciesJewels
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 25 SpeciesEye flies
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 48 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 28 SpeciesHoppers
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 6 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 12 SpeciesLady cows
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Coreidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesSquash bugs
Corioxenidae (Kinzelbach, 1970) - 1 Species
Corydiidae (De Saussure, 1864) - 1 SpeciesSand cockroaches
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crabronidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesCrabronid wasps
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 27 SpeciesGrass moth
Cryptochetidae (Brues & Melander, 1932) - 1 SpeciesCryptochetid Flies
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 8 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesTrue weevils
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Derbidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesDerbid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 2 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diapheromeridae (Rehn & Hebard, 1909) - 1 SpeciesDiapheromerid Stick Insects
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 1 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Discolomatidae (Horn, 1878) - 2 Species
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 3 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Dryinidae (Haliday, 1840) - 4 SpeciesDryinid wasps
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 2 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 7 SpeciesSkipjacks
Embolemidae (Förster, 1856) - 1 SpeciesEmbolemid wasps
Empusidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 1 Species
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 5 SpeciesEncyrtids
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 37 SpeciesBrine fly
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 57 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eucharitidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 SpeciesEucharitids
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 10 SpeciesEulophids
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 4 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Eurybrachidae (Stål, 1862) - 1 Species
Eurytomidae (Walker, 1832) - 4 SpeciesSeed chalcids
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 1 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Figitidae (Thomson, 1862) - 11 SpeciesFigitids
Flatidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesFlatid planthoppers
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 45 SpeciesAnts
Fulgoridae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesLanthorn flies
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 204 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesDor beetles
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 5 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 5 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 26 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 4 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 1 SpeciesClown beetles
Homotomidae (Heslop-harrison, 1958) - 1 Species
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 6 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hymenopodidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 4 Species
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 44 SpeciesIchneumonids
Ischnopsyllidae (Wahlgren, 1907) - 2 SpeciesBat fleas
Issidae (Spinola, 1839) - 1 SpeciesIssid planthoppers
Kalotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 1 SpeciesDrywood termites
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 17 SpeciesLappet Moths
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 1 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 1 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 1 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Limnichidae (Erichson, 1846) - 2 SpeciesMinute mud beetles
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 11 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liopteridae (Ashmead, 1895) - 1 SpeciesLiopterids
Liturgusidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 1 Species
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 4 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 13 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 60 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 1 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 12 SpeciesMantids
Meenoplidae (Fieber, 1872) - 1 Species
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 4 SpeciesCarder bees
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 6 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 20 SpeciesChafers
Membracidae (Germar, 1821) - 2 SpeciesMembracids
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 2 SpeciesStilt Flies
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 2 SpeciesFilth flies
Mogoplistidae (Saussure, 1877) - 2 SpeciesScaly crickets
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesPintail beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 53 SpeciesHouse flies
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 6 SpeciesFungus gnats
Mycteridae (Blanchard, 1845) - 1 SpeciesPalm beetles and flower beetles
Mymaridae (Haliday, 1833) - 1 SpeciesFairy wasps
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 111 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 15 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 21 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 208 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 32 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Periscelididae (Oldenberg, 1914) - 1 SpeciesPeriscelidid Flies
Phlaeothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 4 SpeciesTube-tailed Thrips
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 52 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 6 SpeciesBig-headed Flies
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 1 SpeciesSignal flies
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 2 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 2 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 9 SpeciesRust flies
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 10 SpeciesPteromalids
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 12 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 17 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrgomorphidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1874) - 5 SpeciesPyrgomorphs
Pyrgotidae (Schiner, 1868) - 4 SpeciesPyrgotid Flies
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 7 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Rhyparochromidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesSeed bugs
Ricaniidae (Amyot & Audinet-serville, 1843) - 1 Species
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 4 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 6 Species
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 6 SpeciesFlesh flies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 45 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 179 SpeciesScarabs
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 1 SpeciesScelionids
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 13 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Sclerogibbidae (Ashmead, 1902) - 2 SpeciesSclerogibbid wasps
Scoliidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesScoliid wasps
Scraptiidae (Mulsant, 1856) - 1 SpeciesFalse flower beetles
Simuliidae (Newman, 1834) - 12 SpeciesTurkey gnat
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 6 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 36 SpeciesHawk Moths
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 3 SpeciesRove beetles
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 17 SpeciesSoldier flies
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 14 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 47 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tarachodidae (Handlirsch, 1930) - 2 Species
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tenthredinidae (Latreille, 1804) - 12 SpeciesTenthredinid sawflies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 34 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 12 SpeciesHigher termites
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 3 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Tettigometridae (Germar, 1821) - 2 Species
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 8 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Thespidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 1 Species
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 5 SpeciesCommon thrips
Throscidae (Laporte, 1840) - 1 SpeciesFalse metallic wood-boring beetles
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 4 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 11 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 28 SpeciesLace bugs
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 6 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Torymidae (Walker, 1833) - 2 SpeciesTorymids
Trichogrammatidae (Haliday, 1851) - 1 SpeciesTrichogrammatids
Triozidae (Löw, 1879) - 1 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 5 SpeciesHide beetles
Trogossitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesBark gnawing beetles
Tropiduchidae (Stål, 1866) - 3 SpeciesTropiduchid Planthoppers
Ulopidae (Le Peletier & Serville, 1825) - 2 Species
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 1 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 9 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 1 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 4 SpeciesIronclad beetles
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 2 SpeciesBurnet Moths
195 Families with 3049 Species in Rwanda
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Species overview - Checklist for Insecta in Rwanda without family allocation
Armatophallus akagericus (Bidzilya, 2015)Info
Armatophallus kuehnei (Bidzilya, 2015)Info
2 Species in Insecta for Rwanda 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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