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Distribution path and Subregions of Samoa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Oceania - Polynesia - Samoa
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Samoa
Class
Samoa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 156 families, 677 genera, 1380 species
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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
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
Samoa
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     156 families, 677 genera, 1380 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Samoa
Acanaloniidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 8 SpeciesAcanalonid planthoppers
Achilidae (Stål, 1866) - 4 SpeciesAchilid Planthoppers
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 5 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 2 SpeciesDarners
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 6 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Aleyrodidae (Westwood, 1840) - 1 SpeciesWhiteflies
Anisopodidae (Knab, 1912) - 1 SpeciesWood Gnats
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 17 SpeciesFungus weevils
Aphididae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesAphids
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 Species
Aphrophoridae (Evans, 1946) - 3 SpeciesSpittlebugs
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesRobber flies
Asterolecaniidae (Cockerell, 1896) - 1 SpeciesAsterolecaniids
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 1 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Bittacidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 SpeciesHangingflies
Blaberidae (Saussure, 1864) - 4 SpeciesGiant cockroaches
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 6 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) - 3 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesBee Flies
Boreidae (Latreille, 1816) - 1 SpeciesSnow fleas
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) - 3 SpeciesOobese weevils
Caeciliusidae (Kolbe, 1880) - 2 SpeciesLizard Barklice
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 8 SpeciesBlow flies
Callirhipidae (Emden, 1924) - 1 SpeciesCedar beetles
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 1 SpeciesLeatherwings
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 21 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Carsidaridae (Crawford, 1911) - 5 Species
Cecidomyiidae (Newman, 1834) - 22 SpeciesGall gnats
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 35 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 18 SpeciesBiting midges
Cercopidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesFroghoppers
Chalcididae (Latreille, 1817) - 1 SpeciesChalcids
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 14 SpeciesMidges
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 6 SpeciesEye flies
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 30 SpeciesHoppers
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 4 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 17 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 16 SpeciesSoft scales
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 6 SpeciesLady cows
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 1 SpeciesPond damselflies
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 1 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 15 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 2 SpeciesGrass moth
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 15 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 176 SpeciesTrue weevils
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Derbidae (Spinola, 1839) - 13 SpeciesDerbid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 1 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 44 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 30 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 52 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesWater tigers
Ectopsocidae - 9 SpeciesOuter Barklice
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 4 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 34 SpeciesSkipjacks
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 1 SpeciesEncyrtids
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 9 SpeciesBrine fly
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 12 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eucharitidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 SpeciesEucharitids
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 3 SpeciesEulophids
Eupelmidae (Walker, 1833) - 2 SpeciesEupelmids
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 90 SpeciesAnts
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 4 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 15 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 9 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gryllacrididae (Blanchard, 1845) - 1 SpeciesLeaf-rolling crickets
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 16 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Halictidae (Thomson, 1869) - 3 SpeciesSweat bees
Halictophagidae (Perkins, 1905) - 2 Species
Hemipsocidae (Pearman, 1936) - 2 SpeciesLeaf Litter Barklice
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 4 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 2 SpeciesLouse Flies
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 4 SpeciesHybotid flies
Issidae (Spinola, 1839) - 1 SpeciesIssid planthoppers
Kalotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 4 SpeciesDrywood termites
Keroplatidae (Rondani, 1856) - 2 SpeciesPredatory Fungus Gnats
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 10 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lepidopsocidae (Lienhard & Smithers, 2002) - 5 SpeciesScaly-winged Barklice
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 2 SpeciesSkimmers
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 80 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 1 Species
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 6 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 6 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 13 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lygaeidae (Schilling, 1829) - 2 SpeciesMilkweed bugs
Meenoplidae (Fieber, 1872) - 1 Species
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 2 SpeciesCarder bees
Melandryidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesFalse darkling beetles
Meropeidae (Espen-petersen, 1921) - 1 SpeciesForcepflies
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 3 SpeciesStilt Flies
Mogoplistidae (Saussure, 1877) - 1 SpeciesScaly crickets
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesPintail beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 30 SpeciesHouse flies
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 12 SpeciesFungus gnats
Myopsocidae (Enderlein, 1907) - 1 SpeciesMouse-like Barklice
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 6 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 2 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 34 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 1 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Ortheziidae (Green, 1896) - 1 SpeciesEnsign scales
Panorpidae (Linnaeus, 1758) - 14 SpeciesCommon scorpionflies
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Peripsocidae (Roesler, 1944) - 1 SpeciesStout Barklice
Periscelididae (Oldenberg, 1914) - 1 SpeciesPeriscelidid Flies
Phasmatidae (Roberts, 1944) - 1 SpeciesWalking sticks
Philotarsidae (Pearman, 1936) - 2 SpeciesLoving Barklice
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 16 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 5 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 8 SpeciesSignal flies
Podoscirtidae (Saussure, 1878) - 1 Species
Prostomidae (C. G. Thomson, 1859) - 1 SpeciesJugular-horned beetles
Pseudocaeciliidae (Pearman, 1936) - 1 SpeciesFalse Lizard Barklice
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 13 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psocidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 1 SpeciesCommon Barklice
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 14 SpeciesOwl Midges
Psyllidae (Latreille, 1807) - 3 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 1 SpeciesPteromalids
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesSnout Moths
Rhaphidophoridae (Walker, 1869) - 1 SpeciesCamel crickets
Rhinotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 1 SpeciesSubterranean termites
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 7 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) -> Rutelinae - 1 Species
Saldidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesShore bugs
Salpingidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesNarrow-waisted bark beetles
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 9 SpeciesFlesh flies
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesScarabs
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 1 SpeciesScelionids
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 3 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 1 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesSoldier flies
Streblidae (Kolenati, 1863) -> Hippoboscidae - 1 SpeciesBat flies
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 8 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 2 SpeciesTanypezid flies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 13 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesHigher termites
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 2 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 9 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 4 SpeciesCommon thrips
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 24 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 1 SpeciesLace bugs
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 35 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 4 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Triozidae (Löw, 1879) - 4 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Tropiduchidae (Stål, 1866) - 3 SpeciesTropiduchid Planthoppers
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 2 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 2 Species
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 1 SpeciesIronclad beetles
157 Families with 1384 Species in Samoa
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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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