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Distribution path and Subregions of Saudi Arabia (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Asia - West Asia - Near East - Saudi Arabia
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Saudi Arabia
Class
Saudi Arabia
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 215 families, 1389 genera, 2979 species
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Families2.680    worldwide
Genera140.885    worldwide
Species1.879.490    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
Saudi Arabia
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     213 families, 1387 genera, 2975 species
Subclass
Saudi Arabia
    Thysanura (Leach, 1815) (Silverfishes)
     1 family, 1 genus, 2 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Saudi Arabia
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 49 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Acroceridae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesSpider flies
Aeolothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 2 SpeciesBroad-winged thrips
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 1 SpeciesDarners
Agaonidae (Walker, 1848) - 2 SpeciesFig wasps
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 18 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Aleyrodidae (Westwood, 1840) - 2 SpeciesWhiteflies
Andrenidae (Webster, 1913) - 1 SpeciesMining bees
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 1 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 1 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Aphalaridae (Löw, 1879) - 9 Species
Aphelinidae (Thomson, 1876) - 5 SpeciesAphelinid wasps
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 49 Species
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 27 SpeciesStingless bees
Apioceridae (Bigot, 1852) - 13 SpeciesFlower-loving flies
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 25 SpeciesTiger Moths
Ascalaphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 1 SpeciesOwlflies
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 45 SpeciesRobber flies
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 4 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Axiniidae (Colless, 1994) - 2 Species
Belostomatidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesFleas
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 7 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) - 4 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 181 SpeciesBee Flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 5 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 7 SpeciesBraconids
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesJewel beetles
Caliscelidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 3 SpeciesPiglet Bugs
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 27 SpeciesBlow flies
Camillidae (Frey, 1921) - 1 SpeciesCamillid flies
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 230 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Carnidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesFilth flies
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 2 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Cecidomyiidae (Newman, 1834) - 28 SpeciesGall gnats
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 72 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceratophyllidae (Dampf, 1908) - 3 SpeciesRodent fleas
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 4 SpeciesBiting midges
Cerococcidae (Balachowsky, 1942) - 1 SpeciesOrnate pit scales
Chalcididae (Latreille, 1817) - 11 SpeciesChalcids
Chaoboridae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesPhantom midges
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 51 SpeciesMidges
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 2 SpeciesEye flies
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 3 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Chrysididae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesCuckoo wasps
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 57 SpeciesHoppers
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 9 SpeciesSoft scales
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 1 SpeciesPond damselflies
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 32 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Coptopsyllidae (Wagner, 1928) - 1 Species
Coreidae (Leach, 1815) - 8 SpeciesSquash bugs
Corioxenidae (Kinzelbach, 1970) - 1 Species
Corydiidae (De Saussure, 1864) - 4 SpeciesSand cockroaches
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 15 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 31 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 48 SpeciesGrass moth
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 15 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesTrue weevils
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 25 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diapheromeridae (Rehn & Hebard, 1909) - 3 SpeciesDiapheromerid Stick Insects
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 29 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 25 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 1 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 4 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 14 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesWater tigers
Ecnomidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 1 Species
Ectopsocidae - 1 SpeciesOuter Barklice
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) -> Eulophidae - 1 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 26 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elipsocidae (Pearman, 1936) - 1 SpeciesDamp Barklice
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 SpeciesDance Flies
Empusidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 2 Species
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 3 SpeciesEncyrtids
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 13 SpeciesBrine fly
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 85 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eremiaphilidae (Wood-mason, 1889) - 4 Species
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 1 SpeciesEulophids
Eurytomidae (Walker, 1832) - 2 SpeciesSeed chalcids
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 3 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Fanniidae (Schnabl & Dziezicki, 1911) - 1 SpeciesLittle house flies
Fergusoninidae (Hennig, 1958) - 2 Species
Flatidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesFlatid planthoppers
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 188 SpeciesAnts
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 19 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 88 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesDor beetles
Glaresidae (Kolbe, 1905) - 2 SpeciesEnigmatic scarab beetles
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 1 SpeciesClubtails
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 3 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gryllacrididae (Blanchard, 1845) - 2 SpeciesLeaf-rolling crickets
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 16 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gryllotalpidae (Saussure, 1870) - 2 SpeciesMole crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Halictidae (Thomson, 1869) - 8 SpeciesSweat bees
Helosciomyzidae (Griffiths, 1972) - 4 Species
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 13 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hodotermitidae (Desneux, 1904) - 4 SpeciesHarvester termites
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 1 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 1 SpeciesHybotid flies
Hymenopodidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 1 Species
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 18 SpeciesIchneumonids
Iridopterygidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 1 Species
Issidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesIssid planthoppers
Kalotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 1 SpeciesDrywood termites
Lachesillidae (Pearman, 1936) - 2 SpeciesFateful Barklice
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 7 SpeciesLappet Moths
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 3 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Lecanodiaspididae (Borchsenius, 1965) - 1 SpeciesLecanodiaspidids
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 1 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lepismatidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSilverfish
Leptoceridae (Leach In Brewster, 1815) - 1 SpeciesLong-horn caddisflies
Leptopsyllidae (Rothschild & Jordan, 1915) - 4 SpeciesRabbit fleas
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 1 SpeciesSkimmers
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 26 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 8 Species
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 42 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 29 SpeciesMantids
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 12 SpeciesCarder bees
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 28 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 19 SpeciesChafers
Membracidae (Germar, 1821) - 1 SpeciesMembracids
Mengenillidae (Kinzelbach, 1970) - 1 Species
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 1 SpeciesFilth flies
Monophlebidae (Signoret, 1875) - 2 SpeciesMonophlebids
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesPintail beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 13 SpeciesHouse flies
Mutillidae (André, 1907) - 7 SpeciesCow ant
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 4 SpeciesFungus gnats
Mydidae (Bezzi, 1903) - 3 SpeciesMydas flies
Myrmecophilidae (Saussure, 1874) - 3 SpeciesAnt-loving crickets
Myrmeleontidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesAntlion lacewings
Mythicomyiidae (Melander, 1902) - 1 SpeciesMicro Bee Flies
Nepidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesWater stick insects
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 271 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 19 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 7 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 43 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 2 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Oedemeridae (Latreille, 1810) - 2 SpeciesFalse blister beetles
Ormyridae (Förster, 1856) - 1 SpeciesArmyrids
Pamphagidae (Burmeister, 1840) - 1 SpeciesToad grasshoppers
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Periscelididae (Oldenberg, 1914) - 1 SpeciesPeriscelidid Flies
Philopotamidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesFinger-net caddisflies
Phlaeothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 5 SpeciesTube-tailed Thrips
Phoenicococcidae - 1 SpeciesPalm scales
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 2 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 40 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 7 SpeciesSignal flies
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 1 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 21 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Prionoceridae (Lacaordaire, 1857) - 1 Species
Prisopodidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1893) - 1 Species
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 19 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psocidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 2 SpeciesCommon Barklice
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 5 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 26 SpeciesOwl Midges
Psyllidae (Latreille, 1807) - 12 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 1 SpeciesPteromalids
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 24 SpeciesPlume Moths
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 15 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) - 3 SpeciesCommon fleas
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 38 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrgomorphidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1874) - 7 SpeciesPyrgomorphs
Rhinotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 3 SpeciesSubterranean termites
Rhopalidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesScentless plant bugs
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 5 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) -> Rutelinae - 1 Species
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 16 SpeciesFlesh flies
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 26 SpeciesScarabs
Scoliidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesScoliid wasps
Scraptiidae (Mulsant, 1856) - 2 SpeciesFalse flower beetles
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 4 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Simuliidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesTurkey gnat
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 1 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11 SpeciesHawk Moths
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesSoldier flies
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 22 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 24 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 2 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tarachodidae (Handlirsch, 1930) - 3 Species
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 45 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 19 SpeciesHigher termites
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) -> Canacidae - 1 SpeciesTethinid flies
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 2 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 13 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 31 SpeciesTherevids
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 3 SpeciesCommon thrips
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 17 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 17 SpeciesLace bugs
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 43 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Toxoderidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 2 Species
Triozidae (Löw, 1879) - 7 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 10 SpeciesHide beetles
Trogiidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 1 SpeciesGranary Booklice
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 2 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 8 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 1 SpeciesTimber Moths
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 2 SpeciesIronclad beetles
215 Families with 2978 Species in Saudi Arabia
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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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