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Distribution path and Subregions of Southern Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - Southern Africa
Subregions: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Republic South Africa (Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Transvaal), Swaziland
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Southern Africa
Class
Southern Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 657 families, 10005 genera, 43659 species
Tree
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Families2.680    worldwide
Genera140.885    worldwide
Species1.879.454    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
Southern Africa
    Monocondylia (Haeckel, 1866)
     1 family, 4 genera, 20 species
Subclass
Southern Africa
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     652 families, 9953 genera, 43495 species
Subclass
Southern Africa
    Thysanura (Leach, 1815) (Silverfishes)
     2 families, 31 genera, 122 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Southern Africa
Acanaloniidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesAcanalonid planthoppers
Acanthopteroctetidae (Davis, 1978) - 1 SpeciesArchaic Sun Moths
Acanthosomatidae (Signoret, 1864) - 2 SpeciesAcanthosomatids
Achilidae (Stål, 1866) - 9 SpeciesAchilid Planthoppers
Aclerdidae (Ferris, 1937) - 6 SpeciesAclerdid scales
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 367 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Acroceridae (Leach, 1815) - 51 SpeciesSpider flies
Adelgidae (Heinze, 1962) - 5 SpeciesSpruce aphids
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 75 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Ademosynidae (Ponomarenko, 1968) - 3 Species
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 20 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Aeolothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 3 SpeciesBroad-winged thrips
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 29 SpeciesDarners
Agaonidae (Walker, 1848) - 63 SpeciesFig wasps
Agonoxenidae (Meyrick, 1926) - 2 SpeciesPalm Moths
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 147 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Aleyrodidae (Westwood, 1840) - 11 SpeciesWhiteflies
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 26 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Alydidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 12 SpeciesBroad-headed bugs
Amorphoscelidae (Stål, 1877) - 2 Species
Amphientomidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 2 SpeciesTropical Barklice
Amphipsocidae (Mockford, 1978) - 2 SpeciesHairy-winged Barklice
Ampulicidae (Shuckard, 1840) - 29 SpeciesAmpulicid wasps
Andrenidae (Webster, 1913) - 15 SpeciesMining bees
Anisolabididae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 7 Species
Anisopodidae (Knab, 1912) - 1 SpeciesWood Gnats
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 3 Species
Anostostomatidae (Saussure, 1859) - 38 SpeciesWetas and King Crickets
Anthelidae (Turner, 1904) - 1 SpeciesAustralian Lappet Moths
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 148 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthocoridae (Fieber, 1837) - 1 SpeciesMinute pirate bugs
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 32 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Anthomyzidae (Czerny, 1903) - 4 SpeciesAnthomyzid flies
Anthophoridae (C. L. Koch, 1846) - 2 Species
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 28 SpeciesFungus weevils
Apachyidae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 2 Species
Apataniidae (Wallengren, 1886) - 1 SpeciesEarly Smoky Wing Sedges
Aphalaridae (Löw, 1879) - 12 Species
Aphelinidae (Thomson, 1876) - 146 SpeciesAphelinid wasps
Aphelocheiridae (Fieber, 1851) - 1 Species
Aphididae (Latreille, 1802) - 166 SpeciesAphids
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 414 Species
Aphrophoridae (Evans, 1946) - 27 SpeciesSpittlebugs
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 351 SpeciesStingless bees
Apioceridae (Bigot, 1852) - 3 SpeciesFlower-loving flies
Aradidae (Spinola, 1837) - 1 SpeciesFlat bugs
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 511 SpeciesTiger Moths
Argidae (Konow, 1890) - 61 SpeciesArgid sawflies
Ascalaphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 30 SpeciesOwlflies
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1019 SpeciesRobber flies
Aspidytidae (Ribera, Beutel, Balke & Vogler, 2002) - 1 SpeciesCliff water beetles
Asteiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 6 SpeciesAsteiid Flies
Asterolecaniidae (Cockerell, 1896) - 1 SpeciesAsterolecaniids
Ateluridae (Remington, 1954) -> Atelurinae - 0 Species
Athericidae (Stuckenberg, 1973) - 17 SpeciesWater snipe flies
Atriplectididae (Neboiss, 1977) - 1 Species
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 74 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Aulacidae (Shuckard, 1842) - 3 SpeciesAulacids
Aulacigastridae (Wollaston, 1864) - 1 SpeciesSap flies
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 24 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Bacillidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1893) - 6 SpeciesBacillid Stick Insects
Baetidae (Leach, 1815) - 130 SpeciesSmall minnow mayflies
Barbarochthonidae (Scott In Scholtz & Holm, 1985) - 1 Species
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 21 SpeciesFlower moths
Belostomatidae (Leach, 1815) - 12 SpeciesFleas
Berothidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 9 SpeciesBeaded lacewings
Bethylidae (Halliday, 1839) - 88 SpeciesBethylid wasps
Bibionidae (Fleming, 1821) - 19 SpeciesMarch flies
Biphyllidae (Leconte, 1861) - 4 SpeciesFalse skin beetles
Bittacidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 26 SpeciesHangingflies
Blaberidae (Saussure, 1864) - 70 SpeciesGiant cockroaches
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 98 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) - 47 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Blephariceridae (Loew, 1861) - 20 SpeciesNet-winged midges
Blissidae (Stål, 1862) - 1 SpeciesChinch Bugs
Boganiidae (Sen Gupta & Crowson, 1966) - 8 Species
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 974 SpeciesBee Flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 56 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Bothrideridae (Erichson, 1845) - 7 SpeciesDry bark beetles
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 22 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) - 505 SpeciesOobese weevils
Brachystomatidae (Melander, 1908) - 10 Species
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 520 SpeciesBraconids
Bradynobaenidae (Saussure, 1892) - 40 SpeciesBradynobaenid wasps
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 5 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Braulidae (Egger, 1853) - 1 SpeciesBee lice
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 65 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 72 SpeciesJewel beetles
Byrrhidae (Latreille, 1804) - 1 SpeciesPill beetles
Caeciliusidae (Kolbe, 1880) - 5 SpeciesLizard Barklice
Caenidae (Newman, 1853) - 3 SpeciesSmall Squaregilled Mayflies
Calamoceratidae (Ulmer, 1905) - 4 Species
Caliscelidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 8 SpeciesPiglet Bugs
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 153 SpeciesBlow flies
Calophyidae (Vondracek, 1957) - 1 Species
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 3 SpeciesDemoiselles
Calvertiellidae (Martynov, 1931) - 1 Species
Camillidae (Frey, 1921) - 15 SpeciesCamillid flies
Canacidae (Jones, 1906) - 14 SpeciesSurge Flies
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 8 SpeciesLeatherwings
Capniidae (Klapálek, 1905) - 36 SpeciesSmall winter stoneflies
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2103 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Carcinophoridae (Hincks, 1954) - 3 Species
Carnidae (Newman, 1834) - 3 SpeciesFilth flies
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 15 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Carsidaridae (Crawford, 1911) - 2 Species
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidomyiidae (Newman, 1834) - 33 SpeciesGall gnats
Cecidosidae (Brèthes, 1916) - 13 SpeciesGall Moths
Celyphidae (Bigot, 1852) - 1 SpeciesBeetle flies
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 980 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceraphronidae (Haliday, 1833) - 4 SpeciesCeraphronids
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 301 SpeciesBiting midges
Cercopidae (Leach, 1815) - 22 SpeciesFroghoppers
Cerococcidae (Balachowsky, 1942) - 7 SpeciesOrnate pit scales
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chalcididae (Latreille, 1817) - 71 SpeciesChalcids
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 2 SpeciesSilver Flies
Chaoboridae (Newman, 1834) - 6 SpeciesPhantom midges
Chaulioditidae (Handlirsch, 1908) - 1 Species
Chimaeropsyllidae (Ewing & Fox, 1943) - 28 Species
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 442 SpeciesMidges
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 8 SpeciesJewels
Chloroperlidae (Okamoto, 1912) - 1 SpeciesGreen stoneflies
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 127 SpeciesEye flies
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 10 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Chrysididae (Latreille, 1802) - 246 SpeciesCuckoo wasps
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 205 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Chrysopidae (Schneider, 1851) - 131 SpeciesCommon lacewings
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 486 SpeciesHoppers
Cicadidae (Westwood, 1840) - 83 SpeciesCicadas
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 9 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Cimicidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesBed bugs
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 58 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Clambidae (Fischer, 1821) - 9 SpeciesFringe-winged beetles
Clastopteridae (Stål, 1858) - 7 Species
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Clusiidae (Schönherr, 1840) - 3 SpeciesDruid Flies
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 124 SpeciesSoft scales
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 24 SpeciesLady cows
Coelopidae (Hendel, 1910) - 3 SpeciesKelp Flies
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 101 SpeciesPond damselflies
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 65 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Colletidae (Lepeletier, 1841) - 191 SpeciesPlasterer bees
Conchaspididae (Green, 1896) - 4 SpeciesFalse armoured scales
Coniopterygidae (Burmeister, 1839) - 7 SpeciesDustywings
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 56 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 3 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 21 SpeciesBoghaunters
Coreidae (Leach, 1815) - 80 SpeciesSquash bugs
Corixidae (Leach, 1815) - 25 SpeciesWater boatman
Corydalidae (Burmeister, 1839) - 6 SpeciesHellgrammites
Corydiidae (De Saussure, 1864) - 6 SpeciesSand cockroaches
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 92 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 200 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crabronidae (Latreille, 1802) - 528 SpeciesCrabronid wasps
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 702 SpeciesGrass moth
Cryptochetidae (Brues & Melander, 1932) - 5 SpeciesCryptochetid Flies
Cryptophagidae (Kirby, 1937) - 2 SpeciesSilken fungus beetles
Ctenophthalmidae (Rothschild, 1915) - 6 Species
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 20 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 189 SpeciesMosquitoes
Cupedidae (Laporte, 1836) - 4 SpeciesReticulated beetles
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 767 SpeciesTrue weevils
Curtonotidae (Duda, 1934) - 8 SpeciesQuasimodo flies
Cydnidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesBurrower bugs
Cymidae (Baerensprung, 1860) - 5 Species
Cynipidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesGallflies
Dactylopiidae (Signoret, 1875) - 6 SpeciesCochineals
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 43 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Derbidae (Spinola, 1839) - 18 SpeciesDerbid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 87 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diapheromeridae (Rehn & Hebard, 1909) - 23 SpeciesDiapheromerid Stick Insects
Diapriidae (Latreille, 1796) - 4 SpeciesDiapriids
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 253 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Diastatidae (Hendel, 1917) - 7 SpeciesBog flies
Dictyopharidae (Spinola, 1839) - 44 SpeciesDictypharid planthoppers
Diopsidae (Billberg, 1820) - 47 SpeciesStalk-eyed flies
Dipseudopsidae (Ulmer, 1904) - 3 Species
Discolomatidae (Horn, 1878) - 177 Species
Dixidae (Schiner, 1868) - 5 SpeciesDixid Midges
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 181 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 5 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 62 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryinidae (Haliday, 1840) - 153 SpeciesDryinid wasps
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 22 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 15 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Dunstaniidae (Tillyard, 1916) - 3 Species
Dysmorphoptilidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 Species
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 179 SpeciesWater tigers
Echinophthiriidae (Enderlein, 1904) - 1 Species
Ecnomidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 17 Species
Ectobiidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1865) - 2 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Ectopsocidae - 4 SpeciesOuter Barklice
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 100 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 185 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elenchidae (Perkins, 1905) - 1 Species
Elipsocidae (Pearman, 1936) - 5 SpeciesDamp Barklice
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 84 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Embiidae (Burmeister, 1839) - 2 Species
Embolemidae (Förster, 1856) - 7 SpeciesEmbolemid wasps
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 153 SpeciesDance Flies
Empusidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 3 Species
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 396 SpeciesEncyrtids
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 17 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Eolocustopsidae (Riek, 1976) - 1 Species
Eoscartarellidae - 1 Species
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 17 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Ephemerellidae (Klapálek, 1909) - 11 SpeciesSpiny Crawler Mayflies
Ephemeridae (Leach, 1817) - 14 SpeciesBurrowing mayflies
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 69 SpeciesBrine fly
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 1 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 741 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriococcidae (Cockerell, 1899) - 4 SpeciesEriococcids
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 40 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Erotylidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesPleasing fungus beetles
Eucharitidae (Latreille, 1809) - 32 SpeciesEucharitids
Euchauliodidae (Riek, 1974) - 1 Species
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 60 SpeciesEulophids
Eupelmidae (Walker, 1833) - 50 SpeciesEupelmids
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 90 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Eurybrachidae (Stål, 1862) - 5 Species
Eurytomidae (Walker, 1832) - 16 SpeciesSeed chalcids
Euschmidtiidae (Rehn, 1948) - 4 Species
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 55 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Euthyplociidae (Lestage, 1921) - 4 Species
Euxenoperlidae (Riek, 1976) - 5 Species
Evaniidae (Latreille, 1802) - 19 SpeciesHatchet wasps
Fanniidae (Schnabl & Dziezicki, 1911) - 6 SpeciesLittle house flies
Fauriellidae (Priesner, 1949) - 2 Species
Figitidae (Thomson, 1862) - 76 SpeciesFigitids
Flatidae (Spinola, 1839) - 26 SpeciesFlatid planthoppers
Forficulidae (Stephens, 1829) - 16 Species
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 781 SpeciesAnts
Fulgoridae (Latreille, 1807) - 23 SpeciesLanthorn flies
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 2 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gasteruptiidae (Ashmead, 1900) - 6 SpeciesGasteruptiids
Geinitziidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 3 Species
Gelastocoridae (Kirkaldy, 1897) - 1 SpeciesToad bugs
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 709 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Gengidae (Fennah, 1949) - 2 Species
Geocoridae (Baerensprung, 1860) - 2 SpeciesBig-eyed Bugs
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 1506 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 43 SpeciesDor beetles
Gerridae (Leach, 1815) - 13 SpeciesWater spiders
Glaresidae (Kolbe, 1905) - 11 SpeciesEnigmatic scarab beetles
Glossinidae (Theobald, 1903) - 4 SpeciesTik-tik flies
Glossosomatidae (Wallengren, 1891) - 2 SpeciesLittle Black Caddisflies
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 18 SpeciesSedge Moths
Goeridae (Ulmer, 1903) - 1 Species
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 37 SpeciesClubtails
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 193 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gryllacrididae (Blanchard, 1845) - 12 SpeciesLeaf-rolling crickets
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 112 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gryllotalpidae (Saussure, 1870) - 7 SpeciesMole crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 61 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Gyropidae (Kellogg, 1896) - 1 Species
Haglidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 2 Species
Halictidae (Thomson, 1869) - 293 SpeciesSweat bees
Halictophagidae (Perkins, 1905) - 2 Species
Halimococcidae (Brown & Mckenzie, 1962) - 1 SpeciesHalimococcids
Haliplidae (Aubé, 1836) - 7 SpeciesHaliplids
Hebridae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 4 SpeciesVelvet water bugs
Helcomyzidae (Malloch, 1933) - 1 SpeciesKelp flies
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 6 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hemerobiidae (Latreille, 1802) - 21 SpeciesBrown lacewings
Hemimeridae (Sharp, 1895) - 1 Species
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 83 SpeciesGhost Moths
Heptageniidae (Needham, 1901) - 15 SpeciesFlat-headed mayflies
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 226 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 8 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Heterogynidae (Rambur, 1866) - 1 SpeciesMediterranean Burnet Moths
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 36 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 11 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 22 SpeciesLouse Flies
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 111 SpeciesClown beetles
Hodotermitidae (Desneux, 1904) - 2 SpeciesHarvester termites
Hoplopleuridae (Ewing, 1929) - 5 Species
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 4 SpeciesTeak Moths
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 24 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hybothiridae (Ewing, 1929) - 1 Species
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 86 SpeciesHybotid flies
Hydraenidae (Mulsant, 1844) - 63 SpeciesMinute moss beetles
Hydrobiosidae (Ulmer, 1905) - 5 Species
Hydrometridae (Billberg, 1820) - 6 SpeciesWater measures
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 30 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydropsychidae (Curtis, 1835) - 34 SpeciesNet-spinning caddisflies
Hydroptilidae (Stephens, 1836) - 14 SpeciesPurse-case caddisflies
Hydrosalpingidae (Scott In Scholtz & Holm, 1985) - 1 Species
Hymenopodidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 17 Species
Hystrichopsyllidae (Tiraboschi, 1904) - 18 SpeciesInsectivore fleas
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 627 SpeciesIchneumonids
Ignotalidae (Riek, 1973) - 2 Species
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 3 SpeciesImma Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 2 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Ipsviciidae (Tillyard, 1919) - 1 Species
Iridopterygidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 11 Species
Ischnopsyllidae (Wahlgren, 1907) - 11 SpeciesBat fleas
Issidae (Spinola, 1839) - 30 SpeciesIssid planthoppers
Jurapriidae (Rasnitsyn, 1983) - 1 Species
Kalotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 12 SpeciesDrywood termites
Keroplatidae (Rondani, 1856) - 18 SpeciesPredatory Fungus Gnats
Kerriidae (Lindinger, 1937) - 19 SpeciesLac Insects
Labiduridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 6 SpeciesStriped earwigs
Labiidae (Burr, 1909) - 4 SpeciesLittle earwigs
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 2 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Laemobothriidae (Mjöberg, 1910) - 3 Species
Lampyridae (Latreille, 1817) - 4 SpeciesFirefly Beetles
Largidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 2 SpeciesBordered plant bugs
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 201 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lathiceridae (Dirsh, 1954) - 4 Species
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 4 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 26 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lecanodiaspididae (Borchsenius, 1965) - 8 SpeciesLecanodiaspidids
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 59 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 2 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Lentulidae (Dirsh, 1956) - 51 SpeciesLentulid Grasshoppers
Lepidostomatidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 2 SpeciesBizarre Caddisflies
Lepismatidae (Latreille, 1802) - 112 SpeciesSilverfish
Leptoceridae (Leach In Brewster, 1815) - 79 SpeciesLong-horn caddisflies
Leptohyphidae (Landa & Soldán, 1985) - 1 SpeciesLittle Stout Crawler Mayflies
Leptophlebiidae (Banks, 1900) - 34 SpeciesProng-gilled mayflies
Leptopodidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesSpiny shore bugs
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 17 SpeciesSpreadwings
Leucospidae (Fabricius, 1775) - 17 SpeciesLeucospids
Leuctridae (Klapálek, 1905) - 2 SpeciesRolled-winged stoneflies
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 154 SpeciesSkimmers
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 129 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Limnephilidae (Kolenati, 1848) - 5 SpeciesNorthern caddisflies
Limnichidae (Erichson, 1846) - 2 SpeciesMinute mud beetles
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 230 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Linognathidae (Webb, 1946) - 3 Species
Liomopteridae (Sellards, 1909) - 3 Species
Liopteridae (Ashmead, 1895) - 12 SpeciesLiopterids
Liposcelididae (Enderlein, 1911) - 6 SpeciesBooklice
Lithidiidae (Dirsh, 1961) - 11 Species
Liturgusidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 1 Species
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 42 Species
Locustavidae (Sharov, 1968) - 1 Species
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 23 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Lonchopteridae (Curtis, 1839) - 3 SpeciesSpear-winged flies
Lophopidae (Stål, 1866) - 3 Species
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 45 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 722 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 12 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Lygaeidae (Schilling, 1829) - 38 SpeciesMilkweed bugs
Lymexylidae (Fleming, 1821) - 2 SpeciesShip-timber beetles
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 52 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Machaerotidae (Stål, 1866) - 2 SpeciesTube spittlebugs
Macromiidae -> Macromiinae - 1 SpeciesSkimmers
Maimetshidae (Rasnitsyn, 1975) - 4 Species
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 139 SpeciesMantids
Mantispidae (Leach, 1815) - 18 SpeciesMantis-flies
Mantophasmatidae (Zompro, Klass, Kristensen & Adis, 2002) - 11 SpeciesGladiators
Margarodidae (Newstead, 1901) - 11 SpeciesCottony cushion scales
Meenoplidae (Fieber, 1872) - 10 Species
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 520 SpeciesCarder bees
Megakhosaridae (Sharov, 1961) - 2 Species
Megalopodidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesMegalopodid Leaf Beetles
Megalyridae (Schletterer, 1889) - 3 SpeciesMegalyrid wasps
Megaspilidae (Ashmead, 1893) - 1 SpeciesMegaspilids
Meinertellidae (Verhoeff, 1910) - 20 SpeciesRock bristletails
Melittidae (Schenk, 1860) - 72 SpeciesMelittid bees
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 218 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 1115 SpeciesChafers
Membracidae (Germar, 1821) - 116 SpeciesMembracids
Mengenillidae (Kinzelbach, 1970) - 1 Species
Menoponidae (Mjöberg, 1910) - 14 SpeciesBird lice
Merothripidae (Hood, 1914) - 1 SpeciesLarge-legged thrips
Mesoblattinidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 5 Species
Mesogereonidae (Tillyard, 1921) - 1 Species
Mesopsocidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 17 SpeciesMiddle Barklice
Mesopsychidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 5 Species
Mesorthopteridae (Tillyard, 1922) - 1 Species
Mesosetidae (Riek, 1976) - 2 Species
Mesoveliidae (Douglas & Scott, 1867) - 1 SpeciesWater treaders
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 1 Species
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 4 SpeciesStilt Flies
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 10 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 9 SpeciesFilth flies
Miridae (Hahn, 1831) - 11 SpeciesGrass bugs
Mogoplistidae (Saussure, 1877) - 7 SpeciesScaly crickets
Monophlebidae (Signoret, 1875) - 10 SpeciesMonophlebids
Monotomidae (Laporte, 1840) - 4 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 111 SpeciesPintail beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 252 SpeciesHouse flies
Mutillidae (André, 1907) - 245 SpeciesCow ant
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 37 SpeciesFungus gnats
Mycteridae (Blanchard, 1845) - 9 SpeciesPalm beetles and flower beetles
Mydidae (Bezzi, 1903) - 172 SpeciesMydas flies
Mymaridae (Haliday, 1833) - 24 SpeciesFairy wasps
Myopsocidae (Enderlein, 1907) - 5 SpeciesMouse-like Barklice
Myrmecolacidae (Saunders, 1872) - 1 Species
Myrmeleontidae (Latreille, 1802) - 180 SpeciesAntlion lacewings
Mythicomyiidae (Melander, 1902) - 45 SpeciesMicro Bee Flies
Nabidae (Costa, 1852) - 1 SpeciesDamsel bugs
Nannochoristidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 1 Species
Natalimyzidae (Barraclough & Mcalpine, 2006) - 1 Species
Naucoridae (Leach, 1815) - 9 SpeciesCreeping water bugs
Nemestrinidae (Macquart, 1834) - 47 SpeciesTangle-veined flies
Neminidae (Mcalpine, 1983) - 3 SpeciesNobody Flies
Nemopteridae (Rambur, 1842) - 46 SpeciesThread-winged Antlions
Nemouridae (Newman, 1853) - 1 SpeciesSpring stoneflies
Nepidae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesWater stick insects
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 151 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Neriidae (Hendel, 1916) - 3 SpeciesStilt-legged flies
Nicoletiidae (Escherich, 1905) - 10 SpeciesNicoletiids
Nitidulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 21 SpeciesSap beetles
Nocticolidae (Bolivar, 1892) - 1 SpeciesAustralian cockroaches
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1562 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nogodinidae (Melichar, 1898) - 13 Species
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 161 SpeciesTuft moths
Nosodendridae (Erichson, 1846) - 1 SpeciesWounded-tree beetles
Noteridae (C. G. Thomson, 1860) - 9 SpeciesBurrowing water beetles
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 226 SpeciesProminent Moths
Notonectidae (Latreille, 1802) - 34 SpeciesGreater water boatman
Notonemouridae (Ricker, 1950) -> Notonemourinae - 0 Species
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 6 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 556 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Ochodaeidae (Mulsant & Rey, 1870) - 14 SpeciesSand-loving scarab beetles
Ochteridae (Kirkaldy, 1906) - 2 SpeciesVelvety shore bugs
Odiniidae (Hendel, 1920) - 2 SpeciesOdiniid flies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 123 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Oedemeridae (Latreille, 1810) - 15 SpeciesFalse blister beetles
Oedischiidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 Species
Oestridae (Leach, 1815) - 15 SpeciesBot flies
Oligoneuriidae (Ulmer, 1914) - 7 SpeciesBrushleg Mayflies
Opomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 3 SpeciesOpomyzid flies
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 14 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Ormyridae (Förster, 1856) - 1 SpeciesArmyrids
Ortheziidae (Green, 1896) - 7 SpeciesEnsign scales
Orussidae (Newman, 1834) - 4 SpeciesParasitic wood wasps
Osmylidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesOsmylids
Oxycarenidae (Stål, 1862) - 1 Species
Oxycorynidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 3 SpeciesOxycorynid weevils
Pachygronthidae (Stål, 1865) - 2 Species
Pachytroctidae (Enderlein, 1911) - 3 SpeciesThick Barklice
Palaemerobiidae (Martynov, 1928) - 1 Species
Palaeonemouridae (N.d. Sinichenkova, 1987) - 1 Species
Palaeontinidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 SpeciesGiant cicadas
Palingeniidae (Albarda In Selys-lonchamps, 1888) - 1 SpeciesRiverbed Burrower Mayflies
Pamphagidae (Burmeister, 1840) - 71 SpeciesToad grasshoppers
Pamphagodidae (Bolivar, 1884) - 4 Species
Paoliidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 Species
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 51 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Paraphrynovelidae - 2 Species
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Passandridae (Erichson, 1845) -> Passandrinae - 1 SpeciesParasitic flat bark beetles
Pentatomidae (Leach, 1815) - 7 SpeciesTerrestrial turtle bugs
Pereboriidae (Zalessky, 1930) - 1 Species
Perilampidae (Latreille, 1809) - 7 SpeciesPerilampids
Peripsocidae (Roesler, 1944) - 1 SpeciesStout Barklice
Periscelididae (Oldenberg, 1914) - 4 SpeciesPeriscelidid Flies
Perlidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesCommon stoneflies
Perlodidae (Klapálek, 1912) - 1 SpeciesPerlodid stoneflies
Permochoristidae (Tillyard, 1918) - 3 Species
Permocupedidae (Martynov, 1933) - 2 Species
Permonkidae (Rasnitsyn, 1977) -> Permosialidae - 1 Species
Permosialidae (Martynov, 1928) - 1 Species
Permosynidae (Tillyard, 1924) - 3 Species
Petrothrincidae (Scott In Scholtz & Holm, 1985) - 3 Species
Phasmatidae (Roberts, 1944) - 7 SpeciesWalking sticks
Philopotamidae (Stephens, 1829) - 20 SpeciesFinger-net caddisflies
Philopteridae (Burmeister, 1830) - 14 Species
Philotarsidae (Pearman, 1936) - 1 SpeciesLoving Barklice
Phlaeothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 21 SpeciesTube-tailed Thrips
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 50 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Phthanoxenidae (Engel & Huang, 2016) - 1 Species
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 116 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Piophilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 3 SpeciesSkipper Flies
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 86 SpeciesBig-headed Flies
Pisuliidae (Ross, 1967) - 1 Species
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 4 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Platygastridae (Haliday, 1833) - 50 SpeciesPlatygastrids
Platypezidae (Fallen, 1815) - 12 SpeciesSmoke Flies
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 73 SpeciesSignal flies
Pleidae (Fieber, 1817) - 3 SpeciesPygmy backswimmers
Plumariidae (Bischoff, 1914) - 2 SpeciesPlumariid wasps
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 15 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Pneumoridae (Stål, 1873) - 16 SpeciesBladder grasshoppers
Podoscirtidae (Saussure, 1878) - 9 Species
Polymitarcyidae (Banks, 1900) - 6 SpeciesPale Burrower Mayflies
Polyplacidae (Fahrenholz, 1912) - 14 Species
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 442 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Prionoglarididae (Badonnel, 1951) - 1 SpeciesLarge-winged Psocids
Prisopodidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1893) - 4 Species
Proctotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesProctotrupids
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 1 SpeciesYucca Moths
Proparagryllacrididae (Riek, 1956) - 3 Species
Prosbolidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 5 Species
Prosopistomatidae (Lameere, 1917) - 3 Species
Prostomidae (C. G. Thomson, 1859) - 1 SpeciesJugular-horned beetles
Protocoleidae (Tillyard, 1924) - 1 Species
Protogryllidae (Zeuner, 1937) - 1 Species
Protomeropidae (Tillyard, 1926) - 1 Species
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 7 SpeciesThreadtails
Protopsyllidiidae (Becker-migdisova, 1960) - 1 Species
Prototheoridae (Meyrick, 1917) - 14 SpeciesAfrican Primitive Ghost Moths
Pruvostitidae (Zalessky, 1929) - 1 Species
Psephenidae (Lacordaire, 1854) - 3 SpeciesWater-penny beetles
Pseudocaeciliidae (Pearman, 1936) - 2 SpeciesFalse Lizard Barklice
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 118 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Pseudonannochoristidae (Novokshonov, 1994) - 1 Species
Psilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 16 SpeciesRust flies
Psocidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 10 SpeciesCommon Barklice
Psoquillidae (Lienhard & Smithers, 2002) - 1 SpeciesBird Nest Barklice
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 169 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 102 SpeciesOwl Midges
Psychomyiidae (Walker, 1852) - 1 SpeciesTube-making caddisflies
Psychopsidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 7 SpeciesSilky lacewings
Psyllidae (Latreille, 1807) - 16 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 1 SpeciesLance Wing Moths
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 48 SpeciesPteromalids
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 222 SpeciesPlume Moths
Ptiliidae (Heer, 1843) - 1 SpeciesFeatherwing beetles
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 4 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 33 SpeciesSpider beetles
Ptychopteridae (Osten Sacken, 1862) - 2 SpeciesPhantom crane flies
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) - 52 SpeciesCommon fleas
Pygidicranidae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 15 Species
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 703 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrgomorphidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1874) - 53 SpeciesPyrgomorphs
Pyrgotidae (Schiner, 1868) - 25 SpeciesPyrgotid Flies
Pyrrhocoridae (Dohrn, 1859) - 1 SpeciesCotton stainers
Rangomaramidae (Jaschhof & Didham, 2002) - 3 Species
Reduviidae (Latreille, 1807) - 11 SpeciesAssassin bugs
Rhagionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 21 SpeciesSnipe flies
Rhaphidophoridae (Walker, 1869) - 2 SpeciesCamel crickets
Rhiniidae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 1 Species
Rhinophoridae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1863) - 19 SpeciesWoodlouse flies
Rhinotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 4 SpeciesSubterranean termites
Rhipiceridae (Latreille, 1834) - 16 SpeciesCicada beetle
Rhombocoleidae (Rohdendorf, 1961) - 1 Species
Rhopalidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 4 SpeciesScentless plant bugs
Rhopalopsyllidae (Oudemans, 1909) - 1 SpeciesRodent fleas
Rhopalosomatidae (Ashmead, 1896) - 3 SpeciesRhopalosomatid wasps
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 40 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Rhyparochromidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 5 SpeciesSeed bugs
Ricaniidae (Amyot & Audinet-serville, 1843) - 8 Species
Richardidae (Snow, 1896) - 1 SpeciesThyreophorid flies
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 96 Species
Saldidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 9 SpeciesShore bugs
Salpingidae (Leach, 1815) - 9 SpeciesNarrow-waisted bark beetles
Sapygidae (Latreille, 1810) - 6 SpeciesClub-horned wasps
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 203 SpeciesFlesh flies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 128 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1225 SpeciesScarabs
Scathophagidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 3 SpeciesDung flies
Scatopsidae (Newman, 1834) - 17 SpeciesMinute black scavenger flies
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 110 SpeciesScelionids
Scenopinidae (Burmeister, 1835) - 30 SpeciesWindow Flies
Schizodactylidae (Karny, 1927) - 7 SpeciesDune crickets
Sciaridae (Billberg, 1820) - 7 SpeciesDark winged fungus gnats
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 21 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Sclerogibbidae (Ashmead, 1902) - 7 SpeciesSclerogibbid wasps
Scolebythidae (Evans, 1963) - 1 SpeciesScolebythid wasps
Scoliidae (Leach, 1815) - 36 SpeciesScoliid wasps
Scraptiidae (Mulsant, 1856) - 15 SpeciesFalse flower beetles
Scutelleridae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesShield-backed bugs
Scydmaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 7 SpeciesScydmaenines
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 42 SpeciesFlower Moths
Scytinopteridae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 Species
Scytohymenidae (Martynov, 1937) - 2 Species
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 2 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 39 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Sericostomatidae (Stephens, 1836) - 12 SpeciesBushtailed Caddisflies
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 97 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sialidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesAlderflies
Silphidae (Latreille, 1807) - 2 SpeciesCarrion beetles
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 15 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Simuliidae (Newman, 1834) - 60 SpeciesTurkey gnat
Siricidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesWood wasp
Sisyridae (Handlirsch, 1908) - 2 SpeciesSpongeflies
Skaliciidae (Kukalová, 1964) - 2 Species
Somabrachyidae (Hampson, 1920) - 6 SpeciesMediterranean Flannel Moths
Sphaeriusidae (Erichson, 1845) - 2 SpeciesMinute Bog Beetles
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 53 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 76 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphindidae (Jacquelin Du Val, 1860) - 1 SpeciesDry-fungus beetles
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 171 SpeciesHawk Moths
Spiloblattinidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 2 Species
Spongiphoridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 4 SpeciesLittle Earwigs
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 137 SpeciesRove beetles
Stenopelmatidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 4 SpeciesJerusalem crickets
Stephanidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesCrown wasps
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 100 SpeciesSoldier flies
Streblidae (Kolenati, 1863) - 12 SpeciesBat flies
Stylopidae (Kirby, 1813) - 1 SpeciesStrepsiptera
Synlestidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 17 SpeciesSylphs
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 194 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 245 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 410 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Taeniopterygidae (Klapálek, 1905) - 1 SpeciesWillowflies
Taldycupedidae (Rohdendorf, 1961) - 2 Species
Tanaostigmatidae (Howard, 1890) - 1 SpeciesTanaostigmatids
Tanyderidae (Alexander, 1919) - 1 SpeciesPrimitive crane flies
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 1 SpeciesTanypezid flies
Tarachodidae (Handlirsch, 1930) - 61 Species
Teloganodidae (Allen, 1965) -> Teloganodinae - 0 Species
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 82 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tenthredinidae (Latreille, 1804) - 39 SpeciesTenthredinid sawflies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 406 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 141 SpeciesHigher termites
Termopsidae (Grassé, 1949) - 2 SpeciesDampwood termites
Tessaratomidae (Stål, 1864) - 2 SpeciesTessaratomids
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) - 8 SpeciesTethinid flies
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 21 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Tettigarctidae (Distant, 1905) - 1 SpeciesHairy cicadas
Tettigometridae (Germar, 1821) - 8 Species
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 183 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Thaumaleidae (Bezzi, 1913) - 2 SpeciesSolitary midges
Thaumastocoridae (Kirkaldy, 1908) - 1 SpeciesRoyal palm bugs
Thaumatomeropidae (Willmann, 1978) - 1 Species
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 84 SpeciesTherevids
Thericleidae (Burr, 1899) - 36 Species
Thespidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 12 Species
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 53 SpeciesCommon thrips
Throscidae (Laporte, 1840) - 2 SpeciesFalse metallic wood-boring beetles
Thynnidae (Shuckard, 1841) - 4 SpeciesThynnid Wasps
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 68 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tibicinidae (Distant, 1905) - 47 Species
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 278 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 177 SpeciesLace bugs
Tiphiidae (Leach, 1815) - 68 SpeciesFlower wasps
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 85 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 6 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Torridincolidae (Steffan, 1964) - 4 Species
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 362 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Torymidae (Walker, 1833) - 22 SpeciesTorymids
Toxoderidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 3 Species
Triassolestidae (Bonaparte, 1970) - 3 Species
Trichodectidae (Kellogg, 1896) - 2 Species
Trichogrammatidae (Haliday, 1851) - 15 SpeciesTrichogrammatids
Tricorythidae (Lestage, 1942) - 8 SpeciesLittle stout crawler mayflies
Tridactylidae (Saussure, 1874) - 14 SpeciesPygmy mole crickets
Trigonalidae (Cresson, 1887) - 2 SpeciesTrigonalid wasps
Triozidae (Löw, 1879) - 20 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 106 SpeciesHide beetles
Trogiidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 4 SpeciesGranary Booklice
Trogossitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesBark gnawing beetles
Tropiduchidae (Stål, 1866) - 19 SpeciesTropiduchid Planthoppers
Uenoidae (Iwata, 1927) - 1 SpeciesStonecase Caddisflies
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 6 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Ulopidae (Le Peletier & Serville, 1825) - 24 Species
Uninervidae (Becker-migdisova, 1951) - 1 Species
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 25 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Veliidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 16 SpeciesSmaller water striders
Vermileonidae (Williston, 1886) - 34 SpeciesWormlions
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 1 Species
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 567 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Xenidae (Pohl & Beutel, 2005) - 1 Species
Xenopteridae (Riek, 1955) - 2 Species
Xiphocentronidae (Schmid, 1982) - 1 Species
Xyelidae (Newman, 1835) - 1 SpeciesXyelid sawflies
Xylomyidae (Verrall, 1901) - 3 SpeciesWood soldier flies
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 146 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 55 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 2 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 31 SpeciesIronclad beetles
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 40 SpeciesBurnet Moths
661 Families with 43646 Species in Southern Africa
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Species overview - Checklist for Insecta in Southern Africa without family allocation
Species with ANext  
Adenophelbia bequaerti -> Compsoneuria bequaertiInfo
Adenophelbia eatoni -> Compsoneuria bequaertiInfo
Adenophelbia inflexa -> Compsoneuria bequaertiInfo
Adenophleboides masonella (Agnew, 1961)Info
Afrobaetoides intermedius -> Afrobaetodes intermediusInfo
Afrotricha relicta (Edwards, 1925)Info
Archaeotychia albiciliata (Walsingham, 1891)Info
Archaeotychia dentata (Kallies, 2016)Info
Archaeotychia dicksoni (Kallies, 2016)Info
Archaeotychia khoisanorum (Kallies, 2016)Info
Archaeotychia krooni (Kallies, 2016)Info
Archaeotychia metaspila (Meyrick, 1926)Info
Archaeotychia quiris (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)Info
Archaeotychia semicuprea (Kallies, 2016)Info
Armatophallus exoenota (Meyrick, 1918)Info
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Compsoneuriella bequaerti -> Compsoneuria bequaertiInfo
Compsoneuriella njalensis (Gillies, 1984)Info
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Esbenophlebia westermanni -> Adenophlebia dislocansInfo
Euphlebia bicolor (Crass, 1947)Info
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Haplobaetis umbratus (Navas, 1922)Info
Hemicordula asiatica -> Hemicordulia asiaticaInfo
Hemistigmoides deceptor -> Palpopleura deceptorInfo
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Lichtensteiniana aloides (Mey, 2015)Info
Lichtensteiniana brandbergensis (Mey, 2015)Info
Lichtensteiniana fuscoalaria (Mey, 2015)Info
Lichtensteiniana strigulatus (Gaede, 1929)Info
Lichtensteiniana tessellatus (Clench, 1959)Info
Liomopterites meridionalis (D. S. Aristov, 2013)Info
Liomopterites ulterior (D. S. Aristov, 2013)Info
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Meyoarabiella meyi (Yakovlev, 2008)Info
Misthotus ambiguus -> Trithemis dorsalisInfo
Misthotus marshalli -> Trithemis dorsalisInfo
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Namibiocossus danieli (Clench, 1959)Info
Namibiocossus gaerdesi (Daniel, 1956)Info
Namibiocossus uhligorum (Mey, 2015)Info
Nothobrachodes infanda (Meyrick, 1920)Info
Nothobrachodes nycteropis (Meyrick, 1920)Info
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Presba piscator -> Syncordulia gracilisInfo
Presba venator -> Syncordulia venatorInfo
Species with SBack  Top
Speideliana erichkaestneri (Schintlmeister & Witt, 2015)Info
Speideliana maget (Schintlmeister & Witt, 2015)Info
Stoechia distanti -> Trithemis dorsalisInfo
42 Species in Insecta for Southern Africa listed without family allocation
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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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