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Distribution path and Subregions of Sri Lanka (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Asia - South Asia - Sri Lanka
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Sri Lanka
Class
Sri Lanka
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 448 families, 4171 genera, 9941 species
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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
Sri Lanka
    Monocondylia (Haeckel, 1866)
     1 family, 1 genus, 2 species
Subclass
Sri Lanka
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     445 families, 4167 genera, 9936 species
Subclass
Sri Lanka
    Thysanura (Leach, 1815) (Silverfishes)
     2 families, 3 genera, 3 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Sri Lanka
Achilidae (Stål, 1866) - 11 SpeciesAchilid Planthoppers
Aclerdidae (Ferris, 1937) - 1 SpeciesAclerdid scales
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 41 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Acroceridae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesSpider flies
Adelgidae (Heinze, 1962) - 1 SpeciesSpruce aphids
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 1 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 8 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 8 SpeciesDarners
Agaonidae (Walker, 1848) - 2 SpeciesFig wasps
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 41 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Aleyrodidae (Westwood, 1840) - 37 SpeciesWhiteflies
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 13 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Alydidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesBroad-headed bugs
Amorphoscelidae (Stål, 1877) - 5 Species
Amphientomidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 8 SpeciesTropical Barklice
Amphipsocidae (Mockford, 1978) - 1 SpeciesHairy-winged Barklice
Ampulicidae (Shuckard, 1840) - 7 SpeciesAmpulicid wasps
Anisolabididae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 4 Species
Anisopodidae (Knab, 1912) - 5 SpeciesWood Gnats
Anomalopsychidae (Flint, 1981) - 7 Species
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 37 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 5 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 60 SpeciesFungus weevils
Apachyidae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 1 Species
Apataniidae (Wallengren, 1886) - 1 SpeciesEarly Smoky Wing Sedges
Aphalaridae (Löw, 1879) - 1 Species
Aphelinidae (Thomson, 1876) - 13 SpeciesAphelinid wasps
Aphididae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesAphids
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 46 Species
Aphrophoridae (Evans, 1946) - 3 SpeciesSpittlebugs
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 36 SpeciesStingless bees
Aradidae (Spinola, 1837) - 3 SpeciesFlat bugs
Archipsocidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 2 SpeciesAncient Barklice
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 178 SpeciesTiger Moths
Aschiphasmatidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1893) - 2 Species
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 73 SpeciesRobber flies
Asteiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 1 SpeciesAsteiid Flies
Asterolecaniidae (Cockerell, 1896) - 13 SpeciesAsterolecaniids
Ateluridae (Remington, 1954) -> Atelurinae - 0 Species
Athericidae (Stuckenberg, 1973) - 2 SpeciesWater snipe flies
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 35 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Aulacidae (Shuckard, 1842) - 2 SpeciesAulacids
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 4 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 5 SpeciesFlower moths
Belostomatidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesFleas
Berytidae (Fieber, 1851) - 1 SpeciesStilt bugs
Bibionidae (Fleming, 1821) - 4 SpeciesMarch flies
Biphyllidae (Leconte, 1861) - 2 SpeciesFalse skin beetles
Bittacidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 2 SpeciesHangingflies
Blaberidae (Saussure, 1864) - 18 SpeciesGiant cockroaches
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 24 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) - 8 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Blephariceridae (Loew, 1861) - 2 SpeciesNet-winged midges
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 39 SpeciesBee Flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 18 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Bothrideridae (Erichson, 1845) - 4 SpeciesDry bark beetles
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 13 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) - 9 SpeciesOobese weevils
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 12 SpeciesBraconids
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 4 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 14 SpeciesJewel beetles
Caeciliusidae (Kolbe, 1880) - 6 SpeciesLizard Barklice
Caenidae (Newman, 1853) - 3 SpeciesSmall Squaregilled Mayflies
Calamoceratidae (Ulmer, 1905) - 5 Species
Caliscelidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 7 SpeciesPiglet Bugs
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 55 SpeciesBlow flies
Callirhipidae (Emden, 1924) - 1 SpeciesCedar beetles
Calophyidae (Vondracek, 1957) - 1 Species
Calopsocidae (Pearman, 1936) -> Pseudocaeciliidae - 1 Species
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 3 SpeciesDemoiselles
Canacidae (Jones, 1906) - 5 SpeciesSurge Flies
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 10 SpeciesLeatherwings
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 563 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Carcinophoridae (Hincks, 1954) - 3 Species
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 9 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Carsidaridae (Crawford, 1911) - 3 Species
Cecidomyiidae (Newman, 1834) - 24 SpeciesGall gnats
Celyphidae (Bigot, 1852) - 5 SpeciesBeetle flies
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 240 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceratophyllidae (Dampf, 1908) - 3 SpeciesRodent fleas
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 51 SpeciesBiting midges
Cercopidae (Leach, 1815) - 13 SpeciesFroghoppers
Cerococcidae (Balachowsky, 1942) - 6 SpeciesOrnate pit scales
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 11 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chalcididae (Latreille, 1817) - 18 SpeciesChalcids
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 2 SpeciesSilver Flies
Chaoboridae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesPhantom midges
Chelisochidae (Burr, 1907) - 1 SpeciesBlack earwigs
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 36 SpeciesMidges
Chlorocyphidae (Cowley, 1937) - 3 SpeciesJewels
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 54 SpeciesEye flies
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 28 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Chorotypidae (Stål, 1873) - 1 Species
Chrysididae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesCuckoo wasps
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 90 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Chrysopidae (Schneider, 1851) - 4 SpeciesCommon lacewings
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 244 SpeciesHoppers
Cicadidae (Westwood, 1840) - 24 SpeciesCicadas
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 4 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 22 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Clambidae (Fischer, 1821) - 4 SpeciesFringe-winged beetles
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Clusiidae (Schönherr, 1840) - 2 SpeciesDruid Flies
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 81 SpeciesSoft scales
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 3 SpeciesLady cows
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 16 SpeciesPond damselflies
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 8 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Colletidae (Lepeletier, 1841) - 2 SpeciesPlasterer bees
Conchaspididae (Green, 1896) - 1 SpeciesFalse armoured scales
Coniopterygidae (Burmeister, 1839) - 2 SpeciesDustywings
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 3 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 3 SpeciesBoghaunters
Coreidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesSquash bugs
Corioxenidae (Kinzelbach, 1970) - 1 Species
Corixidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesWater boatman
Corydiidae (De Saussure, 1864) - 5 SpeciesSand cockroaches
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 87 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 24 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crabronidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesCrabronid wasps
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 470 SpeciesGrass moth
Cryptochetidae (Brues & Melander, 1932) - 1 SpeciesCryptochetid Flies
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 21 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 124 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 262 SpeciesTrue weevils
Curtonotidae (Duda, 1934) - 3 SpeciesQuasimodo flies
Cydnidae (Billberg, 1820) - 4 SpeciesBurrower bugs
Cymidae (Baerensprung, 1860) - 3 Species
Cypselosomatidae (Hennig, 1958) - 1 SpeciesCypselosomatid flies
Dactylopiidae (Signoret, 1875) - 4 SpeciesCochineals
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 69 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Derbidae (Spinola, 1839) - 39 SpeciesDerbid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 12 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diapheromeridae (Rehn & Hebard, 1909) - 8 SpeciesDiapheromerid Stick Insects
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 214 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Dictyopharidae (Spinola, 1839) - 7 SpeciesDictypharid planthoppers
Dinidoridae (Stål, 1867) - 2 Species
Diopsidae (Billberg, 1820) - 5 SpeciesStalk-eyed flies
Diplatyidae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 5 Species
Dipseudopsidae (Ulmer, 1904) - 1 Species
Discolomatidae (Horn, 1878) - 5 Species
Dixidae (Schiner, 1868) - 1 SpeciesDixid Midges
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 66 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 6 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 148 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryinidae (Haliday, 1840) - 3 SpeciesDryinid wasps
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 3 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 4 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesWater tigers
Ecnomidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 11 Species
Ectobiidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1865) - 14 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Ectopsocidae - 2 SpeciesOuter Barklice
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 12 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 37 SpeciesSkipjacks
Elipsocidae (Pearman, 1936) - 3 SpeciesDamp Barklice
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 32 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 4 SpeciesDance Flies
Empusidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 1 Species
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 24 SpeciesEncyrtids
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 31 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Ephemerellidae (Klapálek, 1909) - 3 SpeciesSpiny Crawler Mayflies
Ephemeridae (Leach, 1817) - 4 SpeciesBurrowing mayflies
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 34 SpeciesBrine fly
Epipsocidae - 5 SpeciesElliptical Barklice
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 4 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 171 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriococcidae (Cockerell, 1899) - 9 SpeciesEriococcids
Erotylidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesPleasing fungus beetles
Eucharitidae (Latreille, 1809) - 8 SpeciesEucharitids
Eucinetidae (Lacordaire, 1857) - 1 SpeciesPlate-thigh beetles
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 50 SpeciesEulophids
Eupelmidae (Walker, 1833) - 8 SpeciesEupelmids
Euphaeidae (Jacobson & Bianchi, 1905) - 1 SpeciesGossamerwings
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 18 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Eurybrachidae (Stål, 1862) - 1 Species
Eurytomidae (Walker, 1832) - 3 SpeciesSeed chalcids
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 21 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Evaniidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesHatchet wasps
Fanniidae (Schnabl & Dziezicki, 1911) - 2 SpeciesLittle house flies
Figitidae (Thomson, 1862) - 1 SpeciesFigitids
Flatidae (Spinola, 1839) - 15 SpeciesFlatid planthoppers
Forficulidae (Stephens, 1829) - 3 Species
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 302 SpeciesAnts
Fulgoridae (Latreille, 1807) - 10 SpeciesLanthorn flies
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 68 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geocoridae (Baerensprung, 1860) - 1 SpeciesBig-eyed Bugs
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 156 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesDor beetles
Gerridae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesWater spiders
Glossosomatidae (Wallengren, 1891) - 10 SpeciesLittle Black Caddisflies
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 16 SpeciesSedge Moths
Goeridae (Ulmer, 1903) - 6 Species
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 13 SpeciesClubtails
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 68 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gryllacrididae (Blanchard, 1845) - 5 SpeciesLeaf-rolling crickets
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 75 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gryllotalpidae (Saussure, 1870) - 1 SpeciesMole crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Halictidae (Thomson, 1869) - 18 SpeciesSweat bees
Halictophagidae (Perkins, 1905) - 5 Species
Halimococcidae (Brown & Mckenzie, 1962) - 2 SpeciesHalimococcids
Helicopsychidae (Ulmer, 1912) - 9 SpeciesSnail-case caddisfly
Hemerobiidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesBrown lacewings
Hemipsocidae (Pearman, 1936) - 2 SpeciesLeaf Litter Barklice
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 3 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 91 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 3 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 15 SpeciesLouse Flies
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 27 SpeciesClown beetles
Hodotermitidae (Desneux, 1904) - 1 SpeciesHarvester termites
Hoplopleuridae (Ewing, 1929) - 1 Species
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 10 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 37 SpeciesHybotid flies
Hydrobiosidae (Ulmer, 1905) - 6 Species
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 19 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydropsychidae (Curtis, 1835) - 30 SpeciesNet-spinning caddisflies
Hydroptilidae (Stephens, 1836) - 53 SpeciesPurse-case caddisflies
Hydroscaphidae (Leconte, 1874) - 2 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hymenopodidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 8 Species
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesIchneumonids
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 13 SpeciesImma Moths
Iridopterygidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 5 Species
Ischnopsyllidae (Wahlgren, 1907) - 4 SpeciesBat fleas
Issidae (Spinola, 1839) - 9 SpeciesIssid planthoppers
Jacobsoniidae (Heller, 1926) - 2 SpeciesJacobson´s beetles
Kalotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 12 SpeciesDrywood termites
Keroplatidae (Rondani, 1856) - 22 SpeciesPredatory Fungus Gnats
Kerriidae (Lindinger, 1937) - 5 SpeciesLac Insects
Kinnaridae (Muir, 1925) - 1 SpeciesKinnarid Planthoppers
Labiduridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 3 SpeciesStriped earwigs
Labiidae (Burr, 1909) - 5 SpeciesLittle earwigs
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 1 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Lampyridae (Latreille, 1817) - 5 SpeciesFirefly Beetles
Largidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesBordered plant bugs
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 15 SpeciesLappet Moths
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 4 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 23 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lecanodiaspididae (Borchsenius, 1965) - 5 SpeciesLecanodiaspidids
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 96 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lepidopsocidae (Lienhard & Smithers, 2002) - 20 SpeciesScaly-winged Barklice
Lepidostomatidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 5 SpeciesBizarre Caddisflies
Lepismatidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSilverfish
Leptoceridae (Leach In Brewster, 1815) - 46 SpeciesLong-horn caddisflies
Leptophlebiidae (Banks, 1900) - 2 SpeciesProng-gilled mayflies
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 11 SpeciesSpreadwings
Leucospidae (Fabricius, 1775) - 2 SpeciesLeucospids
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 49 SpeciesSkimmers
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 17 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Limnephilidae (Kolenati, 1848) - 8 SpeciesNorthern caddisflies
Limnichidae (Erichson, 1846) - 7 SpeciesMinute mud beetles
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 120 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liposcelididae (Enderlein, 1911) - 2 SpeciesBooklice
Liturgusidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 5 Species
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 2 Species
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 10 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Lophopidae (Stål, 1866) - 2 Species
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 20 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 189 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 35 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Lygaeidae (Schilling, 1829) - 7 SpeciesMilkweed bugs
Lymexylidae (Fleming, 1821) - 2 SpeciesShip-timber beetles
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 7 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Machaerotidae (Stål, 1866) - 3 SpeciesTube spittlebugs
Machilidae (Grassi, 1888) - 2 SpeciesJumping bristletails
Malcidae (Stål, 1865) - 1 Species
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 23 SpeciesMantids
Mantispidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesMantis-flies
Meenoplidae (Fieber, 1872) - 4 Species
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 26 SpeciesCarder bees
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 13 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 95 SpeciesChafers
Membracidae (Germar, 1821) - 66 SpeciesMembracids
Mengenillidae (Kinzelbach, 1970) - 1 Species
Menoponidae (Mjöberg, 1910) - 1 SpeciesBird lice
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 3 Species
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 4 SpeciesStilt Flies
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 5 SpeciesFilth flies
Miridae (Hahn, 1831) - 16 SpeciesGrass bugs
Mogoplistidae (Saussure, 1877) - 7 SpeciesScaly crickets
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) -> Coleophoridae - 1 SpeciesMompha Moths
Monophlebidae (Signoret, 1875) - 19 SpeciesMonophlebids
Monotomidae (Laporte, 1840) - 2 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesPintail beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 119 SpeciesHouse flies
Mycetophagidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesHairy fungus beetles
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 33 SpeciesFungus gnats
Mycteridae (Blanchard, 1845) - 1 SpeciesPalm beetles and flower beetles
Mydidae (Bezzi, 1903) - 1 SpeciesMydas flies
Mymaridae (Haliday, 1833) - 9 SpeciesFairy wasps
Myopsocidae (Enderlein, 1907) - 1 SpeciesMouse-like Barklice
Myrmecolacidae (Saunders, 1872) - 7 Species
Myrmecophilidae (Saussure, 1874) - 2 SpeciesAnt-loving crickets
Myrmeleontidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesAntlion lacewings
Naucoridae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesCreeping water bugs
Nemestrinidae (Macquart, 1834) - 4 SpeciesTangle-veined flies
Nepidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesWater stick insects
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 6 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Neriidae (Hendel, 1916) - 3 SpeciesStilt-legged flies
Nicoletiidae (Escherich, 1905) - 1 SpeciesNicoletiids
Nitidulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesSap beetles
Nocticolidae (Bolivar, 1892) - 2 SpeciesAustralian cockroaches
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 177 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 55 SpeciesTuft moths
Nosodendridae (Erichson, 1846) - 1 SpeciesWounded-tree beetles
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 11 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 11 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 174 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Ochteridae (Kirkaldy, 1906) - 1 SpeciesVelvety shore bugs
Odontoceridae (Wallengren, 1891) - 2 SpeciesMortarjoint Casemakers
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 26 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Oedemeridae (Latreille, 1810) - 1 SpeciesFalse blister beetles
Omethidae (Leconte, 1861) - 3 SpeciesFalse fireflies
Ortheziidae (Green, 1896) - 2 SpeciesEnsign scales
Orussidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesParasitic wood wasps
Oxycarenidae (Stål, 1862) - 3 Species
Pachygronthidae (Stål, 1865) - 2 Species
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 46 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 16 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Pentatomidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesTerrestrial turtle bugs
Perilampidae (Latreille, 1809) - 4 SpeciesPerilampids
Peripsocidae (Roesler, 1944) - 2 SpeciesStout Barklice
Periscelididae (Oldenberg, 1914) - 1 SpeciesPeriscelidid Flies
Perlidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesCommon stoneflies
Phasmatidae (Roberts, 1944) - 8 SpeciesWalking sticks
Philopotamidae (Stephens, 1829) - 18 SpeciesFinger-net caddisflies
Philotarsidae (Pearman, 1936) - 2 SpeciesLoving Barklice
Phlaeothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 1 SpeciesTube-tailed Thrips
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 17 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Phylliidae (Redtenbacher, 1906) - 7 SpeciesWalking leaves
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 61 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 6 SpeciesBig-headed Flies
Plataspididae (Dallas, 1851) - 1 Species
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 2 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Platypezidae (Fallen, 1815) - 6 SpeciesSmoke Flies
Platystictidae (Laidlaw, 1924) - 20 SpeciesShadowdamsels
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 19 SpeciesSignal flies
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 13 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Podoscirtidae (Saussure, 1878) - 17 Species
Polycentropodidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 17 SpeciesTube Maker Caddisflies
Polymitarcyidae (Banks, 1900) - 2 SpeciesPale Burrower Mayflies
Polyplacidae (Fahrenholz, 1912) - 1 Species
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 21 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Prisopodidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1893) - 1 Species
Prosopistomatidae (Lameere, 1917) - 1 Species
Prostomidae (C. G. Thomson, 1859) - 2 SpeciesJugular-horned beetles
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 8 SpeciesThreadtails
Psephenidae (Lacordaire, 1854) - 4 SpeciesWater-penny beetles
Pseudocaeciliidae (Pearman, 1936) - 10 SpeciesFalse Lizard Barklice
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 47 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 7 SpeciesRust flies
Psocidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 7 SpeciesCommon Barklice
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 16 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 20 SpeciesOwl Midges
Psychomyiidae (Walker, 1852) - 1 SpeciesTube-making caddisflies
Psyllidae (Latreille, 1807) - 2 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Pterogeniidae (Crowson, 1953) - 1 Species
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 10 SpeciesPteromalids
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 72 SpeciesPlume Moths
Ptiliidae (Heer, 1843) - 2 SpeciesFeatherwing beetles
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 2 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) - 3 SpeciesCommon fleas
Pygidicranidae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 5 Species
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 159 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrgomorphidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1874) - 5 SpeciesPyrgomorphs
Pyrgotidae (Schiner, 1868) - 4 SpeciesPyrgotid Flies
Pyrrhocoridae (Dohrn, 1859) - 1 SpeciesCotton stainers
Rhagionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesSnipe flies
Rhiniidae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 1 Species
Rhinophoridae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1863) - 3 SpeciesWoodlouse flies
Rhinotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 7 SpeciesSubterranean termites
Rhopalosomatidae (Ashmead, 1896) - 2 SpeciesRhopalosomatid wasps
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 38 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Rhyparochromidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 2 SpeciesSeed bugs
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 11 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 47 Species
Saldidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesShore bugs
Salpingidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesNarrow-waisted bark beetles
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 33 SpeciesFlesh flies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 8 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 164 SpeciesScarabs
Scatopsidae (Newman, 1834) - 3 SpeciesMinute black scavenger flies
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 15 SpeciesScelionids
Scenopinidae (Burmeister, 1835) - 2 SpeciesWindow Flies
Sciaridae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesDark winged fungus gnats
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 2 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Scirtidae (Fleming, 1821) - 2 SpeciesMarsh Beetles
Scoliidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesScoliid wasps
Scraptiidae (Mulsant, 1856) - 7 SpeciesFalse flower beetles
Scutelleridae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesShield-backed bugs
Scydmaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesScydmaenines
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 4 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 2 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Silphidae (Latreille, 1807) - 2 SpeciesCarrion beetles
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 28 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Simuliidae (Newman, 1834) - 14 SpeciesTurkey gnat
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 25 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 62 SpeciesHawk Moths
Spongiphoridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 7 SpeciesLittle Earwigs
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 30 SpeciesRove beetles
Stenopelmatidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 2 SpeciesJerusalem crickets
Stenopsocidae (Pearman, 1936) - 2 SpeciesNarrow Barklice
Stivaliidae (Mardon, 1978) - 3 Species
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 32 SpeciesSoldier flies
Streblidae (Kolenati, 1863) - 7 SpeciesBat flies
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 63 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 61 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 62 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 3 SpeciesTanypezid flies
Tarachodidae (Handlirsch, 1930) - 5 Species
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 17 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 87 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 37 SpeciesHigher termites
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) - 3 SpeciesTethinid flies
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 39 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Tettigometridae (Germar, 1821) - 1 Species
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 29 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 8 SpeciesTherevids
Thespidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 1 Species
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesCommon thrips
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 27 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 103 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 29 SpeciesLace bugs
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 19 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 239 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Torymidae (Walker, 1833) - 9 SpeciesTorymids
Toxoderidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 3 Species
Trichogrammatidae (Haliday, 1851) - 1 SpeciesTrichogrammatids
Trictenotomidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 2 SpeciesCroc beetles
Tridactylidae (Saussure, 1874) - 10 SpeciesPygmy mole crickets
Trigonopterygidae (Walker, 1870) - 1 Species
Triozidae (Löw, 1879) - 5 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 9 SpeciesHide beetles
Tropiduchidae (Stål, 1866) - 5 SpeciesTropiduchid Planthoppers
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 3 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Ulopidae (Le Peletier & Serville, 1825) - 1 Species
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 30 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 1 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 1 Species
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 17 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Xenidae (Pohl & Beutel, 2005) - 1 Species
Xiphocentronidae (Schmid, 1982) - 1 Species
Xylomyidae (Verrall, 1901) - 1 SpeciesWood soldier flies
Xylophagidae (Fallen, 1810) - 4 SpeciesAwl-flies
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 2 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 4 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 7 SpeciesIronclad beetles
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 30 SpeciesBurnet Moths
451 Families with 9952 Species in Sri Lanka
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Species overview - Checklist for Insecta in Sri Lanka without family allocation
Hyaroitis adrastus ()Restricted DemonInfo
Spalia galba ()Common Red eyeInfo
2 Species in Insecta for Sri Lanka 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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