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Distribution path and Subregions of United Arab Emirates (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Asia - West Asia - Near East - United Arab Emirates
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in United Arab Emirates
Class
United Arab Emirates
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 135 families, 538 genera, 1058 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
United Arab Emirates
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     135 families, 538 genera, 1058 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in United Arab Emirates
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 2 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Aeolothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 2 SpeciesBroad-winged thrips
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 4 SpeciesDarners
Aleyrodidae (Westwood, 1840) - 1 SpeciesWhiteflies
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Amphientomidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTropical Barklice
Ampulicidae (Shuckard, 1840) - 4 SpeciesAmpulicid wasps
Andrenidae (Webster, 1913) - 7 SpeciesMining bees
Aphalaridae (Löw, 1879) - 6 Species
Aphelinidae (Thomson, 1876) - 2 SpeciesAphelinid wasps
Aphididae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesAphids
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 37 SpeciesStingless bees
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesTiger Moths
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesRobber flies
Asteiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 2 SpeciesAsteiid Flies
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 1 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesFlower moths
Belostomatidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesFleas
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 3 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 29 SpeciesBee Flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 1 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 1 SpeciesBraconids
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesJewel beetles
Caliscelidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesPiglet Bugs
Canacidae (Jones, 1906) - 4 SpeciesSurge Flies
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 25 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesBiting midges
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 1 SpeciesSilver Flies
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 6 SpeciesMidges
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Chrysididae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesCuckoo wasps
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Chyromyidae (Hendel, 1916) - 5 SpeciesChiromyid flies
Cicadidae (Westwood, 1840) - 1 SpeciesCicadas
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesLady cows
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 3 SpeciesPond damselflies
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 18 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Colletidae (Lepeletier, 1841) - 11 SpeciesPlasterer bees
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Corydiidae (De Saussure, 1864) - 1 SpeciesSand cockroaches
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 17 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 17 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crabronidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesCrabronid wasps
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 55 SpeciesGrass moth
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 2 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesTrue weevils
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 4 SpeciesSkin beetles
Dictyopharidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesDictypharid planthoppers
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 1 SpeciesFruit flies
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 9 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesWater tigers
Ectopsocidae - 1 SpeciesOuter Barklice
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 12 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesSkipjacks
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 2 SpeciesEncyrtids
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 1 SpeciesBrine fly
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eremiaphilidae (Wood-mason, 1889) - 3 Species
Figitidae (Thomson, 1862) - 1 SpeciesFigitids
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 139 SpeciesAnts
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 5 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 53 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 2 SpeciesClubtails
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Halictidae (Thomson, 1869) - 55 SpeciesSweat bees
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 6 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 4 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 1 SpeciesHybotid flies
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydroptilidae (Stephens, 1836) - 1 SpeciesPurse-case caddisflies
Issidae (Spinola, 1839) - 1 SpeciesIssid planthoppers
Kinnaridae (Muir, 1925) - 3 SpeciesKinnarid Planthoppers
Labiduridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 2 SpeciesStriped earwigs
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 12 SpeciesSkimmers
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 11 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 6 Species
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 11 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 4 SpeciesMantids
Meenoplidae (Fieber, 1872) - 2 Species
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 39 SpeciesCarder bees
Melittidae (Schenk, 1860) - 3 SpeciesMelittid bees
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 6 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 3 SpeciesChafers
Mesopsocidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 4 SpeciesMiddle Barklice
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesPintail beetles
Mydidae (Bezzi, 1903) - 4 SpeciesMydas flies
Mythicomyiidae (Melander, 1902) - 14 SpeciesMicro Bee Flies
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 6 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 21 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 3 SpeciesTuft moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 8 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 4 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Pachytroctidae (Enderlein, 1911) - 2 SpeciesThick Barklice
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Phlaeothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 6 SpeciesTube-tailed Thrips
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 10 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 6 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Platycnemididae (Tillyard, 1917) - 1 SpeciesWhite-legged damselflies
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 3 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Protoneuridae (Tillyard, 1917) - 1 SpeciesThreadtails
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 1 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psocidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 1 SpeciesCommon Barklice
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 6 SpeciesOwl Midges
Psyllidae (Latreille, 1807) - 8 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Psyllipsocidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 1 SpeciesCave Barklice
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 18 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) -> Ischnopsyllidae - 1 SpeciesCommon fleas
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 83 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrrhocoridae (Dohrn, 1859) - 1 SpeciesCotton stainers
Rhinophoridae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1863) -> Rhinophorinae - 1 SpeciesWoodlouse flies
Rhinotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 1 SpeciesSubterranean termites
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesScarabs
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 5 SpeciesScelionids
Scenopinidae (Burmeister, 1835) - 2 SpeciesWindow Flies
Scoliidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesScoliid wasps
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 2 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesHawk Moths
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSoldier flies
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 6 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 15 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 6 SpeciesPeacock flies
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) - 6 SpeciesTethinid flies
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 13 SpeciesCommon thrips
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 3 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 11 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Triozidae (Löw, 1879) - 4 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Trogiidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 1 SpeciesGranary Booklice
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 2 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 13 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 10 SpeciesTimber Moths
137 Families with 1060 Species in United Arab Emirates
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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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