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Distribution path and Subregions of Uruguay (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - South America - Uruguay
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Uruguay
Class
Uruguay
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 203 families, 1073 genera, 1904 species
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Families2.680    worldwide
Genera140.885    worldwide
Species1.879.502    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 en.wikipedia.org
Insecta in species.wikimedia.org
Insecta in dyntaxa.se
Subclass
Uruguay
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     203 families, 1073 genera, 1904 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Uruguay
Acanaloniidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 3 SpeciesAcanalonid planthoppers
Acanthopidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 4 Species
Achilidae (Stål, 1866) - 1 SpeciesAchilid Planthoppers
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 65 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 2 SpeciesDarners
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 8 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 3 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Apataniidae (Wallengren, 1886) - 1 SpeciesEarly Smoky Wing Sedges
Aphalaridae (Löw, 1879) - 4 Species
Aphelinidae (Thomson, 1876) - 5 SpeciesAphelinid wasps
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 29 Species
Aphrophoridae (Evans, 1946) - 1 SpeciesSpittlebugs
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesStingless bees
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 21 SpeciesTiger Moths
Argidae (Konow, 1890) - 1 SpeciesArgid sawflies
Ascalaphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 1 SpeciesOwlflies
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 44 SpeciesRobber flies
Atriplectididae (Neboiss, 1977) - 1 Species
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 1 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Belostomatidae (Leach, 1815) - 15 SpeciesFleas
Bibionidae (Fleming, 1821) - 4 SpeciesMarch flies
Blaberidae (Saussure, 1864) - 5 SpeciesGiant cockroaches
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 4 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 24 SpeciesBee Flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Brachystomatidae (Melander, 1908) - 1 Species
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 5 SpeciesBraconids
Byrrhidae (Latreille, 1804) - 1 SpeciesPill beetles
Caeciliusidae (Kolbe, 1880) - 1 SpeciesLizard Barklice
Calamoceratidae (Ulmer, 1905) - 1 Species
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 6 SpeciesBlow flies
Callirhipidae (Emden, 1924) - 1 SpeciesCedar beetles
Calophyidae (Vondracek, 1957) - 2 Species
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 2 SpeciesLeatherwings
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 154 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 5 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidosidae (Brèthes, 1916) - 2 SpeciesGall Moths
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 280 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 17 SpeciesBiting midges
Cercopidae (Leach, 1815) - 33 SpeciesFroghoppers
Cerococcidae (Balachowsky, 1942) - 2 SpeciesOrnate pit scales
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 2 SpeciesSilver Flies
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 3 SpeciesMidges
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 8 SpeciesEye flies
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 19 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 22 SpeciesHoppers
Cicadopsyllidae (Martynov, 1931) - 1 Species
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 11 SpeciesSoft scales
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 2 SpeciesPond damselflies
Colletidae (Lepeletier, 1841) - 1 SpeciesPlasterer bees
Coniopterygidae (Burmeister, 1839) - 1 SpeciesDustywings
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Coreidae (Leach, 1815) - 10 SpeciesSquash bugs
Corioxenidae (Kinzelbach, 1970) - 1 Species
Corydalidae (Burmeister, 1839) - 1 SpeciesHellgrammites
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 9 SpeciesGrass moth
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 28 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 33 SpeciesTrue weevils
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Derbidae (Spinola, 1839) - 1 SpeciesDerbid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 2 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 11 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Dictyopharidae (Spinola, 1839) - 1 SpeciesDictypharid planthoppers
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 9 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesWater tigers
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 31 SpeciesSkipjacks
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 3 SpeciesDance Flies
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 11 SpeciesEncyrtids
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 10 SpeciesBrine fly
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriococcidae (Cockerell, 1899) - 1 SpeciesEriococcids
Eucharitidae (Latreille, 1809) - 2 SpeciesEucharitids
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 4 SpeciesEulophids
Eupelmidae (Walker, 1833) - 3 SpeciesEupelmids
Eurytomidae (Walker, 1832) - 1 SpeciesSeed chalcids
Fanniidae (Schnabl & Dziezicki, 1911) - 3 SpeciesLittle house flies
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 105 SpeciesAnts
Fulgoridae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesLanthorn flies
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 14 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesDor beetles
Glossosomatidae (Wallengren, 1891) - 1 SpeciesLittle Black Caddisflies
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 1 SpeciesClubtails
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gripopterygidae (Enderlein, 1909) - 6 Species
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 1 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gryllotalpidae (Saussure, 1870) - 1 SpeciesMole crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Halictidae (Thomson, 1869) - 1 SpeciesSweat bees
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 17 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heteroceridae (Macleay, 1825) - 1 SpeciesVariegated mud-loving beetles
Heteromyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 2 SpeciesHeleomyzid flies
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 2 SpeciesClown beetles
Hoplopleuridae (Ewing, 1929) - 3 Species
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 2 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydropsychidae (Curtis, 1835) - 1 SpeciesNet-spinning caddisflies
Hydroptilidae (Stephens, 1836) - 7 SpeciesPurse-case caddisflies
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesIchneumonids
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Issidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesIssid planthoppers
Kalotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 1 SpeciesDrywood termites
Labiduridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 2 SpeciesStriped earwigs
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 6 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lecanodiaspididae (Borchsenius, 1965) - 1 SpeciesLecanodiaspidids
Leptoceridae (Leach In Brewster, 1815) - 9 SpeciesLong-horn caddisflies
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 1 SpeciesSpreadwings
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 2 SpeciesSkimmers
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 3 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 2 Species
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 1 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 2 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 8 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 10 SpeciesMantids
Mantispidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesMantis-flies
Mantoididae (Giglio-tos, 1927) - 2 Species
Margarodidae (Newstead, 1901) - 1 SpeciesCottony cushion scales
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 5 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 10 SpeciesChafers
Membracidae (Germar, 1821) - 21 SpeciesMembracids
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 1 SpeciesStilt Flies
Miridae (Hahn, 1831) - 1 SpeciesGrass bugs
Monophlebidae (Signoret, 1875) - 1 SpeciesMonophlebids
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 23 SpeciesHouse flies
Mydidae (Bezzi, 1903) - 3 SpeciesMydas flies
Mymaridae (Haliday, 1833) - 2 SpeciesFairy wasps
Myrmeleontidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesAntlion lacewings
Mythicomyiidae (Melander, 1902) - 1 SpeciesMicro Bee Flies
Nemestrinidae (Macquart, 1834) - 3 SpeciesTangle-veined flies
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 20 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 3 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) -> Hippoboscidae - 1 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 45 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 3 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Oestridae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesBot flies
Ommexechidae (Bolivar, 1884) - 4 Species
Ortheziidae (Green, 1896) - 2 SpeciesEnsign scales
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 21 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Pelecinidae (Haliday, 1839) - 1 SpeciesPelecinids
Perlapsocidae (Iraja Pinto & Pineiro In Iraja Pinto, Pineiro & Ve, 2000) - 1 Species
Phengodidae (Leconte, 1861) - 3 SpeciesGlowworm beetles
Philopteridae (Burmeister, 1830) - 1 Species
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 26 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 1 SpeciesSignal flies
Polycentropodidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 4 SpeciesTube Maker Caddisflies
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 17 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Proscopiidae (Serville, 1838) - 3 SpeciesJumping sticks
Psephenidae (Lacordaire, 1854) - 1 SpeciesWater-penny beetles
Pseudocaeciliidae (Pearman, 1936) - 1 SpeciesFalse Lizard Barklice
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 13 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Pseudophasmatidae (Kirby, 1896) - 1 SpeciesStriped Walkingsticks
Psocidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 4 SpeciesCommon Barklice
Psyllidae (Latreille, 1807) - 3 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Psyllipsocidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 1 SpeciesCave Barklice
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 3 SpeciesPteromalids
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 4 SpeciesPlume Moths
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 1 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSnout Moths
Reduviidae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesAssassin bugs
Rhinophoridae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1863) - 2 SpeciesWoodlouse flies
Rhopalidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesScentless plant bugs
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 21 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Romaleidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1893) - 19 SpeciesLubber grasshoppers
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 7 Species
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 5 SpeciesFlesh flies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 8 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 105 SpeciesScarabs
Scenopinidae (Burmeister, 1835) - 1 SpeciesWindow Flies
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 5 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Silphidae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesCarrion beetles
Simuliidae (Newman, 1834) - 1 SpeciesTurkey gnat
Siricidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesWood wasp
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 1 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 28 SpeciesHawk Moths
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 3 SpeciesRove beetles
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesSoldier flies
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 16 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 23 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 15 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tanaostigmatidae (Howard, 1890) - 1 SpeciesTanaostigmatids
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tenthredinidae (Latreille, 1804) - 1 SpeciesTenthredinid sawflies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 10 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesHigher termites
Tessaratomidae (Stål, 1864) - 1 SpeciesTessaratomids
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 17 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesTherevids
Thespidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 1 Species
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesCommon thrips
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 11 SpeciesLace bugs
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 7 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Torymidae (Walker, 1833) - 1 SpeciesTorymids
Trichogrammatidae (Haliday, 1851) - 4 SpeciesTrichogrammatids
Tridactylidae (Saussure, 1874) - 3 SpeciesPygmy mole crickets
Triozidae (Löw, 1879) - 1 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 8 SpeciesHide beetles
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 4 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 2 Species
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesSocial Wasps
203 Families with 1905 Species in Uruguay
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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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