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Distribution path and Subregions of Vanuatu (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Oceania - Melanesia - Vanuatu
Subregions: Malampa, New Hebrides, Penama, Sanma, Shéfa, Taféa
Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects) in Vanuatu
Class
Vanuatu
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 169 families, 590 genera, 1139 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
Vanuatu
    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
     168 families, 589 genera, 1138 species
Subclass
Vanuatu
    Thysanura (Leach, 1815) (Silverfishes)
     1 family, 1 genus, 1 species

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Family overview for Insecta (Insects) in Vanuatu
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 6 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 2 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 1 SpeciesDarners
Agaonidae (Walker, 1848) - 1 SpeciesFig wasps
Agathiphagidae (N. P. Kristensen, 1967) - 1 SpeciesKauri Moths
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 20 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Apataniidae (Wallengren, 1886) - 1 SpeciesEarly Smoky Wing Sedges
Aphididae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesAphids
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 7 Species
Aphrophoridae (Evans, 1946) - 6 SpeciesSpittlebugs
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesStingless bees
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 9 SpeciesTiger Moths
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesRobber flies
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 1 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) -> Ectobiidae - 1 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) - 3 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesBee Flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) - 4 SpeciesOobese weevils
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 2 SpeciesBraconids
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 12 SpeciesBlow flies
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 26 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 4 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Carsidaridae (Crawford, 1911) - 1 Species
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 55 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesBiting midges
Cercopidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesFroghoppers
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 2 SpeciesMidges
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 2 SpeciesEye flies
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 13 SpeciesHoppers
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 7 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 3 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Clusiidae (Schönherr, 1840) - 2 SpeciesDruid Flies
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 16 SpeciesSoft scales
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 2 SpeciesLady cows
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 1 SpeciesPond damselflies
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 14 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Crabronidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesCrabronid wasps
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 4 SpeciesGrass moth
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 25 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 26 SpeciesTrue weevils
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 13 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Derbidae (Spinola, 1839) - 4 SpeciesDerbid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 1 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diapheromeridae (Rehn & Hebard, 1909) - 1 SpeciesDiapheromerid Stick Insects
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 26 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Discolomatidae (Horn, 1878) - 1 Species
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 27 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 16 SpeciesFruit flies
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesWater tigers
Ecnomidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 1 Species
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 16 SpeciesSkipjacks
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 4 SpeciesBrine fly
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 24 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriococcidae (Cockerell, 1899) - 1 SpeciesEriococcids
Eucharitidae (Latreille, 1809) - 2 SpeciesEucharitids
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 3 SpeciesEulophids
Eupelmidae (Walker, 1833) - 1 SpeciesEupelmids
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 62 SpeciesAnts
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 6 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glossosomatidae (Wallengren, 1891) - 1 SpeciesLittle Black Caddisflies
Goeridae (Ulmer, 1903) - 1 Species
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 5 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gryllacrididae (Blanchard, 1845) - 5 SpeciesLeaf-rolling crickets
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 18 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 7 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 5 SpeciesLouse Flies
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 1 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydroptilidae (Stephens, 1836) - 1 SpeciesPurse-case caddisflies
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesIchneumonids
Kalotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 7 SpeciesDrywood termites
Keroplatidae (Rondani, 1856) - 3 SpeciesPredatory Fungus Gnats
Largidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesBordered plant bugs
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 1 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lepismatidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSilverfish
Leptoceridae (Leach In Brewster, 1815) - 1 SpeciesLong-horn caddisflies
Leucospidae (Fabricius, 1775) - 1 SpeciesLeucospids
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 1 SpeciesSkimmers
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 29 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liposcelididae (Enderlein, 1911) - 1 SpeciesBooklice
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 1 Species
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 3 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 10 SpeciesStag beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 44 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lygaeidae (Schilling, 1829) - 2 SpeciesMilkweed bugs
Meenoplidae (Fieber, 1872) - 1 Species
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 8 SpeciesCarder bees
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 2 SpeciesBlister beetles
Membracidae (Germar, 1821) - 1 SpeciesMembracids
Menoponidae (Mjöberg, 1910) - 1 SpeciesBird lice
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 1 Species
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 3 SpeciesStilt Flies
Mogoplistidae (Saussure, 1877) - 1 SpeciesScaly crickets
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesPintail beetles
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 35 SpeciesHouse flies
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 4 SpeciesFungus gnats
Myopsocidae (Enderlein, 1907) - 3 SpeciesMouse-like Barklice
Neriidae (Hendel, 1916) - 1 SpeciesStilt-legged flies
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 12 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 7 SpeciesTuft moths
Notonectidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesGreater water boatman
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 6 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 70 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Ochteridae (Kirkaldy, 1906) - 1 SpeciesVelvety shore bugs
Ormyridae (Förster, 1856) - 1 SpeciesArmyrids
Ortheziidae (Green, 1896) - 2 SpeciesEnsign scales
Pachytroctidae (Enderlein, 1911) - 1 SpeciesThick Barklice
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Paragryllidae (Desutter-grandcolas, 1987) -> Gryllidae - 1 Species
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Phasmatidae (Roberts, 1944) - 10 SpeciesWalking sticks
Philopteridae (Burmeister, 1830) - 2 Species
Philotarsidae (Pearman, 1936) - 1 SpeciesLoving Barklice
Phlaeothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 3 SpeciesTube-tailed Thrips
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 3 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Phylliidae (Redtenbacher, 1906) - 1 SpeciesWalking leaves
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 22 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Piophilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 2 SpeciesSkipper Flies
Platypezidae (Fallen, 1815) - 1 SpeciesSmoke Flies
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 1 SpeciesSignal flies
Pleidae (Fieber, 1817) - 1 SpeciesPygmy backswimmers
Podoscirtidae (Saussure, 1878) - 14 Species
Polycentropodidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTube Maker Caddisflies
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 4 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 16 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Psocidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 4 SpeciesCommon Barklice
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 3 SpeciesOwl Midges
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 7 SpeciesPlume Moths
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 1 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesCommon fleas
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 12 SpeciesSnout Moths
Rhinotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 1 SpeciesSubterranean termites
Ricaniidae (Amyot & Audinet-serville, 1843) - 4 Species
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 4 Species
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 10 SpeciesFlesh flies
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 18 SpeciesScarabs
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 8 SpeciesScelionids
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 1 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Simuliidae (Newman, 1834) - 14 SpeciesTurkey gnat
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 1 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 18 SpeciesHawk Moths
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 14 SpeciesSoldier flies
Streblidae (Kolenati, 1863) - 5 SpeciesBat flies
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 4 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 2 SpeciesTanypezid flies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 19 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesHigher termites
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) -> Canacidae - 1 SpeciesTethinid flies
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 1 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 14 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 2 SpeciesTherevids
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 12 SpeciesCommon thrips
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 9 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 2 SpeciesLace bugs
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 3 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Trichodectidae (Kellogg, 1896) - 1 Species
Triozidae (Löw, 1879) - 1 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Tropiduchidae (Stål, 1866) - 1 SpeciesTropiduchid Planthoppers
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 1 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesSocial Wasps
170 Families with 1147 Species in Vanuatu
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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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