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Distribution path and Subregions of Afrotropical (More Checklists)
Path: Ecozones - Afrotropical
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Afrotropical
Class
Afrotropical
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 216 families, 6453 genera, 48135 species
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Subclass
Afrotropical
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 215 families, 6443 genera, 48117 species
Tree
Infraclass
Afrotropical
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 202 families, 6344 genera, 47726 species
Tree
Superorder
Afrotropical
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 182 families, 6210 genera, 47413 species
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Order
Afrotropical
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 86 families, 4476 genera, 28845 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species451.433    worldwide
Common namesLepidopterans, Butterflies and Moths
German namesSchmetterlinge und Motten, Falter, Schmetterlinge
Dutch namesVlinders, Schubvleugeligen
Danish namesSommerfugle
Finnish namesPerhoset
Norwegian namesSommerfugler
Swedish namesFjärilar
Spanish namesLepidópteros, Mariposas
Italian namesFarfalle
French namesPapillons
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus, North Eurasia, West Eurasia)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Subantarctic Islands, Antarctic Islands, Ross Dependency)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic (West Palaearctic, East Palaearctic)

Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental, Malesia)

Holarctic


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, 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)

Antarctic 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, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesLepidoptera in arkansaslepidopterasurvey.net
Lepidoptera in bie.ala.org.au
Lepidoptera in butterflies.bcghana.org
Lepidoptera in mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu
Lepidoptera in afromoths.net
Lepidoptera in butterfliesofamerica.com
Lepidoptera in darwinfoundation.org
Lepidoptera in faunaeur.org
Lepidoptera in itis.gov
Lepidoptera in leps.it
Lepidoptera in papua-insects.nl
Lepidoptera in staffs-ecology.org.uk
Lepidoptera in tyllinen.eu
Lepidoptera in ucl.ac.uk
Lepidoptera in abdb-africa.org
Lepidoptera in dyntaxa.se
Lepidoptera in Wikipedia (English)
Suborder
Afrotropical
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     84 families, 4455 genera, 28783 species
Suborder
Afrotropical
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 1 genus, 9 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Afrotropical
Acanthopteroctetidae (Davis, 1978) - 2 SpeciesArchaic Sun Moths
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 93 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 49 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 44 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 1967 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 46 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 23 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 22 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 20 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 25 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 4 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 31 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Cecidosidae (Brèthes, 1916) - 10 SpeciesGall Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 33 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 99 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 8 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 173 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 434 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 1678 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 83 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 4 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 181 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 41 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 6 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 2471 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 45 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 222 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 114 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 9 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 752 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 4150 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 33 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 291 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 3 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 5 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 48 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 104 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heterogynidae (Rambur, 1866) - 1 SpeciesMediterranean Burnet Moths
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 53 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 9 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 12 SpeciesImma Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 2 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 787 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 194 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 9 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 502 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 495 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 72 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 2 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 9 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) -> Coleophoridae - 1 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 138 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 4133 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 745 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 963 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 352 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 330 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 15 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 46 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 99 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 36 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 1 SpeciesYucca Moths
Prototheoridae (Meyrick, 1917) - 12 SpeciesAfrican Primitive Ghost Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 330 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 1 SpeciesLance Wing Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 401 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1345 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 1 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 785 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 73 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 1 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 290 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Somabrachyidae (Hampson, 1920) - 6 SpeciesMediterranean Flannel Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 437 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 240 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 707 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 13 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 1211 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 94 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Whalleyanidae (Minet, 1991) - 2 Species
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 309 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 96 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 4 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 104 SpeciesBurnet Moths
85 Families with 28792 Species in Afrotropical
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Afrotropical without family allocation
Species with ANext  
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 quiris (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)Info
Armatophallus akagericus (Bidzilya, 2015)Info
Armatophallus crudescens (Meyrick, 1920)Info
Armatophallus exoenota (Meyrick, 1918)Info
Armatophallus hackeri (Bidzilya, 2015)Info
Armatophallus kuehnei (Bidzilya, 2015)Info
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Barbutodes albizziae (Tams, 1941)Info
Barbutodes lantzi (Leraut, 2013)Info
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Cassouodes camptoceralis (Hampson, 1906)Info
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Diquishia ansorgei (Bethune-baker, 1911)Info
Diquishia morion (Kurshakov & Zolotuhin, 2016)Info
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Lantzina hodeberti (Leraut, 2013)Info
Lantzina prasinalis (Hampson, 1906)Info
Lantzina rufalis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Lantzodes alcardi (Leraut, 2007)Info
Lantzodes bernardii (Leraut, 2007)Info
Lantzodes dargei (Leraut, 2007)Info
Lantzodes lamtoalis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Lantzodes nienokouealis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Lantzodes obovalis (Hampson, 1917)Info
Lantzodes semicircularis (Hampson, 1917)Info
Lantzodes subpurpuralis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Lantzodes vinacealis (Leraut, 2007)Info
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
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Mabokia boudinotalis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Mabokia delicatalis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Meyoarabiella meyi (Yakovlev, 2008)Info
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Namibiocossus gaerdesi (Daniel, 1956)Info
Namibiocossus punctifera (Gaede, 1929)Info
Namibiocossus uhligorum (Mey, 2015)Info
Nothobrachodes infanda (Meyrick, 1920)Info
Nussodes abidjanalis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Nussodes africalis (Leraut, 2007)Info
Nussodes nimbaensis (Leraut, 2013)Info
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Pachyluncaria pachyluncus (Razowski, 2014)Info
Phaeodontella brunnea (Rothschild, 1917)Info
Postscrancia discomma (Jordan, 1916)Info
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Retisfera setifera (Razowski, 2014)Info
Royia nimbaensis (Leraut, 2011)Info
Species with SBack  Top
Soligena juna (Prozorov & Zolotuhin, 2016)Info
Soligena spissa (Tams, 1929)Info
Soligena volta (Prozorov & Zolotuhin, 2016)Info
Speideliana erichkaestneri (Schintlmeister & Witt, 2015)Info
Speideliana maget (Schintlmeister & Witt, 2015)Info
53 Species in Lepidoptera for Afrotropical listed without family allocation
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Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderLepidoptera
Lepidopterans, Butterflies and Moths
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758
 
Synonyms
Frenatae (Comstock, 1892)
Jugatae (Gers, 1981)
Macrolepidoptera (Minet, 1991)
Microlepidoptera (Wilcox, 1953)

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