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Distribution path and Subregions of America (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America
Subregions: Caribbean (Caribbean islands), Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama), North America (Bermuda Islands, Canada, Greenland, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Rocky Mountains, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, USA), South America (Amazon basin, Andes, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Madeira River, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in America
Class
America
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 1260 families, 37529 genera, 346036 species
Tree
Subclass
America
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 1233 families, 37258 genera, 345526 species
Tree
Infraclass
America
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 1103 families, 36609 genera, 341854 species
Tree
Superorder
America
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 612 families, 28784 genera, 292863 species
Tree
Order
America
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 105 families, 7959 genera, 80766 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species451.487    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
America
    Eolepidopterigina (Rasnitsyn, 1983)
     1 family, 3 genera, 4 species
Suborder
America
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     99 families, 7897 genera, 80678 species
Suborder
America
    Heterobathmiina (Kristensen & Nielsen, 1979)
     1 family, 1 genus, 3 species
Suborder
America
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 3 genera, 6 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in America
Acanthopteroctetidae (Davis, 1978) - 4 SpeciesArchaic Sun Moths
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 53 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Agonoxenidae (Meyrick, 1926) - 3 SpeciesPalm Moths
Aididae (Schaus, 1906) - 10 Species
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 39 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Andesianidae (Davis & Gentili, 2003) - 3 SpeciesAndean endemic moths
Anthelidae (Turner, 1904) - 7 SpeciesAustralian Lappet Moths
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 223 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Archaeolepiidae (Whalley, 1985) - 1 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 6259 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 46 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 57 SpeciesFlower moths
Blastobasidae (Meyrick, 1894) - 14 SpeciesScavenger Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 73 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 24 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Brassolidae (Boisduval, 1836) - 3 Species
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 3 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 29 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 140 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidosidae (Brèthes, 1916) - 8 SpeciesGall Moths
Chimabachidae (Heinemann, 1870) -> Oecophorinae - 1 SpeciesChimabachid Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 143 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 1939 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 20 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 437 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 411 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 4050 SpeciesGrass moth
Ctenuchidae (W. Kirby, 1837) - 21 SpeciesWasp moths
Dalceridae (Dyar, 1898) - 23 SpeciesTropical Slug Caterpillar Moths
Danaidae (Boisduval, 1833) - 4 SpeciesMilkweed Butterflies
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 16 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 49 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 77 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 942 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Eolepidopterigidae (Rasnitsyn, 1983) - 4 Species
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 18 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 4 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 2165 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 3 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eriocraniidae (Rebel, 1901) - 17 SpeciesSparkling Archaic Sun Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 8 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 95 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 2 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1442 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 6554 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 143 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 662 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hedylidae (Guenée, 1857) - 29 SpeciesAmerican Butterfly Moths
Heliconiidae (Swainson, 1822) - 3 Species
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 63 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 66 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 148 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 6800 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heterobathmiidae (Kristensen & Nielsen, 1979) - 3 SpeciesValdivian Archaic Moths
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 2 SpeciesTeak Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 21 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 9 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 403 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 7 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 290 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 4023 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lycanidae (Leach, 1815) -> Lycaenidae - 1 Species
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 190 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Megalopygidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 85 SpeciesFlannel Moths
Mesokristenseniidae (Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010) - 1 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 6 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 111 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) - 10 SpeciesMompha Moths
Neopseustidae (Hering, 1925) - 2 SpeciesArchaic Bell Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 245 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 7263 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 251 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1969 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 12506 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 299 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 39 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Palaephatidae (Davis, 1986) - 26 SpeciesGondwanaland Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1703 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 2519 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 88 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 98 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 98 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 2 SpeciesLance Wing Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 711 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1910 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 3433 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 1 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 1010 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 4 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 4 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 17 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 250 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1044 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 108 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 899 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 118 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 5066 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 113 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 12 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 92 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 151 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 43 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 79 SpeciesBurnet Moths
104 Families with 80694 Species in America
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in America without family allocation
Species with ANext  
Aconicta albarufa ()Info
Acopia perpallida ()Info
Adania montana ()Info
Agnopterix arnucella ()Info
Arhyrotaenia velutinana ()Red-banded Leafroller MothInfo
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Cercops festus -> Autochton cellusInfo
Colosima munroei ()Info
Copableparon longipenne ()Info
Coptitarsia corrida (Pogue & Simmons, 2008)Info
Coptitarsia decolora (Guenée, 1852)Info
Cyncia oregonensis ()Oregon CynciaInfo
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Disclisiosprocta stellata -> Disclisioprocta stellataInfo
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Egita simplex ()Info
Ennomon subsignaria ()Elm Spanworm MothInfo
Eudrespanelatri rectifascia ()Info
Eughagena nebraskae intensa ()Info
Euretagrotis perattenta inattenta ()Info
Euthyatria lorata ()Info
Euxua tessellata ()Info
Expantheria scribonia ()Giant Leopard MothInfo
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Gulphisia wrightii ()Info
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Heliconinus ethilla (Godart, 1819)Info
Hoffmannophila pseudospretella ()Info
Hydriomina sierrae ()Info
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Lanpronia oregonella ()Info
Lantzina hodeberti (Leraut, 2013)Info
Lycacna arota schellbachi (Tilden, 1955)Rockymountain tailed copperInfo
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Matigranna rubrosuffusa ()Info
Microcalpyptris bircornutus ()Info
Microcalpyptris lotella ()Info
Microcalpyptris punctulatus ()Info
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Namibiocossus punctifera (Gaede, 1929)Info
Noclea rivulosa ()Info
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Oncocnmeis piffardi ()Info
Oncocnmeis viriditincta ()Info
Ortea rosea ()Rose HooktipInfo
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Paralercoptera albella ()Info
Paralercoptera heinrichi ()Info
Paraphymatopus californicus -> Phymatopus californicusInfo
Paraphymatopus hectoides -> Phymatopus hectoidesInfo
Plataphalinidia plicana ()Info
Prothorthodes texana consors ()Info
Pseudethemia protuberans ()Info
Pseudoadelphia ochripunctella ()Info
Pseudohadana vulnerea ()Info
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Recavicula marloffiana ()Info
Redectes vitrea ()Info
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Salebraicus odiosellus ()Info
Scolioptreryx libatrix ()Info
Scybalisttodes periculosalis ()Info
Setamorpha rutella -> Setomorpha rutellaInfo
Subscaphia acricosta ()Info
Symetrischema striatellum ()Info
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Thorbyes albosuffusa -> Thorybes pyladesInfo
Thorbyes integra -> Thorybes pyladesInfo
Tortricicia testacea testacea ()Info
Tripuda balteata ()Info
Tripuda dimidiata ()Info
Tripuda inquaesita ()Info
Tripuda limbata ()Info
Tripuda luxuriosa ()Info
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Ulolanche dilecta ()Info
Ulolanche niveiguttata ()Info
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Xantherhoe incursata harveyata ()Info
Xantherhoe incursata lagganata ()Info
Xantherhoe labradorensis ()Info
Xantherhoe macdunnoughi ()Info
Xantherhoe marinensis ()Info
Xantherhoe munitata ()Info
Xantherhoe munitata convallaria ()Info
Xantherhoe packardata ()Info
Xantherhoe pontiaria ()Info
Xantherhoe spaldingaria ()Info
Xanthippe beatifica -> Arta epicoenalisInfo
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Zeusera pyrina ()Leopard MothInfo
75 Species in Lepidoptera for America 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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