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Distribution path and Subregions of Argentina (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - South America - Argentina
Subregions: Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Chubut, Cordoba, Entre Rios, Jujuy, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquén, North Argentina (Northeast Argentina, Northwest Argentina), Salta, San Juan Province, Santa Cruz, Santiago del Estero, South Argentina, Tierra del Fuego, Tucumán
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Argentina
Class
Argentina
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 553 families, 5460 genera, 16368 species
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Subclass
Argentina
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 549 families, 5451 genera, 16358 species
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Infraclass
Argentina
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 513 families, 5341 genera, 16107 species
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Superorder
Argentina
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 330 families, 4417 genera, 13980 species
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Order
Argentina
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 56 families, 951 genera, 2646 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species451.495    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
Argentina
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     55 families, 950 genera, 2644 species
Suborder
Argentina
    Heterobathmiina (Kristensen & Nielsen, 1979)
     1 family, 1 genus, 2 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Argentina
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 5 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Andesianidae (Davis & Gentili, 2003) - 3 SpeciesAndean endemic moths
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 8 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 166 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 1 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 4 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidosidae (Brèthes, 1916) - 4 SpeciesGall Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 8 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 3 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 35 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 92 SpeciesGrass moth
Dalceridae (Dyar, 1898) - 1 SpeciesTropical Slug Caterpillar Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 1 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 8 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 1 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 22 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 3 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 10 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 138 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 17 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 2 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 13 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 429 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heterobathmiidae (Kristensen & Nielsen, 1979) - 2 SpeciesValdivian Archaic Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 2 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 12 SpeciesLappet Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 3 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 246 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 2 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 123 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 1 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 26 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 458 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 15 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 1 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Palaephatidae (Davis, 1986) - 18 SpeciesGondwanaland Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 84 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 174 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 4 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 1 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 9 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 20 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 52 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 69 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 66 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 2 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 167 SpeciesHawk Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 17 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 85 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 1 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
56 Families with 2646 Species in Argentina
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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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