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Distribution path and Subregions of Asia (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Asia
Subregions: Central Asia (Tajikistan, Turkestan), Far East (East Asia, Southeast Asia), Maldives (Medhu Province), North Asia, Northeast Asia, South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Himalaya, Himalayas, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), West Asia (Near East, Palestine)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Asia
Class
Asia
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 1380 families, 36890 genera, 301504 species
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Subclass
Asia
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 1355 families, 36692 genera, 301155 species
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Infraclass
Asia
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 1240 families, 36066 genera, 298273 species
Tree
Superorder
Asia
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 706 families, 26868 genera, 250927 species
Tree
Order
Asia
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 104 families, 7728 genera, 61497 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
Asia
    Eolepidopterigina (Rasnitsyn, 1983)
     1 family, 11 genera, 12 species
Suborder
Asia
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     100 families, 7692 genera, 61413 species
Suborder
Asia
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 12 genera, 52 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Asia
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 109 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Agonoxenidae (Meyrick, 1926) - 1 SpeciesPalm Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 60 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anthelidae (Turner, 1904) - 4 SpeciesAustralian Lappet Moths
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 2 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 2549 SpeciesTiger Moths
Arrhenophanidae (Walsingham, 1913) - 2 SpeciesTropical Lattice Moths
Ascololepidopterigidae (Zhang & Al., 2013) - 3 Species
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 116 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 39 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 104 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 95 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 23 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Brassolidae (Boisduval, 1836) -> Brassolini - 1 Species
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 35 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 96 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 5 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Chimabachidae (Heinemann, 1870) -> Oecophorinae - 1 SpeciesChimabachid Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 187 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 1043 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 12 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 535 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 584 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 3464 SpeciesGrass moth
Ctenuchidae (W. Kirby, 1837) -> Arctiinae - 1 SpeciesWasp moths
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 17 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 335 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 126 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 468 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Endromidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 3 SpeciesGlory Moths
Eolepidopterigidae (Rasnitsyn, 1983) - 12 Species
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 52 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epicopeiidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 8 SpeciesOriental Swallowtail Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 10 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 2082 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 13 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eriocraniidae (Rebel, 1901) - 12 SpeciesSparkling Archaic Sun Moths
Ethmiidae (Busck, 1909) -> Ethmiinae - 1 SpeciesBlack-spotted Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 80 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 101 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 5 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1481 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 6565 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 111 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 933 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 12 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 38 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 198 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperidae (Latreille, 1809) -> Hesperiidae - 0 Species
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 2712 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 1 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 12 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 36 SpeciesImma Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 19 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 4 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 316 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 318 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 13 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 408 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 5229 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 146 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Lypusidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1857) - 1 SpeciesEuropean bagworm moths
Mesokristenseniidae (Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010) - 7 Species
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 74 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 52 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) - 6 SpeciesMompha Moths
Neopseustidae (Hering, 1925) - 3 SpeciesArchaic Bell Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 224 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 5990 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Noctuiidae - 1 Species
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 589 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 727 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 7799 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 277 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 22 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Palaeosetidae (Turner, 1922) - 4 SpeciesMiniature Ghost Moths
Palaephatidae (Davis, 1986) - 3 SpeciesGondwanaland Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1769 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 1888 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 120 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 10 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 194 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 5 SpeciesLance Wing Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 655 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2010 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 229 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 8 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 240 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 3 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 24 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 3 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 446 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 939 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 119 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 1037 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tineodidae (Meyrick, 1885) - 2 SpeciesFalse Plume Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 26 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 3993 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 183 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 1 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 150 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 202 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 77 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 417 SpeciesBurnet Moths
104 Families with 61477 Species in Asia
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Asia without family allocation
Arhopalia atosia ()Tailed Disc OakblueInfo
Arhopalia curiosa ()Bhutan OakblueInfo
Arhopalia dodonaea ()Pale Himalayan OakblueInfo
Armatophallus hackeri (Bidzilya, 2015)Info
Auophyes asiatica (Staudinger, 1892)Info
Auophyes asiatica asiatica ()Info
Auophyes benedictina (Staudinger, 1892)Info
Auophyes metaxys (Boursin, 1953)Info
Auophyes oxyacanthae (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Auophyes renalis (Wutshire, 1941)Info
Boudinoyiana notha ()Light Orange UnderwingInfo
Bryopsis amasina (Draudt, 1931)Info
Bryopsis muralis (Forster, 1771)Info
Cerapteiyx megala tugani ()Info
Cohas hyale hyale ()Info
Hyaroitis adrastus ()Restricted DemonInfo
Porittia galactodactyla (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Info
Pothantus hetaerus ()Large DartInfo
Satyrs or browns ()SatyrinaeInfo
Spalia galba ()Common Red eyeInfo
20 Species in Lepidoptera for Asia listed without family allocation
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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