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Distribution path and Subregions of Australia (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Oceania - Australasia - Australia
Subregions: Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, East Australia (Mulga Lands, Murray Darling Depression, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria), Endemic in Australia, Heard Island, Jervis Bay Territory, Lord Howe Islands (Lord Howe Island), McDonald Islands, Northern Territory (Barkly Tableland, Central Australia, Darwin, Groote Eylandt, Tiwi Islands), South Australia (Adelaide, Flinders Lofty Block, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern Highlands), Tasmania (King Island, Macquarie Island, Northeast Tasmania, South Tasmania, Tasmanian Central Highlands, Tasmanian Northern Midlands, Tasmanian Northern Slopes, West Tasmania), West Australia (Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton, Jarrah Forest, King George Sound, Perth, Rottnest Island, Swan Coastal Plain)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Australia
Class
Australia
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 838 families, 16640 genera, 91769 species
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Subclass
Australia
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 830 families, 16507 genera, 91525 species
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Infraclass
Australia
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 791 families, 16323 genera, 90936 species
Tree
Superorder
Australia
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 481 families, 12409 genera, 76652 species
Tree
Order
Australia
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 89 families, 3503 genera, 16741 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species451.455    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
Australia
    Aglossata (Speidel, 1977)
     1 family, 1 genus, 1 species
Suborder
Australia
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     86 families, 3465 genera, 16686 species
Suborder
Australia
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 4 genera, 12 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Australia
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 14 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Agathiphagidae (N. P. Kristensen, 1967) - 1 SpeciesKauri Moths
Agonoxenidae (Meyrick, 1926) - 0 SpeciesPalm Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anomosetidae (Tillyard, 1919) - 1 SpeciesAustralian Primitive Ghost Moths
Anthelidae (Turner, 1904) - 177 SpeciesAustralian Lappet Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 556 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 27 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 49 SpeciesFlower moths
Blastobasidae (Meyrick, 1894) -> Blastobasinae - 1 SpeciesScavenger Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 49 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 58 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Carthaeidae (Common, 1966) - 1 SpeciesAustralian Silkworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 42 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 23 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 49 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 11 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 467 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 190 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 1097 SpeciesGrass moth
Ctenuchidae (W. Kirby, 1837) -> Arctiinae - 0 SpeciesWasp moths
Cyclotornidae (Meyrick, 1912) - 5 SpeciesAustralian Parasite Moths
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 7 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 7 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 320 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 26 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 7 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 631 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 3 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 10 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 113 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 5 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 619 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 1894 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 88 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 225 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 4 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 16 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 78 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 489 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 5 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 13 SpeciesImma Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 9 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 7 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 94 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 61 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 0 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 85 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lophocoronidae (Common, 1973) - 7 SpeciesAustralian Archaic Sun Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 580 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 59 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 4 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 12 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) - 3 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 58 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1182 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 275 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 110 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 397 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 2709 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Oenosandridae (Miller, 1991) - 7 SpeciesSnub Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 18 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Palaeosetidae (Turner, 1922) - 2 SpeciesMiniature Ghost Moths
Palaephatidae (Davis, 1986) - 14 SpeciesGondwanaland Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 130 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 120 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 33 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 2 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 220 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 108 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 699 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 6 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 20 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 28 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 4 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 3 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 33 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Simaethistidae (Minet, 1991) - 2 Species
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 150 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thaumetopoeidae (Aurivillius, 1889) -> Thaumetopoeinae - 1 SpeciesProcessionary caterpillars
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 66 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 248 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tineodidae (Meyrick, 1885) - 14 SpeciesFalse Plume Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 1183 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 44 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 320 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 111 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 1 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 72 SpeciesBurnet Moths
91 Families with 16700 Species in Australia
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Australia without family allocation
Species with ANext  
Acatapaustis metallopa ()Halved Tuft-mothInfo
Ancyclolomia westwoodi ()Info
Anthrips mesoleuca ()Info
Anyclis erythrana ()Info
Anyclis sciodelta ()Info
Apatutina erminea ()Info
Australariona mirabilis ()Info
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Blezynskia malacelloides ()Info
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Catodoceta xanthostephana ()Info
Chimabacche saxipenella ()Info
Coelopera castanina ()Info
Coelopera gyrobathra ()Info
Crysiphila atmophanes ()Info
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Dolerimima hypoxantha ()Info
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Eurausta holophaea ()Info
Eurausta oxyprora ()Info
Eurausta phoenicea ()Info
Eurhythmus bryophiloides ()Info
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Friedlandaria phaeocorda ()Info
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Lacistophenes hackeri ()Info
Lapanda huntei ()Info
Leuropena sera ()Info
Lobogetheas interrupta ()Info
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Machaeretis orthosema ()Info
Machaeretis platyptila (Turner, 1940)Info
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Nagarodes mysolata ()Info
Neogalia sunia ()Catabena MothInfo
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Psilacis isombra ()Info
Ptychopseutis amoenella ()Info
Ptychopseutis eutacta ()Info
Ptychopseutis molybdogramma ()Info
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Stomopterix simplexella ()Info
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Tanumecica xanthoplaca ()Info
Tanyzancha marionella ()Info
Thryphaena tineaeformis ()Info
Tolipiodes oligolasia ()Info
Trisynopta euryspoda ()Info
Trisynopta neossophila ()Info
Trisynopta scatophaga ()Info
Tsiphone abeona ()Swordgrass BrownInfo
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Wheelaria spilodactylus ()Horehound Plume MothInfo
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Xanthonomis fuscifrons ()Info
42 Species in Lepidoptera for Australia 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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