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Distribution path and Subregions of Brazil (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - South America - Brazil
Subregions: Central Brazil, North Brazil (Acre, Amapa, Amazonas, Pará, Rondonia, Roraima), Northeast Brazil (Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Fernando de Noronha, Maranhão, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, Sergipe), South Brazil (Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina), Southeast Brazil (Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo), West Central Brazil (Distrito Federal, Goias, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Brazil
Class
Brazil
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 644 families, 10928 genera, 55341 species
Tree
Subclass
Brazil
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 638 families, 10912 genera, 55316 species
Tree
Infraclass
Brazil
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 592 families, 10683 genera, 54570 species
Tree
Superorder
Brazil
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 362 families, 8644 genera, 47674 species
Tree
Order
Brazil
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 73 families, 2530 genera, 13753 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
Brazil
    Eolepidopterigina (Rasnitsyn, 1983)
     1 family, 3 genera, 4 species
Suborder
Brazil
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     70 families, 2525 genera, 13747 species
Suborder
Brazil
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 2 genera, 3 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Brazil
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 7 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Aididae (Schaus, 1906) - 6 Species
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 8 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anthelidae (Turner, 1904) - 5 SpeciesAustralian Lappet Moths
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 72 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 1702 SpeciesTiger Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 2 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 18 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 14 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brassolidae (Boisduval, 1836) - 3 Species
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 2 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 1 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 76 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidosidae (Brèthes, 1916) - 2 SpeciesGall Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 7 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 20 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 3 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 40 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 63 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 511 SpeciesGrass moth
Ctenuchidae (W. Kirby, 1837) - 9 SpeciesWasp moths
Dalceridae (Dyar, 1898) - 8 SpeciesTropical Slug Caterpillar Moths
Danaidae (Boisduval, 1833) - 3 SpeciesMilkweed Butterflies
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 1 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 22 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 72 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Eolepidopterigidae (Rasnitsyn, 1983) - 4 Species
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 155 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 10 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 26 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 404 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 18 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 32 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hedylidae (Guenée, 1857) - 3 SpeciesAmerican Butterfly Moths
Heliconiidae (Swainson, 1822) - 3 Species
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 5 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 21 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 2075 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 74 SpeciesLappet Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 29 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 828 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 3 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Megalopygidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 16 SpeciesFlannel Moths
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 3 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 44 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) - 7 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 258 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 10 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 375 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 2992 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 58 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 475 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 416 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 1 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 9 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 38 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 159 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 1344 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 245 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 1 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 7 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 269 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 6 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 88 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 532 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 13 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 2 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 5 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 11 SpeciesBurnet Moths
72 Families with 13754 Species in Brazil
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Brazil without family allocation
Heliconinus ethilla (Godart, 1819)Info
1 Species in Lepidoptera for Brazil 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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