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Distribution path and Subregions of Cameroon (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - Central Africa - Cameroon
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Cameroon
Class
Cameroon
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 359 families, 4161 genera, 14234 species
Tree
Subclass
Cameroon
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 357 families, 4157 genera, 14229 species
Tree
Infraclass
Cameroon
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 344 families, 4087 genera, 14034 species
Tree
Superorder
Cameroon
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 245 families, 3352 genera, 12564 species
Tree
Order
Cameroon
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 55 families, 1315 genera, 5996 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
Cameroon
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     54 families, 1313 genera, 5994 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Cameroon
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 1 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 8 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 416 SpeciesTiger Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 1 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 6 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 1 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 6 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 63 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 216 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 26 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 1 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 8 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 267 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 51 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 6 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 11 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 658 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 6 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesSun Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 392 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 2 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 3 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 1 SpeciesImma Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 158 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 11 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 58 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 1158 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 327 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 30 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 143 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 1153 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 2 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 92 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 117 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 1 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 8 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 24 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 35 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 23 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 168 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 30 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 176 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 38 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 11 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 40 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 8 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 3 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 3 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 1 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 13 SpeciesBurnet Moths
54 Families with 5994 Species in Cameroon
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Cameroon without family allocation
Retisfera setifera (Razowski, 2014)Info
Soligena spissa (Tams, 1929)Info
2 Species in Lepidoptera for Cameroon 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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