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Distribution path and Subregions of Canada (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - North America - Canada
Subregions: Alberta (Jarvis Bay), British Columbia (Vancouver Island), Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador (Labrador, Newfoundland), Northwest Territories (Sekwi Formation), Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Canada
Class
Canada
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 612 families, 7507 genera, 32775 species
Tree
Subclass
Canada
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 606 families, 7486 genera, 32748 species
Tree
Infraclass
Canada
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 579 families, 7316 genera, 31959 species
Tree
Superorder
Canada
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 409 families, 6077 genera, 27746 species
Tree
Order
Canada
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 66 families, 1571 genera, 7790 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
Canada
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     65 families, 1570 genera, 7789 species
Suborder
Canada
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 1 genus, 1 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Canada
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 11 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 2 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 166 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 6 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 14 SpeciesFlower moths
Blastobasidae (Meyrick, 1894) - 6 SpeciesScavenger Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 6 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 17 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 187 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 2 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 36 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 16 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 418 SpeciesGrass moth
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 8 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 15 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 141 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 5 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 210 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eriocraniidae (Rebel, 1901) - 2 SpeciesSparkling Archaic Sun Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 10 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 297 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 836 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 7 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 216 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 18 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 16 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 218 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 7 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 12 SpeciesLappet Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 22 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 294 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 60 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 1 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 2 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 71 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1799 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 26 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 72 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 461 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 28 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 7 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 88 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 134 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 20 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 26 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 11 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 136 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 259 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 12 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 39 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 2 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 61 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 92 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 3 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 86 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 31 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 938 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 2 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 1 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 17 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 61 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 13 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 3 SpeciesBurnet Moths
66 Families with 7790 Species in Canada
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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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