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Distribution path and Subregions of Caribbean (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - Caribbean
Subregions: Caribbean islands (Antigua and Barbuda, Antilles, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Curaçao, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Caribbean
Class
Caribbean
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 555 families, 7264 genera, 24205 species
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Subclass
Caribbean
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 550 families, 7237 genera, 24124 species
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Infraclass
Caribbean
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 535 families, 7156 genera, 23921 species
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Superorder
Caribbean
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 331 families, 5576 genera, 19403 species
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Order
Caribbean
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 74 families, 1974 genera, 6113 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species451.487    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
Caribbean
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     73 families, 1973 genera, 6112 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Caribbean
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 7 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 1 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 428 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 3 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 6 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 1 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 1 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 4 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 8 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidosidae (Brèthes, 1916) - 1 SpeciesGall Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 20 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 26 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 68 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 21 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 660 SpeciesGrass moth
Ctenuchidae (W. Kirby, 1837) - 3 SpeciesWasp moths
Dalceridae (Dyar, 1898) - 1 SpeciesTropical Slug Caterpillar Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 1 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 2 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 65 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 1 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 422 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 2 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 23 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 100 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 449 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 4 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 60 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hedylidae (Guenée, 1857) - 2 SpeciesAmerican Butterfly Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 5 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 3 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 503 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 1 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 14 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 4 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 20 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 250 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 7 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Megalopygidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 4 SpeciesFlannel Moths
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 2 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 11 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 483 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 48 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 94 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 699 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 25 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 13 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 148 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 234 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 3 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 24 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 88 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 242 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 106 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 45 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 1 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 1 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 4 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 10 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 196 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 9 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 127 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 3 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 229 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 27 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 4 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 11 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 17 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 SpeciesBurnet Moths
73 Families with 6112 Species in Caribbean
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Caribbean without family allocation
Lantzina hodeberti (Leraut, 2013)Info
1 Species in Lepidoptera for Caribbean 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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