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Distribution path and Subregions of Central Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - Central Africa
Subregions: Angola (Cabinda), Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Congo basin, Congo River, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo), Equatorial Guinea (Bioko), Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe (Príncipe, São Tomé)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Central Africa
Class
Central Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 528 families, 8830 genera, 46588 species
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Subclass
Central Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 521 families, 8798 genera, 46537 species
Tree
Infraclass
Central Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 505 families, 8694 genera, 46078 species
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Superorder
Central Africa
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 331 families, 6955 genera, 40292 species
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Order
Central Africa
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 71 families, 2547 genera, 14823 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
Central Africa
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     69 families, 2537 genera, 14809 species
Suborder
Central Africa
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 1 genus, 1 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Central Africa
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 9 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 10 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 32 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 1123 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 7 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 14 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 2 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 15 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 10 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidosidae (Brèthes, 1916) - 1 SpeciesGall Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 6 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 17 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 3 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 24 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 163 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 671 SpeciesGrass moth
Ctenuchidae (W. Kirby, 1837) - 2 SpeciesWasp moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 45 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 2 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 27 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 2 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 1017 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 4 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 155 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 44 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 74 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 1449 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 6 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 24 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 2 SpeciesSun Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 7 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 597 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 30 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 10 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 2 SpeciesImma Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 406 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 37 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 4 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 194 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 1827 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 7 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 1 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1239 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 154 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 663 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 2188 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 22 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 176 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 297 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 4 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prototheoridae (Meyrick, 1917) - 1 SpeciesAfrican Primitive Ghost Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 68 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 107 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 258 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 34 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 430 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 8 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 95 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 299 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyretidae (Butler, 1876) -> Thyretina - 0 SpeciesAfrican Maiden Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 107 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 173 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 291 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 28 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 12 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 15 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 1 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 54 SpeciesBurnet Moths
71 Families with 14810 Species in Central Africa
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Central Africa without family allocation
Barbutodes lantzi (Leraut, 2013)Info
Diquishia ansorgei (Bethune-baker, 1911)Info
Diquishia morion (Kurshakov & Zolotuhin, 2016)Info
Lantzodes alcardi (Leraut, 2007)Info
Lantzodes bernardii (Leraut, 2007)Info
Lantzodes dargei (Leraut, 2007)Info
Lantzodes vinacealis (Leraut, 2007)Info
Mabokia boudinotalis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Namibiocossus punctifera (Gaede, 1929)Info
Nussodes africalis (Leraut, 2007)Info
Pachyluncaria pachyluncus (Razowski, 2014)Info
Retisfera setifera (Razowski, 2014)Info
Soligena spissa (Tams, 1929)Info
13 Species in Lepidoptera for Central Africa 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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