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Distribution path and Subregions of Chile (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - South America - Chile
Subregions: Central Chile, Valparaiso Region (Valparaiso Province)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Chile
Class
Chile
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 424 families, 2947 genera, 9277 species
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Subclass
Chile
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 418 families, 2938 genera, 9266 species
Tree
Infraclass
Chile
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 406 families, 2904 genera, 9202 species
Tree
Superorder
Chile
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 292 families, 2433 genera, 8212 species
Tree
Order
Chile
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 47 families, 452 genera, 1328 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
Chile
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     47 families, 452 genera, 1328 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Chile
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Andesianidae (Davis & Gentili, 2003) - 3 SpeciesAndean endemic moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 17 SpeciesTiger Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesFlower moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 1 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 1 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 1 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 3 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 30 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 67 SpeciesGrass moth
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 12 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 13 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 5 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 158 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 9 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 26 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 91 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 14 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 122 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) -> Coleophoridae - 1 SpeciesMompha Moths
Neopseustidae (Hering, 1925) - 2 SpeciesArchaic Bell Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 203 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 168 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 41 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 1 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Palaephatidae (Davis, 1986) - 24 SpeciesGondwanaland Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 12 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 84 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 11 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 1 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 2 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 22 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 4 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 21 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 3 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 17 SpeciesHawk Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 6 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 111 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesErmine Moths
47 Families with 1328 Species in Chile
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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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