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Distribution path and Subregions of China (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Asia - Far East - East Asia - China
Subregions: Central China (North-central China, South-central China), East China (Anhui, Fujian, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Shanghai, Zhejiang), Manchuria (Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning), North China (Beijing, Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Tianjin), West China (Northwest China, Southwest China)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in China
Class
China
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 867 families, 10793 genera, 49279 species
Tree
Subclass
China
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 861 families, 10770 genera, 49247 species
Tree
Infraclass
China
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 799 families, 10554 genera, 48861 species
Tree
Superorder
China
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 482 families, 8005 genera, 40043 species
Tree
Order
China
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 71 families, 2155 genera, 8511 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
China
    Eolepidopterigina (Rasnitsyn, 1983)
     1 family, 8 genera, 8 species
Suborder
China
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     69 families, 2144 genera, 8500 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in China
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 4 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 651 SpeciesTiger Moths
Ascololepidopterigidae (Zhang & Al., 2013) - 3 Species
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 1 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 2 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 35 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 8 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 12 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 6 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 42 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 26 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 124 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 3 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 50 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 102 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 768 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 67 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 21 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 27 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Endromidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGlory Moths
Eolepidopterigidae (Rasnitsyn, 1983) - 8 Species
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 1 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epicopeiidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesOriental Swallowtail Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 259 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 6 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 11 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 86 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 1030 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 17 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 98 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesSun Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 99 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 408 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 3 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 3 SpeciesImma Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 36 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 52 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 48 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 468 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Lypusidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1857) - 1 SpeciesEuropean bagworm moths
Mesokristenseniidae (Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010) - 7 Species
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 3 Species
Neopseustidae (Hering, 1925) - 2 SpeciesArchaic Bell Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 19 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 561 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 50 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 98 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 936 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 23 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Palaephatidae (Davis, 1986) - 3 SpeciesGondwanaland Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 397 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 219 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 21 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 7 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 76 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 203 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 22 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 41 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 3 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 127 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 202 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 11 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 65 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 718 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 14 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 1 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 22 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 8 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 55 SpeciesBurnet Moths
71 Families with 8511 Species in China
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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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