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Distribution path and Subregions of Costa Rica (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - Central America - Costa Rica
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Costa Rica
Class
Costa Rica
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 456 families, 6902 genera, 25265 species
Tree
Subclass
Costa Rica
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 453 families, 6893 genera, 25252 species
Tree
Infraclass
Costa Rica
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 431 families, 6787 genera, 24913 species
Tree
Superorder
Costa Rica
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 295 families, 5661 genera, 22295 species
Tree
Order
Costa Rica
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 61 families, 2333 genera, 9115 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
Costa Rica
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     61 families, 2333 genera, 9115 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Costa Rica
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 1 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Aididae (Schaus, 1906) - 2 Species
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 50 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 972 SpeciesTiger Moths
Blastobasidae (Meyrick, 1894) - 2 SpeciesScavenger Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 20 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 16 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 16 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 158 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 2 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 33 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 603 SpeciesGrass moth
Ctenuchidae (W. Kirby, 1837) -> Arctiinae - 1 SpeciesWasp moths
Dalceridae (Dyar, 1898) - 13 SpeciesTropical Slug Caterpillar Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 1 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 15 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 110 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 1 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 1 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 707 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 24 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 10 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 974 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 9 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hedylidae (Guenée, 1857) - 15 SpeciesAmerican Butterfly Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 3 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 836 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 3 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 90 SpeciesLappet Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 107 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 235 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Megalopygidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 35 SpeciesFlannel Moths
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 34 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 694 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 79 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 452 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 1049 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 10 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 1 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 142 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 189 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 1 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 3 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 67 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 192 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 339 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 173 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 8 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 188 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 58 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 24 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 307 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 21 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 2 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 9 SpeciesErmine Moths
61 Families with 9115 Species in Costa Rica
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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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