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Distribution path and Subregions of Cretaceous (More Checklists)
Path: Fossils - Mesozoic - Cretaceous
Subregions: Lower Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Cretaceous
Class
Cretaceous
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 709 families, 2798 genera, 4746 species
Tree
Subclass
Cretaceous
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 700 families, 2782 genera, 4730 species
Tree
Infraclass
Cretaceous
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 630 families, 2577 genera, 4458 species
Tree
Superorder
Cretaceous
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 344 families, 1592 genera, 2884 species
Tree
Order
Cretaceous
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 15 families, 25 genera, 31 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
Cretaceous
    Eolepidopterigina (Rasnitsyn, 1983)
     1 family, 3 genera, 3 species
Suborder
Cretaceous
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     13 families, 18 genera, 23 species
Suborder
Cretaceous
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 5 genera, 6 species

Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Cretaceous
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesTiger Moths
Eolepidopterigidae (Rasnitsyn, 1983) - 3 Species
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 2 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 1 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 6 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 6 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 3 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 3 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) -> Pierinae - 1 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSnout Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 1 SpeciesFungus Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 SpeciesBurnet Moths
15 Families with 32 Species in Cretaceous


Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Cretaceous
Acraea zetes menippe (Drury, 1782)Info
Atomaria cretacea (C. Y. Cai, 2013)Info
Auliepterix minima (Kozlov, 1989)Info
Bucculatrix platani (M. V. Kozlov, 1988)Info
Cerapteryx rufo costa (Tutt, 1891)Info
Gracilepterix pulchra (Martins-neto & Vulcano, 1989)Info
Homosassa platella (Shaffer, 1968)Info
Iolaus eurisus helius (Fabricius, 1781)Info
Junonia sophia nigeria (Stoneham, 1934)Info
Mathesius liaoningensis (Kolibáč & Huang, 2011)Info
Netoxena nana (Martins-neto, 1999)Info
Nula sis (P. Vrsansky, 2008)Info
Palaeosabatinca zherichini (Kozlov, 1988)Info
Parasa notonecta (Hering, 1931)Info
Parasabatinca aftimacrai (Whalley, 1978)Info
Parasabatinca caldasae (Martins-neto & Vulcano, 1989)Info
Phoebis argante cypris -> Phoebis argante arganteInfo
Protogryllus sedgwicki (P. B. Brodie, 1845)Info
Quedius cretaceus (C. Y. Cai, 2013)Info
Sabatinca perveta (Cockerell, 1919)Info
Speyeria aglaia methana (Fruhstorfer, 1908)Info
Stigmellites araliae (Fric, 1882)Info
Stigmellites kzyldzharica (Kozlov, 1988)Info
Stigmellites samsonovi (Kozlov, 1988)Info
Stigmellites serpentina (Kozlov, 1988)Info
Stigmellites sharovi (Kozlov, 1988)Info
Stigmellites tyshchenkoi (Kozlov, 1988)Info
Tinea araliae (A. Fritsch, 1882)Info
Trichoplusia eutheia (Dufay, 1972)Info
Undopterix caririensis (Martins-neto & Vulcano, 1989)Info
Zygobasis mesozoica (Y. C. Hong, 1982)Info
31 Species in Lepidoptera for Cretaceous listed
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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