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Distribution path and Subregions of East Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - East Africa
Subregions: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia (Abyssinia), Indian Ocean islands (Chagos Archipelago, Comoro Islands, Kerguelen Islands, Madagascar, Mascarene Islands, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles), Kenya (Kakamega Forest, Nairobi), Malawi, Mozambique (Maputo Province), Rwanda, Somalia, Somaliland, Tanzania (Lindi Region, Tanganyika, Zanzibar), Uganda (Rwenzori Mountains), Zambia, Zimbabwe (North Zimbabwe, South Zimbabwe)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in East Africa
Class
East Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 651 families, 14411 genera, 82568 species
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Subclass
East Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 640 families, 14373 genera, 82499 species
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Infraclass
East Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 615 families, 14211 genera, 81779 species
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Superorder
East Africa
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 388 families, 11359 genera, 72110 species
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Order
East Africa
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 79 families, 3812 genera, 25106 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species451.487    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
East Africa
    Aglossata (Speidel, 1977)
     1 family, 1 genus, 1 species
Suborder
East Africa
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     77 families, 3804 genera, 25095 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in East Africa
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 27 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Agathiphagidae (N. P. Kristensen, 1967) - 1 SpeciesKauri Moths
Agonoxenidae (Meyrick, 1926) - 1 SpeciesPalm Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 20 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 17 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 1767 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 17 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 6 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 18 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 12 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 20 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 9 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 18 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 2 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidosidae (Brèthes, 1916) - 1 SpeciesGall Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 36 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 36 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 9 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 108 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 294 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 1370 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 45 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 24 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 113 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 29 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 6 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 1760 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 21 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 128 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 78 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 3 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 326 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 2882 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 16 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 158 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 19 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 729 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 23 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 9 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 9 SpeciesImma Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 592 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 109 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 9 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 305 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 1939 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 17 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 1 Species
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 13 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 3162 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 467 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 489 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 2453 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 201 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 3 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 257 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 463 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 25 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prototheoridae (Meyrick, 1917) - 1 SpeciesAfrican Primitive Ghost Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 158 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 297 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 741 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 26 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 594 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 21 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 177 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 516 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 162 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 463 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 8 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 927 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 89 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Whalleyanidae (Minet, 1991) - 2 Species
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 117 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 67 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 1 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 54 SpeciesBurnet Moths
78 Families with 25095 Species in East Africa
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in East Africa without family allocation
Armatophallus akagericus (Bidzilya, 2015)Info
Armatophallus crudescens (Meyrick, 1920)Info
Armatophallus kuehnei (Bidzilya, 2015)Info
Armatophallus xylophaea (Meyrick, 1921)Info
Barbutodes albizziae (Tams, 1941)Info
Debrosana puechredoni (Berio, 1993)Info
Namibiocossus punctifera (Gaede, 1929)Info
Pachyluncaria pachyluncus (Razowski, 2014)Info
Postscrancia discomma (Jordan, 1916)Info
Soligena juna (Prozorov & Zolotuhin, 2016)Info
10 Species in Lepidoptera for East 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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