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Distribution path and Subregions of Ecozones (More Checklists)
Path: Ecozones
Subregions: Afrotropical, Holarctic, Indo-Australian region (Malesia, Oriental), Nearctic, Neotropical, Palaearctic (East Palaearctic, West Palaearctic)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Ecozones
Class
Ecozones
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 811 families, 31261 genera, 394246 species
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Subclass
Ecozones
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 805 families, 31207 genera, 394152 species
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Infraclass
Ecozones
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 772 families, 30750 genera, 390565 species
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Superorder
Ecozones
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 513 families, 26830 genera, 367792 species
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Order
Ecozones
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 103 families, 8058 genera, 53581 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
Ecozones
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     101 families, 8035 genera, 53511 species
Suborder
Ecozones
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 3 genera, 17 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Ecozones
Acanthopteroctetidae (Davis, 1978) - 6 SpeciesArchaic Sun Moths
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 130 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Agonoxenidae (Meyrick, 1926) - 2 SpeciesPalm Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 55 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 44 Species
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 10 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 2771 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 66 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 53 SpeciesFlower moths
Bedelliidae (Stainton, 1849) - 6 Species
Blastobasidae (Meyrick, 1894) - 3 SpeciesScavenger Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 27 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 25 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 26 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 37 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 49 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 57 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidosidae (Brèthes, 1916) - 10 SpeciesGall Moths
Chimabachidae (Heinemann, 1870) -> Oecophorinae - 1 SpeciesChimabachid Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 90 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 684 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 14 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 489 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 506 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 2870 SpeciesGrass moth
Dalceridae (Dyar, 1898) - 1 SpeciesTropical Slug Caterpillar Moths
Doidae (Donahue & Brown, 1987) - 0 SpeciesDoid Moths
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 11 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 278 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 11 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 671 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Endromidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGlory Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 72 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epicopeiidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 6 SpeciesOriental Swallowtail Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 9 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 3056 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 47 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eriocraniidae (Rebel, 1901) - 20 SpeciesSparkling Archaic Sun Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 227 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 154 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 11 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1892 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 7694 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 93 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 834 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hedylidae (Guenée, 1857) - 3 SpeciesAmerican Butterfly Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 34 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 53 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 79 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1334 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heterogynidae (Rambur, 1866) - 5 SpeciesMediterranean Burnet Moths
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 53 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 10 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 14 SpeciesImma Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 11 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 8 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 877 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 202 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 13 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 636 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 1270 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 233 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Megalopygidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 15 SpeciesFlannel Moths
Mesokristenseniidae (Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010) - 0 Species
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 2 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 17 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 4 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) - 2 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 309 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 7971 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 812 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1198 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 1120 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 433 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 36 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 215 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 256 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 75 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 64 SpeciesYucca Moths
Prototheoridae (Meyrick, 1917) - 12 SpeciesAfrican Primitive Ghost Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 389 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 3 SpeciesLance Wing Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 707 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2254 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 35 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 1 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 1468 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Satyridae (Boisduval, 1833) -> Satyrinae - 0 SpeciesSatyrines
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 3 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 76 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 25 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 631 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Somabrachyidae (Hampson, 1920) - 6 SpeciesMediterranean Flannel Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1401 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 261 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 919 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 99 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 3515 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 325 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 2 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Whalleyanidae (Minet, 1991) - 2 Species
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 377 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 269 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 66 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 199 SpeciesBurnet Moths
105 Families with 53528 Species in Ecozones
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Ecozones without family allocation
Species with ANext  
Archaeotychia albiciliata (Walsingham, 1891)Info
Archaeotychia dentata (Kallies, 2016)Info
Archaeotychia dicksoni (Kallies, 2016)Info
Archaeotychia khoisanorum (Kallies, 2016)Info
Archaeotychia krooni (Kallies, 2016)Info
Archaeotychia quiris (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)Info
Armatophallus akagericus (Bidzilya, 2015)Info
Armatophallus crudescens (Meyrick, 1920)Info
Armatophallus exoenota (Meyrick, 1918)Info
Armatophallus hackeri (Bidzilya, 2015)Info
Armatophallus kuehnei (Bidzilya, 2015)Info
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Barbutodes albizziae (Tams, 1941)Info
Barbutodes lantzi (Leraut, 2013)Info
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Cassouodes camptoceralis (Hampson, 1906)Info
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Diquishia ansorgei (Bethune-baker, 1911)Info
Diquishia morion (Kurshakov & Zolotuhin, 2016)Info
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Lantzina hodeberti (Leraut, 2013)Info
Lantzina prasinalis (Hampson, 1906)Info
Lantzina rufalis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Lantzodes alcardi (Leraut, 2007)Info
Lantzodes bernardii (Leraut, 2007)Info
Lantzodes dargei (Leraut, 2007)Info
Lantzodes lamtoalis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Lantzodes nienokouealis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Lantzodes obovalis (Hampson, 1917)Info
Lantzodes semicircularis (Hampson, 1917)Info
Lantzodes subpurpuralis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Lantzodes vinacealis (Leraut, 2007)Info
Lichtensteiniana aloides (Mey, 2015)Info
Lichtensteiniana brandbergensis (Mey, 2015)Info
Lichtensteiniana fuscoalaria (Mey, 2015)Info
Lichtensteiniana strigulatus (Gaede, 1929)Info
Lichtensteiniana tessellatus (Clench, 1959)Info
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Mabokia boudinotalis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Mabokia delicatalis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Meyoarabiella meyi (Yakovlev, 2008)Info
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Namibiocossus gaerdesi (Daniel, 1956)Info
Namibiocossus punctifera (Gaede, 1929)Info
Namibiocossus uhligorum (Mey, 2015)Info
Nothobrachodes infanda (Meyrick, 1920)Info
Nussodes abidjanalis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Nussodes africalis (Leraut, 2007)Info
Nussodes nimbaensis (Leraut, 2013)Info
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Pachyluncaria pachyluncus (Razowski, 2014)Info
Phaeodontella brunnea (Rothschild, 1917)Info
Postscrancia discomma (Jordan, 1916)Info
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Retisfera setifera (Razowski, 2014)Info
Royia nimbaensis (Leraut, 2011)Info
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Soligena juna (Prozorov & Zolotuhin, 2016)Info
Soligena spissa (Tams, 1929)Info
Soligena volta (Prozorov & Zolotuhin, 2016)Info
Speideliana erichkaestneri (Schintlmeister & Witt, 2015)Info
Speideliana maget (Schintlmeister & Witt, 2015)Info
53 Species in Lepidoptera for Ecozones listed without family allocation
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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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