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Distribution path and Subregions of Ecuador (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - South America - Ecuador
Subregions: Azuay, Bolivar, Cañar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Galápagos (Galápagos Islands), Loja, Los Rios, Morona-Santiago, Napo, Orellana, Pichincha, Santa Elena, Sucumbios, Zamora-Chinchipe
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Ecuador
Class
Ecuador
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 447 families, 5352 genera, 18250 species
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Subclass
Ecuador
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 444 families, 5341 genera, 18235 species
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Infraclass
Ecuador
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 428 families, 5254 genera, 17968 species
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Superorder
Ecuador
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 279 families, 4061 genera, 15190 species
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Order
Ecuador
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 56 families, 1673 genera, 6993 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species451.455    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
Ecuador
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     56 families, 1673 genera, 6993 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Ecuador
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 2 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Aididae (Schaus, 1906) - 3 Species
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 4 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 618 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 15 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 1 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 17 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 9 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 22 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 15 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 200 SpeciesGrass moth
Dioptidae (J. Bechyné, 1950) -> Dioptinae - 0 SpeciesAmerican False Tiger Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 2 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 8 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 101 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 2 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 9 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 46 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 672 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 27 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hedylidae (Guenée, 1857) - 5 SpeciesAmerican Butterfly Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 3 SpeciesSun Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 6 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 583 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 9 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 2 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 3 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 272 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 4 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 2 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 11 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 105 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 8 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 202 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 1881 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 12 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 1 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 194 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 387 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 2 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) -> Psychinae - 1 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 109 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 43 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 340 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 88 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 1 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 166 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 2 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 22 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 2 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 732 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 9 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 3 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 4 SpeciesBurnet Moths
57 Families with 6993 Species in Ecuador
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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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