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Distribution path and Subregions of Europe (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Europe
Subregions: Alps, Central Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia), East Europe (Belarus, Ukraine), Malta, North Europe (Baltic region, British Isles, Fennoscandia, Germany, Iceland, Scandinavia), South Europe (Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Monaco, San Marino), Southeast Europe (Albania, Balkan, Balkan Peninsula, Bulgaria, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Yugoslavia), Southwest Europe, West Europe (Austria, Benelux, Channel Islands, France, Liechtenstein, Pyrenees, Switzerland)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Europe
Class
Europe
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 1254 families, 21801 genera, 167213 species
Tree
Subclass
Europe
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 1231 families, 21605 genera, 166677 species
Tree
Infraclass
Europe
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 1065 families, 21038 genera, 165212 species
Tree
Superorder
Europe
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 572 families, 16074 genera, 143873 species
Tree
Order
Europe
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 94 families, 3772 genera, 23968 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
Europe
    Eolepidopterigina (Rasnitsyn, 1983)
     0 species
Suborder
Europe
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     92 families, 3739 genera, 23868 species
Suborder
Europe
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 5 genera, 68 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Europe
Acanthopteroctetidae (Davis, 1978) - 2 SpeciesArchaic Sun Moths
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 108 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Agonoxenidae (Meyrick, 1926) - 1 SpeciesPalm Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 36 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Amphisbatidae (Spuler, 1910) -> Amphisbatinae - 0 Species
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 2 Species
Anthelidae (Turner, 1904) - 5 SpeciesAustralian Lappet Moths
Archaeolepiidae (Whalley, 1985) - 1 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 698 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 165 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 14 SpeciesFlower moths
Bedelliidae (Stainton, 1849) -> Bedelliinae - 0 Species
Blastobasidae (Meyrick, 1894) - 3 SpeciesScavenger Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 27 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 2 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Bucculatricidae (Wallengren, 1881) -> Bucculatriginae - 0 SpeciesRibbed cocoon makers
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 0 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 5 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 3 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidosidae (Brèthes, 1916) - 1 SpeciesGall Moths
Chimabachidae (Heinemann, 1870) - 3 SpeciesChimabachid Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 39 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Cimeliidae (Chrétien, 1916) - 0 Species
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 953 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 1 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 143 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 77 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 1101 SpeciesGrass moth
Ctenuchidae (W. Kirby, 1837) - 7 SpeciesWasp moths
Depressariidae (Meyrick, 1883) - 1 SpeciesFlat-Bodied Moths
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 28 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 54 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 21 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 792 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Endromidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 2 SpeciesGlory Moths
Eolepidopterigidae (Rasnitsyn, 1983) - 0 Species
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 57 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 3 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 376 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 15 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eriocraniidae (Rebel, 1901) - 27 SpeciesSparkling Archaic Sun Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 8 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 7 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 0 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1245 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 2305 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 55 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 540 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 31 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 66 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 533 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heterogynidae (Rambur, 1866) - 8 SpeciesMediterranean Burnet Moths
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 3 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Holcopogonidae (Gozmany, 1967) - 1 Species
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 3 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 3 SpeciesImma Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 32 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 152 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 32 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 5 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 42 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 1324 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 150 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Lypusidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1857) - 5 SpeciesEuropean bagworm moths
Mesokristenseniidae (Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010) - 0 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 68 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Millieriidae (Stainton, 1854) -> Millieriinae - 0 Species
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 0 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) - 4 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 617 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 2976 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 123 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 205 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 1647 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 299 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 14 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 304 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Peleopodidae (Hodges, 1974) -> Oecophorinae - 0 SpeciesPeleopodid Moths
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 339 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 109 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Praydidae (Moriuti, 1977) -> Praydinae - 0 Species
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 26 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 386 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 11 SpeciesLance Wing Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 430 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1027 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 159 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 2 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 87 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schistonoeidae (Hodges, 1999) -> Gelechiidae - 0 Species
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 1 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 23 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 244 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Somabrachyidae (Hampson, 1920) - 1 SpeciesMediterranean Flannel Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 285 SpeciesHawk Moths
Stathmopodidae (Meyrick, 1913) - 0 Species
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 15 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 554 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 29 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 1833 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 5 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 1 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 214 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 242 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 63 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 260 SpeciesBurnet Moths
108 Families with 23938 Species in Europe
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Europe without family allocation
Adoxyphyes orana ()Info
Agrolamprotes micella (Denis & Shiffermüller, 1775)Info
Alipsa angustella ()Info
Apterone helcoidella ()Info
Boudinoyiana notha ()Light Orange UnderwingInfo
Bryopsis muralis (Forster, 1771)Info
Buzkoiana capnodactylus ()Info
Chorelitis diana ()Info
Chorelitis pariana ()Info
Cochyldia heydeniana ()Info
Cochyldia subroseana ()Info
Cochylmorpha straminea ()Info
Coenotephra salicata ()Striped Twin-spot CarpetInfo
Colephora granulatella (Zeller, 1849)Info
Crocidesma plebejana ()Info
Dasycheira fascelina ()Info
Dolicarthria punctalis ()Info
Epichopteryx retiella ()Info
Espararge climene ()Info
Euclidea glyphica (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Hoffmannophila pseudospretella ()Info
Idaeta emarginata ()Small ScallopInfo
Levipalpis hepatariella ()Info
Meesia richardsoni ()Info
Parage aegeria insula ()Info
Parage aegeria oblita ()Info
Pechipogon strigilata (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Porittia galactodactyla (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Info
Pryopteron chrysidiformis (Esper, 1782)Fiery ClearwingInfo
Pryopteron muscaeformis (Esper, 1783)Thrift ClearwingInfo
Pthorimaea operculella ()Info
Sericornis sudetana (Standfuss, 1846)Info
Soligena volta (Prozorov & Zolotuhin, 2016)Info
33 Species in Lepidoptera for Europe 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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