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Distribution path and Subregions of France (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Europe - West Europe - France
Subregions: North France (Brittany, Burgundy-Franche-Comté, Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Ile-de-France, Normandy, Pays de la Loire), South France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Corsica, New Aquitaine, Occitania, Provence-Alpes-Cote d´Azur)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in France
Class
France
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 774 families, 8837 genera, 34322 species
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Subclass
France
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 759 families, 8803 genera, 34262 species
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Infraclass
France
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 682 families, 8610 genera, 33792 species
Tree
Superorder
France
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 401 families, 6746 genera, 28796 species
Tree
Order
France
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 75 families, 1881 genera, 7814 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
France
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     73 families, 1879 genera, 7798 species
Suborder
France
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 1 genus, 15 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in France
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 36 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 12 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 229 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 34 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 5 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 6 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 13 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 408 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 63 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 394 SpeciesGrass moth
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 14 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 22 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 3 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 259 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Endromidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGlory Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 27 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 111 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 2 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eriocraniidae (Rebel, 1901) - 10 SpeciesSparkling Archaic Sun Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 1 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 473 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 804 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 15 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 194 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 11 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 11 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 134 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heterogynidae (Rambur, 1866) - 4 SpeciesMediterranean Burnet Moths
Holcopogonidae (Gozmany, 1967) - 1 Species
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 16 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 48 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 8 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 2 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 6 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 233 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 70 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Mesokristenseniidae (Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010) - 0 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 15 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 192 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 977 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 29 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 53 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 437 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 93 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 6 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 80 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 82 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 48 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 13 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 90 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 4 SpeciesLance Wing Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 178 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 334 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 148 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 2 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 11 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 1 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 4 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 90 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 95 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 1 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 119 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 11 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 692 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 2 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 1 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 80 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 110 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 25 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 100 SpeciesBurnet Moths
75 Families with 7813 Species in France
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in France without family allocation
Boudinoyiana notha ()Light Orange UnderwingInfo
1 Species in Lepidoptera for France 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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