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Distribution path and Subregions of Gabon (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - Central Africa - Gabon
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Gabon
Class
Gabon
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 220 families, 2048 genera, 6011 species
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Subclass
Gabon
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 220 families, 2048 genera, 6011 species
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Infraclass
Gabon
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 209 families, 2003 genera, 5931 species
Tree
Superorder
Gabon
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 150 families, 1776 genera, 5574 species
Tree
Order
Gabon
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 38 families, 753 genera, 2752 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
Gabon
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     37 families, 752 genera, 2750 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Gabon
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 3 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 176 SpeciesTiger Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 15 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 22 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 12 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 189 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 24 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 6 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 3 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 169 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 174 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 92 SpeciesLappet Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 34 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 469 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 199 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 23 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 182 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 518 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 1 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 52 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 36 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 5 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 5 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 8 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 126 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 30 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 138 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 17 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 2 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 6 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 1 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 6 SpeciesBurnet Moths
37 Families with 2750 Species in Gabon
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Gabon without family allocation
Lantzodes bernardii (Leraut, 2007)Info
Lantzodes dargei (Leraut, 2007)Info
2 Species in Lepidoptera for Gabon 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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