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Distribution path and Subregions of Ghana (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa - Ghana
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Ghana
Class
Ghana
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 300 families, 2800 genera, 7468 species
Tree
Subclass
Ghana
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 299 families, 2799 genera, 7467 species
Tree
Infraclass
Ghana
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 286 families, 2740 genera, 7328 species
Tree
Superorder
Ghana
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 199 families, 2204 genera, 6336 species
Tree
Order
Ghana
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 45 families, 1070 genera, 3542 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
Ghana
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     44 families, 1068 genera, 3538 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Ghana
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 1 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 313 SpeciesTiger Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 2 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 1 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 47 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 131 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 14 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 1 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 2 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 183 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 14 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 8 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 4 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 242 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 332 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 1 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 54 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 2 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 44 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 610 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 304 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 72 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 63 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 627 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 1 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 58 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 85 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 1 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 3 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 10 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 48 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 5 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 51 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 1 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 14 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 95 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 28 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 36 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 20 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 4 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesErmine Moths
44 Families with 3538 Species in Ghana
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Ghana without family allocation
Capronia adelica ()Info
Capronia pillaana ()Info
Lantzodes obovalis (Hampson, 1917)Info
Lantzodes semicircularis (Hampson, 1917)Info
4 Species in Lepidoptera for Ghana 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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