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Distribution path and Subregions of India (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Asia - South Asia - India
Subregions: Central India (Madhya Pradesh), East India (Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal), North India (Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttaranchal), Northeast India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim), South India (Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu), West India (Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Western Ghats)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in India
Class
India
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 570 families, 9501 genera, 39584 species
Tree
Subclass
India
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 562 families, 9467 genera, 39537 species
Tree
Infraclass
India
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 537 families, 9304 genera, 38937 species
Tree
Superorder
India
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 358 families, 7463 genera, 33561 species
Tree
Order
India
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 73 families, 3054 genera, 11581 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
India
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     72 families, 3051 genera, 11576 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in India
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 9 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 15 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anthelidae (Turner, 1904) - 2 SpeciesAustralian Lappet Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 606 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 43 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 17 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 38 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 18 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 6 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 11 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 21 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 63 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 37 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 1 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 184 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 74 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 817 SpeciesGrass moth
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 45 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 13 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 36 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 1 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epicopeiidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 3 SpeciesOriental Swallowtail Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 4 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 621 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 2 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 53 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 37 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 463 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 877 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 20 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 285 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 3 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 8 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 28 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 639 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 4 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 3 SpeciesImma Moths
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 1 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 42 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 60 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 81 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 1098 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 30 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 7 Species
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 13 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 906 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 138 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 194 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 1398 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 44 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 372 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 309 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 7 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 54 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 203 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 278 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 39 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 61 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 1 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 1 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 66 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 235 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 35 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 227 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 4 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 433 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 25 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 9 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 21 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 1 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 73 SpeciesBurnet Moths
72 Families with 11574 Species in India
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in India without family allocation
Arhopalia atosia ()Tailed Disc OakblueInfo
Arhopalia curiosa ()Bhutan OakblueInfo
Arhopalia dodonaea ()Pale Himalayan OakblueInfo
Pothantus hetaerus ()Large DartInfo
Satyrs or browns ()SatyrinaeInfo
5 Species in Lepidoptera for India 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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