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Distribution path and Subregions of Indian Ocean (More Checklists)
Path: World Oceans - Indian Ocean
Subregions: Eastern Indian Ocean, Great Australian Bight, Red Sea, Western Indian Ocean
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Indian Ocean
Class
Indian Ocean
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 55 families, 138 genera, 199 species
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Subclass
Indian Ocean
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 55 families, 138 genera, 199 species
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Infraclass
Indian Ocean
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 54 families, 137 genera, 198 species
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Superorder
Indian Ocean
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 38 families, 80 genera, 112 species
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Order
Indian Ocean
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 17 families, 52 genera, 78 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species450.578    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
Indian Ocean
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     17 families, 52 genera, 78 species

Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Indian Ocean
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 15 SpeciesGrass moth
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesErebid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 18 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 14 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 3 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 3 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) -> Psychinae - 1 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSnout Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesHawk Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 6 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 3 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
17 Families with 79 Species in Indian Ocean


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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Indian Ocean
Species with ANext  
Acherontia styx styx (Westwood, 1847)Info
Acontia rachiastis (Hampson, 1908)Info
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)Convolvulus Hawk-mothSite
Agrotis longidentifera (Hampson, 1903)Brown CutwormInfo
Agrotis microtica -> Agrotis poliophaeaBrown CutwormInfo
Agrotis munda (Walker, 1856)Pink cutwormInfo
Agrotis poliophaea (Turner, 1926)Info
Aletia pyrausta -> Mythimna pyraustaInfo
Ancylosis aegyptiacella (Ragonot, 1901)Info
Ancylosis ruehli (Gozmány, 1959)Info
Appias paulina galathea (Felder, 1862)Info
Archyala pagetodes (Meyrick, 1911)Info
Athetis ignava (Guenée, 1852)Info
Autoba costimacula (Saalmüller, 1880)Info
Autoba mascarensis -> Autoba costimaculaInfo
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Bocchoris afflictalis -> Bocchoris inspersalisDotted SableInfo
Bocchoris bootanalis -> Bocchoris inspersalisDotted SableInfo
Bocchoris inspersalis (Zeller, 1852)Dotted SableInfo
Bocchoris pusaensis (Bhattacherjee, 1973)Dotted SableInfo
Bucculatrix noviciata (Gozmány, 1960)Info
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Calopieris eulimene (Klug, 1829)Info
Catephia squamosa (Wallengren, 1856)Scaly AlchemystInfo
Chiasmia semicolor (Warren, 1899)Info
Chilades ella (Butler, 1881)Info
Cirrochroa regina myra (Fruhstorfer, 1907)Info
Criticonoma gypsocoma (Meyrick, 1931)Info
Culladia achroellum (Mabille, 1900)Info
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Diasemia monostigma (Hampson, 1913)Black Wedge pyraleInfo
Disclisioprocta albosignata -> Dithalama cosmospilaSomber CarpetInfo
Disclisioprocta foedata -> Dithalama cosmospilaSomber CarpetInfo
Disclisioprocta fuscovariata -> Dithalama cosmospilaSomber CarpetInfo
Disclisioprocta impauperata -> Dithalama cosmospilaSomber CarpetInfo
Disclisioprocta stellata (Guenée, 1858)Bougainvillea LooperInfo
Dithalama cosmospila (Meyrick, 1888)Grey Spotted WaveInfo
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Eccopsis incultana (Walker, 1863)Info
Eccopsis nebulana (Walsingham, 1891)Info
Eccopsis undosa -> Eccopsis nebulanaInfo
Erinnyis penaeus -> Erinnyis oenotrusInfo
Euchrysops crawshayi (Butler, 1899)Crawshay´s BlueInfo
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Glyphodes mascarenalis (De Joannis, 1906)Info
Gracilaria strassenella -> Opogona omoscopaInfo
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hemidromodes robusta (Prout, 1913)Info
Hesperopsis alpheus alpheus (W. H. Edwards, 1876)Saltbush SootywingInfo
Hieroxestis praematura -> Opogona omoscopaInfo
Hypospila bolinoides (Guenée, 1852)Info
Hypospila thermesina -> Hypotacha nigristriaInfo
Hypotacha nigristria (Hampson, 1902)Info
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Idaea medioumbraria -> Scopula ochroleucariaInfo
Ischnurges comorensis -> Ischnurges lancinalisLanced PearlInfo
Ischnurges lancinalis (Guenée, 1854)Lanced PearlInfo
Ischnurges paulianalis -> Ischnurges lancinalisLanced PearlInfo
Species with JBack  Next  Top
Junonia villida calybe (Godart, 1819)Meadow Argus ButterflyInfo
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Lacera alope (Cramer, 1780)Info
Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767)Long-tailed BlueInfo
Lepyrodes geometralis -> Nausinoe geometralisInfo
Leucania insulicola (Guenée, 1852)Info
Leucanimorpha disjuncta (Walker, 1870)Texas Powdered-SkipperInfo
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Megalophanes nigrimanus (Walker, 1870)Info
Mythimna pyrausta (Hampson, 1913)Info
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Nausinoe geometralis (Guenée, 1854)Info
Neptis rivularis coenobita (Goeze, 1799)Info
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Ochrodia infallax (Gozmány, 1960)Info
Opogona apicalis -> Opogona omoscopaInfo
Opogona omoscopa (Meyrick, 1893)Detritus mothInfo
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Papilio manlius -> Protographium asiusInfo
Pinacopteryx eriphia eriphia (Godart, , 1819)Info
Species with SBack  Top
Scopula accessaria -> Scopula ochroleucariaInfo
Scopula colonaria -> Scopula ochroleucariaInfo
Scopula holobapharia -> Scopula minorataInfo
Scopula inustaria -> Scopula ochroleucariaInfo
Scopula inustata -> Scopula ochroleucariaInfo
Scopula lactaria (Walker, 1861)Info
Scopula minorata (Boisduval, 1833)Petite WaveInfo
Scopula ochroleucaria (Boisduval, 1833)Info
Scopula ochroleucata -> Scopula ochroleucariaInfo
Stenochora lancinalis (Guenée, 1854)Lanced PearlInfo
Surattha soudanensis (Hampson, 1919)Info
Syllepte ovialis (Walker, 1859)Info
78 Species in Lepidoptera for Indian Ocean listed
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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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