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Distribution path and Subregions of Iran (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Asia - West Asia - Near East - Iran
Subregions: North Iran
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Iran
Class
Iran
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 339 families, 3291 genera, 10807 species
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Subclass
Iran
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 335 families, 3283 genera, 10797 species
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Infraclass
Iran
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 326 families, 3263 genera, 10764 species
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Superorder
Iran
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 229 families, 2631 genera, 9220 species
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Order
Iran
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 60 families, 1198 genera, 3998 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
Iran
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     60 families, 1198 genera, 3998 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Iran
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 2 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 109 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 7 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 16 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 3 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 7 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 107 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 30 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 106 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 275 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 8 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 19 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 33 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 4 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 100 SpeciesErebid Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 2 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 55 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 593 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 15 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 51 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 35 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 1 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 2 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 1 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 222 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 7 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 1 Species
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 3 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 897 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 22 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 25 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 161 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 6 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 20 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 63 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 2 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 11 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 1 SpeciesLance Wing Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 97 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 403 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 1 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 5 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Satyridae (Boisduval, 1833) -> Satyrinae - 0 SpeciesSatyrines
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 2 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 43 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 49 SpeciesHawk Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 77 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 2 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 229 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 11 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 5 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 3 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 37 SpeciesBurnet Moths
61 Families with 3998 Species in Iran
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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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