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Distribution path and Subregions of Italy (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Europe - South Europe - Italy
Subregions: Central Italy (Lazio, Tuscany), Italy Islands (Sardinia, Sicily), North Italy (Northeast Italy, Northwest Italy), South Italy (Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Italy
Class
Italy
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 610 families, 9896 genera, 52435 species
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Subclass
Italy
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 605 families, 9871 genera, 52347 species
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Infraclass
Italy
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 582 families, 9798 genera, 52093 species
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Superorder
Italy
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 400 families, 7990 genera, 45549 species
Tree
Order
Italy
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 79 families, 1869 genera, 8828 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species451.495    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
Italy
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     78 families, 1866 genera, 8785 species
Suborder
Italy
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 2 genera, 42 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Italy
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 49 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Agonoxenidae (Meyrick, 1926) - 1 SpeciesPalm Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 20 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 313 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 52 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 7 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 8 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 2 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 3 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 15 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 425 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 78 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 11 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 518 SpeciesGrass moth
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 16 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 23 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 4 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 308 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Endromidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGlory Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 29 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 136 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 7 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eriocraniidae (Rebel, 1901) - 6 SpeciesSparkling Archaic Sun Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 1 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 598 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 953 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 24 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 231 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 10 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 19 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 177 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heterogynidae (Rambur, 1866) - 3 SpeciesMediterranean Burnet Moths
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 1 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 2 SpeciesImma Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 15 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 43 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 21 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 2 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 5 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 178 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 83 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Mesokristenseniidae (Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010) - 0 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 42 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 219 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1180 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 39 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 63 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 261 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 123 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 9 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 45 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 58 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 36 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 11 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 144 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 5 SpeciesLance Wing Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 203 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 400 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 1 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 1 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 27 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 1 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 6 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 119 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Somabrachyidae (Hampson, 1920) - 1 SpeciesMediterranean Flannel Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 57 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 4 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 172 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 16 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 853 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 1 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 1 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 79 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 118 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 24 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 104 SpeciesBurnet Moths
79 Families with 8826 Species in Italy
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Italy without family allocation
Boudinoyiana notha ()Light Orange UnderwingInfo
Porittia galactodactyla (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Info
2 Species in Lepidoptera for Italy 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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