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Distribution path and Subregions of Japan (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Asia - Far East - East Asia - Japan
Subregions: Bonin Islands, Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Nansei Islands (Ryukyu Islands), Shikoku
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Japan
Class
Japan
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 622 families, 8913 genera, 33214 species
Tree
Subclass
Japan
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 618 families, 8893 genera, 33189 species
Tree
Infraclass
Japan
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 593 families, 8777 genera, 32839 species
Tree
Superorder
Japan
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 398 families, 7391 genera, 29369 species
Tree
Order
Japan
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 76 families, 2630 genera, 10007 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
Japan
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     75 families, 2625 genera, 9987 species
Suborder
Japan
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 5 genera, 20 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Japan
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 39 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 2 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 346 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 9 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 7 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 5 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 6 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 4 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 37 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 53 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 117 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 1 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 61 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 14 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 751 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 118 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 9 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 140 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 20 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epicopeiidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 4 SpeciesOriental Swallowtail Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 2 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 492 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocraniidae (Rebel, 1901) - 8 SpeciesSparkling Archaic Sun Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 2 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 23 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 1 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 257 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 1362 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 27 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 297 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 2 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 20 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 13 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 153 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 4 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 2 SpeciesImma Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 16 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 53 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 23 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 51 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 345 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 55 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 3 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 20 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) - 3 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 67 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1396 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 176 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 194 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 539 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 51 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 6 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 132 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 134 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 53 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 6 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 32 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 124 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 386 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 1 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 6 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 50 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 2 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 68 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 143 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 28 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 89 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 9 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 1075 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 41 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 6 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 100 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 33 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 74 SpeciesBurnet Moths
76 Families with 10011 Species in Japan
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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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