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Distribution path and Subregions of Kenya (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - East Africa - Kenya
Subregions: Kakamega Forest, Nairobi
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Kenya
Class
Kenya
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 431 families, 4959 genera, 16872 species
Tree
Subclass
Kenya
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 427 families, 4950 genera, 16860 species
Tree
Infraclass
Kenya
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 411 families, 4881 genera, 16641 species
Tree
Superorder
Kenya
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 277 families, 4113 genera, 14975 species
Tree
Order
Kenya
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 64 families, 1604 genera, 6383 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
Kenya
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     63 families, 1601 genera, 6380 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Kenya
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 4 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 3 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 547 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 2 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 1 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 9 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 1 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 4 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 17 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 2 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 13 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 111 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 313 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 3 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 1 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 31 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 14 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 373 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 26 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 19 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 2 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 39 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 804 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 28 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 254 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 141 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 4 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 5 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 42 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 627 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 1 Species
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 689 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 74 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 62 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 879 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 3 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 92 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 193 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 7 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 30 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 73 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 84 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 2 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 161 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 8 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 25 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 168 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 37 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 60 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 197 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 17 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 42 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 4 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 12 SpeciesBurnet Moths
63 Families with 6379 Species in Kenya
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Kenya without family allocation
Armatophallus crudescens (Meyrick, 1920)Info
Pachyluncaria pachyluncus (Razowski, 2014)Info
Soligena juna (Prozorov & Zolotuhin, 2016)Info
3 Species in Lepidoptera for Kenya 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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