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Distribution path and Subregions of Malawi (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - East Africa - Malawi
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Malawi
Class
Malawi
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 271 families, 2614 genera, 6816 species
Tree
Subclass
Malawi
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 270 families, 2612 genera, 6814 species
Tree
Infraclass
Malawi
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 256 families, 2537 genera, 6621 species
Tree
Superorder
Malawi
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 201 families, 2251 genera, 6045 species
Tree
Order
Malawi
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 61 families, 1136 genera, 3049 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
Malawi
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     61 families, 1136 genera, 3049 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Malawi
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 4 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 5 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 214 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 3 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 1 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 2 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 1 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 3 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 7 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 72 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 166 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 2 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 4 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 4 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 2 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 192 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 2 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 27 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 8 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 32 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 273 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 139 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 3 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 1 SpeciesImma Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 74 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 13 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 3 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 27 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 307 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 274 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 28 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 52 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 478 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 5 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 54 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 97 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 3 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prototheoridae (Meyrick, 1917) - 1 SpeciesAfrican Primitive Ghost Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 23 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 53 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 53 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 1 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 85 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 1 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 33 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 93 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 18 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 39 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 35 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 4 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 7 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 7 SpeciesBurnet Moths
61 Families with 3049 Species in Malawi
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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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