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Distribution path and Subregions of Malaysia (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Asia - Far East - Southeast Asia - Malaysia
Subregions: Labuan, Peninsular Malaysia (Johor, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Selangor), Sabah, Sarawak
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Malaysia
Class
Malaysia
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 470 families, 5369 genera, 18524 species
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Subclass
Malaysia
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 463 families, 5352 genera, 18507 species
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Infraclass
Malaysia
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 446 families, 5253 genera, 18289 species
Tree
Superorder
Malaysia
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 289 families, 3977 genera, 14833 species
Tree
Order
Malaysia
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 59 families, 1309 genera, 4544 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
Malaysia
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     59 families, 1309 genera, 4544 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Malaysia
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 1 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 120 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 3 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 3 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 6 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 7 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 1 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 21 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 39 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 203 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 28 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 5 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 5 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 196 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 3 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 13 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 41 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 354 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 71 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 466 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 2 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 5 SpeciesImma Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 24 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 5 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 63 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 824 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 2 Species
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 225 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 49 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 21 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 789 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 6 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 190 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 168 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 2 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 29 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 15 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 100 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 32 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 21 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 9 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 130 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 13 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 69 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 101 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 11 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 2 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 6 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 23 SpeciesBurnet Moths
57 Families with 4537 Species in Malaysia
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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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