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Distribution path and Subregions of Melanesia (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Oceania - Melanesia
Subregions: Fiji (Lau Islands, Taveuni, Viti Levu, Viti Levu Group), New Caledonia (Loyalty Islands), Papua New Guinea (Bismarck Archipelago, Bougainville, Chimbu, Eastern Highlands, Madang, Milne Bay, Morobe, North Papua New Guinea, Papua Region, Southern Highlands, Western Highlands, Western Province), Solomon Islands (Bellona, Choiseul, Guadalcanal, Makira, Malaita, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz Islands, Santa Isabel, Shortland Islands, Ulawa), Vanuatu (New Hebrides)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Melanesia
Class
Melanesia
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 467 families, 5464 genera, 24244 species
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Subclass
Melanesia
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 458 families, 5447 genera, 24222 species
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Infraclass
Melanesia
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 442 families, 5367 genera, 24022 species
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Superorder
Melanesia
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 298 families, 4282 genera, 20787 species
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Order
Melanesia
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 60 families, 1288 genera, 5707 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
Melanesia
    Aglossata (Speidel, 1977)
     1 family, 1 genus, 1 species
Suborder
Melanesia
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     59 families, 1287 genera, 5706 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Melanesia
Agathiphagidae (N. P. Kristensen, 1967) - 1 SpeciesKauri Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 19 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 318 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 6 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 2 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 4 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 11 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 11 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 17 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 8 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 5 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 87 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 18 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 407 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 7 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 7 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 1 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 279 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 4 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 41 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 37 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 672 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 4 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 59 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 2 SpeciesSun Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 10 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 241 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 4 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 11 SpeciesImma Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 7 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 12 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 22 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 758 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 5 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 11 Species
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 274 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 67 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 947 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 16 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 214 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 365 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 5 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 11 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 31 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 114 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 29 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 1 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 8 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 129 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 19 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 98 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 229 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 26 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 5 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 5 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 2 SpeciesBurnet Moths
60 Families with 5709 Species in Melanesia
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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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