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Distribution path and Subregions of Mesozoic (More Checklists)
Path: Fossils - Mesozoic
Subregions: Cretaceous (Lower Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous), Jurassic (Lower Jurassic, Middle Jurassic), Triassic (Upper Triassic)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Mesozoic
Class
Mesozoic
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 1015 families, 5135 genera, 10072 species
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Subclass
Mesozoic
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 994 families, 5106 genera, 10042 species
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Infraclass
Mesozoic
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 870 families, 4691 genera, 9396 species
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Superorder
Mesozoic
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 460 families, 2738 genera, 5735 species
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Order
Mesozoic
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 29 families, 100 genera, 151 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
Mesozoic
    Eolepidopterigina (Rasnitsyn, 1983)
     1 family, 14 genera, 16 species
Suborder
Mesozoic
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     25 families, 78 genera, 125 species
Suborder
Mesozoic
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 5 genera, 8 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Mesozoic
Archaeolepiidae (Whalley, 1985) - 1 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesTiger Moths
Ascololepidopterigidae (Zhang & Al., 2013) - 3 Species
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 1 SpeciesGrass moth
Eolepidopterigidae (Rasnitsyn, 1983) - 16 Species
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocraniidae (Rebel, 1901) - 2 SpeciesSparkling Archaic Sun Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 22 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 2 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 1 SpeciesLappet Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 1 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Mesokristenseniidae (Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010) - 7 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 8 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) -> Coleophoridae - 1 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 7 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 15 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 1 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 10 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 28 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) -> Pierinae - 1 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSnout Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesHawk Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 4 SpeciesFungus Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 SpeciesBurnet Moths
29 Families with 153 Species in Mesozoic
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Mesozoic
Species with ANext  
Aclemus patulus (Zhang & Al., 2016)Info
Acraea zetes menippe (Drury, 1782)Info
Acronicta menyanthidis (Esper, 1789)Light Knot GrassInfo
Actea sphinx (Germar, 1842)Info
Akainalepidopteron elachipteron (W. T. Zhang, 2013)Info
Alcis repandata (Linnaeus, 1758)Mottled BeautyInfo
Amata magila (Strand, 1920)Info
Amphipyra tragopoginis (Clerck, 1759)Mouse MothInfo
Anemeca liya (D. E. Shcherbakov, 1995)Info
Anypostatus taurus (A. Handlirsch, 1939)Info
Aphantopus hyperantus (Linnaeus, 1758)RingletSite
Archaeolepis mane (Whalley, 1985)Info
Ascololepidopterix multinerve (W. T. Zhang, 2013)Info
Atomaria cretacea (C. Y. Cai, 2013)Info
Auliepterix minima (Kozlov, 1989)Info
Auliepterix mirabilis (Kozlov, 1989)Info
Autographa bractea (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Gold SpangleInfo
Autographa pulchrina (Haworth, 1809)Beautiful Golden YInfo
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Bucculatrix platani (M. V. Kozlov, 1988)Info
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Carpenterella curtipennis (E. E. Becker-migdisova, 1968)Info
Carpenterella grombtchevskayae (E. E. Becker-migdisova, 1985)Info
Carpenterella pusilla (E. E. Becker-migdisova, 1968)Info
Caryatis reeveana (Hidalgo, 1903)Info
Catoptria margaritella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Pearl-band Grass VeneerInfo
Cerapteryx rufo costa (Tutt, 1891)Info
Cercopis prisca (H. Weyenbergh, 1874)Info
Charissa pullata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Info
Coenotephria salicata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Striped Twin-spot CarpetInfo
Colostygia laetaria (De La Harpe, 1853)Info
Colostygia turbata (Hübner, 1799)Info
Cucullia scrophulariae -> Shargacucullia scrophulariaeWater BetonyInfo
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Daiopterix olgae (Kozlov, 1989)Info
Daiopterix rasnitsyni (Skalski, 1984)Info
Deileptenia ribeata (Clerck, 1759)Satin BeautyInfo
Deltote deceptoria -> Protodeltote deceptoriaPretty MarbledInfo
Diachrysia chryson (Esper, 1789)Scarce Burnished BrassInfo
Diarsia brunnea (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Purple ClayInfo
Dynamilepidopteron aspinosus (W. T. Zhang, 2013)Info
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Elophos dilucidaria (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Info
Elophos vittaria (Thunberg, 1788)Info
Eolepidopterix jurassica (Rasnitsyn, 1983)Info
Erebia stygne -> Erebia meolansInfo
Erinnyis penaeus -> Erinnyis oenotrusInfo
Eugraphe sigma (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Info
Eulithis populata (Linnaeus, 1758)Northern SpinachInfo
Eupithecia tantillaria (Boisduval, 1840)Dwarf PugInfo
Eupithecia trisignaria (Herrich-schäffer, 1848)Triple-spotted PugInfo
Eupithecia valerianata (Hübner, 1813)Valerian PugInfo
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Gagitodes sagittata (Fabricius, 1787)Marsh CarpetInfo
Gracilepterix pulchra (Martins-neto & Vulcano, 1989)Info
Grammikolepidopteron extensus (W. T. Zhang, 2013)Info
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Homosassa platella (Shaffer, 1968)Info
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Ijacossus suchanovae (Bekker-migdisova, 1951)Info
Iolaus eurisus helius (Fabricius, 1781)Info
Species with JBack  Next  Top
Junonia sophia nigeria (Stoneham, 1934)Info
Species with KBack  Next  Top
Karataunia lapidaria (M. V. Kozlov, 1989)Info
Kladolepidopteron oviformis (W. T. Zhang, 2013)Info
Kladolepidopteron parva (W. T. Zhang, 2013)Info
Kladolepidopteron subaequalis (W. T. Zhang, 2013)Info
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Lampropteryx suffumata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Water CarpetInfo
Lithocolletis nigrescentella -> Phyllonorycter olympicaInfo
Longcapitalis excelsus (W. T. Zhang, 2013)Info
Lycaeides argyrognomon dschagatai ()Info
Lycaena torgouta (Alpheraky, 1882)Info
Lycaena turanica (Rühl, 1895)Info
Lygephila pastinum (Treitschke, 1826)The BlackneckInfo
Lystra vollenhoveni (H. Weyenbergh, 1869)Info
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Maniola jurtina (Linnaeus, 1758)Meadow BrownSite
Mathesius liaoningensis (Kolibáč & Huang, 2011)Info
Mesokristensenia angustipenna (Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010)Info
Mesokristensenia latipenna (Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010)Info
Mesokristensenia sinica (Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010)Info
Mesokristensenia trichophora (W. T. Zhang, 2013)Info
Mesotype verberata (Scopoli, 1763)Info
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Netoxena nana (Martins-neto, 1999)Info
Nula sis (P. Vrsansky, 2008)Info
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Oeneis urda urda ()Info
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Palaeolepidopterix aurea (Kozlov, 1989)Info
Palaeontina oolitica (Butler, 1873)Info
Palaeosabatinca zherichini (Kozlov, 1988)Info
Parasa notonecta (Hering, 1931)Info
Parasabatinca aftimacrai (Whalley, 1978)Info
Parasabatinca caldasae (Martins-neto & Vulcano, 1989)Info
Pegolepidopteron latiala (W. T. Zhang, 2013)Info
Perizoma blandiata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Pretty PinionInfo
Petilicorpus cristatus (W. T. Zhang, 2013)Info
Phengaris nausithous -> Maculinea nausithousDusky Large BlueInfo
Phoebis argante cypris -> Phoebis argante arganteInfo
Plebejus rutilans ()Info
Polychrysia moneta (Fabricius, 1787)Golden PlusiaInfo
Protogryllus acutipennis (A. Handlirsch, 1920)Info
Protogryllus dobbertinensis (A. Handlirsch, 1939)Info
Protogryllus femina (C. G. Giebel, 1856)Info
Protogryllus fissus (A. Bode, 1953)Info
Protogryllus foliolum (A. Bode, 1953)Info
Protogryllus formosus (A. Bode, 1953)Info
Protogryllus germanicus (A. Handlirsch, 1920)Info
Protogryllus grandis (F. E. Zeuner, 1937)Info
Protogryllus hattorfensis (A. Bode, 1953)Info
Protogryllus implicatus (A. Bode, 1953)Info
Protogryllus irregularis (A. Handlirsch, 1939)Info
Protogryllus laceratus (A. Bode, 1953)Info
Protogryllus lakshmi (R. Pérez-de La Fuente, 2012)Info
Protogryllus liadicus ()Info
Protogryllus liadis (A. Handlirsch, 1939)Info
Protogryllus magnus (F. E. Zeuner, 1937)Info
Protogryllus major (A. Handlirsch, 1939)Info
Protogryllus minor (A. Bode, 1905)Info
Protogryllus multoramosus (A. Bode, 1953)Info
Protogryllus multovenosus (A. Bode, 1953)Info
Protogryllus parallelus (F. E. Zeuner, 1937)Info
Protogryllus praeacutus (A. Bode, 1953)Info
Protogryllus sedgwicki (P. B. Brodie, 1845)Info
Protogryllus stenobasis (A. Handlirsch, 1939)Info
Protogryllus stormbergensis (S. H. Haughton, 1924)Info
Protogryllus symmetricus (A. Bode, 1953)Info
Protogryllus vicinus (A. Handlirsch, 1939)Info
Protohagla langi (F. E. Zeuner, 1962)Info
Protolepis cuprealata (M. V. Kozlov, 1989)Info
Species with QBack  Next  Top
Quadruplecivena celsa (W. T. Zhang, 2013)Info
Quedius cretaceus (C. Y. Cai, 2013)Info
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Risoba diphtheropsis (Prout, 1924)Info
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Sabatinca perveta (Cockerell, 1919)Info
Scopula ternata (Schrank, 1802)Smoky WaveInfo
Seresilepidopteron dualis (W. T. Zhang, 2013)Info
Speyeria aglaia methana (Fruhstorfer, 1908)Info
Sphongophoriella reticulata (E. E. Becker-migdisova, 1958)Info
Stigmellites araliae (Fric, 1882)Info
Stigmellites kzyldzharica (Kozlov, 1988)Info
Stigmellites samsonovi (Kozlov, 1988)Info
Stigmellites serpentina (Kozlov, 1988)Info
Stigmellites sharovi (Kozlov, 1988)Info
Stigmellites tyshchenkoi (Kozlov, 1988)Info
Stigmenamma heeri (Giebel, 1856)Info
Synanthedon scoliaeformis (Borkhausen, 1789)Welsh ClearwingInfo
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Thera vetustata (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Fir CarpetInfo
Tillyardiopsis granulata (B. Dunstan, 1923)Info
Tillyardiopsis tuberculata (B. Dunstan, 1923)Info
Tillyardiopsis variotuberculata (B. Dunstan, 1923)Info
Tinea araliae (A. Fritsch, 1882)Info
Tolype rotundata (A. Bode, 1953)Info
Trichoplusia eutheia (Dufay, 1972)Info
Trionolepidopteron admarginis (W. T. Zhang, 2013)Info
Species with UBack  Next  Top
Undopterix caririensis (Martins-neto & Vulcano, 1989)Info
Undopterix sukatshevae (Skalski, 1979)Info
Species with VBack  Next  Top
Venusia cambrica (Curtis, 1839)Welsh WaveInfo
Species with XBack  Next  Top
Xanthorhoe biriviata (Borkhausen, 1794)Balsam CarpetInfo
Xanthorhoe incursata (Hübner, 1813)Tweed CarpetInfo
Xestia viridescens (Turati, 1919)Info
Species with ZBack  Top
Zamarada eryma (Fletcher D. S., 1974)Info
Zygobasis mesozoica (Y. C. Hong, 1982)Info
151 Species in Lepidoptera for Mesozoic listed
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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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