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Distribution path and Subregions of Namibia (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - Southern Africa - Namibia
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Namibia
Class
Namibia
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 349 families, 2937 genera, 7318 species
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Subclass
Namibia
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 347 families, 2922 genera, 7274 species
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Infraclass
Namibia
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 331 families, 2842 genera, 7093 species
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Superorder
Namibia
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 214 families, 2279 genera, 6023 species
Tree
Order
Namibia
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 54 families, 717 genera, 1686 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species451.487    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
Namibia
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     53 families, 715 genera, 1679 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Namibia
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 2 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 77 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 3 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 2 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 2 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Cecidosidae (Brèthes, 1916) - 3 SpeciesGall Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 3 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 20 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 1 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 14 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 59 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 84 SpeciesGrass moth
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 7 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 15 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 2 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 78 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 7 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 5 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 7 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 2 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 146 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 103 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 38 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 60 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 27 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 5 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 16 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 116 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 11 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 13 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 199 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 12 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 25 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 118 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 3 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 54 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 4 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 23 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 23 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 91 SpeciesSnout Moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 29 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 9 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 4 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 27 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 17 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 38 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 3 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 13 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 5 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 40 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 4 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 SpeciesBurnet Moths
53 Families with 1679 Species in Namibia
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Namibia without family allocation
Lichtensteiniana aloides (Mey, 2015)Info
Lichtensteiniana brandbergensis (Mey, 2015)Info
Lichtensteiniana strigulatus (Gaede, 1929)Info
Lichtensteiniana tessellatus (Clench, 1959)Info
Namibiocossus danieli (Clench, 1959)Info
Namibiocossus gaerdesi (Daniel, 1956)Info
Namibiocossus uhligorum (Mey, 2015)Info
7 Species in Lepidoptera for Namibia 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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