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Distribution path and Subregions of Nearctic (More Checklists)
Path: Ecozones - Nearctic
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Nearctic
Class
Nearctic
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 708 families, 14439 genera, 107098 species
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Subclass
Nearctic
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 702 families, 14409 genera, 107043 species
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Infraclass
Nearctic
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 676 families, 14213 genera, 105773 species
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Superorder
Nearctic
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 446 families, 11402 genera, 87926 species
Tree
Order
Nearctic
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 76 families, 2638 genera, 14303 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species451.455    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
Nearctic
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     75 families, 2637 genera, 14301 species
Suborder
Nearctic
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 1 genus, 2 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Nearctic
Acanthopteroctetidae (Davis, 1978) - 4 SpeciesArchaic Sun Moths
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 20 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Agonoxenidae (Meyrick, 1926) - 1 SpeciesPalm Moths
Aididae (Schaus, 1906) - 0 Species
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 5 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Archaeolepiidae (Whalley, 1985) - 0 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 391 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 14 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 26 SpeciesFlower moths
Blastobasidae (Meyrick, 1894) - 3 SpeciesScavenger Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 0 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 0 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 14 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 0 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Chimabachidae (Heinemann, 1870) -> Oecophorinae - 0 SpeciesChimabachid Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 30 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 341 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 5 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 193 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 48 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 902 SpeciesGrass moth
Ctenuchidae (W. Kirby, 1837) -> Arctiinae - 0 SpeciesWasp moths
Dalceridae (Dyar, 1898) - 1 SpeciesTropical Slug Caterpillar Moths
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 8 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 22 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 1 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 302 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 12 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 1 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 466 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eriocraniidae (Rebel, 1901) - 13 SpeciesSparkling Archaic Sun Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 0 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 17 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 1 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 752 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 1838 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 36 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 326 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hedylidae (Guenée, 1857) - 0 SpeciesAmerican Butterfly Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 29 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 30 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 24 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 439 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 5 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 6 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 43 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 0 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 58 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 219 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lycanidae (Leach, 1815) -> Lycaenidae - 0 Species
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 125 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Megalopygidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 12 SpeciesFlannel Moths
Mesokristenseniidae (Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010) - 0 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 2 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 4 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) -> Coleophoridae - 0 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 122 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 3052 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 42 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 150 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 300 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 61 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 10 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 42 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 83 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 23 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 59 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 31 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 0 SpeciesLance Wing Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 252 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 714 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 30 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 0 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 106 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 3 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 0 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 1 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 132 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 257 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 13 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 200 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 88 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 1522 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 11 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 1 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 47 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 91 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 40 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 28 SpeciesBurnet Moths
92 Families with 14303 Species in Nearctic
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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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