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Distribution path and Subregions of Neotropical (More Checklists)
Path: Ecozones - Neotropical
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Neotropical
Class
Neotropical
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 191 families, 2915 genera, 29130 species
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Subclass
Neotropical
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 190 families, 2912 genera, 29124 species
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Infraclass
Neotropical
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 176 families, 2787 genera, 28434 species
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Superorder
Neotropical
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 135 families, 2239 genera, 26406 species
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Order
Neotropical
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 52 families, 726 genera, 3043 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species451.433    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
Neotropical
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     52 families, 726 genera, 3043 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Neotropical
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 5 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 17 SpeciesTiger Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 2 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 1 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 57 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 5 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 8 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 4 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 65 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 3 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 21 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 19 SpeciesErebid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 28 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 1024 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 16 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hedylidae (Guenée, 1857) - 3 SpeciesAmerican Butterfly Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 21 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 2 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 1 SpeciesImma Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 1 SpeciesLappet Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 9 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 152 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 3 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Megalopygidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 4 SpeciesFlannel Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 36 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 2 SpeciesTuft moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 244 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 5 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 66 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 18 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 1 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 6 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 4 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 38 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 4 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 521 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 24 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 3 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 383 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 2 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 4 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 60 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 138 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 1 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 1 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
52 Families with 3043 Species in Neotropical
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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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