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Distribution path and Subregions of North Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - North Africa
Subregions: Algeria (North Algeria, South Algeria), Libya, Macaronesia (Azores, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira), Morocco, Sahara (West Sahara), South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in North Africa
Class
North Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 532 families, 6772 genera, 26275 species
Tree
Subclass
North Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 527 families, 6753 genera, 26227 species
Tree
Infraclass
North Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 509 families, 6686 genera, 26043 species
Tree
Superorder
North Africa
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 330 families, 5271 genera, 22077 species
Tree
Order
North Africa
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 68 families, 1625 genera, 5538 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
North Africa
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     66 families, 1618 genera, 5525 species
Suborder
North Africa
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 2 genera, 8 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in North Africa
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 5 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 1 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 190 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 24 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 6 SpeciesFlower moths
Blastobasidae (Meyrick, 1894) - 3 SpeciesScavenger Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 3 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 5 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 6 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 280 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 67 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 91 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 367 SpeciesGrass moth
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 2 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 8 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 16 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 70 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 12 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 1 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 173 SpeciesErebid Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 3 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 1 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 210 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 476 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 7 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 70 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 126 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Holcopogonidae (Gozmany, 1967) - 1 Species
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 60 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 3 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 1 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 17 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 342 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 17 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 8 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) -> Coleophoridae - 1 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 50 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 725 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 39 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 39 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 495 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 21 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 67 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 176 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 17 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 19 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 4 SpeciesLance Wing Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 128 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 418 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 1 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 31 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 2 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 36 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 98 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 7 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 146 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 7 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 191 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 3 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 38 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 19 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 15 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 62 SpeciesBurnet Moths
67 Families with 5532 Species in North Africa
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in North Africa without family allocation
Armatophallus xylophaea (Meyrick, 1921)Info
Geractia poliotis (Hampson, 1905)Info
Metachrostia velox (Hübner, 1813)Info
Phaeodontella brunnea (Rothschild, 1917)Info
Tarthorhynchus exsiccata (Lederer, 1855)Info
5 Species in Lepidoptera for North Africa 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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