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Distribution path and Subregions of North America (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - North America
Subregions: Bermuda Islands (Bermuda), Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon), Greenland, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico (Central Mexico, East Mexico, Mexican Pacific Islands, North Mexico, South Mexico, West Mexico), Rocky Mountains, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, USA (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, East USA, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Lake Erie Islands, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, South USA, Southwest USA, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West USA, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in North America
Class
North America
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 1071 families, 23060 genera, 179627 species
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Subclass
North America
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 1056 families, 22877 genera, 179337 species
Tree
Infraclass
North America
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 970 families, 22496 genera, 177184 species
Tree
Superorder
North America
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 555 families, 17960 genera, 149595 species
Tree
Order
North America
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 93 families, 4751 genera, 35405 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 America
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     89 families, 4696 genera, 35327 species
Suborder
North America
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 1 genus, 3 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in North America
Acanthopteroctetidae (Davis, 1978) - 4 SpeciesArchaic Sun Moths
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 38 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Agonoxenidae (Meyrick, 1926) - 2 SpeciesPalm Moths
Aididae (Schaus, 1906) - 1 Species
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 13 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 56 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Archaeolepiidae (Whalley, 1985) - 1 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 1467 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 27 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 49 SpeciesFlower moths
Blastobasidae (Meyrick, 1894) - 12 SpeciesScavenger Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 19 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 2 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 21 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 20 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Chimabachidae (Heinemann, 1870) -> Oecophorinae - 1 SpeciesChimabachid Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 67 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 1696 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 6 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 268 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 142 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 1834 SpeciesGrass moth
Ctenuchidae (W. Kirby, 1837) - 2 SpeciesWasp moths
Dalceridae (Dyar, 1898) - 4 SpeciesTropical Slug Caterpillar Moths
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 16 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 45 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 12 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 591 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 16 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 1 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 1032 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eriocraniidae (Rebel, 1901) - 17 SpeciesSparkling Archaic Sun Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 41 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 2 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1227 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 3239 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 56 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 482 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hedylidae (Guenée, 1857) - 3 SpeciesAmerican Butterfly Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 54 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 46 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 63 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 2455 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 2 SpeciesTeak Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 18 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 6 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 154 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 1 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 133 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 1717 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lycanidae (Leach, 1815) -> Lycaenidae - 1 Species
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 173 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Megalopygidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 40 SpeciesFlannel Moths
Mesokristenseniidae (Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010) - 1 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 3 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 18 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) - 2 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 223 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 5878 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 103 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 468 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 2732 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 112 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 25 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 599 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 692 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 59 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 97 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 52 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 2 SpeciesLance Wing Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 451 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1152 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 426 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 1 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 389 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 4 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 1 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 5 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 226 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 544 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 34 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 457 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 114 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 2713 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 42 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 6 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 75 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 127 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 43 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 60 SpeciesBurnet Moths
92 Families with 35333 Species in North America
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in North America without family allocation
Species with ANext  
Aconicta albarufa ()Info
Acopia perpallida ()Info
Adania montana ()Info
Agnopterix arnucella ()Info
Arhyrotaenia velutinana ()Red-banded Leafroller MothInfo
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Cercops festus -> Autochton cellusInfo
Colosima munroei ()Info
Copableparon longipenne ()Info
Coptitarsia corrida (Pogue & Simmons, 2008)Info
Coptitarsia decolora (Guenée, 1852)Info
Cyncia oregonensis ()Oregon CynciaInfo
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Disclisiosprocta stellata -> Disclisioprocta stellataInfo
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Egita simplex ()Info
Ennomon subsignaria ()Elm Spanworm MothInfo
Eudrespanelatri rectifascia ()Info
Eughagena nebraskae intensa ()Info
Euretagrotis perattenta inattenta ()Info
Euthyatria lorata ()Info
Euxua tessellata ()Info
Expantheria scribonia ()Giant Leopard MothInfo
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Gulphisia wrightii ()Info
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Hoffmannophila pseudospretella ()Info
Hydriomina sierrae ()Info
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Lanpronia oregonella ()Info
Lycacna arota schellbachi (Tilden, 1955)Rockymountain tailed copperInfo
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Matigranna rubrosuffusa ()Info
Microcalpyptris bircornutus ()Info
Microcalpyptris lotella ()Info
Microcalpyptris punctulatus ()Info
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Namibiocossus punctifera (Gaede, 1929)Info
Noclea rivulosa ()Info
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Oncocnmeis piffardi ()Info
Oncocnmeis viriditincta ()Info
Ortea rosea ()Rose HooktipInfo
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Paralercoptera albella ()Info
Paralercoptera heinrichi ()Info
Paraphymatopus californicus -> Phymatopus californicusInfo
Paraphymatopus hectoides -> Phymatopus hectoidesInfo
Plataphalinidia plicana ()Info
Prothorthodes texana consors ()Info
Pseudethemia protuberans ()Info
Pseudoadelphia ochripunctella ()Info
Pseudohadana vulnerea ()Info
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Recavicula marloffiana ()Info
Redectes vitrea ()Info
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Salebraicus odiosellus ()Info
Scolioptreryx libatrix ()Info
Scybalisttodes periculosalis ()Info
Setamorpha rutella -> Setomorpha rutellaInfo
Subscaphia acricosta ()Info
Symetrischema striatellum ()Info
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Thorbyes albosuffusa -> Thorybes pyladesInfo
Thorbyes integra -> Thorybes pyladesInfo
Tortricicia testacea testacea ()Info
Tripuda balteata ()Info
Tripuda dimidiata ()Info
Tripuda inquaesita ()Info
Tripuda limbata ()Info
Tripuda luxuriosa ()Info
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Ulolanche dilecta ()Info
Ulolanche niveiguttata ()Info
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Xantherhoe incursata harveyata ()Info
Xantherhoe incursata lagganata ()Info
Xantherhoe labradorensis ()Info
Xantherhoe macdunnoughi ()Info
Xantherhoe marinensis ()Info
Xantherhoe munitata ()Info
Xantherhoe munitata convallaria ()Info
Xantherhoe packardata ()Info
Xantherhoe pontiaria ()Info
Xantherhoe spaldingaria ()Info
Xanthippe beatifica -> Arta epicoenalisInfo
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Zeusera pyrina ()Leopard MothInfo
73 Species in Lepidoptera for North America listed without family allocation
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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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