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Distribution path and Subregions of Oceania (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Oceania
Subregions: Australasia (Australia, New Guinea), Melanesia (Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu), Micronesia (Caroline Islands, Gilbert Islands, Guam, Kiribati, Line Islands, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau), Polynesia (American Samoa, Cook Islands, Easter Island, French Polynesia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Pitcairn Islands, Rotuma, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna)
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Oceania
Class
Oceania
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 906 families, 22554 genera, 146142 species
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Subclass
Oceania
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 893 families, 22398 genera, 145849 species
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Infraclass
Oceania
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 847 families, 22113 genera, 144652 species
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Superorder
Oceania
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 518 families, 16732 genera, 121793 species
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Order
Oceania
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 94 families, 4851 genera, 30324 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
Oceania
    Aglossata (Speidel, 1977)
     1 family, 1 genus, 2 species
Suborder
Oceania
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     91 families, 4808 genera, 30237 species
Suborder
Oceania
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 7 genera, 39 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Oceania
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 15 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Agathiphagidae (N. P. Kristensen, 1967) - 2 SpeciesKauri Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 50 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anomosetidae (Tillyard, 1919) - 1 SpeciesAustralian Primitive Ghost Moths
Anthelidae (Turner, 1904) - 191 SpeciesAustralian Lappet Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 1527 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 37 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 71 SpeciesFlower moths
Blastobasidae (Meyrick, 1894) -> Blastobasinae - 1 SpeciesScavenger Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 31 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 60 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 18 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 207 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Carthaeidae (Common, 1966) - 1 SpeciesAustralian Silkworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 43 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 76 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 68 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 21 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1139 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 266 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 2149 SpeciesGrass moth
Cyclotornidae (Meyrick, 1912) - 5 SpeciesAustralian Parasite Moths
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 103 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 8 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 380 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 33 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 7 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 987 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 3 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 67 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 280 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 5 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 740 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 3257 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 140 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 376 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 10 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 16 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 127 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 766 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 10 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 33 SpeciesImma Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 12 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 7 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 134 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 210 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 115 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lophocoronidae (Common, 1973) - 7 SpeciesAustralian Archaic Sun Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 1440 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 72 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 18 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 39 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 1 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Mnesarchaeidae (Eyer, 1924) - 9 SpeciesNew Zealand Primitive Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) - 10 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 109 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1905 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 598 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 260 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 1711 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 3063 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Oenosandridae (Miller, 1991) - 7 SpeciesSnub Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 30 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Palaeosetidae (Turner, 1922) - 2 SpeciesMiniature Ghost Moths
Palaephatidae (Davis, 1986) - 14 SpeciesGondwanaland Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 393 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 673 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 83 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 2 SpeciesYucca Moths
Prototheoridae (Meyrick, 1917) - 1 SpeciesAfrican Primitive Ghost Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 297 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 263 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 875 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 35 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 33 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 94 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 1 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 11 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 3 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 69 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Simaethistidae (Minet, 1991) - 2 Species
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 308 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thaumetopoeidae (Aurivillius, 1889) -> Thaumetopoeinae - 1 SpeciesProcessionary caterpillars
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 81 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 559 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tineodidae (Meyrick, 1885) - 14 SpeciesFalse Plume Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 2554 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 228 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 387 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 132 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 1 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 78 SpeciesBurnet Moths
93 Families with 30279 Species in Oceania
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Oceania without family allocation
Species with ANext  
Acatapaustis metallopa ()Halved Tuft-mothInfo
Anamotarus illawarrae (Macleay, 1873)Info
Ancyclolomia westwoodi ()Info
Anthrips mesoleuca ()Info
Anyclis erythrana ()Info
Anyclis sciodelta ()Info
Apatutina erminea ()Info
Australariona mirabilis ()Info
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Blezynskia malacelloides ()Info
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Catodoceta xanthostephana ()Info
Chimabacche saxipenella ()Info
Coelopera castanina ()Info
Coelopera gyrobathra ()Info
Crysiphila atmophanes ()Info
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Dolerimima hypoxantha ()Info
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Eurausta holophaea ()Info
Eurausta oxyprora ()Info
Eurausta phoenicea ()Info
Eurhythmus bryophiloides ()Info
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Friedlandaria phaeocorda ()Info
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Lacistophenes hackeri ()Info
Lapanda huntei ()Info
Leuropena sera ()Info
Lobogetheas interrupta ()Info
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Machaeretis orthosema ()Info
Machaeretis platyptila (Turner, 1940)Info
Mecylcothorax ambiguus (Erichson, 1842)Info
Mecylcothorax amplipennis amplipennis (Broun, 1912)Info
Mecylcothorax rotundicollis (White, 1846)Info
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Nagarodes mysolata ()Info
Neogalia sunia ()Catabena MothInfo
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Psilacis isombra ()Info
Ptychopseutis amoenella ()Info
Ptychopseutis eutacta ()Info
Ptychopseutis molybdogramma ()Info
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Stomopterix simplexella ()Info
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Tanumecica xanthoplaca ()Info
Tanyzancha marionella ()Info
Thryphaena tineaeformis ()Info
Tolipiodes oligolasia ()Info
Trisynopta euryspoda ()Info
Trisynopta neossophila ()Info
Trisynopta scatophaga ()Info
Tsiphone abeona ()Swordgrass BrownInfo
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Wheelaria spilodactylus ()Horehound Plume MothInfo
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Xanthonomis fuscifrons ()Info
46 Species in Lepidoptera for Oceania 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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