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Distribution path and Subregions of Pacific Islands (More Checklists)
Path: World Oceans - Pacific Ocean - Pacific Islands
Subregions: Pacific Subtropical Islands
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Pacific Islands
Class
Pacific Islands
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 120 families, 312 genera, 441 species
Tree
Subclass
Pacific Islands
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 119 families, 311 genera, 440 species
Tree
Infraclass
Pacific Islands
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 118 families, 310 genera, 439 species
Tree
Superorder
Pacific Islands
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 87 families, 251 genera, 331 species
Tree
Order
Pacific Islands
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 9 families, 20 genera, 29 species
Site
Tree
Show Info
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
Pacific Islands
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     9 families, 20 genera, 29 species

Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Pacific Islands
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesTiger Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesErebid Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 0 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 3 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 12 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 4 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesHawk Moths
10 Families with 29 Species in Pacific Islands


Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Pacific Islands
Agrius convolvuli (Linnaeus, 1758)Convolvulus Hawk-mothSite
Appias paulina ega (Boisduval, 1836)Common AlbatrossInfo
Calamidia hirta (Walker, 1854)Wedge FootmanInfo
Cepora perimale scyllara (Macleay, 1826)Australian GullInfo
Chrysodeixis quaestionis -> Chrysodeixis chalcitesInfo
Danaus chrysippus (Linnaeus, 1758)Plain TigerInfo
Danaus petilia -> Danaus chrysippusLesser WandererInfo
Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758)MonarchInfo
Euploea core (Cramer, 1780)Australian CrowInfo
Euploea core corinna (Macleay, 1826)Common CrowInfo
Euploea corinna -> Euploea coreOleander ButterflyInfo
Eurema brigitta australis (Wallace, 1867)No-brand Grass-yellowInfo
Eurema smilax (Donovan, 1805)Small Grass YellowInfo
Gnathothlibus eras -> Gnathothlibus erotusInfo
Gnathothlibus erotus (Cramer, 1777)White-brow hawkmothInfo
Graphium macleayanum insulanum ()Info
Graphium macleayanus insulana (Waterhouse, 1920)Info
Hypolimnas bolina nerina (Fabricius, 1775)Common EggflyInfo
Junonia villida calybe (Godart, 1819)Meadow Argus ButterflyInfo
Melanitis leda bankia (Fabricius, 1775)Evening BrownInfo
Speiredonia spectans (Guenée, 1852)Granny´s cloak mothInfo
Spodoptera litura (Fabricius, 1775)Asian Cotton LeafwormInfo
Spodoptera mauritia (Boisduval, 1833)Lawn armywormInfo
Trissodoris honorariella (Walsingham, 1907)Pandanus Hole-cutter MothInfo
Trogium evansorum (Smithers, 1994)Info
Trogium nigrum -> Rhyopsocidus nigerInfo
Vanessa itea (Fabricius, 1775)Yellow AdmiralInfo
Zizera labradus (Godart, 1823)Info
Zizina otis labradus (Godart, 1824)Grass BlueInfo
29 Species in Lepidoptera for Pacific Islands listed
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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