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Distribution path and Subregions of Palaearctic (More Checklists)
Path: Ecozones - Palaearctic
Subregions: East Palaearctic, West Palaearctic
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Palaearctic
Class
Palaearctic
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 410 families, 11674 genera, 195665 species
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Subclass
Palaearctic
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 409 families, 11670 genera, 195660 species
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Infraclass
Palaearctic
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 393 families, 11580 genera, 194884 species
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Superorder
Palaearctic
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 336 families, 11332 genera, 194100 species
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Order
Palaearctic
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 82 families, 1588 genera, 7068 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
Palaearctic
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     81 families, 1587 genera, 7062 species
Suborder
Palaearctic
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 1 genus, 6 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Palaearctic
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 17 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Agonoxenidae (Meyrick, 1926) - 1 SpeciesPalm Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 400 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 5 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 4 SpeciesFlower moths
Bedelliidae (Stainton, 1849) - 6 Species
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 2 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 2 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 3 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Chimabachidae (Heinemann, 1870) -> Oecophorinae - 1 SpeciesChimabachid Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 9 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 239 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 78 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 8 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 245 SpeciesGrass moth
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 3 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 132 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 4 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 165 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Endromidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGlory Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 16 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epicopeiidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 4 SpeciesOriental Swallowtail Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 113 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eriocraniidae (Rebel, 1901) - 8 SpeciesSparkling Archaic Sun Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 3 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 2 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 1 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 319 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 697 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 23 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 183 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 8 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 3 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 798 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heterogynidae (Rambur, 1866) - 4 SpeciesMediterranean Burnet Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 6 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 40 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 3 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 4 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 4 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 303 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 32 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 6 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) -> Coleophoridae - 1 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 50 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 870 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 26 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 47 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 236 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 40 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 12 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 27 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 67 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 16 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 6 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 6 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 2 SpeciesLance Wing Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 55 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 169 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 1 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 1 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 26 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Satyridae (Boisduval, 1833) -> Satyrinae - 0 SpeciesSatyrines
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 1 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 1 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 204 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 407 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 2 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 26 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 3 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 649 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 15 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 1 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 17 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 81 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 23 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 63 SpeciesBurnet Moths
83 Families with 7067 Species in Palaearctic
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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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