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Distribution path and Subregions of Palestine (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Asia - West Asia - Palestine
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Palestine
Class
Palestine
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 103 families, 383 genera, 585 species
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Subclass
Palestine
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 103 families, 383 genera, 585 species
Tree
Infraclass
Palestine
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 102 families, 382 genera, 584 species
Tree
Superorder
Palestine
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 68 families, 232 genera, 335 species
Tree
Order
Palestine
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 28 families, 132 genera, 199 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species451.455    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
Palestine
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     28 families, 132 genera, 199 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Palestine
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesTiger Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 8 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 2 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 6 SpeciesGrass moth
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 3 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 11 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesErebid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 6 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 9 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 8 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 17 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 1 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 18 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 4 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 5 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 16 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 19 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 17 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 3 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 3 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesSnout Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesHawk Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 10 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 3 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 8 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 1 SpeciesTimber Moths
28 Families with 202 Species in Palestine
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Palestine
Species with ANext  
Acontiola sancta -> Ozarba sanctaInfo
Acrobasis jordanella (Amsel, 1965)Info
Acrocercops brongniardella (Fabricius, 1798)Leaf Blotch Miner MothInfo
Adopaea lingola ()Info
Agdistis halodelta (Meyrick, 1925)Info
Agdistis lippensi -> Agdistis halodeltaInfo
Albulina loewii (Zeller, 1847)Large Jewel BlueInfo
Allancastria deyrollei (Oberthür, 1869)Info
Alucita cinnerethella (Amsel, 1935)Info
Amicta albescens -> Amicta murinaInfo
Amselia heringi (Amsel, 1935)Info
Anaphaeis aurota -> Belenois aurotaPioneerInfo
Ancylosis bilineella (Amsel, 1935)Info
Ancylosis favorinella (Zeller, 1867)Info
Ancylosis hederalis (Amsel, 1935)Info
Anthocharis cardamines (Linnaeus, 1758)Orange-tipSite
Anthocharis gruneri (Herrich-schäffer, 1851)Grí¼ner´s Orange TipInfo
Apharitis acamas -> Apharitis acamusLeopard ButterflyInfo
Apharitis acamus (Klug, 1834)Tawny SilverlineInfo
Archon apollinus (Herbst, 1798)False ApolloInfo
Aricia agestis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Brown ArgusSite
Atethmia maculifera -> Atethmia ambustaInfo
Autophila einsleri (Amsel, 1935)Info
Autophila pauli (Boursin, 1940)Info
Azanus gamra (Lederer, 1855)Info
Azanus jesous (Guérin-méneville, 1849)African Babul BlueInfo
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Bactra telaviviana -> Bactra simplicianaInfo
Bazaria palaestinensis (Amsel, 1935)Info
Bedellia somnulentella (Zeller, 1817)Sweet Potato Leaf MinerInfo
Belenois aurota (Fabricius, 1793)Pioneer WhiteInfo
Bucculatrix albella -> Bucculatrix staintonellaInfo
Bucculatrix ramallahensis (Amsel, 1935)Info
Bucculatrix staintonella (Chambers, 1878)Info
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Caloptilia coruscans (Walsingham, 1907)Info
Calycobathra striatella (Kasy, 1968)Info
Caradrina bodenheimeri (Draudt, 1934)Info
Carcharodus alceae (Esper, 1780)Mallow SkipperInfo
Carcharodus orientalis (Reverdin, 1913)Oriental SkipperInfo
Carcharodus stauderi (Reverdin, 1913)Stauder´s SkipperInfo
Catamecia jordana -> Catamecia minimaInfo
Catapsilothrix goetschmanni (Rebel, 1911)Info
Cercopis sanguinolenta (Scopoli, 1763)Info
Charaxes jasius (Linnaeus, 1767)Foxy EmperorSite
Chilades galba (Lederer, 1855)Persian Grass BlueInfo
Chilades trochylus (Freyer, 1843)Grass JewelInfo
Cigaritis acamas (Klug, 1834)Leopard ButterflyInfo
Cinnerethica optodes (Meyrick, 1922)Info
Clepsis oblimatana (Kennel, 1900)Info
Clepsis soriana (Kennel, 1899)Info
Clytie nabataea (Hampson, 1913)Info
Clytie scotorrhiza (Hampson, 1913)Info
Cnephasia lineata (Walsingham, 1900)Info
Coenina paulusi (Rebel, 1906)Info
Coleophora albidorsella (Toll, 1942)Info
Coleophora amasiella (Stainton, 1867)Info
Coleophora arenbergeri -> Coleophora amasiellaInfo
Coleophora arenbergi (Stainton, 1867)Info
Coleophora dylineella -> Coleophora cyrniellaInfo
Coleophora jerusalemella (Toll, 1942)Info
Coleophora parvella (Toll, 1942)Info
Coleophora plurifoliella (Chrétien, 1896)Info
Colias croceus (Fourcroy, 1785)Clouded YellowSite
Colotis fausta (Olivier, 1804)Large Salmon ArabInfo
Colotis phisadia (Godart, 1819)Blue-spotted ArabInfo
Cosmopterix phragmitidis -> Cosmopterix salahinellaInfo
Creataloum gracilis (Staudinger, 1899)Info
Cymbalophora oertzeni (Lederer, 1855)Info
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Danaus chrysippus (Linnaeus, 1758)Plain TigerInfo
Depressaria keltella (Amsel, 1935)Info
Depressaria marcella (Rebel, 1901)Info
Dextellia dorsilineella (Amsel, 1935)Info
Dichomeris bodenheimeri (Rebel, 1926)Info
Drasteria angustifasciata -> Drasteria herziInfo
Drasteria judaica (Hampson, 1926)Info
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Eilema unipuncta (Staudinger, 1899)Info
Elachista cordata (Sruoga & J. De Prins, 2011)Info
Elphinstonia charlonia (Donzel, 1842)Greenish Black-tipInfo
Empusa fasciata (Brullé, 1832)Info
Enterpia latestrigata (Amsel, 1935)Info
Epascestria foviferalis ()Info
Epascestria pustulalis (Hübner, 1823)Info
Ephysteris subdiminutella (Stainton, 1867)Caltrop mothInfo
Epicrocis pseudodiscomaculella -> Epidauria chionocraspisInfo
Epiparthia vasta (Amsel, 1935)Info
Epischnia albella (Amsel, 1954)Info
Eremicola semitica (Amsel, 1935)Info
Eublemma albivestalis (Hampson, 1910)Info
Eublemma vestalis -> Eublemma albivestalisInfo
Euchloe ausonia -> Euchloe crameriEastern Dappled WhiteInfo
Euchloe belemia (Esper, 1800)Green-striped WhiteInfo
Euchloe crameri (Butler, 1869)Western Dappled WhiteInfo
Euzopherodes tenebrosa (Zeller, 1867)Info
Species with FBack  Next  Top
Freyeria trochylus -> Chilades trochylusGrass JewelInfo
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Gegenes gambica -> Gegenes pumilioInfo
Gegenes nostrodamus (Fabricius, 1793)Veloz de las RierasInfo
Gegenes pumilio (Hoffmannsegg, 1804)Dark HottentotInfo
Gnophos subvariegata (Staudinger, 1898)Info
Gonepteryx cleopatra (Linnaeus, 1767)CleopatraInfo
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Hedma hyoscyami (Amsel, 1935)Info
Hedma rhamnifoliae (Amsel & Hering, 1931)Info
Hemidromodes hessa (Prout, 1935)Info
Heterographa puengeleri (Bartel, 1904)Info
Hipparchia fatua (Freyer, 1844)Freyer´s GraylingInfo
Hipparchia pisidice (Klug, 1832)Info
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Idaea sanctaria (Staudinger, 1900)Info
Infurcitinea amseli (Petersen, 1957)Info
Infurcitinea karmeliella (Amsel, 1935)Info
Species with KBack  Next  Top
Knappetra susanna (Staudinger, 1895)Info
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767)Long-tailed BlueInfo
Lasiocampa palaestinensis (Staudinger, 1894)Info
Lasiommata maera (Linnaeus, 1758)Large WallInfo
Lasiommata megera (Linnaeus, 1767)WallSite
Leucania jordana -> Leucania crenulataInfo
Limenitis reducta (Staudinger, 1901)Southern White AdmiralInfo
Lithocolletis quercifoliella -> Phyllonorycter fitchellaInfo
Lithocolletis quercus ()Info
Lithostege palaestinensis (Amsel, 1935)Info
Lycaena phlaeas (Linnaeus, 1761)Small CopperInfo
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Maniola telmessia (Zeller, 1847)Turkish Meadow BrownInfo
Megalorhipida palaestinensis -> Megalorhipida leucodactylaInfo
Melanargia titea (Klug, 1832)Levantine Marbled WhiteInfo
Melitaea cinxia (Linnaeus, 1758)Glanville FritillaryInfo
Melitaea deserticola (Oberthür, 1911)Desert FritillaryInfo
Melitaea phoebe -> Melitaea cinxiaKnapweed FritillaryInfo
Melitaea trivia -> Melitaea cinxiaLesser Spotted FritillaryInfo
Mendesia echiella -> Perittia echiellaInfo
Metopoceras sacra -> Metopoceras omarInfo
Microbaena pulchra (Hausmann, 1996)Info
Monopis desertella (Amsel, 1935)Info
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Orgyia dubia (Tauscher, 1806)Info
Ozarba sancta (Staudinger, 1900)Info
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Papilio alexanor (Esper, 1800)Southern SwallowtailInfo
Papilio machaon (Linnaeus, 1758)SwallowtailSite
Pelopidas thrax (Hübner, 1821)White Branded SwiftInfo
Perittia echiella (Joannis, 1902)Info
Phtheochroa aureopunctana (Ragonot, 1894)Info
Phtheochroa jerichoana (Amsel, 1935)Info
Phyllonorycter fitchella (Clemens, 1860)Info
Phyllonorycter quercus (Amsel, 1935)Info
Pieris brassicae (Linnaeus, 1758)Small WhiteSite
Placodoma diaphracta (Meyrick, 1922)Info
Placodoma epiphracta (Meyrick, 1921)Info
Platyedra cruenta -> Depressaria marcellaInfo
Polygonia egea (Cramer, 1775)Southern CommaInfo
Polyommatus icarus zelleri (Verity, 1919)Info
Polyommatus loewii -> Albulina loewiiLarge Jewel BlueInfo
Pontia daplidice -> Pontia edusaBath WhiteInfo
Pontia edusa (Fabricius, 1777)Eastern Bath WhiteInfo
Pontia glauconome (Klug, 1829)Desert WhiteInfo
Praelongicera palaestinella -> Perissomastix palaestinellaInfo
Pseudophilotes vicrama (Moore, 1865)Eastern baton blueInfo
Pyrgus melotis (Duponchel, 1832)Aegean skipperInfo
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Recurvaria nanella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Lesser bud mothInfo
Rhodometra sacraria (Linnaeus, 1767)The VestalInfo
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Scodionista amoritaria (Püngeler, 1902)Info
Scodionyx mysticus (Staudinger, 1899)Info
Scolia maura (Fabricius, 1793)Info
Scopula adelpharia (Püngeler, 1894)Info
Scythris kebirella (Amsel, 1935)Info
Sloperia proto (Ochsenheimer, 1808)Info
Spialia orbifer (Hübner, 1823)Orbed Red-underwing SkipperInfo
Spialia phlomidis (Herrich-schäffer, 1845)Persian SkipperInfo
Stigmella aurella (Fabricius, 1775)Golden PigmyInfo
Stigmella cistivora ()Info
Stigmella heringella ()Info
Stigmella regiella (Herrich-schäffer, 1885)Purple-shot PigmyInfo
Stigmella ruficapitella (Haworth, 1828)Red-headed PigmyInfo
Stomphastis conflua (Meyrick, 1914)Info
Synclera traducalis (Zeller, 1852)Variegated PearlInfo
Synclera univocalis -> Synclera traducalisJujube leaf-folderInfo
Syrichtus proto -> Sloperia protoInfo
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Tarucus balkanicus (Freyer, 1844)Balkan PierrotInfo
Tarucus rosacea (Austaut, 1885)Mediterranean Tiger BlueInfo
Tephris diversella -> Tephris ochreellaInfo
Thopeutis hederalis (Amsel, 1935)Info
Thymelicus acteon (Rottemburg, 1775)Lulworth SkipperInfo
Thymelicus hyrax (Lederer, 1861)Levantine SkipperInfo
Thymelicus lineola (Ochsenheimer, 1808)Essex SkipperInfo
Thymelicus sylvestris (Poda, 1761)Small SkipperInfo
Tinagma grisecens (Stainton, 1876)Info
Tinagma mexicanum (Gaedike, 1990)Info
Tinagma tabghana -> Tinagma mexicanumInfo
Tischeria dodonaea (Stainton, 1858)Small CarlInfo
Tischeria ekebladella (Bjerkander, 1795)Oak CarlInfo
Tischeria rubiphagella (Amsel, 1935)Info
Trachysmia aureopunctana (Ragonot, 1894)Info
Trachysmia jerichoana (Amsel, 1935)Info
Species with UBack  Next  Top
Urodeta absidata (Sruoga & J. De Prins, 2011)Info
Urodeta aculeata (Sruoga & J. De Prins, 2011)Info
Urodeta crenata (Sruoga & J. De Prins, 2011)Info
Urodeta cuspidis (Sruoga & J. De Prins, 2011)Info
Urodeta faro (Sruoga & J. De Prins, 2011)Info
Urodeta tortuosa (Sruoga & J. De Prins, 2011)Info
Species with VBack  Next  Top
Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758)Red AdmiralSite
Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus, 1758)Cosmopolitan Painted LadySite
Species with YBack  Next  Top
Ypthima asterope -> Ypthima granulosaAfrican RingletInfo
Ypthima granulosa (Butler, 1883)Granular RingletInfo
Species with ZBack  Top
Zegris eupheme (Esper, 1804)Sooty Orange TipInfo
Zizeeria karsandra (Moore, 1865)Dark Grass BlueInfo
199 Species in Lepidoptera for Palestine listed
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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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