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Distribution path and Subregions of Papua New Guinea (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Oceania - Melanesia - Papua New Guinea
Subregions: Bismarck Archipelago (Admiralty Islands, Manus, New Britain, New Ireland), Bougainville, Chimbu, Eastern Highlands, Madang, Milne Bay (Trobriand Islands), Morobe, North Papua New Guinea, Papua Region, Southern Highlands, Western Highlands, Western Province
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Papua New Guinea
Class
Papua New Guinea
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 360 families, 3471 genera, 15055 species
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Subclass
Papua New Guinea
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 353 families, 3459 genera, 15038 species
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Infraclass
Papua New Guinea
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 338 families, 3406 genera, 14914 species
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Superorder
Papua New Guinea
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 240 families, 2855 genera, 13543 species
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Order
Papua New Guinea
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 50 families, 775 genera, 3409 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
Papua New Guinea
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     50 families, 775 genera, 3409 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Papua New Guinea
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 18 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 213 SpeciesTiger Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 4 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 7 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 5 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 5 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 1 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 1 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 5 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 11 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 161 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 6 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 3 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 101 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 4 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 12 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 10 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 441 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 16 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesSun Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 220 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 1 SpeciesImma Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 7 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 12 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 15 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 592 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 3 Species
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 77 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 18 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 682 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 1 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 162 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 316 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) -> Psychinae - 1 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 10 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 22 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 28 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 1 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 7 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 75 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 10 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 10 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 99 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 6 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 3 SpeciesTimber Moths
51 Families with 3410 Species in Papua New Guinea
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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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