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Distribution path and Subregions of Polynesia (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Oceania - Polynesia
Subregions: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Easter Island, French Polynesia (Austral Islands, Marquesas Islands, Society Islands), Hawaii (Hawaiian tropical dry forests, Hawaiian tropical rainforests, Hawai´i, Kaua´i, Maui, Moloka´i, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, O´ahu), New Zealand (Auckland Islands, Campbell Islands, Chatham Islands, Kermadec Islands, North Island, Snares Islands, South Island), Niue, Norfolk Island, Pitcairn Islands, Rotuma, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Polynesia
Class
Polynesia
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 535 families, 5766 genera, 22774 species
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Subclass
Polynesia
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 529 families, 5756 genera, 22760 species
Tree
Infraclass
Polynesia
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 510 families, 5687 genera, 22604 species
Tree
Superorder
Polynesia
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 338 families, 4444 genera, 18861 species
Tree
Order
Polynesia
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 71 families, 1378 genera, 5446 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
Polynesia
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     69 families, 1372 genera, 5415 species
Suborder
Polynesia
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 4 genera, 27 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Polynesia
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 1 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anthelidae (Turner, 1904) - 7 SpeciesAustralian Lappet Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 87 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 8 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 30 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 2 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 105 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 2 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 30 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 18 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 4 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 598 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 23 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 680 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 2 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 68 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 4 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 148 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 2 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 10 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 109 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 637 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 50 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 109 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 3 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 49 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 30 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 2 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 7 SpeciesImma Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 3 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 24 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 4 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 11 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 94 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 13 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 27 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 1 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Mnesarchaeidae (Eyer, 1924) - 9 SpeciesNew Zealand Primitive Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) - 7 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 50 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 511 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 37 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 22 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 179 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 364 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Oenosandridae (Miller, 1991) - 1 SpeciesSnub Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 12 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 15 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 40 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 51 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prototheoridae (Meyrick, 1917) - 1 SpeciesAfrican Primitive Ghost Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 48 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 72 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 116 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 1 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 3 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 18 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 1 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 7 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 9 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 54 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 5 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 219 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 494 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 62 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 21 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 5 SpeciesBurnet Moths
70 Families with 5442 Species in Polynesia
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Polynesia without family allocation
Anamotarus illawarrae (Macleay, 1873)Info
Mecylcothorax ambiguus (Erichson, 1842)Info
Mecylcothorax amplipennis amplipennis (Broun, 1912)Info
Mecylcothorax rotundicollis (White, 1846)Info
4 Species in Lepidoptera for Polynesia listed without family allocation
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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