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Distribution path and Subregions of Samoa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Oceania - Polynesia - Samoa
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Samoa
Class
Samoa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 156 families, 677 genera, 1380 species
Tree
Subclass
Samoa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 156 families, 677 genera, 1380 species
Tree
Infraclass
Samoa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 153 families, 673 genera, 1375 species
Tree
Superorder
Samoa
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 104 families, 523 genera, 1103 species
Tree
Order
Samoa
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 20 families, 79 genera, 161 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
Samoa
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     20 families, 79 genera, 161 species

Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Samoa
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 1 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 1 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 15 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 2 SpeciesGrass moth
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 4 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 12 SpeciesErebid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 4 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 15 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 9 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 4 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 13 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 6 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 34 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 1 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 5 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesSnout Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 24 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 4 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
20 Families with 161 Species in Samoa


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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Samoa
Species with ANext  
Acraea andromacha (Fabricius, 1775)Small GreasyInfo
Acraea andromacha polynesiaca (Rebel, 1911)Info
Acrocercops brachyglypta (Meyrick, 1931)Info
Acrocercops homalacta (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Acrocercops nebropa (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Acrocercops phaeodeta (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Acrocercops strophala (Meyrick, 1908)Info
Anomis albipuncta -> Anomis fulvidaInfo
Anomis amboinensis -> Anomis nigritarsisInfo
Anomis fulvida (Guenée, 1852)Info
Anomis irene -> Anomis nigritarsisInfo
Anomis nigritarsis (Walker, 1857)Info
Appias athama (Blanchard, 1848)Pacific albatrossInfo
Appias paulina (Cramer, 1777)Ceylon Lesser AlbatrossInfo
Appias paulina manaia (Hopkins, 1927)Info
Autosticha pelodes (Meyrick, 1883)Autosticha Gelechid MothInfo
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Badamia exclamationis (Fabricius, 1775)Narrow-winged AwlInfo
Belenois java schmeltzi (Hopkins, 1927)Info
Bihastina eurychora (Prout, 1928)Info
Blastobasis homadelpha (Meyrick, 1902)Info
Brachyacma epichorda -> Mesophleps palpigeraInfo
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Caloptilia chrysochoa (Meyrick, 1886)Info
Carterocephalus palaemon palaemon ()Info
Catochrysops taitensis (Boisduval, 1832)Info
Catochrysops taitensis pepe (Hopkins, 1927)Info
Chloroclystis aeneta -> Pasiphilodes subtritaInfo
Chloroclystis aucta -> Pasiphilodes subtritaInfo
Chloroclystis fluctuosa -> Pasiphilodes subtritaInfo
Chloroclystis mempta -> Pasiphilodes subtritaInfo
Chloroclystis oceanica -> Pasiphilodes subtritaInfo
Chloroclystis rotumensis -> Pasiphilodes subtritaInfo
Chloroclystis woodjonesi -> Pasiphilodes subtritaInfo
Comodica lucinda (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Conopomorpha cramerella (Snellen, 1904)Cocoa pod borerInfo
Crypsithyris sciophracta (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Cryptoblabes proleucella (Hampson, 1896)Info
Cryptoblabes trabeata (Meyrick, 1932)Info
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758)MonarchInfo
Danaus plexippus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758)MonarchInfo
Deudorix epijarbas doris (Hopkins, 1927)Info
Diachalastis tetraglossa -> Dryadaula terpsichorellaInfo
Doleschallia tongana vomana (Fruhstorfer, 1902)Info
Dryadaula terpsichorella (Busck, 1910)Dancing MothInfo
Dudua aprobola (Meyrick, 1886)Leaf-curling MothInfo
Dudua brachytoma (Diakonoff, 1973)Info
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Epicephala acrocarpa (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Erechthias ancostyla (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Erechthias eriophysa (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Erechthias inculta (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Erechthias indicatrix (Meyrick, 1924)Info
Erechthias minuscula (Walsingham, 1897)Erechthias Clothes MothInfo
Erechthias perfumata (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Erechthias retorta (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Erechthias simulans (Butler, 1882)Info
Erechthias sphenotona (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Erechthias symphyas (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Erechthias zebrina (/butler, 1881)Info
Ericeia certilinea -> Ericeia inangulataInfo
Ericeia inangulata (Guenée, 1852)Info
Ericeia levuensis -> Ericeia inangulataInfo
Ethmia colonella -> Ethmia nigroapicellaKou LeafwormInfo
Ethmia meteoris -> Ethmia nigroapicellaKou LeafwormInfo
Ethmia nigroapicella (Saalmüller, 1880)Kou LeafwormInfo
Ethmia systematica -> Ethmia nigroapicellaKou LeafwormInfo
Etiella drososcia -> Etiella griseaInfo
Etiella grisea (Hampson, 1903)Tropical Legume-pod-borerInfo
Euchrysops cnejus (Fabricius, 1798)Gram BlueInfo
Euchrysops cnejus samoa (Herrich-schaeffer, 1869)Info
Eudocima obliterans (Walker, 1858)Info
Euploea algea (Godart, 1819)Long Branded Blue CrowInfo
Euploea algea schmeltzi (Herrich-schaeffer, 1869)Info
Euploea leucostictos -> Euploea westwoodii leocharesOrange-flash CrowInfo
Euploea leucostictos nemertes (Hübner, 1807)Info
Euploea lewinii bourkei (Poulton, 1924)Info
Euploea nemertes -> Euploea leucostictos nemertesInfo
Euploea schmeltzi schmeltzi ()Info
Euploea westwoodii leochares (Fruhstorfer, 1910)Info
Eurema hecabe sulphurata (Butler, 1875)Info
Species with FBack  Next  Top
Famegana alsulus lulu (Mathew, 1889)Info
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Graphium polistratus (Grose-smith, 1889)Dancing SwordtailInfo
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Helicoverpa separata -> Helicoverpa assultaOriental tobacco budwormInfo
Hesperopsis alpheus alpheus (W. H. Edwards, 1876)Saltbush SootywingInfo
Hybridoneura picta (Warren, 1901)Info
Hypobapta tachyhalotaria (Hausmann & Sommerer, 2009)Varied GreyInfo
Hypolimnas antilope lutescens (Butler, 1874)Info
Hypolimnas bolina (Linnaeus, 1758)Blue Moon ButterflyInfo
Hypolimnas bolina inconstans (Butler, 1873)Info
Hypolimnas bolina ivena (Fruhstorfer, 1912)Info
Hypolimnas bolina nerina (Fabricius, 1775)Common EggflyInfo
Hypolimnas bolina otaheitae (C Felder, 1862)Info
Hypolimnas bolina pallescens (Butler, 1874)Info
Hypolimnas errabunda (Hopkins, 1927)Info
Hypolimnas octocula octocula (Butler, 1869)Info
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Ideopsis juventa (Cramer, 1777)Gray Glassy TigerInfo
Idiophantis callicarpa (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Issoria sinha (Kollar, 1848)Info
Species with JBack  Next  Top
Jamides argentina (Von Prittwitz, 1867)Info
Jamides carissima (Butler, 1876)Info
Junonia villida (Fabricius, 1787)Meadow ArgusInfo
Junonia villida villida (Fabricius, 1787)Meadow ArgusInfo
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Labdia aeolochorda (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Labdia argyropla (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Labdia deianira (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Labdia dicarpa (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Labdia eugrapta (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Labdia gypsodelta (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Labdia halticopa (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Labdia holopetra (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Labdia internexa (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Labdia irigramma (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Labdia leptonoma (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Labdia properans (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Labdia rhectaula (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Lacera capella -> Lacera noctilioInfo
Lacera noctilio (Fabricius, 1794)Info
Lobesia clavosa (Diakonoff, 1973)Info
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Macarostola pyrelictis (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Marmaroxena autochalca (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Melanitis leda (Linnaeus, 1758)Common evening brownInfo
Melanitis leda hopkinsi (Poulton & Riley, 1928)Info
Mesophleps epiochra (Meyrick, 1886)Info
Micrulia pacifica -> Hypobapta tachyhalotariaInfo
Micrulia tenuilinea (Warren, 1896)Info
Mocis demonstrans -> Mocis trifasciataInfo
Mocis discrepans -> Mocis trifasciataInfo
Mocis trifasciata (Stephens, 1830)The Triple-barredInfo
Monopis semivittata (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Nacaduba dyopa (Herrich-schaffer, 1869)Info
Nacaduba dyopa dyopa (Herrich-schaeffer, 1869)Info
Nacaduba samoensis (Druce, 1892)Info
Nacoleia octasema (Meyrick, 1886)Banana scab mothInfo
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Opogona euprosopis (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Opogona pontigera (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Opogona sapphiropis (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Opogona tyriopla (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Oriens augustula alexina (Plötz, 1884)Info
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Pachyrhabda amianta (Meyrick, 1927)Info
Papilio godeffroyi (Semper, 1866)Godeffroy´s SwallowtailInfo
Pasiphilodes subtrita (Walker, 1866)Info
Phalanta exulans (Hopkins, 1927)Info
Phassodes vitiensis (Rothschild, 1895)Info
Piletocera xanthosoma (Meyrick, 1886)Info
Pisistrata trypheropa (Meyrick, 1924)Info
Psecadia apicalis -> Ethmia nigroapicellaKou LeafwormInfo
Pseudomimetis vailima -> Hypobapta tachyhalotariaInfo
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Remigia demonstrans -> Mocis trifasciataWhite admiralInfo
Remigia discrepans -> Mocis trifasciataTaiga AlpineInfo
Rusicada nigritarsis -> Anomis nigritarsisInfo
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Sitotroga aenictopa -> Sitotroga cerealellaInfo
Symmimetis sylvatica -> Hypobapta tachyhalotariaInfo
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Temnolopha metallota -> Dudua brachytomaInfo
Thuriostoma homalospora (Meyrick, 1934)Info
Tirumala hamata (Macleay, 1826)Dark Blue TigerInfo
Tirumala hamata melittula (Herrich-schäffer, 1869)Info
Tirumala hamata tutuilae (Hopkins, 1927)Info
Trissodoris honorariella (Walsingham, 1907)Pandanus Hole-cutter MothInfo
Trissodoris quadrifasciata -> Trissodoris honorariellaPandanus Leaf PerforatorInfo
Species with VBack  Next  Top
Vagrans egista (Cramer, 1780)VagrantInfo
Vagrans egista bowdenia (M. R. Butler, 1874)Vagrant ButterflyInfo
Species with ZBack  Top
Zizina labradus mangoensis (Butler, 1884)Info
Zizula hylax dampierensis (Rothschild, 1915)Info
161 Species in Lepidoptera for Samoa 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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