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Distribution path and Subregions of South America (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - South America
Subregions: Amazon basin (Amazon rainforest, Amazon River, Lower Amazon, Upper Amazon), Andes, Argentina (Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Chubut, Cordoba, Entre Rios, Jujuy, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquén, North Argentina, Salta, San Juan Province, Santa Cruz, Santiago del Estero, South Argentina, Tierra del Fuego, Tucumán), Bolivia, Brazil (Central Brazil, North Brazil, Northeast Brazil, South Brazil, Southeast Brazil, West Central Brazil), Chile (Central Chile, Valparaiso Region), Colombia (Bogota), Ecuador (Azuay, Bolivar, Cañar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Galápagos, Loja, Los Rios, Morona-Santiago, Napo, Orellana, Pichincha, Santa Elena, Sucumbios, Zamora-Chinchipe), Falkland Islands, French Guiana (Cayenne), Guyana, Madeira River, Paraguay, Peru (Amazon region, Taricaya Reserve), Surinam, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in South America
Class
South America
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 879 families, 20255 genera, 142109 species
Tree
Subclass
South America
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 863 families, 20184 genera, 141986 species
Tree
Infraclass
South America
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 793 families, 19845 genera, 140520 species
Tree
Superorder
South America
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 467 families, 15469 genera, 121738 species
Tree
Order
South America
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 88 families, 4657 genera, 40204 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species451.487    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
South America
    Eolepidopterigina (Rasnitsyn, 1983)
     1 family, 3 genera, 4 species
Suborder
South America
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     84 families, 4651 genera, 40195 species
Suborder
South America
    Heterobathmiina (Kristensen & Nielsen, 1979)
     1 family, 1 genus, 3 species
Suborder
South America
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 2 genera, 3 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in South America
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 15 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Agonoxenidae (Meyrick, 1926) - 1 SpeciesPalm Moths
Aididae (Schaus, 1906) - 10 Species
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 23 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Andesianidae (Davis & Gentili, 2003) - 3 SpeciesAndean endemic moths
Anthelidae (Turner, 1904) - 7 SpeciesAustralian Lappet Moths
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 138 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 4390 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 15 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 6 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 51 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 19 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brassolidae (Boisduval, 1836) - 3 Species
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 2 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 3 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 110 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidosidae (Brèthes, 1916) - 7 SpeciesGall Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 35 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 74 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 11 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 118 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 219 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 1490 SpeciesGrass moth
Ctenuchidae (W. Kirby, 1837) - 19 SpeciesWasp moths
Dalceridae (Dyar, 1898) - 9 SpeciesTropical Slug Caterpillar Moths
Danaidae (Boisduval, 1833) - 4 SpeciesMilkweed Butterflies
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 4 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 47 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 167 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Eolepidopterigidae (Rasnitsyn, 1983) - 4 Species
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 1 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 793 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 2 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 4 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 45 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 132 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 2481 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 76 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 131 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hedylidae (Guenée, 1857) - 26 SpeciesAmerican Butterfly Moths
Heliconiidae (Swainson, 1822) - 3 Species
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 5 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 18 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 81 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 4423 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heterobathmiidae (Kristensen & Nielsen, 1979) - 3 SpeciesValdivian Archaic Moths
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 3 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 170 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 2 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 0 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 71 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 2283 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 18 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Megalopygidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 24 SpeciesFlannel Moths
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 3 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 73 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) - 8 SpeciesMompha Moths
Neopseustidae (Hering, 1925) - 2 SpeciesArchaic Bell Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 18 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1103 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 75 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1193 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 9586 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 157 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 3 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Palaephatidae (Davis, 1986) - 26 SpeciesGondwanaland Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1061 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 1796 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 26 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 2 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 27 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 245 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 489 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 2963 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 561 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 2 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 6 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 21 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 569 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 16 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 329 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 2 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 1957 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 49 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 7 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 14 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 16 SpeciesBurnet Moths
88 Families with 40205 Species in South America
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in South America without family allocation
Heliconinus ethilla (Godart, 1819)Info
1 Species in Lepidoptera for South America 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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