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Distribution path and Subregions of Southern Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - Southern Africa
Subregions: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Republic South Africa (Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Transvaal), Swaziland
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Southern Africa
Class
Southern Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 657 families, 10005 genera, 43659 species
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Subclass
Southern Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 652 families, 9953 genera, 43495 species
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Infraclass
Southern Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 622 families, 9771 genera, 42834 species
Tree
Superorder
Southern Africa
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 388 families, 7891 genera, 37772 species
Tree
Order
Southern Africa
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 84 families, 2799 genera, 12338 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
Southern Africa
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     82 families, 2791 genera, 12306 species
Suborder
Southern Africa
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 1 genus, 10 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Southern Africa
Acanthopteroctetidae (Davis, 1978) - 1 SpeciesArchaic Sun Moths
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 75 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Agonoxenidae (Meyrick, 1926) - 2 SpeciesPalm Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 26 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 3 Species
Anthelidae (Turner, 1904) - 1 SpeciesAustralian Lappet Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 511 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 24 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 21 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 22 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 5 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 15 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidosidae (Brèthes, 1916) - 13 SpeciesGall Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 10 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 65 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 3 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 92 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 200 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 702 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 5 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 15 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 100 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 17 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 1 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 741 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 40 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 90 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 55 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 2 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 709 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 1506 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 18 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 193 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 6 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 83 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 226 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heterogynidae (Rambur, 1866) - 1 SpeciesMediterranean Burnet Moths
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 11 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 4 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 3 SpeciesImma Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 2 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 2 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 201 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 59 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 2 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 129 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 722 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 52 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 1 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 10 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 151 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1562 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 161 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 226 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 556 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 123 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 14 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 51 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 116 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 15 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 1 SpeciesYucca Moths
Prototheoridae (Meyrick, 1917) - 14 SpeciesAfrican Primitive Ghost Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 169 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 1 SpeciesLance Wing Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 222 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 703 SpeciesSnout Moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 128 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 42 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 2 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 97 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Somabrachyidae (Hampson, 1920) - 6 SpeciesMediterranean Flannel Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 171 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 68 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 278 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 6 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 362 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 25 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 146 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 55 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 2 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 40 SpeciesBurnet Moths
83 Families with 12317 Species in Southern Africa
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Southern Africa without family allocation
Archaeotychia albiciliata (Walsingham, 1891)Info
Archaeotychia dentata (Kallies, 2016)Info
Archaeotychia dicksoni (Kallies, 2016)Info
Archaeotychia khoisanorum (Kallies, 2016)Info
Archaeotychia krooni (Kallies, 2016)Info
Archaeotychia metaspila (Meyrick, 1926)Info
Archaeotychia quiris (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)Info
Archaeotychia semicuprea (Kallies, 2016)Info
Armatophallus exoenota (Meyrick, 1918)Info
Lichtensteiniana aloides (Mey, 2015)Info
Lichtensteiniana brandbergensis (Mey, 2015)Info
Lichtensteiniana fuscoalaria (Mey, 2015)Info
Lichtensteiniana strigulatus (Gaede, 1929)Info
Lichtensteiniana tessellatus (Clench, 1959)Info
Meyoarabiella meyi (Yakovlev, 2008)Info
Namibiocossus danieli (Clench, 1959)Info
Namibiocossus gaerdesi (Daniel, 1956)Info
Namibiocossus uhligorum (Mey, 2015)Info
Nothobrachodes infanda (Meyrick, 1920)Info
Nothobrachodes nycteropis (Meyrick, 1920)Info
Speideliana erichkaestneri (Schintlmeister & Witt, 2015)Info
Speideliana maget (Schintlmeister & Witt, 2015)Info
22 Species in Lepidoptera for Southern Africa 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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