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Distribution path and Subregions of Sri Lanka (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Asia - South Asia - Sri Lanka
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Sri Lanka
Class
Sri Lanka
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 448 families, 4171 genera, 9941 species
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Subclass
Sri Lanka
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 445 families, 4167 genera, 9936 species
Tree
Infraclass
Sri Lanka
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 427 families, 4088 genera, 9784 species
Tree
Superorder
Sri Lanka
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 281 families, 3193 genera, 8086 species
Tree
Order
Sri Lanka
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 62 families, 1278 genera, 3167 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
Sri Lanka
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     61 families, 1276 genera, 3165 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Sri Lanka
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 1 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 13 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 178 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 4 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 5 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 5 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 13 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 9 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 28 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 8 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 3 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 87 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 24 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 470 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 6 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 4 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 12 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 4 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 171 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 18 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 21 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 68 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 156 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 16 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 68 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 3 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 91 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 13 SpeciesImma Moths
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 1 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 15 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 96 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 17 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 189 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 7 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 3 Species
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) -> Coleophoridae - 1 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 6 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 177 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 55 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 11 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 174 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 26 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 46 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 61 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 13 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 16 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 72 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 159 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 11 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 8 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 2 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 62 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 27 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 103 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 239 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 30 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 1 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 2 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 4 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 30 SpeciesBurnet Moths
61 Families with 3164 Species in Sri Lanka
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Sri Lanka without family allocation
Hyaroitis adrastus ()Restricted DemonInfo
Spalia galba ()Common Red eyeInfo
2 Species in Lepidoptera for Sri Lanka 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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