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Distribution path and Subregions of Taiwan (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Asia - Far East - East Asia - Taiwan
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Taiwan
Class
Taiwan
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 622 families, 11176 genera, 40645 species
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Subclass
Taiwan
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 619 families, 11170 genera, 40637 species
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Infraclass
Taiwan
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 596 families, 11046 genera, 40168 species
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Superorder
Taiwan
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 390 families, 8582 genera, 32079 species
Tree
Order
Taiwan
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 75 families, 2607 genera, 9084 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
Taiwan
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     74 families, 2605 genera, 9073 species
Suborder
Taiwan
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 2 genera, 11 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Taiwan
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 15 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anthelidae (Turner, 1904) - 1 SpeciesAustralian Lappet Moths
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 449 SpeciesTiger Moths
Arrhenophanidae (Walsingham, 1913) - 2 SpeciesTropical Lattice Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 2 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 7 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 18 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 7 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 4 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 8 SpeciesOld World Butterfly Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 4 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 31 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 11 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 49 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 34 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 643 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 158 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 41 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 2 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epicopeiidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 3 SpeciesOriental Swallowtail Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 1 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 658 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 2 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 14 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 29 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 1 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 159 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 1351 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 38 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 66 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 2 SpeciesSun Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 22 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 378 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 4 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 11 SpeciesImma Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 71 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 99 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 98 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 362 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 8 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 3 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 11 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Neopseustidae (Hering, 1925) - 1 SpeciesArchaic Bell Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1113 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 172 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 279 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 664 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 70 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 2 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Palaeosetidae (Turner, 1922) - 3 SpeciesMiniature Ghost Moths
Palaephatidae (Davis, 1986) - 3 SpeciesGondwanaland Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 202 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 123 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 12 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 16 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 58 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 270 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 5 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 4 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 36 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 1 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 2 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 3 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 42 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 214 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 40 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 119 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tineodidae (Meyrick, 1885) - 1 SpeciesFalse Plume Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 574 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 58 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 4 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 16 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 98 SpeciesBurnet Moths
75 Families with 9087 Species in Taiwan
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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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