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Distribution path and Subregions of Tanzania (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - East Africa - Tanzania
Subregions: Lindi Region, Tanganyika, Zanzibar
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Tanzania
Class
Tanzania
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 451 families, 5463 genera, 19050 species
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Subclass
Tanzania
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 447 families, 5457 genera, 19042 species
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Infraclass
Tanzania
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 428 families, 5373 genera, 18787 species
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Superorder
Tanzania
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 295 families, 4395 genera, 16490 species
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Order
Tanzania
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 60 families, 1464 genera, 6532 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
Tanzania
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     59 families, 1463 genera, 6531 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Tanzania
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 3 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 374 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 1 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 1 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 12 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 1 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 4 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 92 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 187 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 5 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 5 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 3 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 2 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 2 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 285 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 5 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 54 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 17 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 18 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 625 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 13 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 13 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 353 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 11 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 155 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 6 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 4 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 69 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 943 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 5 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 514 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 97 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 86 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 1193 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 2 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 130 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 238 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 5 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 22 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 100 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 32 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 19 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 311 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 5 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 21 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 206 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 47 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 92 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 98 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 8 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 11 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 2 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 10 SpeciesBurnet Moths
59 Families with 6531 Species in Tanzania
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Tanzania without family allocation
Debrosana puechredoni (Berio, 1993)Info
1 Species in Lepidoptera for Tanzania 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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