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Distribution path and Subregions of Tonga (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Oceania - Polynesia - Tonga
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Tonga
Class
Tonga
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 99 families, 281 genera, 449 species
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Subclass
Tonga
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 99 families, 281 genera, 449 species
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Infraclass
Tonga
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 96 families, 274 genera, 442 species
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Superorder
Tonga
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 61 families, 183 genera, 308 species
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Order
Tonga
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 19 families, 64 genera, 111 species
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Families238    worldwide
Genera26.590    worldwide
Species451.455    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
Tonga
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     19 families, 64 genera, 111 species

Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in Tonga
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesTiger Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 3 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 1 SpeciesGrass moth
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 12 SpeciesErebid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 5 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 11 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 3 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 13 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 7 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 29 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 7 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 2 SpeciesPlume Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesHawk Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 3 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 7 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
19 Families with 111 Species in Tonga


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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in Tonga
Species with ANext  
Acraea andromacha polynesiaca (Rebel, 1911)Info
Adoxophyes cyrtosema (Meyrick, 1886)Info
Adoxophyes ergatica (Meyrick, 1911)Info
Adoxophyes novohebridensis -> Adoxophyes ergaticaInfo
Anomis albipuncta -> Anomis fulvidaInfo
Anomis amboinensis -> Anomis nigritarsisInfo
Anomis fulvida (Guenée, 1852)Info
Anomis irene -> Anomis nigritarsisInfo
Anomis nigritarsis (Walker, 1857)Info
Anthophila chalcotoxa -> Choreutis chalcotoxaInfo
Anua indiscriminata -> Pandesma anysaInfo
Anua timorensis -> Pandesma anysaInfo
Anua tongaensis -> Pandesma anysaInfo
Appias athama manaia (Hopkins, 1927)Info
Appias paulina (Cramer, 1777)Ceylon Lesser AlbatrossInfo
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Bactra minima (Meyrick, 1909)Info
Badamia exclamationis (Fabricius, 1775)Narrow-winged AwlInfo
Belenois java (Linnaeus, 1768)Caper WhiteInfo
Belenois java schmeltzi (Hopkins, 1927)Info
Brachyacma epichorda -> Mesophleps palpigeraInfo
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Caloptilia chrysochoa (Meyrick, 1886)Info
Catochrysops strabo (Fabricius, 1793)Forget-me-notInfo
Catochrysops taitensis hopkinsi (Miller & Miller, 1993)Info
Chloroclystis aeneta -> Pasiphilodes subtritaInfo
Chloroclystis aucta -> Pasiphilodes subtritaInfo
Chloroclystis fluctuosa -> Pasiphilodes subtritaInfo
Chloroclystis mempta -> Pasiphilodes subtritaInfo
Chloroclystis oceanica -> Pasiphilodes subtritaInfo
Chloroclystis rotumensis -> Pasiphilodes subtritaInfo
Chloroclystis woodjonesi -> Pasiphilodes subtritaInfo
Choreutis chalcotoxa (Meyrick, 1886)Info
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758)MonarchInfo
Danaus plexippus plexippus (Linnaeus, 1758)MonarchInfo
Deudorix epijarbas armstrongi (Hopkins, 1927)Info
Digama africana (Swinhoe, 1907)Info
Doleschallia bisaltide (Cramer, 1777)Autumn LeafInfo
Doleschallia bisaltide drusius ()Info
Doleschallia tongana tongana (Hopkins, 1927)Info
Dudua aprobola (Meyrick, 1886)Leaf-curling MothInfo
Dudua brachytoma (Diakonoff, 1973)Info
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Echinoscelis hemithia (Meyrick, 1886)Info
Endoxyla encalypti (Herrich-schäffer, 1854)Wattle Goat MothInfo
Erechthias dochmia (Meyrick, 1886)Info
Euchrysops cnejus (Fabricius, 1798)Gram BlueInfo
Euchrysops cnejus samoa (Herrich-schaeffer, 1869)Info
Euploea boisduvali (Lucas, 1852)Info
Euploea boisduvalii -> Euploea boisduvaliInfo
Euploea lewanii (Felder & Felder, 1865)Info
Euploea lewinii (C. & R. Felder, 1865)Info
Euploea lewinii lewinii (C & R Felder, 1865)Info
Euploea sylvester (Fabricius, 1793)Double-branded CrowInfo
Euploea tulliolus (Fabricius, 1793)Small Brown CrowInfo
Euploea tulliolus forsteri (Felder & Felder, 1865)Info
Eurema brigitta australis (Wallace, 1867)No-brand Grass-yellowInfo
Eurema hecabe sulphurata (Butler, 1875)Info
Exeristis asyphela (Meyrick, 1886)Info
Species with FBack  Next  Top
Famegana alsulus lulu (Mathew, 1889)Info
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner, 1805)Old World bollwormSite
Helicoverpa armigera armigera (Hübner, , 1808)Info
Hemicopsis purpuraria (Swinhoe, 1904)Info
Hesperilla donnysa (Hewitson, 1868)Varied Sedge SkipperInfo
Heterostegane minutissima (Swinhoe, 1904)Info
Hypolimnas antilope lutescens (Butler, 1874)Info
Hypolimnas bolina (Linnaeus, 1758)Blue Moon ButterflyInfo
Hypolimnas bolina ivena (Fruhstorfer, 1912)Info
Hypolimnas bolina moseleyi ()Info
Hypolimnas bolina naresii (Butler, 1883)Info
Hypolimnas bolina nerina (Fabricius, 1775)Common EggflyInfo
Hypolimnas bolina pallescens (Butler, 1874)Info
Hypolimnas bolina thomsonii ()Info
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Imbophorus aptalis (Walker, 1864)Info
Species with JBack  Next  Top
Jamides carissima (Butler, 1876)Info
Jamides carissima thomasi (Miller & Miller, 1993)Info
Jamides morphoides (Butler, 1884)Info
Junonia villida (Fabricius, 1787)Meadow ArgusInfo
Junonia villida villida (Fabricius, 1787)Meadow ArgusInfo
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Lacera capella -> Lacera noctilioInfo
Lacera noctilio (Fabricius, 1794)Info
Lampides boeticus (Linnaeus, 1767)Long-tailed BlueInfo
Leucostrophus alterhirundo (Gerstaecker, 1871)White Barred HawkInfo
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Macroglossum hirundo -> Leucostrophus alterhirundoHummingbird HawkmothInfo
Melanitis leda (Linnaeus, 1758)Common evening brownInfo
Melanitis leda solandra (Fabricius, 1775)Evening BrownInfo
Melapia bifasciata (Inoue & Sugi, 1961)Info
Mesophleps epiochra (Meyrick, 1886)Info
Mesophleps palpigera (Walsingham, 1891)Info
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Nacaduba dyopa (Herrich-schaffer, 1869)Info
Neptis hylas (Linnaeus, 1758)Common SailerInfo
Nomia lyonsiae (Cockerell, 1912)Info
Nomia pulchribalteata (Cameron, 1901)Info
Nyctemera baulus (Boisduval, 1832)Magpie MothInfo
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Ophiusa disjungens (Walker, 1858)Info
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Pandesma anysa (Guenée, 1852)Info
Papilio memnon (Linnaeus, 1758)Great MormonInfo
Pasiphilodes subtrita (Walker, 1866)Info
Proterocosma ochronota (Meyrick, 1886)Info
Proterocosma triplanetis (Meyrick, 1886)Info
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Rusicada nigritarsis -> Anomis nigritarsisInfo
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Saletara liberia (Cramer, 1779)Malaysian AlbatrossInfo
Scopula homodoxa (Meyrick, 1886)Info
Sericia anops -> Speiredonia mutabilisInfo
Speiredonia mutabilis (Fabricius, 1794)Info
Sphenarches synophrys -> Sphenarches anisodactylaGeranium Plume MothInfo
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Telicota ohara iona (Evans, 1949)Info
Temnolopha metallota -> Dudua brachytomaInfo
Tiquadra maculata (Meyrick, 1886)Info
Tirumala hamata angustata (Moore, 1883)Info
Trachycentra calamias (Meyrick, 1886)Info
Species with VBack  Next  Top
Vagrans egista bowdenia (M. R. Butler, 1874)Vagrant ButterflyInfo
Species with ZBack  Top
Zizina labradus (Godart, 1824)Common grass-blueInfo
Zizina labradus mangoensis (Butler, 1884)Info
111 Species in Lepidoptera for Tonga listed
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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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