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Distribution path and Subregions of United Kingdom (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Europe - North Europe - British Isles - United Kingdom
Subregions: Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales), Northern Ireland
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in United Kingdom
Class
United Kingdom
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 723 families, 8145 genera, 32838 species
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Subclass
United Kingdom
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 717 families, 8045 genera, 32709 species
Tree
Infraclass
United Kingdom
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 654 families, 7875 genera, 32412 species
Tree
Superorder
United Kingdom
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 421 families, 6493 genera, 28886 species
Tree
Order
United Kingdom
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 72 families, 1481 genera, 6360 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
United Kingdom
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     70 families, 1459 genera, 6329 species
Suborder
United Kingdom
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 1 genus, 6 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in United Kingdom
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 28 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anthelidae (Turner, 1904) - 4 SpeciesAustralian Lappet Moths
Archaeolepiidae (Whalley, 1985) - 1 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 237 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 4 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 3 SpeciesFlower moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 3 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Chimabachidae (Heinemann, 1870) -> Oecophorinae - 1 SpeciesChimabachid Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 12 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 230 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 1 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 26 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 10 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 284 SpeciesGrass moth
Ctenuchidae (W. Kirby, 1837) - 7 SpeciesWasp moths
Depressariidae (Meyrick, 1883) - 1 SpeciesFlat-Bodied Moths
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 11 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 32 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 1 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 198 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Endromidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGlory Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 13 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 79 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocraniidae (Rebel, 1901) - 16 SpeciesSparkling Archaic Sun Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 249 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 577 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 31 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 157 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 14 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 37 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 154 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 7 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 22 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 1 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 3 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 546 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 41 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Lypusidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1857) - 2 SpeciesEuropean bagworm moths
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 6 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 160 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 757 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 25 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 39 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 603 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 67 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 6 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 49 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 164 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 31 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 11 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 42 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 115 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 188 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 8 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 2 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 5 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 1 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 32 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 53 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thaumetopoeidae (Aurivillius, 1889) -> Thaumetopoeinae - 0 SpeciesProcessionary caterpillars
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 1 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 126 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 19 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 598 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 18 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 96 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 21 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 39 SpeciesBurnet Moths
72 Families with 6335 Species in United Kingdom
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in United Kingdom without family allocation
Adoxyphyes orana ()Info
Alipsa angustella ()Info
Boudinoyiana notha ()Light Orange UnderwingInfo
Chorelitis diana ()Info
Chorelitis pariana ()Info
Cochyldia heydeniana ()Info
Cochyldia subroseana ()Info
Cochylmorpha straminea ()Info
Coenotephra salicata ()Striped Twin-spot CarpetInfo
Colephora granulatella (Zeller, 1849)Info
Crocidesma plebejana ()Info
Dasycheira fascelina ()Info
Dolicarthria punctalis ()Info
Epichopteryx retiella ()Info
Euclidea glyphica (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Hoffmannophila pseudospretella ()Info
Levipalpis hepatariella ()Info
Meesia richardsoni ()Info
Parage aegeria insula ()Info
Parage aegeria oblita ()Info
Pechipogon strigilata (Linnaeus, 1758)Info
Porittia galactodactyla (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Info
Pryopteron chrysidiformis (Esper, 1782)Fiery ClearwingInfo
Pryopteron muscaeformis (Esper, 1783)Thrift ClearwingInfo
Pthorimaea operculella ()Info
25 Species in Lepidoptera for United Kingdom 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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