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Distribution path and Subregions of USA (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - North America - USA
Subregions: Alabama (Mobile), Alaska (Alaska North Slope, Alaska Peninsula, Southeast Alaska), Arizona (Cochise, Gila, Graham, La Paz, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, Yuma), Arkansas, California (California coast, San Diego County, South California), Colorado (Denver, Teller County, Yuma County), Connecticut, Delaware, East USA, Florida, Idaho (Boise County), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (Wellington Formation), Kentucky, Lake Erie Islands (Green Island), Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (Baltimore), Massachusetts, Michigan (Oakland County), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada (Carson City), New Hampshire (Grafton County), New Jersey, New Mexico (Otero County, Quay County), New York, North Carolina, North Dakota (Eddy County), Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County), Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, South USA, Southwest USA, Tennessee (Carter County), Texas (Bexar County, Travis County, Val Verde, Victoria County), Utah (Orr Formation), Vermont, Virginia (Prince Edward County), Washington (Benton County, Puget Sound, San Juan County, Skamania County), West USA (Green River Formation), West Virginia (Hardy County), Wisconsin (Monroe County), Wyoming
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in USA
Class
USA
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 981 families, 17338 genera, 111144 species
Tree
Subclass
USA
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 970 families, 17200 genera, 110951 species
Tree
Infraclass
USA
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 890 families, 16857 genera, 109345 species
Tree
Superorder
USA
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 523 families, 13283 genera, 91018 species
Tree
Order
USA
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 86 families, 3319 genera, 20647 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
USA
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     82 families, 3268 genera, 20575 species
Suborder
USA
    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 1 genus, 3 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in USA
Acanthopteroctetidae (Davis, 1978) - 4 SpeciesArchaic Sun Moths
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 37 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Agonoxenidae (Meyrick, 1926) - 2 SpeciesPalm Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 8 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Archaeolepiidae (Whalley, 1985) - 1 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 609 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 23 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 44 SpeciesFlower moths
Blastobasidae (Meyrick, 1894) - 12 SpeciesScavenger Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 2 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 15 SpeciesFruitworm Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 47 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 356 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 5 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 242 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 107 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 1140 SpeciesGrass moth
Dalceridae (Dyar, 1898) - 2 SpeciesTropical Slug Caterpillar Moths
Doidae (Donahue & Brown, 1987) - 0 SpeciesDoid Moths
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 13 SpeciesDouglas Moths
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 33 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 10 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 385 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 7 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 1 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 595 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eriocraniidae (Rebel, 1901) - 16 SpeciesSparkling Archaic Sun Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 18 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 2 SpeciesGalacticid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 812 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 1990 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 32 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 425 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 36 SpeciesSun Moths
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 44 SpeciesShield Bearer Moths
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 45 SpeciesGhost Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 987 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 2 SpeciesTeak Moths
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 12 SpeciesLeafcutter Moths
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 4 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 87 SpeciesLappet Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 60 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 1089 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lycanidae (Leach, 1815) -> Lycaenidae - 1 Species
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 151 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Megalopygidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 14 SpeciesFlannel Moths
Mesokristenseniidae (Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010) - 1 Species
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 3 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic Moths
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 5 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) -> Coleophoridae - 1 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 181 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 4041 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 62 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 229 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 1489 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 89 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 13 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 237 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 421 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 45 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 73 SpeciesYucca Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 32 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 1 SpeciesLance Wing Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 336 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 796 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 88 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 1 SpeciesDouble-eye moths
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 173 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 4 SpeciesBristle Legged Moths
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 1 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 188 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 257 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 13 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 335 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 101 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 1625 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 9 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 2 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 48 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 86 SpeciesErmine Moths
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 29 SpeciesYpsolophid Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 29 SpeciesBurnet Moths
86 Families with 20581 Species in USA
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in USA without family allocation
Species with ANext  
Aconicta albarufa ()Info
Acopia perpallida ()Info
Adania montana ()Info
Agnopterix arnucella ()Info
Arhyrotaenia velutinana ()Red-banded Leafroller MothInfo
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Colosima munroei ()Info
Copableparon longipenne ()Info
Cyncia oregonensis ()Oregon CynciaInfo
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Disclisiosprocta stellata -> Disclisioprocta stellataInfo
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Egita simplex ()Info
Ennomon subsignaria ()Elm Spanworm MothInfo
Eudrespanelatri rectifascia ()Info
Eughagena nebraskae intensa ()Info
Euretagrotis perattenta inattenta ()Info
Euthyatria lorata ()Info
Euxua tessellata ()Info
Expantheria scribonia ()Giant Leopard MothInfo
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Gulphisia wrightii ()Info
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Hoffmannophila pseudospretella ()Info
Hydriomina sierrae ()Info
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Lanpronia oregonella ()Info
Lycacna arota schellbachi (Tilden, 1955)Rockymountain tailed copperInfo
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Matigranna rubrosuffusa ()Info
Microcalpyptris bircornutus ()Info
Microcalpyptris lotella ()Info
Microcalpyptris punctulatus ()Info
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Noclea rivulosa ()Info
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Oncocnmeis piffardi ()Info
Oncocnmeis viriditincta ()Info
Ortea rosea ()Rose HooktipInfo
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Paralercoptera albella ()Info
Paralercoptera heinrichi ()Info
Paraphymatopus californicus -> Phymatopus californicusInfo
Paraphymatopus hectoides -> Phymatopus hectoidesInfo
Plataphalinidia plicana ()Info
Prothorthodes texana consors ()Info
Pseudethemia protuberans ()Info
Pseudoadelphia ochripunctella ()Info
Pseudohadana vulnerea ()Info
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Recavicula marloffiana ()Info
Redectes vitrea ()Info
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Salebraicus odiosellus ()Info
Scolioptreryx libatrix ()Info
Scybalisttodes periculosalis ()Info
Setamorpha rutella -> Setomorpha rutellaInfo
Subscaphia acricosta ()Info
Symetrischema striatellum ()Info
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Tortricicia testacea testacea ()Info
Tripuda balteata ()Info
Tripuda dimidiata ()Info
Tripuda inquaesita ()Info
Tripuda limbata ()Info
Tripuda luxuriosa ()Info
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Ulolanche dilecta ()Info
Ulolanche niveiguttata ()Info
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Xantherhoe incursata harveyata ()Info
Xantherhoe incursata lagganata ()Info
Xantherhoe labradorensis ()Info
Xantherhoe macdunnoughi ()Info
Xantherhoe marinensis ()Info
Xantherhoe munitata ()Info
Xantherhoe munitata convallaria ()Info
Xantherhoe packardata ()Info
Xantherhoe pontiaria ()Info
Xantherhoe spaldingaria ()Info
Xanthippe beatifica -> Arta epicoenalisInfo
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Zeusera pyrina ()Leopard MothInfo
67 Species in Lepidoptera for USA listed without family allocation
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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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