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Distribution path and Subregions of West Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa
Subregions: Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria (North Nigeria, South Nigeria), Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, West coast of Africa
Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in West Africa
Class
West Africa
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 483 families, 7154 genera, 27171 species
Tree
Subclass
West Africa
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 477 families, 7140 genera, 27137 species
Tree
Infraclass
West Africa
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 458 families, 7022 genera, 26711 species
Tree
Superorder
West Africa
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 299 families, 5631 genera, 23171 species
Tree
Order
West Africa
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 61 families, 2151 genera, 9110 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
West Africa
    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     60 families, 2143 genera, 9094 species

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Family overview for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans) in West Africa
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 1 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 10 Species
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 601 SpeciesTiger Moths
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 3 SpeciesAutostichid Moths
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 12 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 5 SpeciesLittle Bear Moths
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 2 SpeciesBrahmin Moths
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 1 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 7 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 6 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 1 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 14 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 155 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 493 SpeciesGrass moth
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 37 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 20 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 6 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 647 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 1 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged Moths
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 64 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 45 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 48 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 747 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 30 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 443 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 4 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet Moths
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 4 SpeciesTeak Moths
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 1 SpeciesImma Moths
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 177 SpeciesLappet Moths
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 17 SpeciesTropical Longhorned Moths
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 150 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 1125 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 3 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) -> Coleophoridae - 1 SpeciesMompha Moths
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 10 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap Moths
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1027 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 193 SpeciesTuft moths
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 314 SpeciesProminent Moths
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 1214 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 12 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 103 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 163 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 1 SpeciesDiamondback Moths
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 34 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 51 SpeciesPlume Moths
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 250 SpeciesSnout Moths
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 16 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 147 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 8 SpeciesFlower Moths
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 55 SpeciesClearwing Moths
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 193 SpeciesHawk Moths
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 78 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 121 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 178 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 11 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 5 SpeciesTimber Moths
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 7 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 19 SpeciesBurnet Moths
60 Families with 9093 Species in West Africa
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Species overview - Checklist for Lepidoptera in West Africa without family allocation
Capronia adelica ()Info
Capronia pillaana ()Info
Cassouodes camptoceralis (Hampson, 1906)Info
Lantzina hodeberti (Leraut, 2013)Info
Lantzina prasinalis (Hampson, 1906)Info
Lantzina rufalis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Lantzodes lamtoalis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Lantzodes nienokouealis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Lantzodes obovalis (Hampson, 1917)Info
Lantzodes semicircularis (Hampson, 1917)Info
Lantzodes subpurpuralis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Mabokia delicatalis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Nussodes abidjanalis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Nussodes nimbaensis (Leraut, 2013)Info
Royia nimbaensis (Leraut, 2011)Info
Soligena volta (Prozorov & Zolotuhin, 2016)Info
16 Species in Lepidoptera for West Africa 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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