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Distribution path and Subregions of Costa Rica (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - America - Central America - Costa Rica
Taxonomy for Pterygota (Winged insects) in Costa Rica
Class
Costa Rica
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 456 families, 6902 genera, 25265 species
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Subclass
Costa Rica
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 453 families, 6893 genera, 25252 species
Tree
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Families2.543    worldwide
Genera136.697    worldwide
Species1.874.857    worldwide
Common namesWinged insects
German namesFluginsekten
Dutch namesGevleugelde insecten, Insecten met vleugels
Finnish namesSiipikantaiset
French namesPtérygotes
AuthorLang, 1888
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Kaukasia, North Eurasia, West Eurasia)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean, West American subregion)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Antarctic, Subantarctic Islands, Antarctic Islands, Adelie Land, Ross Dependency)


Ecozones:

Palaearctic (West Palaearctic, East Palaearctic, South Palaearctic)

Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental, Malesia, Australasian ecozone)

Holarctic, Indo-Pacific


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, West Pacific, Bering Sea, Bering Strait, 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, Bay of Bengal)

Antarctic Ocean, Arctic Ocean


Countries
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Distr. infoWorldwide
Links and ReferencesPterygota in itis.gov
Pterygota in Wikipedia (English)
Infraclass
Costa Rica
    Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
     431 families, 6787 genera, 24913 species
Infraclass
Costa Rica
    Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) (Ancient winged insects)
     22 families, 106 genera, 339 species

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Family overview for Pterygota (Winged insects) in Costa Rica
Acanaloniidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 8 SpeciesAcanalonid planthoppers
Acanthopidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 16 Species
Achilidae (Stål, 1866) - 6 SpeciesAchilid Planthoppers
Acrididae (Macleay, 1819) - 140 SpeciesShort-horned grasshoppers
Acroceridae (Leach, 1815) - 7 SpeciesSpider flies
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 1 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy Moths
Aderidae (Winkler, 1927) - 3 SpeciesAnt-like leaf beetles
Aeolothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 2 SpeciesBroad-winged thrips
Aeshnidae (Rambur, 1842) - 29 SpeciesDarners
Agaonidae (Walker, 1848) - 14 SpeciesFig wasps
Agromyzidae (Fallen, 1823) - 54 SpeciesLeaf miner flies
Aididae (Schaus, 1906) - 2 Species
Aleyrodidae (Westwood, 1840) - 6 SpeciesWhiteflies
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesMany Plumed Moths
Alydidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 3 SpeciesBroad-headed bugs
Amphipsocidae (Mockford, 1978) - 1 SpeciesHairy-winged Barklice
Ampulicidae (Shuckard, 1840) - 1 SpeciesAmpulicid wasps
Andrenidae (Webster, 1913) - 14 SpeciesMining bees
Anisembiidae (Davis, 1940) - 4 Species
Anisopodidae (Knab, 1912) - 7 SpeciesWood Gnats
Anomalopsychidae (Flint, 1981) - 6 Species
Anostostomatidae (Saussure, 1859) - 6 SpeciesWetas and King Crickets
Anthicidae (Latreille, 1819) - 31 SpeciesAnt-like flower beetles
Anthomyiidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 1 SpeciesAnthomyiid flies
Anthomyzidae (Czerny, 1903) - 2 SpeciesAnthomyzid flies
Anthribidae (Billberg, 1820) - 34 SpeciesFungus weevils
Apataniidae (Wallengren, 1886) - 17 SpeciesEarly Smoky Wing Sedges
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 50 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm Moths
Aphalaridae (Löw, 1879) - 1 Species
Aphelinidae (Thomson, 1876) - 7 SpeciesAphelinid wasps
Aphididae (Latreille, 1802) - 31 SpeciesAphids
Aphodiidae (Leach, 1815) - 72 Species
Aphrophoridae (Evans, 1946) - 3 SpeciesSpittlebugs
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) - 325 SpeciesStingless bees
Archipsocidae (Enderlein, 1903) - 2 SpeciesAncient Barklice
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 972 SpeciesTiger Moths
Argidae (Konow, 1890) - 1 SpeciesArgid sawflies
Ascalaphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 20 SpeciesOwlflies
Asilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 81 SpeciesRobber flies
Asteiidae (Rondani, 1856) - 13 SpeciesAsteiid Flies
Athericidae (Stuckenberg, 1973) - 2 SpeciesWater snipe flies
Atriplectididae (Neboiss, 1977) - 3 Species
Attelabidae (Billberg, 1820) - 32 SpeciesLeaf-rolling weevils
Aulacigastridae (Wollaston, 1864) - 1 SpeciesSap flies
Baetidae (Leach, 1815) - 27 SpeciesSmall minnow mayflies
Belostomatidae (Leach, 1815) - 9 SpeciesFleas
Berothidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 1 SpeciesBeaded lacewings
Berytidae (Fieber, 1851) - 5 SpeciesStilt bugs
Bibionidae (Fleming, 1821) - 22 SpeciesMarch flies
Bittacidae (Handlirsch, 1906) - 7 SpeciesHangingflies
Blaberidae (Saussure, 1864) - 42 SpeciesGiant cockroaches
Blastobasidae (Meyrick, 1894) - 2 SpeciesScavenger Moths
Blattellidae (Karny, 1908) - 39 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Blattidae (Stephens, 1829) - 5 SpeciesAmerican cockroaches
Blephariceridae (Loew, 1861) - 5 SpeciesNet-winged midges
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 20 SpeciesSilkworm Moths
Bombyliidae (Latreille, 1802) - 23 SpeciesBee Flies
Bostrichidae (Latreille, 1802) - 14 SpeciesFalse powderpost beetles
Bothrideridae (Erichson, 1845) - 2 SpeciesDry bark beetles
Brachyceridae (Billberg, 1820) - 17 SpeciesOobese weevils
Brachypteridae (Erichson, 1845) -> Kateretidae - 1 SpeciesShort-winged Flower Beetles
Braconidae (Latreille, 1829) - 217 SpeciesBraconids
Brentidae (Billberg, 1820) - 10 SpeciesStraight snout weevils
Buprestidae (Leach, 1815) - 35 SpeciesJewel beetles
Byrrhidae (Latreille, 1804) - 2 SpeciesPill beetles
Caeciliusidae (Kolbe, 1880) - 5 SpeciesLizard Barklice
Calamoceratidae (Ulmer, 1905) - 5 Species
Calliphoridae (Brauer & Bergenstamm, 1889) - 32 SpeciesBlow flies
Callirhipidae (Emden, 1924) - 4 SpeciesCedar beetles
Calophyidae (Vondracek, 1957) - 1 Species
Calopterygidae (Selys, 1850) - 11 SpeciesDemoiselles
Canacidae (Jones, 1906) - 1 SpeciesSurge Flies
Cantharidae (Imhoff, 1856) - 4 SpeciesLeatherwings
Carabidae (Latreille, 1802) - 410 SpeciesGround beetles and Tiger beetles
Carayonemidae (Richard, 1986) - 1 SpeciesCarayonemids
Carcinophoridae (Hincks, 1954) - 1 Species
Carsidaridae (Crawford, 1911) - 1 Species
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 16 SpeciesGiant Butterfly Moths
Cecidomyiidae (Newman, 1834) - 12 SpeciesGall gnats
Cerambycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1234 SpeciesLonghorn beetles
Ceratopogonidae (Newman, 1834) - 100 SpeciesBiting midges
Cercopidae (Leach, 1815) - 53 SpeciesFroghoppers
Cerophytidae (Latreille, 1834) - 2 SpeciesRare click beetles
Cerylonidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesMinute bark beetles
Chaeteessidae (Handlirsch, 1920) - 1 Species
Chalcididae (Latreille, 1817) - 68 SpeciesChalcids
Chamaemyiidae (Hendel, 1910) - 1 SpeciesSilver Flies
Chaoboridae (Newman, 1834) - 32 SpeciesPhantom midges
Chelonariidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 3 SpeciesTurtle beetles
Chironomidae (Erichson, 1842) - 50 SpeciesMidges
Chloroperlidae (Okamoto, 1912) - 2 SpeciesGreen stoneflies
Chloropidae (Schoenherr, 1840) - 111 SpeciesEye flies
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 16 SpeciesMetalmark Moths
Chrysididae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesCuckoo wasps
Chrysomelidae (Latreille, 1802) - 591 SpeciesLeaf beetles
Chrysopidae (Schneider, 1851) - 34 SpeciesCommon lacewings
Cicadellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 450 SpeciesHoppers
Cicadidae (Westwood, 1840) - 2 SpeciesCicadas
Ciidae (Leach In Samouelle, 1819) - 9 SpeciesMinute tree-fungus beetles
Cixiidae (Spinola, 1839) - 8 SpeciesCixiid Planthoppers
Clambidae (Fischer, 1821) - 5 SpeciesFringe-winged beetles
Clastopteridae (Stål, 1858) - 5 Species
Cleridae (Latreille, 1802) - 3 SpeciesCheckered beetles
Clusiidae (Schönherr, 1840) - 60 SpeciesDruid Flies
Coccidae (Stephens, 1829) - 8 SpeciesSoft scales
Coccinellidae (Latreille, 1807) - 20 SpeciesLady cows
Coenagrionidae (Kirby, 1890) - 52 SpeciesPond damselflies
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 158 SpeciesCasebearer Moths
Colletidae (Lepeletier, 1841) - 37 SpeciesPlasterer bees
Compsocidae (Mockford, 1967) - 1 Species
Coniopterygidae (Burmeister, 1839) - 1 SpeciesDustywings
Conopidae (Latreille, 1802) - 31 SpeciesThick-headed Flies
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 2 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm Moths
Cordulegastridae (Calvert, 1893) - 2 SpeciesFlying adder
Corduliidae (Selys-longchamps, 1850) - 3 SpeciesBoghaunters
Coreidae (Leach, 1815) - 135 SpeciesSquash bugs
Corixidae (Leach, 1815) - 2 SpeciesWater boatman
Corydalidae (Burmeister, 1839) - 15 SpeciesHellgrammites
Corydiidae (De Saussure, 1864) - 1 SpeciesSand cockroaches
Corylophidae (Leconte, 1852) - 1 SpeciesMinute fungus beetles
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 SpeciesCosmet Moths
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 33 SpeciesCarpenterworm Moths
Crabronidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesCrabronid wasps
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 603 SpeciesGrass moth
Ctenophthalmidae (Rothschild, 1915) - 2 Species
Ctenostylidae (Bigot, 1882) - 1 Species
Ctenuchidae (W. Kirby, 1837) -> Arctiinae - 1 SpeciesWasp moths
Cucujidae (Latreille, 1802) - 23 SpeciesFlat bark beetles
Culicidae (Meigen, 1818) - 190 SpeciesMosquitoes
Curculionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1075 SpeciesTrue weevils
Cydnidae (Billberg, 1820) - 5 SpeciesBurrower bugs
Dalceridae (Dyar, 1898) - 13 SpeciesTropical Slug Caterpillar Moths
Dasydemellidae - 1 SpeciesShaggy Psocids
Delphacidae (Leach, 1815) - 45 SpeciesDelphacid planthoppers
Derbidae (Spinola, 1839) - 28 SpeciesDerbid planthoppers
Dermestidae (Hope, 1840) - 9 SpeciesSkin beetles
Diapheromeridae (Rehn & Hebard, 1909) - 22 SpeciesDiapheromerid Stick Insects
Diaspididae (Maskell, 1878) - 36 SpeciesArmored scale insects
Diastatidae (Hendel, 1917) - 1 SpeciesBog flies
Dictyopharidae (Spinola, 1839) - 11 SpeciesDictypharid planthoppers
Dilaridae (Newman, 1853) - 1 SpeciesPleasing lacewings
Discolomatidae (Horn, 1878) - 3 Species
Dixidae (Schiner, 1868) - 11 SpeciesDixid Midges
Dolichopodidae (Latreille, 1809) - 165 SpeciesLong-legged flies
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 1 SpeciesHooktip Moths
Drosophilidae (Rondani, 1856) - 203 SpeciesFruit flies
Dryopidae (Billberg, 1820) - 15 SpeciesLong-toed water beetles
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 15 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm Moths
Dytiscidae (Leach, 1815) - 33 SpeciesWater tigers
Ectobiidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1865) - 3 SpeciesWood cockroaches
Ectopsocidae - 1 SpeciesOuter Barklice
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 110 SpeciesGrass Miner Moths
Elateridae (Leach, 1815) - 228 SpeciesSkipjacks
Electrentomidae (Enderlein, 1911) - 2 Species
Elmidae (Curtis, 1830) - 26 SpeciesRiffle beetles
Embolemidae (Förster, 1856) - 1 SpeciesEmbolemid wasps
Empididae (Latreille, 1809) - 11 SpeciesDance Flies
Encyrtidae (Walker, 1837) - 354 SpeciesEncyrtids
Endomychidae (Leach, 1815) - 19 SpeciesHandsome fungus beetles
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 1 SpeciesFringe Tufted Moths
Ephemeridae (Leach, 1817) - 3 SpeciesBurrowing mayflies
Ephydridae (Zetterstedt, 1837) - 69 SpeciesBrine fly
Epipsocidae - 1 SpeciesElliptical Barklice
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 1 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite Moths
Episactidae (Burr, 1899) - 1 Species
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 707 SpeciesErebid Moths
Eriococcidae (Cockerell, 1899) - 2 SpeciesEriococcids
Erotylidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesPleasing fungus beetles
Eucharitidae (Latreille, 1809) - 5 SpeciesEucharitids
Eulophidae (Westwood, 1829) - 545 SpeciesEulophids
Eumastacidae (Burr, 1898) - 12 SpeciesMatchstick grasshoppers
Eupelmidae (Walker, 1833) - 9 SpeciesEupelmids
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 1 SpeciesGiant Lappet Moths
Eurytomidae (Walker, 1832) - 11 SpeciesSeed chalcids
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 24 SpeciesEuteliid Moths
Euthyplociidae (Lestage, 1921) - 2 Species
Evaniidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesHatchet wasps
Figitidae (Thomson, 1862) - 1 SpeciesFigitids
Forficulidae (Stephens, 1829) - 4 Species
Formicidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1039 SpeciesAnts
Fulgoridae (Latreille, 1807) - 30 SpeciesLanthorn flies
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 10 SpeciesTwirler Moths
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 974 SpeciesGeometer Moths
Geotrupidae (Latreille, 1802) - 14 SpeciesDor beetles
Gerridae (Leach, 1815) - 6 SpeciesWater spiders
Glaresidae (Kolbe, 1905) - 1 SpeciesEnigmatic scarab beetles
Glossosomatidae (Wallengren, 1891) - 25 SpeciesLittle Black Caddisflies
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 2 SpeciesSedge Moths
Gomphidae (Rambur, 1842) - 26 SpeciesClubtails
Goniodidae (Mjoberg, 1910) - 5 Species
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 9 SpeciesLeafminer Moths
Gryllacrididae (Blanchard, 1845) - 1 SpeciesLeaf-rolling crickets
Gryllidae (Bolivar, 1878) - 86 SpeciesTrue Crickets
Gryllotalpidae (Saussure, 1870) - 3 SpeciesMole crickets
Gyrinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesWhirligig beetles
Halictidae (Thomson, 1869) - 90 SpeciesSweat bees
Halictophagidae (Perkins, 1905) - 1 Species
Haliplidae (Aubé, 1836) - 1 SpeciesHaliplids
Hedylidae (Guenée, 1857) - 15 SpeciesAmerican Butterfly Moths
Helicopsychidae (Ulmer, 1912) - 9 SpeciesSnail-case caddisfly
Hemerobiidae (Latreille, 1802) - 16 SpeciesBrown lacewings
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 3 SpeciesGhost Moths
Heptageniidae (Needham, 1901) - 2 SpeciesFlat-headed mayflies
Heptapsogasteridae (Carriker, 1936) -> Philopteridae - 1 Species
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 836 SpeciesSkipper Butterflies
Heteronemiidae (Rehn, J. A. G., 1904) - 1 Species
Hippoboscidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 15 SpeciesLouse Flies
Histeridae (Gyllenhal, 1808) - 48 SpeciesClown beetles
Hoplopleuridae (Ewing, 1929) - 1 Species
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 1 SpeciesTeak Moths
Hybosoridae (Erichson, 1847) - 37 SpeciesScavenger scarab beetles
Hybotidae (Meigen, 1820) - 35 SpeciesHybotid flies
Hydraenidae (Mulsant, 1844) - 3 SpeciesMinute moss beetles
Hydrophilidae (Latreille, 1802) - 26 SpeciesWater scavenger beetles
Hydropsychidae (Curtis, 1835) - 48 SpeciesNet-spinning caddisflies
Hydroptilidae (Stephens, 1836) - 93 SpeciesPurse-case caddisflies
Ichneumonidae (Latreille, 1802) - 850 SpeciesIchneumonids
Inbiomyiidae (Buck, 2006) - 3 Species
Issidae (Spinola, 1839) - 2 SpeciesIssid planthoppers
Kalotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 19 SpeciesDrywood termites
Keroplatidae (Rondani, 1856) - 9 SpeciesPredatory Fungus Gnats
Labiidae (Burr, 1909) -> Spongiphoridae - 1 SpeciesLittle earwigs
Lachesillidae (Pearman, 1936) - 10 SpeciesFateful Barklice
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 3 SpeciesTropical Burnet Moths
Laemobothriidae (Mjöberg, 1910) - 5 Species
Lampyridae (Latreille, 1817) - 5 SpeciesFirefly Beetles
Largidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 2 SpeciesBordered plant bugs
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 90 SpeciesLappet Moths
Latridiidae (Erichson, 1842) - 3 SpeciesMinute brown scavenger beetles
Lauxaniidae (Macquart, 1835) - 31 SpeciesLauxaniid flies
Lepidostomatidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 6 SpeciesBizarre Caddisflies
Leptoceridae (Leach In Brewster, 1815) - 41 SpeciesLong-horn caddisflies
Leptohyphidae (Landa & Soldán, 1985) - 19 SpeciesLittle Stout Crawler Mayflies
Leptophlebiidae (Banks, 1900) - 33 SpeciesProng-gilled mayflies
Leptopsyllidae (Rothschild & Jordan, 1915) - 1 SpeciesRabbit fleas
Lestidae (Calvert, 1901) - 4 SpeciesSpreadwings
Leucospidae (Fabricius, 1775) - 5 SpeciesLeucospids
Libellulidae (Rambur, 1842) - 87 SpeciesSkimmers
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 107 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar Moths
Limnephilidae (Kolenati, 1848) - 1 SpeciesNorthern caddisflies
Limnichidae (Erichson, 1846) - 21 SpeciesMinute mud beetles
Limoniidae (Speiser, 1909) - 116 SpeciesLimoniid Crane Flies
Liturgusidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 7 Species
Liviidae (Low, 1879) - 3 Species
Lonchaeidae (Loew, 1861) - 11 SpeciesLonchaeid Flies
Lophopidae (Stål, 1866) - 1 Species
Lucanidae (Latreille, 1804) - 9 SpeciesStag beetles
Lutrochidae (Kasap & Crowson, 1975) - 1 SpeciesTravertine beetles
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 235 SpeciesGossamer Winged Butterflies
Lycidae (Laporte, 1836) - 17 SpeciesNet-winged beetles
Lygaeidae (Schilling, 1829) - 5 SpeciesMilkweed bugs
Lymexylidae (Fleming, 1821) - 1 SpeciesShip-timber beetles
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1 SpeciesLyonet Moths
Mantidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 34 SpeciesMantids
Mantispidae (Leach, 1815) - 20 SpeciesMantis-flies
Mantoididae (Giglio-tos, 1927) - 1 Species
Margarodidae (Newstead, 1901) - 1 SpeciesCottony cushion scales
Megachilidae (Schenk, 1860) - 87 SpeciesCarder bees
Megalopodidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesMegalopodid Leaf Beetles
Megalopygidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 35 SpeciesFlannel Moths
Megapodagrionidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 10 SpeciesFlatwings
Melandryidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesFalse darkling beetles
Meloidae (Gyllenhal, 1810) - 12 SpeciesBlister beetles
Melolonthidae (Leach, 1817) - 112 SpeciesChafers
Membracidae (Germar, 1821) - 168 SpeciesMembracids
Menoponidae (Mjöberg, 1910) - 60 SpeciesBird lice
Mesoveliidae (Douglas & Scott, 1867) - 1 SpeciesWater treaders
Micropezidae (Illiger, 1798) - 46 SpeciesStilt Flies
Milichiidae (Schiner, 1862) - 16 SpeciesFilth flies
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 34 SpeciesSackbearer Moths
Miridae (Hahn, 1831) - 3 SpeciesGrass bugs
Mogoplistidae (Saussure, 1877) - 1 SpeciesScaly crickets
Monomachidae (Ashmead, 1902) - 2 SpeciesMonomachid wasps
Monotomidae (Laporte, 1840) - 2 SpeciesRoot-eating beetles
Mordellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6 SpeciesPintail beetles
Musapsocidae (Mockford, 1967) - 1 Species
Muscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 45 SpeciesHouse flies
Mycetophagidae (Leach, 1815) - 3 SpeciesHairy fungus beetles
Mycetophilidae (Newman, 1834) - 102 SpeciesFungus gnats
Mycteridae (Blanchard, 1845) - 3 SpeciesPalm beetles and flower beetles
Mydidae (Bezzi, 1903) - 5 SpeciesMydas flies
Mymaridae (Haliday, 1833) - 6 SpeciesFairy wasps
Myopsocidae (Enderlein, 1907) - 2 SpeciesMouse-like Barklice
Myrmecolacidae (Saunders, 1872) - 1 Species
Myrmecophilidae (Saussure, 1874) - 1 SpeciesAnt-loving crickets
Myrmeleontidae (Latreille, 1802) - 13 SpeciesAntlion lacewings
Naucoridae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesCreeping water bugs
Nepidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesWater stick insects
Neriidae (Hendel, 1916) - 7 SpeciesStilt-legged flies
Nitidulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 2 SpeciesSap beetles
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 694 SpeciesOwlet Moths
Nogodinidae (Melichar, 1898) - 7 Species
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 79 SpeciesTuft moths
Nosodendridae (Erichson, 1846) - 3 SpeciesWounded-tree beetles
Noteridae (C. G. Thomson, 1860) - 9 SpeciesBurrowing water beetles
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 452 SpeciesProminent Moths
Notonectidae (Latreille, 1802) - 7 SpeciesGreater water boatman
Nycteribiidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 7 SpeciesWingless Bat Flies
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 1049 SpeciesBrush Footed Butterflies
Ochodaeidae (Mulsant & Rey, 1870) - 1 SpeciesSand-loving scarab beetles
Ochteridae (Kirkaldy, 1906) - 1 SpeciesVelvety shore bugs
Odiniidae (Hendel, 1920) - 9 SpeciesOdiniid flies
Odontoceridae (Wallengren, 1891) - 3 SpeciesMortarjoint Casemakers
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 10 SpeciesConcealer Moths
Oestridae (Leach, 1815) - 8 SpeciesBot flies
Oligoneuriidae (Ulmer, 1914) - 2 SpeciesBrushleg Mayflies
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 1 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap Moths
Orsodacnidae (Thomson, 1859) - 1 SpeciesRavenous Leaf Beetles
Ortheziidae (Green, 1896) - 10 SpeciesEnsign scales
Oxycorynidae (Schoenherr, 1840) -> Belidae - 1 SpeciesOxycorynid weevils
Pantophthalmidae (Williston, 1906) - 11 SpeciesTimber flies
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 142 SpeciesSwallowtail Butterflies
Paragryllidae (Desutter-grandcolas, 1987) - 12 Species
Passalidae (Leach, 1815) - 78 SpeciesBetsy beetles
Pelecinidae (Haliday, 1839) - 1 SpeciesPelecinids
Pentatomidae (Leach, 1815) - 49 SpeciesTerrestrial turtle bugs
Perilampidae (Latreille, 1809) - 9 SpeciesPerilampids
Perilestidae (Tillyard & Fraser, 1938) - 1 SpeciesShortwings
Peripsocidae (Roesler, 1944) - 2 SpeciesStout Barklice
Periscelididae (Oldenberg, 1914) - 9 SpeciesPeriscelidid Flies
Perlidae (Latreille, 1802) - 30 SpeciesCommon stoneflies
Phalacridae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesShining flower beetles
Phengodidae (Leconte, 1861) - 19 SpeciesGlowworm beetles
Philopotamidae (Stephens, 1829) - 36 SpeciesFinger-net caddisflies
Philopteridae (Burmeister, 1830) - 85 Species
Philotarsidae (Pearman, 1936) - 1 SpeciesLoving Barklice
Phlaeothripidae (Uzel, 1895) - 3 SpeciesTube-tailed Thrips
Phoridae (Curtis, 1833) - 435 SpeciesScuttle Flies
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 189 SpeciesYellows & Whites & Sulphurs
Piophilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 2 SpeciesSkipper Flies
Pipunculidae (Walker, 1834) - 27 SpeciesBig-headed Flies
Plastoceridae (Crowson, 1972) - 1 Species
Platygastridae (Haliday, 1833) - 4 SpeciesPlatygastrids
Platypezidae (Fallen, 1815) - 1 SpeciesSmoke Flies
Platystictidae (Laidlaw, 1924) - 10 SpeciesShadowdamsels
Platystomatidae (Schiner, 1862) - 4 SpeciesSignal flies
Podoscirtidae (Saussure, 1878) - 28 Species
Polycentropodidae (Ulmer, 1903) - 20 SpeciesTube Maker Caddisflies
Polymitarcyidae (Banks, 1900) - 2 SpeciesPale Burrower Mayflies
Polythoridae (Munz, 1919) - 6 SpeciesBannerwings
Pompilidae (Latreille, 1805) - 38 SpeciesPompilid wasps
Prisopodidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1893) - 4 Species
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 1 SpeciesYucca Moths
Proscopiidae (Serville, 1838) - 2 SpeciesJumping sticks
Psephenidae (Lacordaire, 1854) - 1 SpeciesWater-penny beetles
Pseudococcidae (Heymons, 1915) - 48 SpeciesMealy Bugs
Pseudolestidae (Kirby, 1900) - 1 Species
Pseudophasmatidae (Kirby, 1896) - 24 SpeciesStriped Walkingsticks
Pseudostigmatidae (Tillyard, 1917) - 7 SpeciesForest giants
Psilidae (Macquart, 1835) - 10 SpeciesRust flies
Psocidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 10 SpeciesCommon Barklice
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 3 SpeciesBagworm Moths
Psychodidae (Newman, 1834) - 121 SpeciesOwl Midges
Psyllidae (Latreille, 1807) - 32 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Pteromalidae (Dalman, 1820) - 19 SpeciesPteromalids
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 67 SpeciesPlume Moths
Ptilodactylidae (Laporte, 1836) - 15 SpeciesPtilodactylid beetles
Ptiloneuridae (Eertmoed, 1973) - 2 Species
Ptinidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesSpider beetles
Pulicidae (Billberg, 1820) - 2 SpeciesCommon fleas
Putoidae (Beardsley, 1969) - 1 SpeciesGiant mealybugs
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 192 SpeciesSnout Moths
Pyrgomorphidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1874) - 1 SpeciesPyrgomorphs
Pyrgotidae (Schiner, 1868) - 4 SpeciesPyrgotid Flies
Pyrrhocoridae (Dohrn, 1859) - 4 SpeciesCotton stainers
Pythidae (Solier, 1834) - 1 SpeciesDead log bark beetles
Rangomaramidae (Jaschhof & Didham, 2002) - 3 Species
Reduviidae (Latreille, 1807) - 20 SpeciesAssassin bugs
Rhagionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 4 SpeciesSnipe flies
Rhinotermitidae (Froggatt, 1897) - 4 SpeciesSubterranean termites
Rhipiphoridae (Gemminger & Harold, 1870) - 1 SpeciesWedge-shaped beetles
Rhopalidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 3 SpeciesScentless plant bugs
Rhopalopsyllidae (Oudemans, 1909) - 7 SpeciesRodent fleas
Rhopalosomatidae (Ashmead, 1896) - 6 SpeciesRhopalosomatid wasps
Rhynchitidae (Gistel, 1848) - 41 SpeciesTooth-nosed snout weevils
Rhyparochromidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 4 SpeciesSeed bugs
Richardidae (Snow, 1896) - 27 SpeciesThyreophorid flies
Ricinidae (Neumann, 1890) - 6 Species
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 339 SpeciesMetalmark Butterflies
Ripipterygidae (Ander, 1939) - 19 Species
Romaleidae (Brunner Von Wattenwyl, 1893) - 57 SpeciesLubber grasshoppers
Ropalomeridae (Linder, 1930) - 4 SpeciesRopalomerid flies
Rutelidae (Macleay, 1819) - 197 Species
Salpingidae (Leach, 1815) - 4 SpeciesNarrow-waisted bark beetles
Sarcophagidae (Macquart, 1834) - 64 SpeciesFlesh flies
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 173 SpeciesEmperor Moths
Scarabaeidae (Latreille, 1802) - 461 SpeciesScarabs
Scathophagidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 0 SpeciesDung flies
Scatopsidae (Newman, 1834) - 9 SpeciesMinute black scavenger flies
Scelionidae (Haliday, 1839) - 18 SpeciesScelionids
Scenopinidae (Burmeister, 1835) - 3 SpeciesWindow Flies
Sciaridae (Billberg, 1820) - 12 SpeciesDark winged fungus gnats
Sciomyzidae (Fallen, 1820) - 11 SpeciesMarsh Flies
Scoliidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesScoliid wasps
Scraptiidae (Mulsant, 1856) - 1 SpeciesFalse flower beetles
Scutelleridae (Leach, 1815) - 9 SpeciesShield-backed bugs
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 8 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail Moths
Sepsidae (Walker, 1833) - 10 SpeciesBlack scavenger flies
Silphidae (Latreille, 1807) - 1 SpeciesCarrion beetles
Silvanidae (Kirby, 1837) - 34 SpeciesSilvanid flat bark beetles
Simuliidae (Newman, 1834) - 15 SpeciesTurkey gnat
Somatiidae (Hendel, 1935) - 2 Species
Sphaeroceridae (Macquart, 1835) - 71 SpeciesLesser corpse flies
Sphecidae (Latreille, 1802) - 31 SpeciesThread-waisted wasps
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 188 SpeciesHawk Moths
Spongiphoridae (Verhoeff, 1902) - 1 SpeciesLittle Earwigs
Staphylinidae (Lameere, 1900) - 58 SpeciesRove beetles
Stenopelmatidae (Burmeister, 1838) - 1 SpeciesJerusalem crickets
Stephanidae (Leach, 1815) - 5 SpeciesCrown wasps
Stratiomyidae (Latreille, 1802) - 107 SpeciesSoldier flies
Streblidae (Kolenati, 1863) - 78 SpeciesBat flies
Syringogastridae (Prado, 1969) - 3 Species
Syrphidae (Latreille, 1802) - 265 SpeciesRat-tailed Maggots
Tabanidae (Latreille, 1802) - 124 SpeciesHorse-fly
Tachinidae (Robineau-desvoidy, 1830) - 154 SpeciesTachinid Flies
Tanaostigmatidae (Howard, 1890) - 6 SpeciesTanaostigmatids
Tanypezidae (Rondani, 1856) - 5 SpeciesTanypezid flies
Tenebrionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 10 SpeciesDarkling beetles
Tenthredinidae (Latreille, 1804) - 1 SpeciesTenthredinid sawflies
Tephritidae (Newman, 1834) - 99 SpeciesPeacock flies
Termitaphididae (Myers, 1924) - 3 SpeciesTermite bugs
Termitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 22 SpeciesHigher termites
Tessaratomidae (Stål, 1864) - 1 SpeciesTessaratomids
Tethinidae (Hendel, 1916) -> Canacidae - 1 SpeciesTethinid flies
Tetrigidae (Rambur, 1838) - 11 SpeciesGroundhoppers
Tettigoniidae (Krauss, 1902) - 233 SpeciesLong-horned grasshoppers
Therevidae (Newman, 1834) - 24 SpeciesTherevids
Thespidae (Giglio-tos, 1919) - 16 Species
Thripidae (Stevens, 1829) - 20 SpeciesCommon thrips
Throscidae (Laporte, 1840) - 1 SpeciesFalse metallic wood-boring beetles
Thyreocoridae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesBlack bugs
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 58 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf Moths
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 24 SpeciesFungus Moths
Tingidae (Laporte, 1832) - 40 SpeciesLace bugs
Tipulidae (Latreille, 1802) - 21 SpeciesCrane Flies
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 307 SpeciesLeafroller Moths
Torymidae (Walker, 1833) - 2 SpeciesTorymids
Trichodectidae (Kellogg, 1896) - 3 Species
Trichogrammatidae (Haliday, 1851) - 19 SpeciesTrichogrammatids
Tridactylidae (Saussure, 1874) - 6 SpeciesPygmy mole crickets
Triozidae (Löw, 1879) - 30 SpeciesJumping plant lice
Trogidae (Macleay, 1819) - 6 SpeciesHide beetles
Trogossitidae (Latreille, 1802) - 1 SpeciesBark gnawing beetles
Uenoidae (Iwata, 1927) - 4 SpeciesStonecase Caddisflies
Ulidiidae (Macquart, 1835) - 59 SpeciesPicture-winged Flies
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 21 SpeciesSwallowtail Moths
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 2 SpeciesFalse Burnet Moths
Veliidae (Amyot & Serville, 1843) - 1 SpeciesSmaller water striders
Vesperidae (Mulsant, 1839) - 1 Species
Vespidae (Leach, 1815) - 119 SpeciesSocial Wasps
Xiphocentronidae (Schmid, 1982) - 1 Species
Xylomyidae (Verrall, 1901) - 2 SpeciesWood soldier flies
Xylophagidae (Fallen, 1810) - 1 SpeciesAwl-flies
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 9 SpeciesErmine Moths
Zopheridae (Solier, 1834) - 21 SpeciesIronclad beetles
455 Families with 25275 Species in Costa Rica
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Insects, True insects
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AuthorLang, 1888

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