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Taxonomy for Lepidoptera (Lepidopterans)
Class
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 2680 families, 140885 genera, 1879502 species
Tree
Subclass
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 2543 families, 136697 genera, 1874857 species
Tree
Infraclass
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 2226 families, 134478 genera, 1856979 species
Tree
Superorder
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 1216 families, 102024 genera, 1593949 species
Tree
Order
Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lepidopterans) - Systematics
 238 families, 26590 genera, 451495 species
Site
Tree
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Families238
Genera26.590
Species451.495
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)
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Suborder    Aglossata (Speidel, 1977)
     1 family, 1 genus, 2 species
Suborder    Eolepidopterigina (Rasnitsyn, 1983)
     2 families, 15 genera, 16 species
Suborder    Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
     204 families, 26304 genera, 450944 species
Suborder    Heterobathmiina (Kristensen & Nielsen, 1979)
     1 family, 1 genus, 5 species
Suborder    Zeugloptera (Chapman, 1917)
     1 family, 30 genera, 250 species
Family    Adeldidae
     0 species
Family    Aectiidae
     0 species
Family    Amathusiidae
     0 species
Family    Apaturidae (Boisduval, 1840)
     0 species
Family    Archaeolepidae (Whalley, 1985) -> Archaeolepiidae
     0 species
Family    Archaeolepiidae (Whalley, 1985)
     1 genus, 2 species
Family    Arctuidae
     0 species
Family    Artiidae
     1 genus, 0 species
Family    Ascololepidopterigidae (Zhang & Al., 2013)
     3 genera, 3 species
Family    Atctiidae
     0 species
Family    Cosmopterygidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) -> Cosmopteriginae
     1 genus, 0 species
Family    Drepaniidae
     0 species
Family    Erycinidae
     0 species
Family    Eutelliidae
     0 species
Family    Gelechidae
     0 species
Family    Gelechilidae
     0 species
Family    Heliocosmidae
     0 species
Family    Hymantopteridae
     0 species
Family    Limocodidae
     0 species
Family    Lucaenidae
     0 species
Family    Lycanidae (Leach, 1815) -> Lycaenidae
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Nemeobiidae
     0 species
Family    Noctuiidae
     1 genus, 1 species
Family    Nympnalidae
     0 species
Family    Yponmetridae
     0 species
Family    Yponmeutidae
     0 species
Genus    Acatapaustis - 1 species
Genus    Aconicta - 1 species
Genus    Acopia - 1 species
Genus    Adania - 1 species
Genus    Adoxyphyes - 1 species
Genus    Agnopterix - 1 species
Genus    Agrolamprotes - 1 species
Genus    Alipsa - 1 species
Genus    Anamotarus - 1 species
Genus    Ancyclolomia - 1 species
Genus    Anthrips - 1 species
Genus    Antrytonopsis - 0 species
Genus    Anyclis - 2 species
Genus    Apatutina - 1 species
Genus    Apterone - 1 species
Genus    Archaeotychia - 8 species
Genus    Arhopalia - 3 species
Genus    Arhyrotaenia - 1 species
Genus    Armatophallus - 7 species
Genus    Aryrotaenia - 1 species
Genus    Atalopedies - 1 species
Genus    Auophyes - 6 species
Genus    Australariona - 1 species
Genus    Baltonides (Skalski, 1981) - 1 species
Genus    Barbutodes - 2 species
Genus    Blezynskia - 1 species
Genus    Bombix (Garsault, 1764) - 0 species
Genus    Boudinoyiana - 1 species
Genus    Buzkoiana - 1 species
Genus    Callophyrs - 3 species
Genus    Calpoides - 1 species
Genus    Capronia - 2 species
Genus    Cassouodes - 1 species
Genus    Catodoceta - 1 species
Genus    Cerapteiyx - 2 species
Genus    Cercops - 2 species
Genus    Chimabacche - 1 species
Genus    Chorelitis - 2 species
Genus    Cochyldia - 2 species
Genus    Cochylmorpha - 1 species
Genus    Coelopera - 2 species
Genus    Coenotephra - 1 species
Genus    Cohas - 2 species
Genus    Colephora - 1 species
Genus    Colosima - 1 species
Genus    Copableparon - 1 species
Genus    Coptitarsia - 2 species
Genus    Crocidesma - 1 species
Genus    Crysiphila - 1 species
Genus    Cyncia - 1 species
Genus    Dasycheira - 1 species
Genus    Debrosana - 1 species
Genus    Diquishia - 2 species
Genus    Diroyctria - 4 species
Genus    Disclisiosprocta - 1 species
Genus    Dolerimima - 1 species
Genus    Dolicarthria - 1 species
Genus    Dudgeoni - 0 species
Genus    Egita - 1 species
Genus    Ennomis - 1 species
Genus    Ennomon - 1 species
Genus    Epichopteryx - 1 species
Genus    Equitis (Linnæus, 1758) - 0 species
Genus    Espararge - 1 species
Genus    Euclidea - 1 species
Genus    Eudrespanelatri - 1 species
Genus    Eughagena - 2 species
Genus    Eurausta - 3 species
Genus    Euretagrotis - 2 species
Genus    Eurhythmus - 1 species
Genus    Euthyatria - 1 species
Genus    Euxua - 1 species
Genus    Expantheria - 1 species
Genus    Foliofossor (Jarzembowski, 1989) - 1 species
Genus    Friedlandaria - 1 species
Genus    Geractia - 1 species
Genus    Gulphisia - 1 species
Genus    Harrisimena - 1 species
Genus    Heliconinus - 1 species
Genus    Hoffmannophila - 1 species
Genus    Hyaroitis - 1 species
Genus    Hydriomina - 1 species
Genus    Idaeta - 1 species
Genus    Lacistophenes - 1 species
Genus    Lanpronia - 1 species
Genus    Lantzina - 3 species
Genus    Lantzodes - 9 species
Genus    Lapanda - 1 species
Genus    Leuropena - 1 species
Genus    Levipalpis - 1 species
Genus    Lichtensteiniana - 5 species
Genus    Lobogetheas - 1 species
Genus    Lycacna - 2 species
Genus    Mabokia - 2 species
Genus    Machaeretis - 2 species
Genus    Matigranna - 1 species
Genus    Mecodemacurvidens (Broun, 1915) - 0 species
Genus    Mecylcothorax - 4 species
Genus    Meesia - 1 species
Genus    Metachrostia - 1 species
Genus    Meyoarabiella - 1 species
Genus    Microcalpyptris - 3 species
Genus    Nagarodes - 1 species
Genus    Namibiocossus - 4 species
Genus    Neogalia - 1 species
Genus    Neopithicops - 0 species
Genus    Nissanga - 0 species
Genus    Noclea - 1 species
Genus    Nocuta - 4 species
Genus    Nothobrachodes - 2 species
Genus    Nussodes - 3 species
Genus    Nyphalis - 1 species
Genus    Oncocnmeis - 2 species
Genus    Ortea - 1 species
Genus    Orthosioides - 0 species
Genus    Pachyluncaria - 1 species
Genus    Paonius - 3 species
Genus    Papiliophalaena (De Geer, 1778, 1778) - 1 species
Genus    Parage - 3 species
Genus    Paralercoptera - 2 species
Genus    Paraphymatopus - 2 species
Genus    Pechipogon (Stephens, 1834) - 1 species
Genus    Phaeodontella - 1 species
Genus    Phalantha - 0 species
Genus    Plataphalinidia - 1 species
Genus    Postscrancia - 1 species
Genus    Pothantus - 1 species
Genus    Prothorthodes - 2 species
Genus    Pryopteron - 2 species
Genus    Pseudethemia - 1 species
Genus    Pseudoadelphia - 1 species
Genus    Pseudohadana - 1 species
Genus    Psilacis - 1 species
Genus    Pthorimaea - 1 species
Genus    Ptychopseutis - 3 species
Genus    Recavicula - 1 species
Genus    Redectes - 1 species
Genus    Retisfera - 1 species
Genus    Royia - 1 species
Genus    Salebraicus - 1 species
Genus    Satyrs - 2 species
Genus    Scolioptreryx - 1 species
Genus    Scybalisttodes - 1 species
Genus    Sericornis - 9 species
Genus    Setamorpha - 1 species
Genus    Soligena - 3 species
Genus    Spalia - 1 species
Genus    Speideliana - 2 species
Genus    Sphinxadscita (De Geer, 1778, 1778) - 0 species
Genus    Stomopterix - 1 species
Genus    Subscaphia - 1 species
Genus    Symetrischema - 1 species
Genus    Tanumecica - 1 species
Genus    Tanyzancha - 1 species
Genus    Tarthorhynchus - 1 species
Genus    Thorbyes - 2 species
Genus    Thryphaena - 1 species
Genus    Tolipiodes - 1 species
Genus    Tortricicia - 2 species
Genus    Tripuda - 5 species
Genus    Trisynopta - 3 species
Genus    Tsiphone - 1 species
Genus    Ulolanche - 2 species
Genus    Wheelaria - 1 species
Genus    Xantherhoe - 11 species
Genus    Xanthippe - 1 species
Genus    Xanthonomis - 1 species
Genus    Zeusera - 1 species
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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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