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Taxonomy for Bombycoidea (Hawk-moths)
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
Suborder
Glossata (Fabricius, 1775)
 204 families, 26304 genera, 450944 species
Tree
Infraorder
Heteroneura (Tillyard, 1918)
 193 families, 26165 genera, 449660 species
Tree
Division
Ditrysia (Borner, 1925) (Moths)
 182 families, 26036 genera, 446402 species
Tree
Section
Cossina (Herrich-schäffer, 1856)
 74 families, 16575 genera, 324859 species
Tree
Subsection
Bombyces (Scopoli, 1763)
 65 families, 14702 genera, 297729 species
Tree
Superfamily
Bombycoidea (Latreille, 1802) (Hawk-moths)
 14 families, 756 genera, 15138 species
Tree
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Families14
Genera756
Species15.138
Common namesHawk-moths
German namesSpinner und Schwärmer
Finnish namesKarvakehrääjät, Kirjokehrääjät, Maitiaiskehrääjät, Riikinkukkokehrääjät, Kiitäjät, Kehrääjämäiset
AuthorLatreille, 1802
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus)

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


Ecozones:

Palaearctic (West Palaearctic, East Palaearctic)

Nearctic, Afrotropical, Neotropical, Indo-Australian region (Oriental)

Holarctic


Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Devonian)

Mesozoic (Jurassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (Pacific Islands)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea)

Indian Ocean (Red Sea)


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, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, 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 Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 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, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesBombycoidea in bie.ala.org.au
Bombycoidea in faunaeur.org
Bombycoidea in itis.gov
Bombycoidea in dyntaxa.se
Bombycoidea in Wikipedia (English)
Family    Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) (American Silkworm Moths)
     27 genera, 341 species
Family    Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) (Silkworm Moths)
     50 genera, 579 species
Site
Family    Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) (Brahmin Moths)
     9 genera, 93 species
Site
Family    Carthaeidae (Common, 1966) (Australian Silkworm Moths)
     1 genus, 9 species
Family    Cercophanidae (Jordan, 1924) -> Cercophaninae
     0 species
Family    Endromidae (Boisduval, 1828) (Glory Moths)
     3 genera, 24 species
Site
Family    Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) (Giant Lappet Moths)
     87 genera, 859 species
Site
Family    Hibrildidae (Berger, 1958) -> Eupterotidae
     0 species
Family    Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) (Autumn Silkworm Moths)
     5 genera, 64 species
Site
Family    Mirinidae (Kozlov, 1985) -> Endromidae
     0 species
Site
Family    Oxytenidae (Jordan, 1924) -> Oxyteninae
     0 species
Family    Phiditiidae (Minet, 1994) -> Phiditiinae
     0 species
Family    Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) (Emperor Moths)
     279 genera, 6279 species
Site
Family    Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) (Hawk Moths)
     295 genera, 6890 species
Site
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderLepidoptera
Lepidopterans, Butterflies and Moths
SuborderGlossata
InfraorderHeteroneura
DivisionDitrysia
Moths, Butterflies, Skippers
SectionCossina
SubsectionBombyces
SuperfamilyBombycoidea
Hawk-moths
AuthorLatreille, 1802
 
Synonyms
Lasiocampoidea (Harris, 1841)
Sphingoidea (Dyar, 1902)

Keywords
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