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Family overview for Moths & Butterflies (Lepidoptera)
Acanthopteroctetidae (Davis, 1978) - 7 SpeciesArchaic Sun MothsInfo
Acraeidae (Boisduval, 1833) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Acrolepiidae (Heinemann, 1870) - 0 SpeciesFalse Diamondback MothsInfo
Acrolophidae (Busck, 1912) - 1 GenusTube MothsInfo
Adeldidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Adelidae (Bruand, 1851) - 515 SpeciesLonghorned Fairy MothsInfo
Aectiidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Aganaidae (Boisduval, 1833) - 0 SpeciesTropical Tiger MothsInfo
Agaristidae (Boisduval, 1833) - 0 SpeciesForester mothsInfo
Agathiphagidae (N. P. Kristensen, 1967) - 2 SpeciesKauri MothsInfo
Agonoxenidae (Meyrick, 1926) - 10 SpeciesPalm MothsInfo
Aididae (Schaus, 1906) - 14 SpeciesInfo
Alucitidae (Leach, 1815) - 267 SpeciesMany Plumed MothsInfo
Amathusiidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Amphisbatidae (Spuler, 1910) - 1 GenusInfo
Amphitheridae (Meyrick, 1913) - 0 SpeciesDouble Eye MothsInfo
Andesianidae (Davis & Gentili, 2003) - 4 SpeciesAndean endemic mothsInfo
Anomoeotidae (Hering, 1937) - 70 SpeciesInfo
Anomosetidae (Tillyard, 1919) - 1 SpeciesAustralian Primitive Ghost MothsInfo
Anthelidae (Turner, 1904) - 216 SpeciesAustralian Lappet MothsInfo
Apatelodidae (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894) - 341 SpeciesAmerican Silkworm MothsInfo
Apaturidae (Boisduval, 1840) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Apoprogonidae (Janse, 1932) - 0 SpeciesAfrican Skipper MothsInfo
Archaeolepidae (Whalley, 1985) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Archaeolepiidae (Whalley, 1985) - 2 SpeciesInfo
Arctiidae (Leach, 1815) - 24240 SpeciesTiger MothsSite
Arctuidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Argyresthiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 0 SpeciesShiny Head Standing MothsInfo
Arrhenophanidae (Walsingham, 1913) - 7 SpeciesTropical Lattice MothsInfo
Artiidae - 1 GenusInfo
Ascololepidopterigidae (Zhang & Al., 2013) - 3 SpeciesInfo
Asopidae (Guenée, 1854) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Atctiidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Attevidae (Mosher, 1916) - 0 SpeciesTropical Ermine MothsInfo
Autostichidae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 973 SpeciesAutostichid MothsInfo
Batrachedridae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 220 SpeciesFlower mothsInfo
Bedellidae (Stainton, 1849) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Bedelliidae (Stainton, 1849) - 8 SpeciesInfo
Blastobasidae (Meyrick, 1894) - 23 SpeciesScavenger MothsInfo
Blastodacnidae - 0 SpeciesPalm mothsInfo
Bombycidae (Latreille, 1802) - 579 SpeciesSilkworm MothsInfo
Brachodidae (Agenjo, 1966) - 282 SpeciesLittle Bear MothsInfo
Brahmaeidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 93 SpeciesBrahmin MothsInfo
Brassolidae (Boisduval, 1836) - 4 SpeciesInfo
Bucculatricidae (Wallengren, 1881) - 0 SpeciesRibbed cocoon makersInfo
Bucculatrigidae (Wallengren, 1881) - 0 SpeciesRibbed cocoon makersInfo
Callidulidae (Moore, 1877) - 119 SpeciesOld World Butterfly MothsInfo
Calliduloidae (Moore, 1877) - 0 SpeciesOld World butterfly-mothsInfo
Carposinidae (Walsingham, 1907) - 375 SpeciesFruitworm MothsInfo
Carthaeidae (Common, 1966) - 9 SpeciesAustralian Silkworm MothsInfo
Castniidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 640 SpeciesGiant Butterfly MothsInfo
Cecidosidae (Brèthes, 1916) - 23 SpeciesGall MothsInfo
Cercophanidae (Jordan, 1924) - 0 SpeciesAndean Moon MothsInfo
Chimabachidae (Heinemann, 1870) - 4 SpeciesChimabachid MothsInfo
Choreutidae (Stainton, 1854) - 681 SpeciesMetalmark MothsSite
Chrysopeleiidae (Mosher, 1916) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Chrysopolomidae (Aurivillius, 1895) - 0 SpeciesAfrican Slug Caterpillar MothsInfo
Cimeliidae (Chrétien, 1916) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Cochylidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Cocytiidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Coelopoetidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Coleophoridae (Hübner, 1825) - 3360 SpeciesCasebearer MothsInfo
Copromorphidae (Meyrick, 1905) - 81 SpeciesTropical Fruitworm MothsInfo
Cosmopterigidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 2964 SpeciesCosmet MothsInfo
Cosmopterygidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 1 GenusCosmet mothsInfo
Cossidae (Leach, 1815) - 2480 SpeciesCarpenterworm MothsInfo
Crambidae (Latreille, 1810) - 20136 SpeciesGrass mothInfo
Crinopterygidae (Spuler, 1898) - 0 SpeciesCistus case bearer mothsInfo
Ctenuchidae (W. Kirby, 1837) - 56 SpeciesWasp mothsInfo
Cyclidiidae (Ehrenberg, 1838) - 0 SpeciesGiant Hooktip MothsInfo
Cyclotornidae (Meyrick, 1912) - 5 SpeciesAustralian Parasite MothsInfo
Dalceridae (Dyar, 1898) - 135 SpeciesTropical Slug Caterpillar MothsInfo
Danaidae (Boisduval, 1833) - 5 SpeciesMilkweed ButterfliesInfo
Dasychiridae (Packard, 1864) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Deoclonidae (Stainton, 1854) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Depressariidae (Meyrick, 1883) - 4 SpeciesFlat-Bodied MothsInfo
Dilobidae (Kiriakoff, 1970) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Dioptidae (J. Bechyné, 1950) - 0 SpeciesAmerican False Tiger MothsInfo
Doidae (Donahue & Brown, 1987) - 0 SpeciesDoid MothsInfo
Douglasiidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 52 SpeciesDouglas MothsInfo
Drepanidae (Meyrick, 1895) - 2238 SpeciesHooktip MothsInfo
Drepaniidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Dudgeoneidae (Berger, 1958) - 327 SpeciesDudgeon Carpenterworm MothsInfo
Elachistidae (Bruand, 1851) - 5403 SpeciesGrass Miner MothsInfo
Endromidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 24 SpeciesGlory MothsInfo
Eolepidopterigidae (Rasnitsyn, 1983) - 16 SpeciesInfo
Epermeniidae (Spuler, 1910) - 274 SpeciesFringe Tufted MothsInfo
Epicopeiidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 38 SpeciesOriental Swallowtail MothsInfo
Epimarptidae (Meyrick, 1914) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Epiplemidae (Jacoby, 1885) - 0 SpeciesCrenulate MothsInfo
Epipyropidae (Dyar, 1903) - 58 SpeciesPlanthopper Parasite MothsInfo
Erebidae (Leach, 1815) - 18019 SpeciesErebid MothsInfo
Eriocottidae (Spuler, 1898) - 116 SpeciesOld World Spiny Winged MothsInfo
Eriocraniidae (Rebel, 1901) - 65 SpeciesSparkling Archaic Sun MothsInfo
Erycinidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Ethmiidae (Busck, 1909) - 2 SpeciesBlack-spotted MothsInfo
Eupterotidae (Swinhoe, 1892) - 859 SpeciesGiant Lappet MothsInfo
Euteliidae (Grote, 1882) - 1100 SpeciesEuteliid MothsInfo
Eutelliidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Galacticidae (Minet, 1986) - 23 SpeciesGalacticid MothsInfo
Gelechidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Gelechiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 9501 SpeciesTwirler MothsInfo
Gelechilidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Geometridae (Leach, 1815) - 52961 SpeciesGeometer MothsSite
Glyphidoceridae (Hodges, 1999) - 0 SpeciesGlyphidocerid MothsInfo
Glyphipterigidae (Stainton, 1854) - 519 SpeciesSedge MothsSite
Glyphipterygidae (Lee, Park & Park, 2005) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Gracilariidae (Deharveng & Najt In Tillier, 1988) - 0 SpeciesBlotch leaf-minersInfo
Gracillariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 3035 SpeciesLeafminer MothsInfo
Gracilllariidae (Stainton, 1854) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Hedylidae (Guenée, 1857) - 58 SpeciesAmerican Butterfly MothsInfo
Heliconiidae (Swainson, 1822) - 4 SpeciesInfo
Heliocosmidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Heliodinidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 175 SpeciesSun MothsInfo
Heliozelidae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876) - 157 SpeciesShield Bearer MothsInfo
Hepialidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1131 SpeciesGhost MothsInfo
Herminiidae (Leach, 1815) - 0 SpeciesDead-leaf wormsInfo
Hesperidae (Latreille, 1809) - 1 GenusInfo
Hesperiidae (Latreille, 1809) - 20060 SpeciesSkipper ButterfliesInfo
Heterobathmiidae (Kristensen & Nielsen, 1979) - 5 SpeciesValdivian Archaic MothsInfo
Heterogynidae (Rambur, 1866) - 31 SpeciesMediterranean Burnet MothsInfo
Hibrildidae (Berger, 1958) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Himantopteridae (Rogenhofer, 1884) - 76 SpeciesLong Tailed Burnet MothsInfo
Holcopogonidae (Gozmany, 1967) - 13 SpeciesInfo
Hyblaeidae (Hampson, 1903) - 60 SpeciesTeak MothsInfo
Hymantopteridae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Hypertrophidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 0 SpeciesTwig MothsInfo
Hypsidae (Holloway, 1976) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Immidae (Heppner, 1977) - 302 SpeciesImma MothsInfo
Incurvariidae (Spuler, 1898) - 128 SpeciesLeafcutter MothsInfo
Lacturidae (Heppner, 1995) - 127 SpeciesTropical Burnet MothsInfo
Lasiocampidae (Harris, 1841) - 4234 SpeciesLappet MothsSite
Lecithoceridae (Le Marchand, 1947) - 1715 SpeciesTropical Longhorned MothsInfo
Lemoniidae (Hampson, 1918) - 64 SpeciesAutumn Silkworm MothsInfo
Libytheidae (Boisduval, 1833) - 0 SpeciesSnout butterfliesInfo
Limacodidae (Duponchel, 1845) - 2797 SpeciesSlug Caterpillar MothsInfo
Limocodidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Liparidae (Kontkanen, 1933) - 1 GenusInfo
Lophocoronidae (Common, 1973) - 7 SpeciesAustralian Archaic Sun MothsInfo
Lucaenidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Lycaenidae (Leach, 1815) - 31297 SpeciesGossamer Winged ButterfliesSite
Lycanidae (Leach, 1815) - 1 SpeciesInfo
Lymantriidae (Hampson, 1893) - 1 SpeciesTussock MothsInfo
Lyonetiidae (Stainton, 1854) - 660 SpeciesLyonet MothsInfo
Lypusidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1857) - 20 SpeciesEuropean bagworm mothsInfo
Macropiratidae (Meyrick, 1932) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Megalopygidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 420 SpeciesFlannel MothsInfo
Mesokristenseniidae (Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010) - 20 SpeciesInfo
Metachandidae (Meyrick, 1911) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Metarbelidae (Strand, 1909) - 0 SpeciesTropical Carpenterworm MothsInfo
Micronoctuidae (Fibiger In Fibiger & Lafonteine, 2005) - 296 SpeciesInfo
Micropterigidae (Herrich-schäffer, 1855) - 250 SpeciesMandibulate Archaic MothsInfo
Millieridae (Stainton, 1854) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Millieriidae (Stainton, 1854) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Mimallonidae (Burmeister, 1878) - 261 SpeciesSackbearer MothsInfo
Mirinidae (Kozlov, 1985) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Mnesarchaeidae (Eyer, 1924) - 9 SpeciesNew Zealand Primitive MothsInfo
Momphidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1857) - 43 SpeciesMompha MothsInfo
Morphidae (Newman, 1834) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Nemeobiidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Neopseustidae (Hering, 1925) - 19 SpeciesArchaic Bell MothsInfo
Neotheoridae (Kirstensen, 1978) - 1 SpeciesAmazonian Primitive Ghost MothsInfo
Nepticulidae (Stainton, 1854) - 1745 SpeciesMinute Eye Cap MothsInfo
Noctuidae (Latreille, 1809) - 51280 SpeciesOwlet MothsInfo
Noctuiidae - 1 SpeciesInfo
Nolidae (Hampson, 1894) - 4415 SpeciesTuft mothsInfo
Notodontidae (Stephens, 1829) - 8463 SpeciesProminent MothsInfo
Nymphalidae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 62273 SpeciesBrush Footed ButterfliesSite
Nympnalidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Ochsenheimeriidae (Herrich-schaffer, 1857) - 0 SpeciesCereal Stem MothsInfo
Oecophoridae (Bruand, 1851) - 7421 SpeciesConcealer MothsInfo
Oenosandridae (Miller, 1991) - 11 SpeciesSnub MothsInfo
Opostegidae (Meyrick, 1893) - 277 SpeciesWhite Eye Cap MothsInfo
Orgyiidae (Wallengren, 1861) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Oxychirotidae (Meyrick, 1885) - 0 SpeciesFalse plume mothsInfo
Oxytenidae (Jordan, 1924) - 0 SpeciesTropical American Silkworm MothsInfo
Palaeosetidae (Turner, 1922) - 8 SpeciesMiniature Ghost MothsInfo
Palaephatidae (Davis, 1986) - 43 SpeciesGondwanaland MothsInfo
Pantheidae (Smith, 1898) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Papilionidae (Latreille, 1802) - 9595 SpeciesSwallowtail ButterfliesSite
Peleopodidae (Hodges, 1974) - 1 GenusPeleopodid MothsInfo
Phaudidae (Kirby, 1892) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Phiditiidae (Minet, 1994) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Phyllocnistidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Pieridae (Duponchel, 1835) - 8076 SpeciesYellows & Whites & SulphursSite
Pierididae (Reuter, 1896) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Plutellidae (Guenée, 1845) - 712 SpeciesDiamondback MothsInfo
Praydidae (Moriuti, 1977) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Prodidactidae (Epstein & Brown, 2003) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Prodoxidae (Riley, 1881) - 166 SpeciesYucca MothsInfo
Prototheoridae (Meyrick, 1917) - 16 SpeciesAfrican Primitive Ghost MothsInfo
Pseudarbelidae (Clench, 1959) - 1 SpeciesInfo
Psychidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 2756 SpeciesBagworm MothsInfo
Pterolonchidae (Meyrick, 1918) - 24 SpeciesLance Wing MothsInfo
Pterophoridae (Zeller, 1841) - 2866 SpeciesPlume MothsSite
Pterothysanidae - 0 SpeciesParnassian MothsInfo
Pyralidae (Latreille, 1802) - 11807 SpeciesSnout MothsSite
Pyromorphidae (Stirret, 1933) - 0 SpeciesSmoky mothsInfo
Ratardidae (Leach, 1815) - 0 SpeciesOriental Parnassian MothsInfo
Riodinidae (Grote, 1895) - 6129 SpeciesMetalmark ButterfliesInfo
Roeslerstammiidae (Bruand, 1850) - 69 SpeciesDouble-eye mothsInfo
Saturniidae (Boisduval, 1837) - 6279 SpeciesEmperor MothsInfo
Satyridae (Boisduval, 1833) - 0 SpeciesSatyrinesInfo
Schistonoeidae (Hodges, 1999) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Schreckensteiniidae (Fletcher, 1929) - 19 SpeciesBristle Legged MothsInfo
Scythridae (Rebel, 1901) - 0 SpeciesScythrid mothsInfo
Scythrididae (Rebel, 1901) - 180 SpeciesFlower MothsInfo
Sematuridae (Guenée, 1858) - 90 SpeciesAmerican Swallowtail MothsInfo
Sesiidae (Boisduval, 1828) - 3135 SpeciesClearwing MothsSite
Simaethidae (Cotes & Swinhoe, 1899) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Simaethistidae (Minet, 1991) - 3 SpeciesInfo
Somabrachyidae (Hampson, 1920) - 39 SpeciesMediterranean Flannel MothsInfo
Sphingidae (Latreille, 1802) - 6890 SpeciesHawk MothsSite
Stathmopodidae (Meyrick, 1913) - 1 GenusInfo
Strepsimanidae (Meyrick, 1930) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Symmocidae (Gozmany, 1957) - 1 GenusSymmocid MothsInfo
Syntomidae (Herrich Schaffer, 1846) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Syringopaidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Thaumetopoeidae (Aurivillius, 1889) - 2 SpeciesProcessionary caterpillarsInfo
Thyatiridae (Blake, 1936) - 9 SpeciesFalse Owlet MothsInfo
Thyretidae (Butler, 1876) - 0 SpeciesAfrican Maiden MothsInfo
Thyrididae (Herrich-schäffer, 1846) - 1385 SpeciesPicture Winged Leaf MothsInfo
Tineidae (Latreille, 1810) - 5184 SpeciesFungus MothsInfo
Tineodidae (Meyrick, 1885) - 23 SpeciesFalse Plume MothsInfo
Tischeriidae (Spuler, 1898) - 200 SpeciesTrumpet Leafminer MothsInfo
Tortricidae (Latreille, 1803) - 20266 SpeciesLeafroller MothsSite
Undopterigidae (Kozlov, 1988) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Uraniidae (Blanchard, 1845) - 1839 SpeciesSwallowtail MothsInfo
Urodidae (Kyrki, 1984) - 104 SpeciesFalse Burnet MothsInfo
Whalleyanidae (Minet, 1991) - 2 SpeciesInfo
Xylorictidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 0 SpeciesInfo
Xyloryctidae (Meyrick, 1890) - 1701 SpeciesTimber MothsInfo
Yponmetridae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Yponmeutidae - 0 SpeciesInfo
Yponomeutidae (Stephens, 1829) - 1232 SpeciesErmine MothsInfo
Ypsolophidae (Guenée, 1845) - 197 SpeciesYpsolophid MothsInfo
Zygaenidae (Latreille, 1809) - 6226 SpeciesBurnet MothsInfo
237 Families with 451189 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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