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Taxonomy for Insecta (Insects)
Class
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 2680 families, 140885 genera, 1879502 species
Tree
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Families2.680
Genera140.885
Species1.879.502
Common namesInsects, True insects
German namesInsekten, Kerbtiere, Kerfe, Freikiefler
Dutch namesInsecten, Eigenlijke insecten, Insekten
Danish namesInsekter
Finnish namesHyönteiset
Norwegian namesInsekter
Swedish namesEgentliga insekter
Spanish namesInsectos
Italian namesInsetti, Entomi
French namesInsecte
Portuguese namesInsetos
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
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
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, Transnistria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesInsecta in faunaeur.org
Insecta in itis.gov
Insecta in papua-insects.nl
Insecta in en.wikipedia.org
Insecta in species.wikimedia.org
Insecta in dyntaxa.se
Systematics of the Class Insecta (Insects)
 
 ClassInsecta (Linnaeus, 1758) Species: 1879502
 Subclass    Monocondylia (Haeckel, 1866) Species: 781
 Order        Archaeognatha (Börner, 1904) Species: 781
 
 Subclass    Pterygota (Lang, 1888) Species: 1874857
 Infraclass        Neoptera (van der Wulp, 1890) Species: 1856979
 Superorder            Amphiesmenoptera (Kiriakoff, 1948) Species: 7
 Family                Cladochoristidae (Tillyard, 1926) Species: 5
 Family                Eocoronidae (Tindale, 1981) Species: 1
 Family                Stereochoristidae (Tillyard, 1919) Species: 1
 
 Superorder            Coleopterida (Kukalová-Peck & Lawrence, 2004) Species: 9
 Order                Skleroptera (Kirejtshuk & Nel, 2013) Species: 1
 
 Superorder            Holometabola (Heider, 1889) Species: 1593949
 Order                Coleoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) Species: 597766
 Order                Diptera (Linnaeus, 1758) Species: 263413
 Order                Hymenoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) Species: 255130
 Order                Lepidoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) Species: 451495
 Order                Mecoptera (Hyatt & Arms, 1891) Species: 12094
 Order                Miomoptera (Martynov, 1928) Species: 67
 Order                Strepsiptera (Kirby, 1813) Species: 749
 Order                Trichoptera (Kirby, 1813) Species: 13234
 Family                Avioxyelidae (Nel & al., 2013) Species: 1
 
 Superorder            Neuropterida (Aspöck, Gusenleithner & Mal...) Species: 15025
 Order                Megaloptera (Latreille, 1802) Species: 638
 Order                Neuroptera (Linnaeus, 1758) Species: 13846
 Order                Raphidioptera (Handlirsch, 1908) Species: 541
 
 Superorder            Paraneoptera (Martynov, 1923) Species: 160848
 Order                Hemiptera (Linnaeus, 1758) Species: 139554
 Order                Phthiraptera (Haeckel, 1896) Species: 7539
 Order                Psocodea (Yoshizawa & Johnson, 2006) Species: 6660
 Order                Thysanoptera (Haliday, 1836) Species: 7064
 Family                Ampelipteridae (Haupt, 1941) Species: 6
 Family                Apheloneuridae (Carpenter, 1976) Species: 3
 Family                Baryshnyalidae (Ilger & Brauckmann, 2011) Species: 1
 Family                Choristosialidae (Tillyard, 1932) Species: 1
 Family                Gelasopteridae (Carpenter, 1976) Species: 1
 Family                Micropalentomidae (Schmidt, 1962) Species: 2
 Family                Permopsocidae (Tillyard, 1926) Species: 7
 Family                Protoprosbolidae (Laurentiaux, 1952) Species: 1
 Family                Saurodectidae (Rasnitsyn & Zherikhin, 1999) Species: 1
 Family                Surijokopsocidae (Becker-Migdisova, 1961) Species: 1
 Family                Synomaloptilidae (Martynov, 1938) Species: 1
 Family                Trachopterygidae (Carpenter, 1976) Species: 1
 Family                Uninervidae (Becker-Migdisova, 1951) Species: 3
 Family                Westphalopsocidae (Azar & al., 2013) Species: 1
 Family                Zygopsocidae (Tillyard, 1935) Species: 1
 
 Superorder            Polyneoptera (Martynov, 1923) Species: 86177
 Order                Archaeorthoptera (Prokop, Nel & Hoch, 2005) Species: 29
 Order                Blattodea (Latreille, 1810) Species: 12885
 Order                Caloneurodea (Martynov, 1938) Species: 66
 Order                Cnemidolestodea (Handlirsch, 1937) Species: 111
 Order                Dermaptera (De Geer, 1773) Species: 2368
 Order                Embioptera (Lameere, 1900) Species: 584
 Order                Eoblattida (Handlirsch, 1906) Species: 53
 Order                Grylloblattodea (Brues & Melander, 1915) Species: 41
 Order                Holopandictyoptera (Kluge, 2010) Species: 221
 Order                Mantodea (Burmeister, 1838) Species: 3899
 Order                Mantophasmatodea (Arillo & Engel, 2006) Species: 53
 Order                Orthoptera (Latreille, 1793) Species: 52964
 Order                Phasmida (Jacobson & Bianchi, 1902) Species: 6758
 Order                Plecoptera (Burmeister, 1839) Species: 5989
 Order                Protoblattoidea (Handlirsch, 1906) Species: 1
 Order                Protorthoptera (Handlirsch, 1906) Species: 102
 Order                Zoraptera (Silvestri, 1913) Species: 49
 Family                Alexarasniidae (Gorochov, 2011) Species: 3
 Family                Mantoblattidae (Gorochov, 2006) Species: 1
 
 Superorder            Thripida (Fallen, 1814) Species: 40
 Order                Lophioneurida (Tillyard, 1921) Species: 39
 Family                Westphalothripidesidae (Nel & al., 2012) Species: 1
 
 Order            Mixotermitoidea (Handlirsch, 1906) Species: 2
 Order            Notoptera (Crampton, 1915) Species: 562
 Order            Paoliida (Handlirsch, 1906) Species: 104
 Order            Paraplecoptera (Martynov, 1938) Species: 1
 Order            Protelytroptera (Tillyard, 1931) Species: 255
 
 Infraclass        Palaeoptera (Crampton, 1915) Species: 17292
 Superorder            Ephemeropteroidea (Rohdendorf, 1968) Species: 5601
 Order                Ephemeroptera (Hyatt & Arms, 1891) Species: 5601
 
 Superorder            Odonatoptera (Martynov, 1932) Species: 11649
 Clade                Neodonatoptera (Bechly, 1996) Species: 216
 Clade                    Euodonatoptera (Bechly & al., 2001) Species: 206
 Order                        Archizygoptera (Handlirsch, 1906) Species: 60
 Order                        Campylopterodea (Rohdendorf, 1962) Species: 1
 Order                        Meganisoptera (Martynov, 1932) Species: 71
 Order                        Protanisoptera (Carpenter, 1931) Species: 13
 Family                        Huangiopteridae (Prokop & al., 2015) Species: 1
 Family                        Kargalotypidae (Zessin, 1983) Species: 1
 Family                        Lapeyriidae (Nel & al., 1999) Species: 1
 Family                        Mitophlebiidae (Pritykina, 1981) Species: 1
 Family                        Piroutetiidae (Nel, 1989) Species: 1
 Family                        Tarsophlebiidae (Handlirsch, 1906) Species: 12
 Family                        Triadotypidae (Grauvogel & Laurentiaux, 1952) Species: 6
 
 Family                    Bechalidae (Ilger & Brauckmann, 2012) Species: 1
 Family                    Camptotaxineuridae (Tillyard, 1937) Species: 1
 Family                    Erasipteridae (Carpenter, 1939) Species: 7
 
 Order                Geroptera (Brodsky, 1994) Species: 2
 Order                Odonata (Fabricius, 1793) Species: 11431
 
 Family            Misthodotidae (Tillyard, 1932) Species: 13
 
 Superorder        Palaeodictyopteroidea (Rohdendorf, 1961) Species: 430
 Order            Archodonata (Martynov, 1932) Species: 13
 Order            Diaphanopterodea (Handlirsch, 1919) Species: 71
 Order            Megasecoptera (Rohdendorf, 1961) Species: 107
 Order            Palaeodictyoptera (Goldenberg, 1877) Species: 239
 
 Order        Coxoplectoptera (Stanizcek, Bechly & Godunko...) Species: 1
 Order        Glosselytrodea (Martynov, 1938) Species: 51
 Order        Hypoperlida (Martynov, 1928) Species: 84
 Order        Permotrichoptera (Martynova, 1958) Species: 20
 
 Subclass    Thysanura (Leach, 1815) Species: 766
 Order        Zygentoma (Latreille, 1796) Species: 766
 
 
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758
 
Synonyms
Apterentoma (Chen, 1958)
Archimetabola (Crampton, 1928)
Dicondylata (Boudreaux, 1979)
Dicondylia (Haeckel, 1866)
Ectognatha (Stummer-traunfels, 1891)
Ectotropha (Grassi, 1888)
Ectotrophi (Grassi, 1888)
Ectotrophica (Tillyard, 1926)
Euthysanura (Schepotieff, 1909)
Phanerognatha (Krausse & Wolff, 1919)
Thysanuradelphia (Crampton, 1916)
Thysanurata (Bey-bienko, 1962)
Thysanurida (Pearce, 1936)
Triplura (Ewing, 1942)

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