Intro | Search taxa | Taxon tree | Search literature | Taxon match | Homonyms | Statistics | Webservice | Manual | FAQ | LifeWatch | Download | Log in

IRMNG taxon details

Lepidoptera

12144  (urn:lsid:irmng.org:taxname:12144)

Linnaeus, 1758
accepted
Order
Family Acanthopteroctetidae Davis, 1978
Family Adelidae Bruand, 1850
Family Aenigmatineidae Kristensen & Edwards in Kristensen et al., 2015
Family Agathiphagidae Kristensen, 1967
Family Aididae Schaus, 1906
Family Alucitidae Leach, 1815
Family Andesianidae Davis & Gentili, 2003
Family Anomosetidae Tillyard, 1919
Family Anthelidae Turner, 1904
Family Apatelodidae Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894
Family Archaeolepidae Whalley, 1985 †
Family Argyresthiidae Bruand, 1850
Family Ascololepidopterigidae Zhang, Shih, Labandeira & Ren in Zhang et al., 2013 †
Family Attevidae Mosher, 1916
Family Autostichidae Le Marchand, 1947
Family Batrachedridae Heinemann & Wocke, 1876
Family Bedelliidae Meyrick, 1880
Family Blastobasidae Meyrick, 1894
Family Bombycidae Latreille, 1802
Family Brachodidae Agenjo, 1966
Family Brahmaeidae Swinhoe, 1892
Family Bucculatricidae Fracker, 1915
Family Callidulidae Moore, 1877
Family Carposinidae Walsingham, 1897
Family Carthaeidae Common, 1966
Family Castniidae Boisduval, 1828
Family Cecidosidae Bréthes, 1916
Family Choreutidae Stainton, 1858
Family Cimeliidae Chrétien, 1916
Family Coleophoridae Bruand, 1850
Family Copromorphidae Meyrick, 1905
Family Cosmopterigidae Heinemann & Wocke, 1876
Family Cossidae Leach, 1815
Family Crambidae Latreille, 1810
Family Cyclotornidae Meyrick, 1912
Family Dalceridae Dyar, 1898
Family Depressariidae Meyrick, 1883
Family Doidae Donahue & Brown, 1987
Family Douglasiidae Heinemann & Wocke, 1876
Family Drepanidae Boisduval, 1828
Family Dudgeoneidae Berger, 1958
Family Elachistidae Bruand, 1850
Family Endromidae Boisduval, 1828
Family Eolepidopterigidae Rasnitsyn, 1983 †
Family Epermeniidae Spuler, 1910
Family Epicopeiidae Swinhoe, 1892
Family Epipyropidae Dyar, 1903
Family Erebidae Leach, 1815
Family Eriocottidae Spuler, 1898
Family Eriocraniidae Rebel, 1901
Family Eupterotidae Swinhoe, 1892
Family Euteliidae Grote, 1882
Family Galacticidae Minet, 1986
Family Gelechiidae Stainton, 1854
Family Geometridae Leach, 1815
Family Glyphipterigidae Stainton, 1854
Family Gracillariidae Stainton, 1854
Family Hedylidae Guenée, 1858
Family Heliodinidae Heinemann & Wocke, 1876
Family Heliozelidae Heinemann & Wocke, 1876
Family Hepialidae Stephens, 1829
Family Hesperiidae Latreille, 1809
Family Heterobathmiidae Kristensen & Nielsen, 1979
Family Heterogynidae Rambur, 1866
Family Himantopteridae Rogenhofer, 1884
Family Hyblaeidae Hampson, 1903
Family Immidae Common, 1979
Family Incurvariidae Spuler, 1898
Family Lacturidae Heppner, 1995
Family Lasiocampidae Harris, 1841
Family Lecithoceridae Le Marchand, 1947
Family Lepidoptera incertae sedis
Family Limacodidae Duponchel, 1845
Family Lophocoronidae Common, 1973
Family Lycaenidae Leach, 1815
Family Lyonetiidae Stainton, 1854
Family Lypusidae Herrich-Schäffer, 1857
Family Megalopygidae Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
Family Mesokristenseniidae Huang, Nel & Minet, 2010 †
Family Metarbelidae Strand, 1909
Family Micropterigidae Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
Family Millieriidae Heppner, 1982
Family Mimallonidae Burmeister, 1878
Family Mnesarchaeidae Eyer, 1924
Family Momphidae Herrich-Schäffer, 1857
Family Neopseustidae Hering, 1925
Family Neotheoridae Kristensen, 1978
Family Nepticulidae Stainton, 1854
Family Noctuidae Latreille, 1809
Family Noctuoidea incertae sedis †
Family Nolidae Bruand, 1847
Family Notodontidae Stephens, 1829
Family Nymphalidae Rafinesque, 1815
Family Oecophoridae Bruand, 1850
Family Oenosandridae Miller, 1991
Family Opostegidae Meyrick, 1893
Family Palaeosetidae Turner, 1922
Family Palaephatidae Davis, 1986
Family Papilionidae Latreille, 1802
Family Phaudidae Kirby, 1892
Family Phiditiidae Minet, 1994
Family Pieridae Swainson, 1820
Family Plutellidae Guenée, 1845
Family Praydidae Moriuti, 1977
Family Prodidactidae Epstein & Brown, 2003
Family Prodoxidae Riley, 1881
Family Prototheoridae Meyrick, 1917
Family Pseudobistonidae Minet, Rajaei & Stüning in Rajaei et al., 2015
Family Psychidae Boisduval, 1829
Family Pterolonchidae Meyrick, 1918
Family Pterophoridae Latreille, 1802
Family Pyralidae Latreille, 1809
Family Ratardidae Hampson, 1898
Family Riodinidae Grote, 1895
Family Roeslerstammiidae Bruand, 1850
Family Saturniidae Boisduval, 1837
Family Schistonoeidae Hodges, 1998
Family Schreckensteiniidae Fletcher, 1929
Family Scythrididae Rebel, 1901
Family Sematuridae Guenée,1858
Family Sesiidae Boisduval, 1828
Family Simaethistidae Minet, 1991
Family Somabrachyidae Hampson, 1920
Family Sphingidae Latreille, 1802
Family Stathmopodidae Janse, 1917
Family Thyrididae Herrich-Schäffer, 1846
Family Tineidae Latreille, 1810
Family Tineodidae Meyrick, 1885
Family Tischeriidae Spuler, 1898
Family Tortricidae Latreille, 1802
Family Tridentaformidae Regier, Mitter, Kristensen, Davis, van Nieukerken, Rota, Simonsen, Mitter, Kawahara, Yen, Cummings & Zwick, 2015
Family Undopterigidae Kozlov, 1988 †
Family Uraniidae Leach, 1815
Family Urodidae Kyrki, 1988
Family Whalleyanidae Minet, 1991
Family Xyloryctidae Meyrick, 1890
Family Yponomeutidae Stephens, 1829
Family Ypsolophidae Guenée, 1845
Family Zygaenidae Latreille, 1809

Family Blastodacnidae Clarke, 1962 accepted as Elachistidae Bruand, 1850 (nomen nudum)

Family Lepidoptera (awaiting allocation) (temporary name)
Family Zygaenoidea (awaiting allocation) (temporary name)

Family Acraeidae Boisduval, 1833 accepted as Nymphalidae Rafinesque, 1815 (currently treated as subfamily/tribe)
Family Acrolepidae accepted as Glyphipterigidae Stainton, 1854 (Misspelling of Acrolepiidae)
Family Acrolepiidae Heinemann, 1870 accepted as Glyphipterigidae Stainton, 1854
Family Acrolophidae Fracker, 1915 accepted as Tineidae Latreille, 1810 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Aganaidae Boisduval, 1833 accepted as Erebidae Leach, 1815 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Agaristidae Boisduval, 1833 accepted as Noctuidae Latreille, 1809 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Agonoxenidae Meyrick, 1926 accepted as Elachistidae Bruand, 1850 (currently treated as subfamily Parametriotinae in Elachistidae)
Family Amathusiidae Moore, 1894 accepted as Nymphalidae Rafinesque, 1815 (currently treated as tribe)
Family Amphisbatidae Spuler, 1910 accepted as Lypusidae Herrich-Schäffer, 1857
Family Amphitheridae Meyrick, 1914 accepted as Roeslerstammiidae Bruand, 1850
Family Anomoeotidae Hering, 1937 accepted as Himantopteridae Rogenhofer, 1884 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Apoprogonidae Hampson, 1918 accepted as Sematuridae Guenée,1858 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Arbelidae Hampson, 1893 accepted as Metarbelidae Strand, 1909 (unavailable (type genus is a junior homonym))
Family Arctiidae Leach, 1815 accepted as Erebidae Leach, 1815 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Arrhenophanidae Walsingham, 1913 accepted as Psychidae Boisduval, 1829 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Axiidae Rebel, 1919 accepted as Cimeliidae Chrétien, 1916 (junior homonym and synonym)
Family Brassolidae Boisduval, 1836 accepted as Nymphalidae Rafinesque, 1815 (currently treated as tribe)
Family Carcinidae Meyrick, 1906 accepted as Depressariidae Meyrick, 1883 (junior homonym and synonym)
Family Cercophanidae accepted as Saturniidae Boisduval, 1837 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Chimabachidae Heinemann, 1870 accepted as Lypusidae Herrich-Schäffer, 1857 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Chrysopolomidae Aurivillius, 1895 accepted as Limacodidae Duponchel, 1845 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Cochylidae accepted as Tortricidae Latreille, 1802 (currently treated as tribe)
Family Cocytiidae accepted as Sphingidae Latreille, 1802
Family Coelopoetidae Hodges, 1978 accepted as Pterolonchidae Meyrick, 1918 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Cosmopterygidae accepted as Cosmopterigidae Heinemann & Wocke, 1876 (misspelling)
Family Crinopterygidae Spuler, 1898 accepted as Incurvariidae Spuler, 1898 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Cryptophasidae Kirby, 1897 accepted as Xyloryctidae Meyrick, 1890
Family Ctenuchidae Kirby, 1837 accepted as Erebidae Leach, 1815 (currently treated as subtribe)
Family Cymatophoridae Herrich-Schäffer, 1847 accepted as Drepanidae Boisduval, 1828
Family Danaidae accepted as Nymphalidae Rafinesque, 1815 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Dioptidae accepted as Notodontidae Stephens, 1829 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Epimarptidae Meyrick, 1914 accepted as Batrachedridae Heinemann & Wocke, 1876
Family Epiplemidae Hampson, 1892 accepted as Uraniidae Leach, 1815 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Erycinidae Swainson, 1827 accepted as Riodinidae Grote, 1895
Family Ethmiidae Busck, 1909 accepted as Depressariidae Meyrick, 1883 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Eucosmidae Heinrich, 1923 accepted as Tortricidae Latreille, 1802 (synonym)
Family Glyphipterygidae accepted as Glyphipterigidae Stainton, 1854
Family Heliconidae accepted as Nymphalidae Rafinesque, 1815 (misspelling (of Heliconiidae))
Family Heliconiidae Swainson, 1822 accepted as Nymphalidae Rafinesque, 1815 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Holcopogonidae Gozmány, 1967 accepted as Autostichidae Le Marchand, 1947 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Hypsidae accepted as Erebidae Leach, 1815 (synonym of a subfamily)
Family Ithomiidae accepted as Nymphalidae Rafinesque, 1815 (currently treated as tribe)
Family Lemoniidae Neumoegen & Dyar, 1894 accepted as Brahmaeidae Swinhoe, 1892
Family Libytheidae Boisduval, 1833 accepted as Nymphalidae Rafinesque, 1815 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Lithosiidae Stephens, 1829 accepted as Erebidae Leach, 1815
Family Lymantriidae Hampson, 1893 accepted as Erebidae Leach, 1815 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Megathymidae Comstock & Comstock, 1895 accepted as Hesperiidae Latreille, 1809
Family Metachandidae accepted as Oecophoridae Bruand, 1850
Family Micronoctuidae Fibiger, 2005 accepted as Erebidae Leach, 1815 (currently treated as tribe)
Family Micropterygidae accepted as Micropterigidae Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 (misspelling)
Family Mirinidae accepted as Endromidae Boisduval, 1828 (synonym)
Family Morphidae accepted as Nymphalidae Rafinesque, 1815
Family Ochsenheimeriidae accepted as Ypsolophidae Guenée, 1845 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Olethreutidae accepted as Tortricidae Latreille, 1802 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Orneodidae accepted as Alucitidae Leach, 1815
Family Orthosiidae accepted as Noctuidae Latreille, 1809
Family Oxychirotidae accepted as Tineodidae Meyrick, 1885
Family Oxytenidae accepted as Saturniidae Boisduval, 1837 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Pantheidae Smith, 1898 accepted as Noctuidae Latreille, 1809 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Peleopodidae Hodges, 1974 accepted as Depressariidae Meyrick, 1883 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Pericopidae Walker, 1869 accepted as Erebidae Leach, 1815 (currently treated as subtribe)
Family Phalaenidae accepted as Noctuidae Latreille, 1809 (unavailable (type genus is a suppressed name))
Family Phaloniidae accepted as Tortricidae Latreille, 1802
Family Phyllocnistidae accepted as Gracillariidae Stainton, 1854 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Pseudarbelidae accepted as Psychidae Boisduval, 1829
Family Pterothysanidae accepted as Callidulidae Moore, 1877 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Pyralididae accepted as Pyralidae Latreille, 1809 (variant spelling)
Family Satyridae accepted as Nymphalidae Rafinesque, 1815 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Stenomatidae accepted as Depressariidae Meyrick, 1883 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Symmocidae Gozmány, 1957 accepted as Autostichidae Le Marchand, 1947 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Syntomidae accepted as Erebidae Leach, 1815 (currently treated as tribe)
Family Syringopaidae Hodges, 1998 accepted as Pterolonchidae Meyrick, 1918 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Thaumatopoeidae accepted as Notodontidae Stephens, 1829 (misspelling (of Thaumetopoeidae), latter currently accepted as a subfamily)
Family Thaumetopoeidae accepted as Notodontidae Stephens, 1829 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Thyatiridae accepted as Drepanidae Boisduval, 1828 (currently treated as subfamily)
Family Thyretidae Kiriakoff, 1949 accepted as Erebidae Leach, 1815
Family Xylorictidae accepted as Xyloryctidae Meyrick, 1890 (misspelling)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Not documented
IRMNG (2020). Lepidoptera. Accessed at: https://irmng.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=12144 on 2020-12-02
Date
action
by
2010-05-31 22:00:00Z
created
2011-12-31 23:00:00Z
changed
2020-04-26 19:45:55Z
changed

basis of record Parker, S.P. (ed). (1982). Synopsis and Classification of Living Organisms. McGraw-Hill, New York. 2 volumes.  [details]   

additional source van Nieukerken, E. J.; Kaila, L.; Kitching, I. J.; Kristensen, N. P.; Lees, D. C.; et al. (2011). Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3148: 212-221. [details]   

taxonomy source Parker, S.P. (ed). (1982). Synopsis and Classification of Living Organisms. McGraw-Hill, New York. 2 volumes.  [details]   

current name source Ruggiero, M. A.; Gordon, D. P.; Orrell, T. M.; Bailly, N.; Bourgoin, T.; Brusca, R. C.; Cavalier-Smith, T.; Guiry, M. D.; Kirk, P. M. (2015). A higher level classification of all living organisms. <em>PLOS ONE.</em> 10(4): e0119248., available online at https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0119248 [details]   

extant flag source van Nieukerken, E. J.; Kaila, L.; Kitching, I. J.; Kristensen, N. P.; Lees, D. C.; et al. (2011). Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3148: 212-221. [details]   

This service is powered by LifeWatch Belgium
Learn more»