Taxon profile


butterflies and moths
Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - Insects »  cohors Holometabola


Functions restricted to taxon Lepidoptera

Important groups

Saturniidae - emperor moths, Sphingidae - hawk moths, Drepanidae - sicklefishes, Oecophoridae - concealer moths, Geometridae - Looper Caterpillars, Uraniidae, Hesperiidae - skippers, Lasiocampidae - Eggars, Arctiidae - tiger moths, Lymantriidae - tussock moths, Noctuidae - owlet moths, Notodontidae - prominent moths, Lycaenidae - gossamer-winged butterflies, Nymphalidae - brushfoots, Papilionidae - swallowtails and apollos, Pieridae - tip butterflies, Riodinidae - metalmarks, Pterophoridae - plume moths, Crambidae, Pyralidae, Sesiidae - clearwings, Psychidae - bagworm moths, Tortricidae - leafroller moths, Zygaenidae
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Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 4

suborder Zeugloptera Chapman, 1917
suborder Aglossata Dumbleton, 1952
suborder Heterobathmiina Kristensen & Nielsen, 1979
suborder Glossata Fabricius, 1775

Links and literature

Data source info

Bělín V. (1999): Motýli České a Slovenské republiky aktivní ve dne, Kabourek, Zlín
české názvy motýlů

Bělín V. (2003): Noční motýli České a Slovenské republiky, Kabourek, Zlín
české názvy motýlů

Novák I. (1992): Česká jména motýlů, Čs. společnost entomologická, Praha, ročník 28/1992, číslo 1
české názvy motýlů

Novák I., Pokorný V. (2003): Atlasů motýlů, Paseka
české názvy motýlů

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea []
[Data retrieved on: 25 October 2008]

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