Taxon profile


butterflies and moths
Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  cohors Endopterygota

Temporal range:Jurassic > Lower Jurassic – recent



Carterocephalus palaemon - Chequered Skipper

Carterocephalus palaemon - Chequered Skipper, female

Author: Zdeněk Pazdera

Acherontia atropos - Death's-head Hawk-moth

Acherontia atropos - Death's-head Hawk-moth

Author: Silvestr Szabó

Anthocharis cardamines - Orange Tip

Anthocharis cardamines - Orange Tip, male

Author: Pavel Schlemmer

Functions restricted to taxon Lepidoptera

Important groups

Saturniidae - emperor moths, Sphingidae - hawk moths, Cossidae - carpenter moths, Drepanidae - sicklefishes, Oecophoridae - concealer moths, Geometridae - geometer moths, Uraniidae, Hesperiidae - skippers, Lasiocampidae - Eggars, Noctuidae - owlet moths, Notodontidae - prominent moths, Erebidae, Lycaenidae - gossamer-winged butterflies, Nymphalidae - brushfoots, Papilionidae - swallowtails and apollos, Pieridae - tip butterflies, Riodinidae - metalmarks, Pterophoridae - plume moths, Crambidae - grass moths, Pyralidae - snout moths, Sesiidae - clearwings, Psychidae - bagworm moths, Tortricidae - Leafroller Moths, Zygaenidae

Recently completed profiles

Xylena exsoleta maltensis Fibiger, Sammut, Seguna & Catania, 2006


Included taxa

Number of records: 5

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

Fossil taxa

genus Phylledestes Cockerell, 1907 inc.sed.

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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Taxa (not confirmed) - 9
Comments - 5


extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon