Lepidoptera

Order in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaArthropodaInsecta

  • 31,795,877

    Occurrences
  • 271,111

    Species
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Overview

Full Name

Lepidoptera

Common names

  • butterflies eng
  • moth eng
  • moths eng
  • more

Taxonomic status

accepted order

Published in

Linnæus, Carolus. 1758. Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae [= Stockholm]. Vol. Tomus I, Editio decima, reformata: i-ii, 1-824.

Living period

196.5 to 0.0 Ma

Habitat

Terrestrial, Not marine, Not freshwater

Georeferenced data

Subordinate taxa

Classification

kingdom
Animalia
phylum
Arthropoda
class
Insecta
order
Lepidoptera
family
208
genus
25,932
species
271,111
 
complete classification

Description

Description

Table of Contents

Bibliography

De Pauw, N. & Vannevel, R. (eds.) (1991)

Source information

This backbone name usage is included because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built.
View the primary source usage in GBIF Backbone Patch.

Record history

This record was last modified on Feb 14, 2017.