List of Lepidoptera of New Zealand

List of Lepidoptera of New Zealand

Lepidoptera of New Zealand consist of both the Butterflies and Moths recorded from the islands of New Zealand. According to a recent estimate, there are a total of approximately 1,800 Lepidoptera species present in New Zealand. Of these, about 1,600 are endemic. Lepidoptera is the third largest insect order in New Zealand.

This page provides a link to either individual species or genera. The latter is used when all species of the genus are endemic to New Zealand.

Butterflies

Main article: Butterflies of New Zealand

Moths

Arctiidae

Batrachedridae

Blastobasidae

Bombycidae

Carposinidae

Choreutidae

Coleophoridae

Copromorphidae

Cosmopterigidae

Cossidae

Crambidae

Ctenuchidae

Depressariidae

Elachistidae

Epermeniidae

Galacticidae

Gelechiidae

Geometridae

Glyphipterigidae

Gracillariidae

Hepialidae

Incurvariidae

Lecithoceridae

Lymantriidae

Lyonetidae

Micropterigidae

Mnesarchaeidae

Momphidae

Nepticulidae

Noctuidae

Oecophoridae

Plutellidae

Psychidae

Pterophoridae

Pyralidae

Roeslerstammiidae

Saturniidae

Scythrididae

Sesiidae

Sphingidae

Thyatiridae

Thyrididae

Tineidae

Tortricidae

Yponomeutidae

Unknown family

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