Lepidoptera classification has changed considerably over the years. The family classification used here is from the most recent work (for details see Heppner, 1998. Classification of Lepidoptera. 1. Indtroduction, Holarctic Lepidoptera Suppl. 1). Currently, 124 families are used. Follow the list below to view the classification, find the family name index, and find the common name index. The family classification shows all higher categories used, continuing down to subfamily level.
Common names are provided for each family (after Heppner, 1998).
by J. B. Heppner