Belspo Bbpf

Afromoths, online database of Afrotropical moth species (Lepidoptera)

Last updated: 13 March 2022

This website provides an online database of the Afrotropical moth species (Lepidoptera), updated with the latest information obtained from 9,534 published sources and from our own studies. It currently holds information on

  • genus-group names: 8,235 (recognized genera: 4,494)
  • species-group names: 40,300 (recognized species: 29,430)
  • photographs: 41,361
  • country records: 87,150
  • host plant records: 11,431

The current list is continuously updated and information on the original description, type locality, types and their depository, distribution and foodplants is added at a regular basis.

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