last_updated 12/04/2023
Families 136
Tribes 463
Genera 9129
Species(accepted) 29811
Species(synonyms) 6618
Species(misapplied) 2429
Subspecies 1891
Plants 7109
Parasitoids 1361
Photos 44841
Types 53004
Publications 9953

This website provides an online database of the Afrotropical moth species (Lepidoptera), updated with the latest information obtained from 9,900+ published sources and from our own studies. The current list is continuously updated and information on the original description, type locality, types and their depository, distribution and foodplants is added on a regular basis. Help us by sending your publications and/or photos to or

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De Prins J. & De Prins W. 2011–2023.
Afromoths, online database of Afrotropical moth species (Lepidoptera).
World Wide Web electronic publication [accession date].

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