last_updated 25 Feb 2024
Families 136
Tribes 463
Genera 9144
Species(accepted) 29877
Species(synonyms) 6621
Species(misapplied) 2433
Subspecies 1893
Plants 7159
Parasitoids 1363
Photos 46025
Types 53286
Publications 10019

This website provides an online database of the Afrotropical moth species (Lepidoptera), updated with the latest information obtained from 10,000+ published sources and our studies. The current list is continuously updated and information on the original description, type locality, types and their depository, distribution and foodplants is added regularly. Help us by sending your publications and/or photos to or or

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De Prins J., De Prins W. & Goff R. 2011–2024. Afromoths, online database of Afrotropical moth species (Lepidoptera). World Wide Web electronic publication [accession date].

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