Database details

Full name:

The Global Lepidoptera Names Index

Short name:

LepIndex

Version:

12.2, Jun 2005

Release date:

June 15th, 2005

Authors/editors:

GW Beccaloni, MJ Scoble, GS Robinson & B Pitkin

Taxonomic coverage:

Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Lepidoptera

Number of species names:

243,006 accepted names; 156 synonyms

Number of infraspecies names:

0 accepted names; 0 synonyms

Number of common names:

0

Total number of names:

243,162

Abstract:

LepIndex is a digitised and updated version of the unique index card archive to the scientific names of the living and fossil butterflies and moths of the world at the Natural History Museum (London). This card index was produced by the museumís lepidopterists over many decades and it contains about 9 % of all published Lepidoptera names (90,099 in total), including misspellings and misidentifications.

Organization:

Natural History Museum, London, UK

Web site:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/lepindex


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