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This catalogue, comprising all Lepidoptera of Belgium, provides information on the systematics and the distribution per province arranged in three time-periods. The biology of the species is treated, ordered in a fixed pattern. A lot of pictures is provided, also arranged in a similar scheme. This way, information can be retrieved fast and easily. The number between brackets after the name of the Family indicates the number of species of that Family in Belgium.
If you have corrections, additions, information, useful pictures or suggestions please contact Chris Steeman.

Overview of all families

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Micropterigidae (6)

Oermotten (NL)
Mandibulate archaic moths (EN)

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Eriocraniidae (8)

Purpermotten (NL)
Eriocraniid moths (EN)

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Hepialidae (5)

Wortelboorders (NL)
Swift moths (EN)

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Nepticulidae (85)

Dwergmineermotten (NL)
Pygmy leafmining moths (EN)

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Opostegidae (3)

Oogklepmotten (NL)
White eyecap moths (EN)

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Heliozelidae (7)

Zilvervlekmotten (NL)
Shield bearer moths (EN)

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Adelidae (22)

Langsprietmotten (NL)
Fairy longhorn moths (EN)

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Incurvariidae (6)

Witvlekmotten (NL)
Leafcutter moths (EN)

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Prodoxidae (7)

Yuccamotten (NL)
Yucca moths (EN)

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Tischeriidae (7)

Vlekmineermotten (NL)
Trumpet leafminer moths (EN)

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Meessiidae (2)

Ringlijnmotten (NL)

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Psychidae (23)

Zakdragers (NL)
Bagworm moths (EN)

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Dryadaulidae (1)

Dansmotten (NL)
Dancing moths (EN)

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Tineidae (43)

Echte motten (NL)
Clothes moths (EN)

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Roeslerstammiidae (1)

Bronsmotten (NL)
Bronze moths (EN)

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Bucculatricidae (16)

Ooglapmotten (NL)
Ribbed cocoon-maker moths (EN)

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Gracillariidae (107)

Mineermotten (NL)
Leaf blotch miner moths (EN)

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Yponomeutidae (22)

Spinselmotten (NL)
Ermine moths (EN)

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Ypsolophidae (16)

Spitskopmotten (NL)
Ypsolophid moths (EN)

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Plutellidae (4)

Koolmotten (NL)
Diamondback moths (EN)

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Glyphipterigidae (16)

Parelmotten (NL)
Sedge moths (EN)

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Argyresthiidae (27)

Pedaalmotten (NL)
Shiny headstand moths (EN)

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Lyonetiidae (8)

Sneeuwmotten (NL)
Snow-white moths (EN)

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Praydidae (4)

Gladkopjes (NL)

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Heliodinidae (1)

Roestmotten (NL)
Sun moths (EN)

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Bedelliidae (1)

Venstermineermotten (NL)

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Scythropiidae (1)

Doornspinnermotten (NL)

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Douglasiidae (4)

Lepelmotten (NL)
Douglas moths (EN)

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Autostichidae (4)

Dominomotten (NL)

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Oecophoridae (28)

Sikkelmotten (NL)
Concealer moths (EN)

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Depressariidae (54)

Platlijfjes (NL)
Flat-bodied moths (EN)

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Lypusidae (9)

Zaksikkelmotten (NL)

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Cosmopterigidae (10)

Prachtmotten (NL)
Cosmet moths (EN)

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Gelechiidae (171)

Palpmotten (NL)
Gelechiid moths (EN)

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Elachistidae (55)

Grasmineermotten (NL)
Grass-miner moths (EN)

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Coleophoridae (115)

Kokermotten (NL)
Case-bearers (EN)

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Batrachedridae (2)

Smalvleugelmotten (NL)

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Momphidae (16)

Wilgenroosjesmotten (NL)
Mompha moths (EN)

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Blastobasidae (6)

Spaandermotten (NL)
Scavenger moths (EN)

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Stathmopodidae (1)

Pootmotten (NL)

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Scythrididae (18)

Dikkopmotten (NL)
Flower moths (EN)

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Alucitidae (2)

Waaiermotten (NL)
Many-plumed moths (EN)

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Pterophoridae (46)

Vedermotten (NL)
Plume moths (EN)

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Schreckensteiniidae (1)

Gevorkte motten (NL)
Bristle-legged moths (EN)

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Epermeniidae (6)

Borstelmotten (NL)
Fringe-tufted moths (EN)

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Choreutidae (6)

Glittermotten (NL)
Metalmark moths (EN)

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Tortricidae (389)

Bladrollers (NL)
Tortricid moths (EN)

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Cossidae (3)

Houtboorders (NL)
Leopard and goat moths (EN)

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Sesiidae (22)

Wespvlinders (NL)
Clearwing moths (EN)

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Limacodidae (2)

Slakrupsen (NL)
Slug Caterpillar Moths (EN)

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Zygaenidae (14)

Bloeddrupjes (NL)
Forester and burnet moths (EN)

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Thyrididae (1)

Venstervlekjes (NL)
Picture-winged leaf moths (EN)

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Papilionidae (2)

Grote pages (NL)
Swallowtails (EN)

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Hesperiidae (15)

Dikkopjes (NL)
Skippers (EN)

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Pieridae (15)

Witjes (NL)
Whites (EN)

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Riodinidae (1)

Prachtvlinders (NL)
Metalmarks (EN)

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Lycaenidae (35)

Blauwtjes, kleine pages en vuurvlinders (NL)
Gossamer-winged butterflies (EN)

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Nymphalidae (55)

Aurelia's (NL)
Brush-footed butterflies (EN)

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Pyralidae (87)

Lichtmotten (NL)
Pyralids (EN)

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Crambidae (122)

Grasmotten (NL)
Crambids (EN)

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Drepanidae (16)

Eenstaartjes (NL)
Hook-tips (EN)

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Lasiocampidae (16)

Spinners (NL)
Eggar moths (EN)

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Brahmaeidae (1)

Herfstspinners (NL)
Brahmin moths (EN)

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Endromidae (1)

Berkenspinners (NL)

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Saturniidae (3)

Nachtpauwogen (NL)
Emperor moths (EN)

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Sphingidae (18)

Pijlstaarten (NL)
Hawkmoths (EN)

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Geometridae (339)

Spanners (NL)
Geometer moths (EN)

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Notodontidae (32)

Tandvlinders (NL)
Prominent and kitten moths (EN)

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Erebidae (97)

Spinneruilen (NL)
Erebid moths (EN)

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Nolidae (13)

Visstaartjes (NL)
Owlet moths (EN)

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Noctuidae (348)

Uilen (NL)
Noctuids (EN)