List of Lepidoptera of the Chagos Archipelago

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The Chagos Archipelago

Lepidoptera of the Chagos Archipelago consist of both the butterflies and moths recorded from the islands of the Chagos Archipelago, a group of seven atolls comprising more than 60 tropical islands in the Indian Ocean. The archipelago consists of five emergent atolls, Diego Garcia, Egmont, the Great Chagos Bank, Peros Banhos and Salomon. There are also several submerged atolls and vast banks and shoals. The whole territory covers 54,400 km2 of the Indian Ocean, of which the archipelago covers about 37,500 km2. The Chagos Archipelago has been British territory since 1814 and was made a dependency of the United Kingdom in 1965.

According to a recent estimate, there are a total of 63 Lepidoptera species present in the Chagos Archipelago.

Butterflies[edit]

Lycaenidae[edit]

Nymphalidae[edit]

Macro moths[edit]

Arctiidae[edit]

Geometridae[edit]

Noctuidae[edit]

Nolidae[edit]

Sphingidae[edit]

Micro moths[edit]

Cosmopterigidae[edit]

Gelechiidae[edit]

Hyblaeidae[edit]

Pterophoridae[edit]

Pyralidae[edit]

Tineidae[edit]

Tortricidae[edit]

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