Database Details : The Global Lepidoptera Names Index

Full name: The Global Lepidoptera Names Index
Short name: LepIndex
Version: 12.3, Jan 2012
Release date: 2012-01-11
Authors/editors: Beccaloni G., Scoble M., Kitching I., Simonsen T., Robinson G., Pitkin B., Hine A. & Lyal C.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Lepidoptera
English name of the group: Butterflies and moths
Number of living species 136,051
Number of living infraspecific taxa 22,188
Number of extinct species: 0
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 0
Number of synonyms: 15,682
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 173,921
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 museum’s lepidopterists over many decades and contains about 95 % of all currently valid Lepidoptera names (15,578 genus and 157,474 species names in total), together with synonyms, misspellings and misidentifications.
Organization: Natural History Museum, London, UK
Website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/research/projects/lepindex/
Bibliographic citation: Beccaloni G., Scoble M., Kitching I., Simonsen T., Robinson G., Pitkin B., Hine A. & Lyal C. (2017). LepIndex: The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (version 12.3, Jan 2012). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 26th July 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.