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 species: 136,981
Number of infraspecific taxa: 22,340
Number of synonyms: 15,782
Number of common names: 0
Total number of names: 175,103
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/