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    • פרפרים
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    • Butterflies and Moths
    • Moths
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    • Farfalle e Falene
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    • الفراشات والعث
  • Scientific Names
    • Lepidoptera
    • Glossata
    • Heterocera
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    • Mariposas y polillas
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  • Maori
    • Pepepe
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    • 鱗翅目
  • Chinese (Simplified)
    • 蝴蝶和飞蛾
  • Thai
    • ผีเสื้อและแมลงเม่า
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    • チョウ目
    • 蝶と蛾
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    • Vlinders
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    • Schmetterlinge und Motten
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    • پولک بالان
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    • بال پولک داران
    • فلس داران
    • پروانه ها
    • پروانگان
    • بال پولکی ها
  • Portuguese
    • Borboletas e Mariposas
  • Nahuatl
    • papalotl
  • French
    • papillons et papillons de nuit

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Recent observations

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

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asjones

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April 30, 2016 10:51 AM PDT

Description

Grassland

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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matteo

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April 30, 2016 08:24 PM CEST

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Checkered White Pontia protodice

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April 29, 2016

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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noafaith

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February 20, 2016 02:44 PM CST

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Nature trail

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Behr's Metalmark Apodemia virgulti

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packardr90

Date

April 29, 2016

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(Somewhere...)

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ailanthus

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April 30, 2016 11:04 AM MDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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cgritz

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April 30, 2016 12:42 PM CDT

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Theona Checkerspot Chlosyne theona

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adorantes

Date

June 27, 2015

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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rebeccafay

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April 30, 2016 10:37 AM PDT

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Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa

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kellyvaughn

Date

April 30, 2016 10:53 AM PDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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lisalundgren9

Date

April 30, 2016

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Geometroid Moths Superfamily Geometroidea

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prakrit

Date

April 30, 2016 10:44 AM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

Lepidoptera (/ˌlɛpɨˈdɒptərə/ lep-i-DOP-tər-ə) is a large order of insects that includes moths and butterflies (both called lepidopterans). It is one of the most widespread and widely recognizable insect orders in the world, encompassing moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies, skipper butterflies, and moth-butterflies. The term was coined by Linnaeus in 1735 and is derived from Ancient Greek λεπίδος (scale) and πτερόν (wing). Comprising an estimated 174,250 species, in 126 families and 46 superfamilies, the Lepidoptera...

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