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All Names

  • English
    • Moths
    • Butterflies and Moths
  • Thai
    • ผีเสื้อและแมลงเม่า
  • French
    • papillons et papillons de nuit
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 蝴蝶和飛蛾
    • 鱗翅目
  • Chinese (Simplified)
    • 蝴蝶和飞蛾
  • Japanese
    • 蝶と蛾
  • Arabic
    • الفراشات والعث
  • Scientific Names
    • Lepidoptera
    • Glossata
    • Heterocera
  • Spanish
    • Mariposas y polillas

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Recent observations

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Observer

botanygirl

Date

August 30, 2014 10:46 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Luna Moth Actias luna

Observer

photobaumer

Date

June 15, 2008

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

gparkins

Date

August 30, 2014 01:52 PM EDT

Description

In the Piedmont Habitat Garden.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

cmstinson

Date

August 29, 2014 10:00 PM EDT

Description

Male. Attracted to outside basement light (below deck) at 764 Barlow.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

miketroll

Date

August 29, 2014 12:11 PM CDT

Description

Obscure Psara Moth Caterpillar found in a rolled Pokeweed leaf with umm err that weird thing

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Satyr Comma Polygonia satyrus

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

August 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

August 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

August 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

August 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Field Crescent Phyciodes pulchella

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

August 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

August 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Isabella Tiger Moth Pyrrharctia isabella

Observer

gyrrlfalcon

Date

August 29, 2014 07:06 PM EDT
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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...

No range data available.