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    • Borboletas e traças
    • Borboletas e Mariposas
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    • פרפרים
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    • Lepidotteri
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    • بال پولکی ها
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    • Vlinders
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    • Butterflies and Moths
    • Caterpillars
    • Leps
    • Moths
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    • ผีเสื้อและแมลงเม่า
  • French
    • Lépidoptères (papillons, papillons de nuit et apparentés)
    • papillons et papillons de nuit
  • Spanish
    • Mariposas y polillas
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    • 나비목
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    • 鱗翅目
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    • Lepidoptera
    • Glossata
    • Heterocera
  • Maori
    • Pepepe
    • Purerehua
  • Chinese (Simplified)
    • 蝴蝶和飞蛾
  • Nahuatl
    • papalotl

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Recent observations

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What

Greater wax moth Galleria mellonella

Observer

blankplank21

Date

September 25, 2016 09:54 PM CEST

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What

Hummingbird Hawkmoth Macroglossum stellatarum

Observer

fabienpiednoir

Date

September 23, 2016 11:12 AM CEST

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What

Great Eggfly Hypolimnas bolina

Observer

aubreymoore

Date

September 26, 2016

Place

Guam (Google, OSM)

Description

images emailed to me by Sheeka Afaisen

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Heliotrope Moth Utetheisa pulchelloides

Observer

aubreymoore

Date

September 21, 2016

Description

image emailed to me by Jessica Nangauta

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

cedric_lee

Date

September 25, 2016 04:02 PM PDT

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

almantas

Date

September 23, 2016 12:58 PM AST

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terathopius

Date

January 23, 2013 04:24 AM HST

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Observer

terathopius

Date

December 12, 2013 05:39 AM HST

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What

Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

Observer

avocat

Date

September 18, 2016 11:27 PM MST

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Butterflies Superfamily Papilionoidea

Observer

avocat

Date

September 18, 2016 11:27 PM MST

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Common Blue Polyommatus icarus

Observer

stevedaniels

Date

September 22, 2016 09:58 AM EEST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

simonnicholas

Date

September 26, 2016 04:37 PM TOT
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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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