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

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Recent observations

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What

Orange Tip Anthocharis cardamines

Observer

speedy

Date

April 18, 2015

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What

Spring Azure Celastrina ladon

Observer

maractwin

Date

April 18, 2015 08:18 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Citrus Swallowtail Papilio demodocus

Observer

i_c_riddell

Date

April 16, 2015 08:12 AM CAT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Cabbage white butterfly Pieris rapae

Observer

celticcail

Date

April 18, 2015

Description

I chased him around but he wanted nothing to do with my camera.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pale Grass Blue Pseudozizeeria maha

Observer

sudachi

Date

April 18, 2015 02:33 PM JST

Place

Ota, Gunma (Google, OSM)

Description

Pseudozizeeria maha
ヤマトシジミ

Ōta, Gunma, Japan
群馬県太田市

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

sudachi

Date

April 18, 2015 02:47 PM JST

Place

Ota, Gunma (Google, OSM)

Description

Colias erate poliographus
モンキチョウ

Ōta, Gunma, Japan
群馬県太田市

Photos / Sounds

Observer

dyeany2

Date

April 18, 2015 11:05 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Cabbage white butterfly Pieris rapae

Observer

lichenlady

Date

April 18, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

wkcheng71

Date

April 13, 2015 10:23 AM HKT

Place

Hok Tau (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

lauramorganclark

Date

April 12, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

jblinde

Date

April 18, 2015 09:04 AM CDT

Description

About 10 of them were flying around one tree. It was spectacular.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Little Wood Satyr Megisto cymela

Observer

lauramorganclark

Date

April 12, 2015
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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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