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  • Korean
    • 나비목
  • French
    • Lépidoptères (papillons, papillons de nuit et apparentés)
    • papillons et papillons de nuit
  • Italian
    • Lepidotteri
    • Farfalle e Falene
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 鱗翅目
  • Japanese
    • チョウ目
    • 蝶と蛾
  • Persian
    • پولک بالان
    • پروانه سانان
    • بال پولک داران
    • فلس داران
    • پروانه ها
    • پروانگان
    • بال پولکی ها
  • German
    • Schmetterlinge und Motten
  • Russian
    • Чешуекрылые
    • Бабочки
  • Belarusian
    • Матылі
    • Лускакрылыя
  • English
    • Butterflies and Moths
    • Leps
    • Moths
    • Caterpillars
  • Hebrew
    • פרפרים
  • Arabic
    • الفراشات والعث
  • Scientific Names
    • Lepidoptera
    • Glossata
    • Heterocera
  • Maori
    • Pepepe
    • Purerehua
  • Thai
    • ผีเสื้อและแมลงเม่า
  • Spanish
    • Mariposas y polillas
  • Chinese (Simplified)
    • 蝴蝶和飞蛾
  • Dutch
    • Vlinders
  • Portuguese
    • Borboletas e Mariposas
  • Nahuatl
    • papalotl

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Mexican Dartwhite Catasticta nimbice

Observer

marumg

Date

November 12, 2009

Description

Mariposa Victoria
Río Amajac
Metztitlán, Hgo.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Observer

keimwj

Date

June 28, 2016 11:38 AM EDT

Description

28 Jun 2016.
Peace Valley Park, Bucks Co, PA.
Found on Solidago at the border of a meadow and woods.
Possibly Hellinsia.
ID suggested by Aaron Hunt.

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies Superfamily Papilionoidea

Observer

nanofishology

Date

July 1, 2016 12:45 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Veined White-Skipper Heliopetes arsalte

Observer

isaiastorres

Date

June 28, 2016 02:11 PM CDT

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What

Grass Yellows Genus Eurema

Observer

marumg

Date

November 9, 2006

Description

Grupo de mariposas tomando sales del suelo húmedo.

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Photos / Sounds

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What

Sky-blue Hairstreak Pseudolycaena damo

Observer

isaiastorres

Date

June 28, 2016 02:09 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

nanofishology

Date

July 1, 2016 01:08 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

nanofishology

Date

July 1, 2016 01:11 PM CDT

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What

Southern Dogface Zerene cesonia

Observer

marumg

Date

November 9, 2006

Description

Grupo de mariposas tomando sales en camino de terraceria.

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What

Skipper Butterflies Superfamily Hesperioidea

Observer

nanofishology

Date

July 1, 2016 01:19 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Great Spangled Fritillary Speyeria cybele

Observer

kylejones

Date

July 1, 2016 09:56 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

ryan53

Date

June 18, 2016 12:00 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...

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