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  • English
    • Butterflies and moths
    • Caterpillars
    • Leps
    • Moths
  • Dutch
    • Vlinders
    • Schubvleugeligen
  • German
    • Schmetterlinge und Motten
  • Persian
    • پولک بالان
    • پروانه سانان
    • بال پولک داران
    • فلس داران
    • پروانه ها
    • پروانگان
    • بال پولکی ها
  • Japanese
    • チョウ目
    • 蝶と蛾
  • Belarusian
    • Матылі
    • Лускакрылыя
  • Russian
    • Чешуекрылые
    • Бабочки
  • French
    • Lépidoptères (papillons, papillons de nuit et apparentés)
    • papillons et papillons de nuit
  • Portuguese
    • Borboletas e traças
    • Borboletas e Mariposas
  • Hebrew
    • פרפראים
  • Italian
    • Lepidotteri
    • Farfalle e Falene
  • Arabic
    • الفراشات والعث
  • Thai
    • ผีเสื้อและแมลงเม่า
  • Spanish
    • Mariposas y polillas
  • Korean
    • 나비목
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 鱗翅目
  • Scientific Names
    • 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

Chestnut Bob Iambrix salsala

Observer

gancw1

Date

January 22, 2017 11:44 AM AWST

Description

2

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What

Common Palmfly Elymnias hypermnestra

Observer

gancw1

Date

January 22, 2017 11:42 AM AWST

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2

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Observer

benhutchins

Date

September 13, 2016 10:43 PM CDT

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What

Brown Pansy Junonia hedonia

Observer

gancw1

Date

January 22, 2017 11:41 AM AWST

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Observer

craigdux

Date

January 21, 2017 08:03 PM EST

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What

Butterflies and moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

arnim

Date

January 21, 2017 09:12 AM NZDT

Description

A few of these seen this day, but not close to the front dune - at least several hundred meters inland.

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Square

What

Butterflies and moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

rosabelmiro

Date

January 15, 2017 02:33 PM EST

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Square

What

Common Swallowtails Genus Papilio

Observer

amarzee

Date

August 29, 2010 02:21 PM KST

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Vesta Crescent Phyciodes graphica

Observer

huracan

Date

January 20, 2017 04:58 PM CST

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Square

Observer

annikaml

Date

January 11, 2017 07:04 PM CST

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Square

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Milky Urola Moth Argyria lacteella

Observer

annikaml

Date

January 11, 2017 07:04 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dagger Moths Genus Acronicta

Observer

benhutchins

Date

October 15, 2016 09:56 AM CDT
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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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