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    • Schmetterlinge und Motten
  • Nahuatl
    • papalotl
  • Portuguese
    • Borboletas e Mariposas
  • Dutch
    • Vlinders
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    • Pepepe
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    • Butterflies and Moths
    • Moths
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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
  • Chinese (Simplified)
    • 蝴蝶和飞蛾
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    • الفراشات والعث
  • Scientific Names
    • Lepidoptera
    • Glossata
    • Heterocera
  • Spanish
    • Mariposas y polillas

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andy89

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May 25, 2015 01:07 PM CEST

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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mjdeibert

Date

May 25, 2015

Description

A common site around Seoul.

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Butterfly Order Lepidoptera

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itzhak1946

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April 25, 2015

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Butterfly in the forest during this time of the year .

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butterfly Order Lepidoptera

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viro

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May 21, 2015

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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butterfly Order Lepidoptera

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viro

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May 21, 2015

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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butterfly Order Lepidoptera

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viro

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May 21, 2015

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Wasp Moths, Handmaiden Moths Tribe Syntomini

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chandan

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May 25, 2015 02:42 PM IST

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Frosted Elfin Callophrys irus

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mgochfeld

Date

May 3, 2015

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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mgochfeld

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May 2, 2015

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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wahaahchi47

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September 28, 2013

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Spring Azure Celastrina ladon

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mgochfeld

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May 2, 2015

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Moth Order Lepidoptera

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vilseskog

Date

March 11, 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...

No range data available.