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    • פרפרים
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    • Lepidotteri
    • Farfalle e Falene
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    • Чешуекрылые
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    • الفراشات والعث
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    • チョウ目
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    • پولک بالان
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    • فلس داران
    • پروانه ها
    • پروانگان
    • بال پولکی ها
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    • Vlinders
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    • Butterflies and Moths
    • Caterpillars
    • Leps
    • Moths
  • Thai
    • ผีเสื้อและแมลงเม่า
  • French
    • Lépidoptères (papillons, papillons de nuit et apparentés)
    • papillons et papillons de nuit
  • 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
  • Portuguese
    • Borboletas e Mariposas
  • Nahuatl
    • papalotl

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Recent observations

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Gray Spruce Looper Caripeta divisata

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July 23, 2016

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus

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May 19, 2016 02:20 PM EDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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July 22, 2016 10:13 PM YEKT

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Longitud: 7 mm.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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July 23, 2016 10:52 PM CDT

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Red-bordered Emerald Nemoria lixaria

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July 23, 2016 10:51 PM CDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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July 23, 2016 10:50 PM CDT

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July 23, 2016 10:50 PM CDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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July 23, 2016 10:49 PM CDT

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July 23, 2016 10:49 PM CDT

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Wavy-lined Emerald Synchlora aerata

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July 23, 2016 10:49 PM CDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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July 23, 2016 10:47 PM CDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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friel

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July 23, 2016 10:47 PM 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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