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All Names

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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

nikhofschneider

Date

December 17, 2014

Place

Mangilao Guam (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

nikhofschneider

Date

November 12, 2014

Place

Mngilao, GU ALS Building (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Saltarinas del pasto Subfamily Hesperiinae

Observer

poncho

Date

October 11, 2008

Place

Xochimilco (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

nikhofschneider

Date

October 15, 2014

Place

yigo, guam (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

nikhofschneider

Date

December 1, 2014

Place

Yigo Guam (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mariposa blanca de la col Leptophobia aripa

Observer

poncho

Date

October 11, 2008

Place

Xochimilco (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nikhofschneider

Date

October 1, 2014

Place

Mangilao (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Mariposa azufre gigante Phoebis agarithe

Observer

poncho

Date

October 11, 2008

Place

Xochimilco (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

September 7, 2014 02:36 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

daisygutierrez

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Showy Holomelina Virbia ostenta

Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 22, 2014 08:29 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

glmory

Date

December 17, 2014 06:51 PM PST

Description

On a fence at night.

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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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