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  • English
    • Butterfiles and moths
    • Butterflies
    • Caterpillar
    • Moth
    • Butterfly / moth
    • Butterfly
    • Moths
    • Butterflies and Moths
  • Maori
    • Purerehua
    • Pepepe
  • 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
  • Scientific Names
    • Lepidoptera
    • Glossata
    • Heterocera
  • Spanish
    • Mariposas y polillas

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

P1380408

What

Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme

Observer

taogirl

Date

November 20, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mcduck

Date

November 4, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

10.7mm wingspan spread. Came to black light/MV trap (live oak/chaparral habitat).
ID by Maury J. Heiman @ BugGuide. 2012GM-0467.

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

gancw1

Date

April 26, 2013 06:34 PM SGT

Description

1-26 April 2013 Bukit Brown Cemetry
Raymond Karam and Chong Jun Hien

Photos / Sounds

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

gancw1

Date

April 26, 2013 06:42 PM SGT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

1-26 April 2013 Bukit Brown Cemetry
Raymond Karam and Chong Jun Hien

Photos / Sounds

15818444156_de28789f71_s

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

gancw1

Date

May 10, 2013 06:35 PM SGT

Description

2-10 May 2013 Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Chong Jun Hien and Raymond Karam

Photos / Sounds

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

gancw1

Date

May 10, 2013 06:49 PM SGT

Description

2-10 May 2013 Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Chong Jun Hien and Raymond Karam

Photos / Sounds

15656753798_df3e53e441_s

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

gancw1

Date

May 10, 2013 06:50 PM SGT

Description

2-10 May 2013 Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Chong Jun Hien and Raymond Karam

Photos / Sounds

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

gancw1

Date

May 10, 2013 06:55 PM SGT

Description

2-10 May 2013 Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Chong Jun Hien and Raymond Karam

Photos / Sounds

15658262529_8d637e2fe9_s

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

gancw1

Date

May 10, 2013 06:57 PM SGT

Description

2-10 May 2013 Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Chong Jun Hien and Raymond Karam

Photos / Sounds

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

gancw1

Date

May 10, 2013 07:05 PM SGT

Description

2-10 May 2013 Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Chong Jun Hien and Raymond Karam

Photos / Sounds

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

gancw1

Date

May 10, 2013 07:21 PM SGT

Description

2-10 May 2013 Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Chong Jun Hien and Raymond Karam

Photos / Sounds

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

gancw1

Date

May 10, 2013 07:32 PM SGT

Description

2-10 May 2013 Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Chong Jun Hien and Raymond Karam

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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.