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

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What

Northern Checkerspot Chlosyne palla

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

March 31, 2015 01:38 PM PDT

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What

California Sister Adelpha californica

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Date

March 31, 2015 01:26 PM PDT

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Morrison's Sallow Eupsilia morrisoni

Observer

smwhite

Date

March 31, 2015 08:32 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Butterflies Superfamily Papilionoidea

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aungwin

Date

March 30, 2015 10:13 AM PDT

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Butterflies Superfamily Papilionoidea

Observer

aungwin

Date

March 30, 2015 10:12 AM PDT

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Butterflies Superfamily Papilionoidea

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aungwin

Date

March 30, 2015 10:12 AM PDT

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What

Zebra Swallowtail Eurytides marcellus

Observer

greglasley

Date

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What

Emperor, Atlas, Moon & Silk Moths Family Saturniidae

Observer

kjhurme

Date

March 31, 2015 12:35 PM COT

Description

Genus Automeris perhaps.

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Date

March 31, 2015

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What

Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

greglasley

Date

March 31, 2015

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Tegosa anieta Order Lepidoptera

Date

March 31, 2015

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Observer

knightericm

Date

March 31, 2015 01:19 PM CDT

Description

On Allium canadense

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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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