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    • بال پولکی ها
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    • Borboletas e Mariposas
  • Nahuatl
    • papalotl
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    • papillons et papillons de nuit

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 6, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Observer

jmaughn

Date

February 6, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Butterflies Superfamily Papilionoidea

Observer

smoghead

Date

February 7, 2016

Place

Metinaro (Google, OSM)

Description

After rains on a cliff headland

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Butterflies Superfamily Papilionoidea

Observer

smoghead

Date

February 7, 2016

Place

Metinaro (Google, OSM)

Description

After heavy rain as the sun comes out

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Butterflies Superfamily Papilionoidea

Observer

smoghead

Date

February 7, 2016

Place

Metinaro (Google, OSM)

Description

Following heavy rains butterflies were everywhere. O

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Emperor, Atlas, Moon & Silk Moths Family Saturniidae

Observer

vilmer22

Date

February 6, 2016 08:31 PM YEKT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Emperor, Atlas, Moon & Silk Moths Family Saturniidae

Observer

vilmer22

Date

February 6, 2016 08:26 PM YEKT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Observer

chrishensley

Date

February 6, 2016

Description

Several feeding at manzanita blooms

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Copper Butterflies Genus Lycaena

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 7, 2016 02:11 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Pale Owl Butterfly Caligo telamonius

Observer

joseduardo21

Date

January 29, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Observer

joseduardo21

Date

February 6, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

snowgyre

Date

September 18, 2010
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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.