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Recent observations

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What

Butterflies Superfamily Papilionoidea

Observer

raul4

Date

September 4, 2015 12:37 AM CDT

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Square

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

loarie

Date

September 3, 2015 10:23 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

Observer

loarie

Date

September 3, 2015 10:21 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Filbertworm Moth Cydia latiferreana

Observer

loarie

Date

September 3, 2015 10:25 PM PDT

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Square

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

thehaplesshiker

Date

July 20, 2015

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What

Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth Speranza pustularia

Observer

thehaplesshiker

Date

August 20, 2015

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What

Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis

Observer

jmaughn

Date

September 3, 2015

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Observer

jmanuelgbasurto

Date

August 29, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Philtraea mexicana (Buckett 1971) Geometridae.

Photos / Sounds

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What

The Neighbor Haploa contigua

Observer

thehaplesshiker

Date

July 20, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

thehaplesshiker

Date

September 3, 2015 09:48 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth Speranza pustularia

Observer

jason_m_hill

Date

September 3, 2015 10:53 PM EDT

Description

Common at my black light

Photos / Sounds

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

April 15, 2015

Description

I photographed this moth at Amistad Reservoir while en route to Big Bend. It looks to be a new county record of a moth not often photographed. I identified it almost by accident while looking through MPG for something else.
http://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?hodges=8508
http://bugguide.net/node/view/360345

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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.