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    • Moths
    • Butterflies and Moths
  • 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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Hayhurst's Scallopwing Staphylus hayhurstii

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robseemore

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August 24, 2014 02:59 PM ADT

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Cabbage White Pieris rapae

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maractwin

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September 2, 2014 12:11 PM EDT

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Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes

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zcota

Date

August 27, 2014

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Pine White Neophasia menapia

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garychang

Date

August 28, 2011 11:48 AM PDT

Description

In my backyard, 2011. I haven't seen any this year.

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Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

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gaudettelaura

Date

August 28, 2014

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Inchworms Family Geometridae

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carissabarbs

Date

the past

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Richmond, Virginia (Google, OSM)

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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia

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gaudettelaura

Date

August 28, 2014

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dionemariposas

Date

August 25, 2014

Description

Mariposa Monarca

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Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba

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dgovoni

Date

September 2, 2014 03:04 PM EDT

Description

Large Yellow Underwing, Noctua pronuba (Linnaeus, 1758) caterpillar. Near Brentsville, Virginia, USA. Photo by David L. Govoni ©2014.

Bugguide.net: bugguide.net/node/view/9821
BaMoNA: www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Noctua-pronuba
EOL: eol.org/pages/457254/overview
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Yellow_Underwing

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Tomato Hornworm Manduca quinquemaculata

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macropod

Date

September 1, 2014 10:17 PM EDT

Description

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The Macropod is a rigid, portable photomacrography system, which allows the user to make razor sharp, fully focused photographs of small sized specimens at 18 to 26-megapixel resolution. It overcomes the extreme Depth of Field (DOF) limitations inherent in optics designed to image smaller specimens. Normally, lenses designed for macro will only render a very small fraction of the depth of targeted specimen in sharp focus at any one exposure. The Macropod allows the user to select and make multiple exposures in precise increments along the Z-axis (depth) such that each exposure’s area of sharp focus overlaps with the previous and next exposure. These source images are then transferred to a computer and merged by an image-stacking program. The stacking program (Zerene Stacker by Rik Littlefield) finds and stitches together only the focused pixels from each exposure into one image. The Macropod integrates industry-leading components in a novel and elegant way to achieve these results.

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hartvillestuff

Date

August 31, 2014

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Agreeable Tiger Moth Spilosoma congrua

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james5

Date

September 2, 2014
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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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