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  • French
    • papillons et papillons de nuit
  • Persian
    • پولک بالان
    • پروانه سانان
    • بال پولک داران
    • فلس داران
    • پروانه ها
    • پروانگان
    • بال پولکی ها
  • Nahuatl
    • papalotl
  • Portuguese
    • Borboletas e Mariposas
  • Japanese
    • チョウ目
    • 蝶と蛾
  • German
    • Schmetterlinge und Motten
  • Dutch
    • Vlinders
  • Maori
    • Pepepe
    • Purerehua
  • English
    • Butterflies and Moths
    • Moths
    • Butterfly
    • Butterfly / moth
    • Moth
    • Caterpillar
    • Butterflies
  • Thai
    • ผีเสื้อและแมลงเม่า
  • Chinese (Simplified)
    • 蝴蝶和飞蛾
  • Arabic
    • الفراشات والعث
  • Scientific Names
    • Lepidoptera
    • Glossata
    • Heterocera
  • Spanish
    • Mariposas y polillas
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 鱗翅目

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

White-tipped Ctenucha Ctenucha rubroscapus

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

July 29, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice

Observer

mmcmasters

Date

March 31, 2014

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What

Zebra Swallowtail Eurytides marcellus

Observer

mmcmasters

Date

March 31, 2014

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

annemirdl

Date

August 3, 2015

Place

Coyoacan (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

i_c_riddell

Date

August 1, 2015 10:17 AM CAT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Langton's Forester Alypia langtoni

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

July 27, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

July 27, 2015 07:57 AM PDT

Place

Genoa, NV (Google, OSM)

Description

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Photos / Sounds

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What

Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

July 27, 2015

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What

sleepy orange Abaeis nicippe

Observer

annemirdl

Date

August 2, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Magnificent Swallowtail Papilio garamas

Observer

emckiernan

Date

July 10, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

White-tipped Ctenucha Ctenucha rubroscapus

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

July 27, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Magnificent Swallowtail Papilio garamas

Observer

emckiernan

Date

July 4, 2015
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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.