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Recent observations

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What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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kibrro

Date

August 25, 2016 03:12 PM EDT

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Lappet Moths Family Lasiocampidae

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owlentine

Date

August 26, 2016 06:25 PM MDT

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus

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soilmagic

Date

August 11, 2016 10:34 AM CDT

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

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carrie37

Date

August 26, 2016 09:22 PM CDT

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Thin-winged Owlet Nigetia formosalis

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benhutchins

Date

August 18, 2016 09:39 PM CDT

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Malachite Siproeta stelenes

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francisco3

Date

August 26, 2016 10:45 AM HST

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What

Green Leuconycta Moth Leuconycta diphteroides

Observer

ericwilliams

Date

August 13, 2016 01:51 AM CDT

Description

A Green Leuconycta Moth rests on siding near a light at night.

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What

Viceroy Limenitis archippus

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chris197

Date

August 26, 2016 04:55 PM EDT

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What

Black Witch Ascalapha odorata

Observer

frannyz

Date

August 26, 2016 04:27 PM CDT

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

We found this moth resting on the side of the house during a rain storm.

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arturoc

Date

August 25, 2016 08:06 PM CDT

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What

Falcate Orangetip Anthocharis midea

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arturoc

Date

August 25, 2016 01:13 PM CDT

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What

Withered Mocis Mocis marcida

Observer

gldearman

Date

April 21, 2015 08:53 PM EDT

Description

Observed under white porch light.

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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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