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All Names

  • English
    • Butterfly
    • 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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Recent observations

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What

Great Spangled Fritillary Speyeria cybele

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 31, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

pale beauty Campaea perlata

Observer

yasingi

Date

August 30, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

annikaml

Date

September 13, 2014 08:55 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

About 13 mm long
The reddish hue is an artifact due to the light. The moth is beige/brown.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

annikaml

Date

September 13, 2014 08:50 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

15 mm long with wings included.

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What

Red-banded Hairstreak Calycopis cecrops

Observer

cosmiccat

Date

September 14, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

White-lined sphinx moth Hyles lineata

Date

September 14, 2014

Description

Green, "horned" caterpillar with two rows of spots that are dark blobs with light pinkish/white centers. Orange horn.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

lennyworthington

Date

September 14, 2014

Description

140 mm wingspan

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What

Skippers Family Hesperiidae

Observer

greenrosettas

Date

September 14, 2014

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What

Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

September 14, 2014 07:41 AM EDT

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What

master's dart Feltia herilis

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

September 14, 2014 07:49 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Pale Lichen Moth Crambidia pallida

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

September 14, 2014 07:34 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Purple-backed Cabbageworm Evergestis pallidata

Observer

johnratzlaff

Date

September 14, 2014 07:36 AM EDT
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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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