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  • English
    • Butterfiles and moths
    • Butterflies
    • Caterpillar
    • Moth
    • Butterfly / moth
    • Butterfly
    • Moths
    • Butterflies and Moths
  • Maori
    • Purerehua
    • Pepepe
  • 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

Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

jaykeller

Date

October 18, 2014 06:34 PM PDT

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jaykeller

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October 18, 2014 07:03 PM PDT

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jaykeller

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October 18, 2014 06:49 PM PDT

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jaykeller

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October 18, 2014 06:53 PM PDT

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Observer

jaykeller

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October 18, 2014 09:06 PM PDT

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

October 18, 2014 06:54 PM PDT

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What

Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

jaykeller

Date

October 18, 2014 09:22 PM PDT

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What

Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

jaykeller

Date

October 18, 2014 07:00 PM PDT

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

October 18, 2014 07:02 PM PDT

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What

Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

jaykeller

Date

October 18, 2014 07:14 PM PDT

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What

Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

jaykeller

Date

October 18, 2014 07:18 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jaykeller

Date

October 18, 2014 08:33 PM PDT
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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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