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  • Maori
    • Pepepe
    • Purerehua
  • English
    • Butterflies and Moths
    • Moths
    • Butterfly
    • Butterfly / moth
    • Moth
    • Caterpillar
    • Butterflies
  • Thai
    • ผีเสื้อและแมลงเม่า
  • Japanese
    • 蝶と蛾
  • French
    • papillons et papillons de nuit
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 蝴蝶和飛蛾
    • 鱗翅目
  • Chinese (Simplified)
    • 蝴蝶和飞蛾
  • Arabic
    • الفراشات والعث
  • Scientific Names
    • Lepidoptera
    • Glossata
    • Heterocera
  • Spanish
    • Mariposas y polillas

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

magazhu

Date

January 28, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Butterflies Superfamily Papilionoidea

Observer

magazhu

Date

January 28, 2015

Photos / Sounds

What

Falcate Skipper Spathilepia clonius

Observer

magazhu

Date

January 28, 2015

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What

Common Geranium-bronze Cacyreus marshalli

Observer

marcello

Date

October 4, 2012 11:34 PM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

lauramorganclark

Date

January 29, 2015 10:35 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

tony_wills

Date

January 11, 2015 11:42 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

July 26, 2014

Description

At black light. ID confirmed by Tomas Mustelin.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

eligarciapadilla

Date

September 22, 2010

Place

Chamela (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

July 31, 2014

Description

At black light. ID confirmed by Tomas Mustelin.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Lyre Moth Cnephasia jactatana

Observer

nzwide

Date

January 25, 2015

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Observer

terathopius

Date

January 24, 2015 05:07 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

terathopius

Date

January 15, 2015 05:51 AM HST
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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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