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  • 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
  • English
    • Butterflies and Moths
    • moths
  • Scientific Names
    • Lepidoptera
    • Glossata
    • Heterocera
  • Spanish
    • Mariposas y polillas

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Recent observations

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What

Demon Emperor Charaxes phaeus

Observer

martingrimm

Date

July 31, 2014 03:10 PM EAT

Description

puddling on my items

Photos / Sounds

Observer

annikaml

Date

July 9, 2014 12:05 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I realize it's difficult to ID by the "belly view", but that is the only shot I got of this insect.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Plume Moths Superfamily Pterophoroidea

Observer

annikaml

Date

July 10, 2014 11:30 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

White-lined Sphinx Moth Hyles lineata

Observer

tonyg

Date

July 31, 2014

Description

I think this guy had been predated by Barn Swallows (there were lots around) because his abdomen was missing, but he was still alive.

Photos / Sounds

What

Juvenal's Duskywing Erynnis juvenalis

Observer

annikaml

Date

July 19, 2014 06:47 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Observer

oscaralmeda

Date

July 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

oscaralmeda

Date

July 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

tonyg

Date

July 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

tonyg

Date

July 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

White-dotted Prominent Moth Nadata gibbosa

Observer

tonyg

Date

July 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Spiny Oakworm Moth Anisota stigma

Observer

tonyg

Date

July 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Rosy Maple Moth (Dryocampa rubicunda) Dryocampa rubicunda

Observer

tonyg

Date

July 26, 2014
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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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