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Butterflies & Moths of the World

Butterflies & Moths of the World

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Butterflies & Moths of the World
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Butterflies and Moths are insects of the order Lepidoptera. Their brilliant colors have inspired artistic depictions dating back to the Egyptians and their wing structure continues to inspire scientists and engineers today. Help us document their amazing diversity.

Butterflies & Moths of the World

Recent Spottings

Tiger Moth AlbertKang 5 2 Tiger Moth
Borboleta-coruja Francierlem 4 2 Borboleta-coruja
Wavy-Line Glory Butterfly AlbertKang 2 4 Wavy-Line Glory Butterfly
The common crow pupa VincentVanur 4 5 The common crow pupa
Malayan Owl Butterfly AlbertKang 2 4 Malayan Owl Butterfly
White Nawab Butterfly AlbertKang 2 2 White Nawab Butterfly
Skipper Sckel 2 0 Skipper
Hamadryas amphinome Francierlem 10 1 Hamadryas amphinome
Megalopyge lanata Francierlem 4 1 Megalopyge lanata
Spanish Moth Muckpuk 1 1 Spanish Moth
Dirphia moderata Francierlem 1 1 Dirphia moderata
Lagarta-saia-justa-do-cajueiro Francierlem 2 0 Lagarta-saia-justa-do-cajueiro
Unknown spotting Francierlem 9 5 Unknown spotting
American Painted Lady suzmonk 1 3 American Painted Lady
Zebra Longwing Machi 4 0 Zebra Longwing
Speckled Wood Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Speckled Wood
Moth AlbertKang 1 0 Moth
Moth AlbertKang 1 0 Moth
Unknown spotting VincentVanur 1 1 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting Muckpuk 1 1 Unknown spotting
Colobura dirce Francierlem 3 3 Colobura dirce
Phocides polybius phanias Francierlem 7 5 Phocides polybius phanias
Astraptes fulgerator Francierlem 6 0 Astraptes fulgerator
Borboleta-caixão-de-defunto Francierlem 2 0 Borboleta-caixão-de-defunto
Anteos clorinde Francierlem 2 0 Anteos clorinde
Zebra Longwing AlbertKang 2 0 Zebra Longwing
Great Spangled Fritillary ForestDragon 4 0 Great Spangled Fritillary
Salvin's Clearwing Butterfly AlbertKang 12 2 Salvin's Clearwing Butterfly
Marpesia chiron Francierlem 3 0 Marpesia chiron
Small White Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Small White
Green-veined White Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Green-veined White
Moth SukanyaDatta 1 0 Moth
Butterfly AlbertKang 5 2 Butterfly
Ithomeis Metalmark Felix Fleck 24 6 Ithomeis Metalmark
Orange-barred Sulphur Machi 5 0 Orange-barred Sulphur
Malachite - Brush Footed Butterfly AlbertKang 1 0 Malachite - Brush Footed Butterfly
Battus polydamas Francierlem 2 1 Battus polydamas
The Indian Owlet-moth VincentVanur 4 0 The Indian Owlet-moth
Common Ringlet LuckyLogan 2 0 Common Ringlet
Deep Yellow Euchlaena Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Deep Yellow Euchlaena Moth
Bristly Cutworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Bristly Cutworm Moth
Long-tailed Skipper Machi 1 0 Long-tailed Skipper
Perichares philetes Francierlem 2 0 Perichares philetes
Green Cloverworm Moth Brian38 1 0 Green Cloverworm Moth
Lily Moth SukanyaDatta 12 7 Lily Moth
King/Thoas Swallowtail Butterfly AlbertKang 5 0 King/Thoas Swallowtail Butterfly
Western Pygmy Blue Jellis 8 0 Western Pygmy Blue
Borboleta-pavão-branco Francierlem 4 0 Borboleta-pavão-branco
Bent-line Carpet Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Bent-line Carpet Moth
Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth

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