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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

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Red Admiral; Vanesa arlanda 2 0 Red Admiral; Vanesa
Map Dijana Serhatlic 3 0 Map
palmfly Joseph CHIEF REDEARTH 2 0 palmfly
Red Admiral KostasZontanos 1 0 Red Admiral
Unknown spotting JordiPrats 1 0 Unknown spotting
Queen of Spain Fritillary KostasZontanos 1 0 Queen of Spain Fritillary
Ceylon Birdwing Butterfly SukanyaDatta 2 1 Ceylon Birdwing Butterfly
Unknown spotting Les Catchick 5 0 Unknown spotting
Cardinal; Pandora arlanda 4 1 Cardinal; Pandora
Emerald Moth Machi 2 0 Emerald Moth
Unknown spotting Joseph CHIEF REDEARTH 1 0 Unknown spotting
Azure Butterfly CindyBinghamKeiser 1 0 Azure Butterfly
Unknown spotting Machi 1 0 Unknown spotting
Geometrid Moth Machi 1 0 Geometrid Moth
Callidulid Moth JordiPrats 4 2 Callidulid Moth
Cycle of Papilio thoas TamaraMiranda 1 0 Cycle of Papilio thoas
Wasp Moth JordiPrats 1 0 Wasp Moth
Unknown spotting JordiPrats 1 0 Unknown spotting
Long-tailed Skipper Machi 2 0 Long-tailed Skipper
Butterfly SukanyaDatta 2 0 Butterfly
Gatekeeper; Lobito Agreste arlanda 1 0 Gatekeeper; Lobito Agreste
Blue Tiger Butterfly SukanyaDatta 1 0 Blue Tiger Butterfly
Knot grass arlanda 1 0 Knot grass
Golden Emperor Moth JordiPrats 5 1 Golden Emperor Moth
Magpie Moth JillBlack 1 0 Magpie Moth
Early Grey Moth RikMartin 1 0 Early Grey Moth
Rhoeoalis Crambid Moth Leuba Ridgway 1 3 Rhoeoalis Crambid Moth
Canopus swallowtail MarkBolnik 1 1 Canopus swallowtail
Rustic JordiPrats 2 1 Rustic
Cream-striped owl Ietermagog 1 0 Cream-striped owl
Saddled Prominent Machi 2 1 Saddled Prominent
Lichen Moth Pupa and Basket JordiPrats 5 0 Lichen Moth Pupa and Basket
Tantalus Sphinx Moth LivanEscudero 3 0 Tantalus Sphinx Moth
Small Engrailed Moth Machi 1 0 Small Engrailed Moth
Curve-toothed Geometer Machi 1 0 Curve-toothed Geometer
Julia Longwing doreen.chambers.14 4 2 Julia Longwing
Unknown spotting Les Catchick 1 0 Unknown spotting
common cerulean JordiPrats 1 0 common cerulean
Ruddy Daggerwing LivanEscudero 1 0 Ruddy Daggerwing
Common Sailer JordiPrats 2 0 Common Sailer
Owl doreen.chambers.14 2 0 Owl
Australian/Yellow Admiral Butterfly JamesPriest2 9 5 Australian/Yellow Admiral Butterfly
Glasswinged doreen.chambers.14 2 2 Glasswinged
Comma butterfly Zlatan Celebic 1 0 Comma butterfly
Dainty Swallowtail Butterfly Series Leuba Ridgway 4 0 Dainty Swallowtail Butterfly Series
Dead leaf doreen.chambers.14 1 0 Dead leaf
Green Bird-wing doreen.chambers.14 1 0 Green Bird-wing
Zebra Longwing doreen.chambers.14 1 0 Zebra Longwing
Paper Kite doreen.chambers.14 1 0 Paper Kite
Malichite doreen.chambers.14 1 0 Malichite

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