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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

cf Exquisite Emerald Les Catchick 3 2 cf Exquisite Emerald
Popinjay DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 3 Popinjay
Geometrid Moth LaurenZarate 2 0 Geometrid Moth
Eucereon Tiger Moth LaurenZarate 1 0 Eucereon Tiger Moth
Lichen colored Moth LaurenZarate 1 0 Lichen colored Moth
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 8 6 Unknown spotting
Common Grass Yellow Manoj Grg 1 0 Common Grass Yellow
Dion skipper Brian38 3 0 Dion skipper
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 0 Unknown spotting
Hill Cyana DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 4 Hill Cyana
Red-spotted purple Brian38 5 0 Red-spotted purple
Variegated Fritillary butterfly Charlotte.Fletcher 1 0 Variegated Fritillary butterfly
Common Jay DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 1 Common Jay
Common Mormon Female DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Common Mormon Female
Large Yeoman Male DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Large Yeoman Male
Common Map DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Common Map
Black Prince DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Black Prince
Great Mormon DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Great Mormon
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 1 Unknown spotting
Raspberry Sawfly Machi 1 2 Raspberry Sawfly
Spicebush swallowtail (female) Brian38 4 0 Spicebush swallowtail (female)
Fiery skipper Brian38 3 0 Fiery skipper
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Unknown spotting
Forest Grass Yellow Zlatan Celebic 3 0 Forest Grass Yellow
Little Commodore Zlatan Celebic 7 4 Little Commodore
Mictopsichia Moth / Mariposa-Mictopsichia Oscar Neto 3 2 Mictopsichia Moth / Mariposa-Mictopsichia
Micro Moth LaurenZarate 4 4 Micro Moth
Mottled prominent Brian38 1 0 Mottled prominent
Double-lined prominent moth Brian38 1 0 Double-lined prominent moth
Tiger Moth Manoj Grg 2 0 Tiger Moth
Tawny Rajah Manoj Grg 3 0 Tawny Rajah
Aquatic Moth/Crambid Moth Manoj Grg 2 0 Aquatic Moth/Crambid Moth
Mariposa (Clouded yellow) kozoga 5 1 Mariposa (Clouded yellow)
Swallow-tail Butterfly doreen.chambers.14 1 0 Swallow-tail Butterfly
Tropical Swallowtail Moth Manoj Grg 2 0 Tropical Swallowtail Moth
Epinome Cracker DiegoAlfonsoRosa 2 1 Epinome Cracker
Skipper Gilma Jeannette Ospino Ferreira-Norman 1 0 Skipper
Red-bordered wave moth Brian38 1 0 Red-bordered wave moth
Bamboo TreeBrown Manoj Grg 3 2 Bamboo TreeBrown
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Unknown spotting
Polyphemus Moth WilliamsFamily 1 0 Polyphemus Moth
Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth) Manoj Grg 9 0 Slug Caterpillar (Cup Moth)
Monarch butterfly Brian38 2 0 Monarch butterfly
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 3 Unknown spotting
Cyane Emperor DiegoAlfonsoRosa 1 1 Cyane Emperor
Painted Lady Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Painted Lady
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 1 Unknown spotting
Long-Tailed Ourapteryx DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 1 Long-Tailed Ourapteryx

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