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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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Arched Marble Moth KostasZontanos 15 12 Arched Marble Moth
Small Copper KostasZontanos 3 2 Small Copper
Tineid Moth KostasZontanos 9 3 Tineid Moth
Imperial moth Nature Nerd 4 0 Imperial moth
Cream-spot Tiger KostasZontanos 5 0 Cream-spot Tiger
Large White Butterfly KostasZontanos 4 0 Large White Butterfly
Meadow Brown KostasZontanos 3 0 Meadow Brown
Buckeye momsavang 1 0 Buckeye
Eastern Tent Caterpillar S_Maurizi 1 1 Eastern Tent Caterpillar
Grizzled Skipper KostasZontanos 1 0 Grizzled Skipper
Unknown spotting ह्याली राई Halley Rai 16 7 Unknown spotting
White Spring Moth Christine Y. 3 1 White Spring Moth
Unknown spotting Student 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting S_Maurizi 5 1 Unknown spotting
The painted lady DespinaTsafetopoulou 3 0 The painted lady
Common Buckeye ronfellows2020 1 0 Common Buckeye
Unknown spotting momsavang 1 0 Unknown spotting
Common Buckeye ronfellows2020 1 0 Common Buckeye
Common Buckeye ronfellows2020 1 0 Common Buckeye
Marbled Orchard Tortrix KostasZontanos 3 0 Marbled Orchard Tortrix
The Lulworth skipper DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 The Lulworth skipper
Monarch Butterfly Felix Fleck 8 3 Monarch Butterfly
Arched Marble Moth KostasZontanos 8 0 Arched Marble Moth
Southern White Admiral KostasZontanos 7 0 Southern White Admiral
Oak hawk-moth Chris Taklis 2 0 Oak hawk-moth
Nine-spotted KostasZontanos 3 0 Nine-spotted
Knapweed Fritillary KostasZontanos 1 0 Knapweed Fritillary
Purple Tiger KostasZontanos 1 0 Purple Tiger
Red Admiral Greg Shchepanek 2 0 Red Admiral
Black-banded Orange Moth Greg Shchepanek 1 0 Black-banded Orange Moth
Ochlodes sylvanus MicheleTorrisi 3 0 Ochlodes sylvanus
The Zig-zag Flat NickKing 4 0 The Zig-zag Flat
Slate Flash NickKing 2 0 Slate Flash
Dull Swirled Hawkmoth NickKing 1 0 Dull Swirled Hawkmoth
Zygaenid Moth NickKing 2 0 Zygaenid Moth
Spotted Palmfly NickKing 2 0 Spotted Palmfly
moth halley 4 1 moth
Common Ciliate Blue NickKing 2 0 Common Ciliate Blue
Short-tailed blue; Naranjitas rabicorta arlanda 3 0 Short-tailed blue; Naranjitas rabicorta
Mango Baron NickKing 2 0 Mango Baron
Green-striped Palmer NickKing 1 0 Green-striped Palmer
White-tipped Palmer NickKing 1 0 White-tipped Palmer
Moore's Wight NickKing 1 0 Moore's Wight
common bluebottle JordiPrats 1 0 common bluebottle
Eastern Dappled White KostasZontanos 5 1 Eastern Dappled White
White Jatishwor Singh Irungbam 4 0 White
Western Tussock Moth Noahs Ark 7 0 Western Tussock Moth
Gulf Fritillary Noahs Ark 2 0 Gulf Fritillary
Glanville Fritillary ♂ KostasZontanos 5 0 Glanville Fritillary ♂
Common Posy JojoDePeralta 5 0 Common Posy

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