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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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white-marked tussock moth (female with eggs) momsavang 2 0 white-marked tussock moth (female with eggs)
Cleopatra kozoga 5 1 Cleopatra
Cranefly AmolPandit 4 2 Cranefly
White-Spotted Emerald DrNamgyalTSherpa 5 1 White-Spotted Emerald
Spotting DrNamgyalTSherpa 2 1 Spotting
Large White Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Large White
Small White Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Small White
Tussock Moth tomk3886 2 0 Tussock Moth
Gatekeeper Malcolm Wilton-Jones 2 0 Gatekeeper
Small Magpie VivBraznell 2 0 Small Magpie
White Tip Footmen DrNamgyalTSherpa 4 1 White Tip Footmen
Pickleworm Moth tomk3886 1 3 Pickleworm Moth
Red Spotted Purple tomk3886 1 0 Red Spotted Purple
Snout Tiger DrNamgyalTSherpa 5 2 Snout Tiger
Red Leaf Roller DrNamgyalTSherpa 3 1 Red Leaf Roller
Caterpillar DrNamgyalTSherpa 2 0 Caterpillar
butterfly KarenSaxton 0 0 butterfly
Common brimstone Chris79 1 0 Common brimstone
Long-tailed Skipper tomk3886 2 0 Long-tailed Skipper
Moth Larva LindaAlisto 4 0 Moth Larva
Red Admiral Malcolm Wilton-Jones 2 0 Red Admiral
Gatekeeper Malcolm Wilton-Jones 2 0 Gatekeeper
Lichen Moth DrNamgyalTSherpa 1 0 Lichen Moth
Grey-Banded Phoenix DrNamgyalTSherpa 6 3 Grey-Banded Phoenix
Geometer Moth DrNamgyalTSherpa 5 3 Geometer Moth
Yellow-Banded Tiger DrNamgyalTSherpa 5 1 Yellow-Banded Tiger
Large Bird-Dropping Hooktip DrNamgyalTSherpa 3 1 Large Bird-Dropping Hooktip
Cyana Moth DrNamgyalTSherpa 3 0 Cyana Moth
Spotting DrNamgyalTSherpa 2 1 Spotting
Emerald Moth DrNamgyalTSherpa 1 0 Emerald Moth
Geometer Moth DrNamgyalTSherpa 2 1 Geometer Moth
Noctuid Moth DrNamgyalTSherpa 7 2 Noctuid Moth
Yellow Pansy DrNamgyalTSherpa 3 2 Yellow Pansy
Tortrix Moth DrNamgyalTSherpa 1 0 Tortrix Moth
Purple Saphire DrNamgyalTSherpa 3 0 Purple Saphire
Prominent Moth DrNamgyalTSherpa 2 0 Prominent Moth
Monkey Moth DrNamgyalTSherpa 1 1 Monkey Moth
Noctuid Moth DrNamgyalTSherpa 1 0 Noctuid Moth
Orange Underwing Forester DrNamgyalTSherpa 1 1 Orange Underwing Forester
Aphrodite fritillary cjmich3 2 0 Aphrodite fritillary
Tussock Moth DrNamgyalTSherpa 2 0 Tussock Moth
Coral Tree Leaf Roller DrNamgyalTSherpa 1 0 Coral Tree Leaf Roller
Planthopper DrNamgyalTSherpa 1 0 Planthopper
Spotting Claudio Marques 1 0 Spotting
Moth Eggs DrNamgyalTSherpa 1 0 Moth Eggs
Spotting DrNamgyalTSherpa 2 1 Spotting
Spotting DrNamgyalTSherpa 1 0 Spotting
Spotting DrNamgyalTSherpa 1 0 Spotting
Leaf Roller Crambid DrNamgyalTSherpa 4 2 Leaf Roller Crambid
Erebid Moth DrNamgyalTSherpa 2 1 Erebid Moth

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