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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

Red slug caterpillar Joseph CHIEF REDEARTH 5 3 Red slug caterpillar
Spotting Marek Koszorek 6 0 Spotting
Indomitable Melipotis Ornithoptera80 3 0 Indomitable Melipotis
Lorquin's admiral Brian38 2 0 Lorquin's admiral
Large twin-spot carpet arne.roysland 5 2 Large twin-spot carpet
Common Spring Moth roshanvignarajah 1 0 Common Spring Moth
Speckled wood Marek Koszorek 2 0 Speckled wood
White Spring Moth roshanvignarajah 1 0 White Spring Moth
Papilio Rumiko Butterfly Chris79 4 0 Papilio Rumiko Butterfly
Small heath Marek Koszorek 1 0 Small heath
Spotting momsavang 1 0 Spotting
Unidentified Gaia80 4 2 Unidentified
Birch Dagger roshanvignarajah 1 1 Birch Dagger
Common Eupithecia roshanvignarajah 1 0 Common Eupithecia
Unidentified Gaia80 3 0 Unidentified
Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar tomk3886 1 2 Polyphemus Moth Caterpillar
Polyphemus Moth Cocoon tomk3886 1 0 Polyphemus Moth Cocoon
Unidentified Gaia80 1 0 Unidentified
Psyche Sir Kokoy 5 2 Psyche
Garden Carpet Malcolm Wilton-Jones 2 0 Garden Carpet
Palm Bob / Indian Palm Bob Manoj Kumar Grg 5 0 Palm Bob / Indian Palm Bob
Philippine Atlas Moth Sir Kokoy 7 9 Philippine Atlas Moth
Large skipper Marek Koszorek 0 0 Large skipper
Red admiral Marek Koszorek 0 0 Red admiral
Unidentified Gaia80 1 0 Unidentified
Small tortoiseshell catepillar arne.roysland 2 0 Small tortoiseshell catepillar
Merry melipotis moth Saturniidae27 2 0 Merry melipotis moth
Heart and dart arne.roysland 1 1 Heart and dart
Small tortoiseshell arne.roysland 2 0 Small tortoiseshell
Passion butterfly/Gulf fritillary Ornithoptera80 4 2 Passion butterfly/Gulf fritillary
unidentified butterfly Kalen 2 0 unidentified butterfly
Soybean Looper Moth ForestDragon 2 1 Soybean Looper Moth
Queen butterfly Dawn D. Lopez Garanzuay 1 0 Queen butterfly
Blue moon butterfly Loux 7 5 Blue moon butterfly
Black Witch Moth LilianaCampozano 3 0 Black Witch Moth
Marpesia Butterfly Diaz José Miguel 10 5 Marpesia Butterfly
Blue Tiger i_munasinghe 1 0 Blue Tiger
Glassy Tiger Manoj Kumar Grg 3 0 Glassy Tiger
Red Ring Skirt Manoj Kumar Grg 3 0 Red Ring Skirt
Common Crow Richard Ong 4 0 Common Crow
Subgothic Dart Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Subgothic Dart Moth
Helenor blue morpho kozoga 2 0 Helenor blue morpho
Scarce Swallowtail Chris79 6 0 Scarce Swallowtail
Small Tortoiseshell Malcolm Wilton-Jones 1 0 Small Tortoiseshell
Discolored Renia Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Discolored Renia Moth
Golden Arches moth Ornithoptera80 2 0 Golden Arches moth
European Peacock Butterfly Chris79 2 1 European Peacock Butterfly
White Arab Butterfly Chris79 2 0 White Arab Butterfly
Common Jester Manoj Kumar Grg 1 0 Common Jester
Common Leopard Gaia80 3 0 Common Leopard

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