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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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Laviana white-skipper Brian38 2 0 Laviana white-skipper
Crimson-patched longwing Brian38 1 0 Crimson-patched longwing
Tisias bent-skipper EduardoFrick 3 0 Tisias bent-skipper
Lisimon Nymphidium EduardoFrick 4 1 Lisimon Nymphidium
European peacock, Tagphauenauge Jopy 8 4 European peacock, Tagphauenauge
Zebra longwing Brian38 6 2 Zebra longwing
Isabella's longwing Brian38 5 0 Isabella's longwing
Geometrid moth Sergio Monteiro 2 2 Geometrid moth
Tropical checkered skipper (female) Brian38 4 0 Tropical checkered skipper (female)
Eunica eburnea EduardoFrick 1 0 Eunica eburnea
Peacock Pansy Manoj Kumar Grg 4 0 Peacock Pansy
Purple Sapphire Manoj Kumar Grg 3 0 Purple Sapphire
Indian Fritillary Manoj Kumar Grg 5 0 Indian Fritillary
Common Mestra Brian38 1 0 Common Mestra
Cloudless sulphur (female) Brian38 1 0 Cloudless sulphur (female)
Rounded Metalmark Brian38 1 2 Rounded Metalmark
Three-spotted Fillip Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Three-spotted Fillip Moth
Plain Tiger / African Monarch Manoj Kumar Grg 2 0 Plain Tiger / African Monarch
Common Jezebel Manoj Kumar Grg 6 0 Common Jezebel
Blackberry Looper tomk3886 3 0 Blackberry Looper
Sickle-winged Skipper (female) Brian38 1 0 Sickle-winged Skipper (female)
Peacock Pansy Manoj Kumar Grg 1 0 Peacock Pansy
Hackberry emperor Brian38 2 3 Hackberry emperor
Yellow Pansy Manoj Kumar Grg 3 0 Yellow Pansy
Plain Tiger / African Monarch Manoj Kumar Grg 2 0 Plain Tiger / African Monarch
Green Sapphire Manoj Kumar Grg 2 0 Green Sapphire
Bent-line Carpet Moth tomk3886 1 0 Bent-line Carpet Moth
Painted handmaiden moth maradithayamb 8 1 Painted handmaiden moth
Mottled emigrant Manoj Kumar Grg 1 0 Mottled emigrant
Common mime maradithayamb 5 0 Common mime
Psychid Moth Larva Leuba Ridgway 3 0 Psychid Moth Larva
Viceroy Ornithoptera80 5 2 Viceroy
common fruit-piercing moth maradithayamb 9 5 common fruit-piercing moth
Tussock Moth Richard Ong 6 0 Tussock Moth
Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar ForestDragon 4 0 Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Fiery Skipper Female ForestDragon 1 0 Fiery Skipper Female
Tobacco Budworm Moth ForestDragon 2 0 Tobacco Budworm Moth
Lime butterfly maradithayamb 1 0 Lime butterfly
Common Jezabel i_munasinghe 6 0 Common Jezabel
Ailanthus Webworm Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Ailanthus Webworm Moth
Moth Richard Ong 1 0 Moth
Moth (Erebidae) Richard Ong 1 0 Moth (Erebidae)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ForestDragon 1 0 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Three Spot Grass Yellow Richard Ong 2 0 Three Spot Grass Yellow
Green Cloverworm Moth Dawn D. Lopez Garanzuay 1 0 Green Cloverworm Moth
Satin-green Moth Leuba Ridgway 5 0 Satin-green Moth
Spotting Chris79 4 2 Spotting
Monarch butterfly Brian38 4 2 Monarch butterfly
Common Faun Marek Koszorek 5 0 Common Faun
Common Jester Manoj Kumar Grg 3 0 Common Jester

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