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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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Poplar admiral arne.roysland 4 0 Poplar admiral
Purple Sapphire Manoj Kumar Grg 8 0 Purple Sapphire
Yellow monkey moth sunshinejanani 3 0 Yellow monkey moth
Eastern black swallowtail momsavang 4 0 Eastern black swallowtail
Blue Pansy Manoj Kumar Grg 5 0 Blue Pansy
Small cupid Butterfly drpadhiyar23 6 0 Small cupid Butterfly
Fruit fly sunshinejanani 1 0 Fruit fly
Scalloped grass yellow♀️ sunshinejanani 1 0 Scalloped grass yellow♀️
Moth sunshinejanani 1 0 Moth
Grey Count Manoj Kumar Grg 4 0 Grey Count
Handmaiden moth maradithayamb 3 0 Handmaiden moth
Lesser Grapevine looper moth momsavang 3 0 Lesser Grapevine looper moth
White-banded toothed carpet arne.roysland 2 0 White-banded toothed carpet
Punchinello Manoj Kumar Grg 3 0 Punchinello
Common Earl Manoj Kumar Grg 3 0 Common Earl
Geometer moth momsavang 2 1 Geometer moth
Dot-lined Wave tomk3886 2 1 Dot-lined Wave
Spotting momsavang 1 0 Spotting
Clearwing hummingbird moth momsavang 2 0 Clearwing hummingbird moth
Emerald geometer maradithayamb 1 1 Emerald geometer
Canadian Melanolophia momsavang 1 1 Canadian Melanolophia
Vine Hawk Moth Caterpillar drpadhiyar23 2 0 Vine Hawk Moth Caterpillar
Geometer Moth caterpillar drpadhiyar23 3 0 Geometer Moth caterpillar
Monarch Butterfly Larvae Jessie Aguilar 1 0 Monarch Butterfly Larvae
Butterfly CEJ 3 0 Butterfly
Death's-head Hawkmoth drpadhiyar23 3 0 Death's-head Hawkmoth
Pearl Moth drpadhiyar23 3 0 Pearl Moth
Mint Moth Chris79 2 0 Mint Moth
American Snout Butterfly tomk3886 5 0 American Snout Butterfly
common Mormon drpadhiyar23 4 0 common Mormon
Spotting maradithayamb 2 0 Spotting
Vine Hawk Moth drpadhiyar23 2 0 Vine Hawk Moth
Painted lady momsavang 0 0 Painted lady
Spotting momsavang 0 0 Spotting
Common Crow drpadhiyar23 3 0 Common Crow
Lime swallowtail drpadhiyar23 3 0 Lime swallowtail
Large skipper arne.roysland 3 0 Large skipper
Hooked Oakblue Manoj Kumar Grg 4 0 Hooked Oakblue
Harnessed Tiger Moth abcoblentz 3 1 Harnessed Tiger Moth
Common Maplet Manoj Kumar Grg 6 0 Common Maplet
Spear marked black moth cjmich3 6 0 Spear marked black moth
Lime butterfly drpadhiyar23 2 0 Lime butterfly
Hawkmoth drpadhiyar23 3 0 Hawkmoth
Arctiine moth maradithayamb 2 0 Arctiine moth
Geometer Moth Caterpillar drpadhiyar23 1 0 Geometer Moth Caterpillar
Angel Moth drpadhiyar23 1 0 Angel Moth
Common Mormon Swallowtail drpadhiyar23 3 0 Common Mormon Swallowtail
Sergeant-major Manoj Kumar Grg 4 0 Sergeant-major
Peacock Pansy maradithayamb 2 0 Peacock Pansy
Dakhan small branded swift (male) maradithayamb 1 0 Dakhan small branded swift (male)

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