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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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Erateina specularia herbst.theresa 2 0 Erateina specularia
Chocolate Albatross John B. 1 4 Chocolate Albatross
Atlas Moth / Rothschild Silkmoth [subspecies] LeonardoMB 3 0 Atlas Moth / Rothschild Silkmoth [subspecies]
Common Five-ring John B. 2 0 Common Five-ring
Long-tailed Skipper tomk3886 2 2 Long-tailed Skipper
White Banded Awl Sahana Vajirasena 1 2 White Banded Awl
Psyche John B. 1 0 Psyche
Pseudodirphia Moth LeonardoMB 5 3 Pseudodirphia Moth
Common Five Ring John B. 2 0 Common Five Ring
Small Grass Yellow John B. 2 0 Small Grass Yellow
Black Witch Moth LeonardoMB 1 0 Black Witch Moth
Mottled Umber arne.roysland 2 1 Mottled Umber
Orange Gull John B. 3 3 Orange Gull
Winter Moth arne.roysland 1 0 Winter Moth
Alamo Moth tomk3886 1 0 Alamo Moth
Groundling Moth tomk3886 1 0 Groundling Moth
Moth tomk3886 1 0 Moth
Underwing Moth tomk3886 2 1 Underwing Moth
Cossid moth Augusto Patiño Ramirez 2 1 Cossid moth
Emeraldine LeonardoMB 5 1 Emeraldine
Peach Blossom caterpillar arne.roysland 2 0 Peach Blossom caterpillar
Common Brimstone arne.roysland 1 0 Common Brimstone
North American Luna Moth tomk3886 1 0 North American Luna Moth
Bagworm Moth John B. 1 0 Bagworm Moth
Paintbrush Swift John B. 1 0 Paintbrush Swift
Sack-bearer moth Augusto Patiño Ramirez 2 2 Sack-bearer moth
Common Lime John B. 1 0 Common Lime
Ringlet arne.roysland 2 0 Ringlet
Pointed Line Blue Sahana Vajirasena 1 0 Pointed Line Blue
Common Marble arne.roysland 1 0 Common Marble
Butterfly santiagoberlanaga 1 3 Butterfly
Polilla amastus Augusto Patiño Ramirez 2 0 Polilla amastus
Bagworm Moth John B. 1 0 Bagworm Moth
Tent Caterpillar Moth tomk3886 1 0 Tent Caterpillar Moth
Hummingbird clearwing Brian38 1 0 Hummingbird clearwing
Monarch butterfly Brian38 1 0 Monarch butterfly
Funereal duskywing Brian38 1 0 Funereal duskywing
Common Tit John B. 1 0 Common Tit
Plume Moth John B. 1 0 Plume Moth
Horace's duskywing Brian38 1 0 Horace's duskywing
Southern dogface Brian38 1 0 Southern dogface
Fruit Piercing Moth John B. 1 0 Fruit Piercing Moth
Monarch butterfly santiagoberlanaga 3 0 Monarch butterfly
Monarch Butterfly santiagoberlanaga 2 1 Monarch Butterfly
Bronze Alder Moth arne.roysland 3 0 Bronze Alder Moth
Common Grass Yellow John B. 1 2 Common Grass Yellow
Wainscot Smudge arne.roysland 2 0 Wainscot Smudge
Monarch caterpillar santiagoberlanaga 1 0 Monarch caterpillar
Typical Blue tomk3886 1 0 Typical Blue
Williams Tiger Moth tomk3886 1 0 Williams Tiger Moth

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