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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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martin

Website 8,322 participants 70,812 spottings

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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Common buckeye Brian38 5 2 Common buckeye
Speckled Wood pamsai 5 0 Speckled Wood
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 3 Unknown spotting
California tortoiseshell Brian38 6 0 California tortoiseshell
Viceroy (butterfly) Brian38 3 0 Viceroy (butterfly)
Weaver's Fritillary pamsai 13 9 Weaver's Fritillary
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 1 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 1 Unknown spotting
Olive Bloom Hooktip DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 11 3 Olive Bloom Hooktip
Banded Nolid Moth ChunXingWong 2 0 Banded Nolid Moth
Red admiral Brian38 4 0 Red admiral
Viceroy Brian38 6 9 Viceroy
Toothed Phigalia Moth male ForestDragon 2 0 Toothed Phigalia Moth male
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 1 Unknown spotting
Truncate Dalima DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 1 Truncate Dalima
Adonis Blue IvanPancic 6 2 Adonis Blue
Common Tiger Manoj Grg 2 0 Common Tiger
Phaon crescent Brian38 2 0 Phaon crescent
Commander Butterfly (pupa) SukanyaDatta 1 0 Commander Butterfly (pupa)
Great EggFly Manoj Grg 2 0 Great EggFly
Dingy Skipper pamsai 1 0 Dingy Skipper
Chain-dotted Geometer Greg Shchepanek 3 0 Chain-dotted Geometer
Pipevine swallowtail Brian38 2 1 Pipevine swallowtail
Tufted Gem DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 1 Tufted Gem
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Unknown spotting
Eastern Black Swallowtail ChrisCutter 2 1 Eastern Black Swallowtail
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 1 Unknown spotting
Chickweed geometer Brian38 3 0 Chickweed geometer
White-lined Sphinx Christine Y. 12 6 White-lined Sphinx
False Crocus Geometer Brian38 1 0 False Crocus Geometer
Common checkered-skipper Brian38 1 0 Common checkered-skipper
Little yellow Brian38 1 0 Little yellow
Crimson Streak Barrow Moth DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 0 Crimson Streak Barrow Moth
Black Swallowtail Caterpillars aswedishelf 1 0 Black Swallowtail Caterpillars
Gray Half-spot Moth ForestDragon 1 0 Gray Half-spot Moth
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 1 Unknown spotting
Pale-Tipped Chorodna DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Pale-Tipped Chorodna
Convolvulus Hawkmoth DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 0 Convolvulus Hawkmoth
Pearl crescent (male) Brian38 2 0 Pearl crescent (male)
Silver-spotted skipper Brian38 1 0 Silver-spotted skipper
Giant Woolybear WilliamsFamily 1 0 Giant Woolybear
Silver-washed fritillary Zlatan Celebic 1 0 Silver-washed fritillary
NightFly Moth Manoj Grg 1 0 NightFly Moth
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ChrisCutter 1 0 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Unknown spotting DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 1 Unknown spotting
Sikkim Sacada DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 1 1 Sikkim Sacada
Silky Owl AlbertKang 5 0 Silky Owl

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