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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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Vivid Slug Mari du Preez 2 1 Vivid Slug
Spotting thewndrr 2 0 Spotting
Common Mapwing John B. 2 4 Common Mapwing
Common Three-ring John B. 2 0 Common Three-ring
Common Snow Flat John B. 2 0 Common Snow Flat
Spotting Marek Koszorek 2 0 Spotting
Wallacean John B. 1 0 Wallacean
Monarch butterfly jasem 2 0 Monarch butterfly
Chocolate Albatross John B. 2 0 Chocolate Albatross
Spotting Marek Koszorek 2 0 Spotting
Bad-winged Moth tomk3886 1 0 Bad-winged Moth
Grass Webworm SukanyaDatta 2 3 Grass Webworm
Silver Forget-me-not John B. 2 0 Silver Forget-me-not
Spotless Grass Yellow John B. 1 0 Spotless Grass Yellow
Wallacean John B. 1 0 Wallacean
Somber Carpet Moth tomk3886 2 0 Somber Carpet Moth
Peacock Royal (Male) Rithmini Weerakkody 3 0 Peacock Royal (Male)
Common Tiger Rithmini Weerakkody 1 0 Common Tiger
Snouted Tiger Moth John B. 5 0 Snouted Tiger Moth
Common Bushbrown John B. 2 0 Common Bushbrown
Painted lady RudraDey 2 0 Painted lady
Tobacco Cutworm John B. 2 0 Tobacco Cutworm
Owlet Moth John B. 2 0 Owlet Moth
Dark Grass Blue Rithmini Dinhara 1 0 Dark Grass Blue
Alianthus Webworm Moth tomk3886 1 0 Alianthus Webworm Moth
Red-banded Hairstreak tomk3886 1 0 Red-banded Hairstreak
Gulf Fritillary tomk3886 2 2 Gulf Fritillary
Lesser Grass Blue John B. 1 0 Lesser Grass Blue
Common Lime John B. 6 0 Common Lime
Scarlet Mormon John B. 5 2 Scarlet Mormon
Small copper RudraDey 4 0 Small copper
Common Tiger Rithmini Dinhara 4 0 Common Tiger
Great Banded Grayling RudraDey 2 0 Great Banded Grayling
Soybean Looper Moth tomk3886 1 0 Soybean Looper Moth
Large white RudraDey 1 0 Large white
Dark grass blue butterfly RudraDey 1 0 Dark grass blue butterfly
Indian fritillary RudraDey 1 0 Indian fritillary
Himalayan Blackvein RudraDey 1 0 Himalayan Blackvein
Sleepy Orange tomk3886 1 0 Sleepy Orange
Common Jezebel Rithmini Dinhara 3 0 Common Jezebel
Common Cerulean Rithmini Dinhara 1 0 Common Cerulean
Glassy Tiger Rithmini Dinhara 4 0 Glassy Tiger
Indian Cupid Sahana Vajirasena 3 0 Indian Cupid
Moth SukanyaDatta 0 1 Moth
Spotless Grass Yellow Sahana Vajirasena 2 0 Spotless Grass Yellow
Bush Hopper (Female) Rithmini Dinhara 1 0 Bush Hopper (Female)
Crimson Rose Rithmini Dinhara 2 0 Crimson Rose
Redspot (Female) Rithmini Dinhara 2 0 Redspot (Female)
Crimson rose butterfly RudraDey 1 0 Crimson rose butterfly
Common Buckeye tomk3886 3 1 Common Buckeye

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