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Guide to butterflies and moths

Focusing on fine photography, taxonomy and short descriptions of butterflies and moths.

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Blue morpho buttrefly Monarch buttrefly Limenitis arthemis astyanax, red-spotted purple butterfly
Morpho peleides Danaus plexippus Limenitis arthemis astyanax
Argynnis sybele, Great Spangled Fritillary Papilio glaucus, Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly Strymon melinus, gray hairstreaks
Argynnis sybele Papilio glaucus Strymon melinus
Epargyreus clarus, Silver spotted skipper Hylephila phyleus, Fiery skipper Polites peckius, Peck's skipper
Epargyreus clarus Hylephila phyleus Polites peckius
Junonia coenia, common buckeye, peacock butterfly Pieris rapae, European cabbage white butterfly Atalopedes campestris, sachem
Junonia coenia Pieris rapae Atalopedes campestris
Polygonia comma, eastern comma butterfly Phyciodes tharos, pearl crescent butterfly Poanes zabulon, zabulon skipper, dimorphic skipper
Polygonia comma Phyciodes tharos Poanes zabulon
Erynnis zarucco, zarucco duskywing Erynnis juvenalis, Juvenal's duskywing  
Erynnis zarucco Erynnis juvenalis  


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Atteva punctella, Ailanthus webworm Harrisina americana, Grapeleaf Skeletonizer Zanclognatha, owlet moths
Atteva punctella Harrisina americana Zanclognatha genus