Lepidoptera – butterflies and moths

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The Lepidoptera order consists of butterflies and moths. They are oviparous insects including caterpillars come out and turn into pupa or chrysalis, which become the adult or imago insect, known like butterflies or moths.
Are insects that delight people by their impressive transformations (metamorphosis) and the beauty of adults by their colors and graceful flights.

In Brazil a the great diversity of species of butterflies (about 4.300) and moths (about 23.000 species )

The observation of butterflies (Butterfly watching) is a very interesting form of recreation, not to mention that is very pleasant for those who like to be in contact with nature.

Here we present some of our records of these wonderful insects, with finalidad to help and encourage their observation and preservation. See also page of Moths (Mariposas) . by Antonio Silveira.




AGRADECIMENTOS aos amigos Ricardo Costa (@rickprcosta) e Gustavo de Mattos Accacio (@borboletas_do_brasil) pelas colaborações em revisões e/ou sugestões em listas e a companhia em trabalhos de campo. 28-6-2020. Em relação as borboletas.


Antonio Silveira: 05-07-2015. last update: 02-11-2015. 24/8/2016. 03-11-2016. 10-3-2020. 08-4-2020. 15-4-2020. 26-6-2020. 28-6-2020. 28-6-2020. 08-7-2020. 14-7-2020. 07-1-2022.

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