insect of the order Lepidoptera
|Instance of||class of organisms known by one particular common name (Lepidoptera, Rhopalocera)|
Butterflies and moths make up the scientific order Lepidoptera. There are many more moth species than butterflies. An unofficial scientific name difference between the two is Rhopalocera (butterflies) and Heterocera (moths). Additionally, both moths and butterflies proceed through distinctly different forms over their life-span: eggs, pupa, larva (caterpillar), imago (adult butterfly or moth). Finally, stylized depictions of butterflies are common in artwork. Such depictions cannot be classified scientifically.
This category has the following 15 subcategories, out of 15 total.
- ► Butterflies in art (31 C, 1 P, 588 F)
- ► Butterfly boxes (3 F)
- ► Lycaenidae (27 C)
- ► Riodinidae (14 C)
- ► Butterfly tagging (1 C)
- ► Butterfly zoos (2 C)
Pages in category "Butterflies"
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