Spot ID Characters for the Order

LEPIDOPTERA


Key Characters:

  • Front and hind wings with large surface area
  • Body and wings mostly covered with tiny pigmented scales
  • Common Families:

    Butterflies
  • Pieridae -- Whites and Sulfurs
  • Nymphalidae -- Brush-footed Butterflies
  • Papilionidae -- Swallowtail Butterflies
  • Moths
  • Sphingidae -- Hawk Moths
  • Arctiidae -- Tiger Moths
  • Saturniidae -- Silk Moths




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    Last Updated:   11 November 2007
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    John R. Meyer
    Department of Entomology
    NC State University