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Butterfly and Moth Online Resources and References

danainae ithomia patilla1200Danainae Reference Links

The Danainae, Milkweed Butterfly, family of butterflies include the well-known Monarch butterfly. Many butterflies have different coloring and marks depending upon whether their wings are open or closed and whether viewed from the topside or underside. Males and females frequently are markedly different in coloring and sometimes in size as well.

It is important to know that butterflies and moths appear differently depending upon their manner of display.

These resource and reference links primarily (but not all) go to Wikipedia pages so the child may learn more about the butterfly or moth's habitat, lifecycle, coloring,etc.

Pieridae Butterfly Referencespieridae delias descombesi redspot Jezebel butterfly1200

The Pieridae family of butterflies contain approximately 1,100 mostly tropical species within Africa and Asia.

Many butterflies have different coloring and marks depending upon whether their wings are open or closed and whether viewed from the topside or underside. Males and females frequently are markedly different in coloring and sometimes in size as well.

It is important to know that butterflies and moths appear differently depending upon their manner of display.

These resource and reference links primarily (but not all) go to Wikipedia pages so the child may learn more about the butterfly or moth's habitat, lifecycle, coloring, etc.

Pieridae Reference

Satyridae Butterfly Online Resources and References

satyridae mycalesis remulina butterfly1200The Satyrinae family of butterfly (or satyrines, satyrids) are commonly known as the Browns.

Many Lepidoptera butterflies have different coloring and marks depending upon whether their wings are open or closed and whether viewed from the topside or underside. Males and females frequently are markedly different in coloring and sometimes in size as well.

It is important to know that butterflies and moths appear differently depending upon their manner of display.

These resource and reference links primarily (but not all) go to Wikipedia pages so the child may learn more about the butterfly or moth's habitat, lifecycle, coloring, etc.

Satyridae Reference

Heliconiinae Butterfly Online Resources and References

The Heliconiinae, or longwings, are a subfamily of the brush-footed butterflies in the Nymphalidae family of butterflies.heliconiinae acraea horta common garden1200

Many butterflies have different coloring and marks depending upon whether their wings are open or closed and whether viewed from the topside or underside. Males and females frequently are markedly different in coloring and sometimes in size as well.

It is important to know that butterflies and moths appear differently depending upon their manner of display.

These resource and reference links primarily (but not all) go to Wikipedia pages so the child may learn more about the butterfly or moth's habitat, lifecycle, coloring, etc.

Lepidoptera Reference for Heliconiinae Butterfly Species

Lycaenidae Butterfly Online Resources and References

The Lycaenidae, also called gossamer-winged butterflies, are the second-largest family of butterfly.lycaenidae crowned hairstreak butterfly1200

Many butterflies have different coloring and marks depending upon whether their wings are open or closed and whether viewed from the topside or underside. Males and females frequently are markedly different in coloring and sometimes in size as well.

It is important to know that butterflies and moths appear differently depending upon their manner of display.

These resource and reference links primarily (but not all) go to Wikipedia pages so the child may learn more about the butterfly or moth's habitat, lifecycle, coloring, etc.

Lycaenidae Reference

Facts About Moths, Referencesmoth attacus atlas giant atlas1200

These quiet nocturnal visitors are insects which are closely related to the butterfly of the order Lepidoptera.

It is important to know that butterflies and moths appear differently depending upon their manner of display.

These resource and reference links primarily (but not all) go to Wikipedia pages so the child may learn more about the butterfly or moth's habitat, lifecycle, coloring, etc.

Internet Resources and References Lepidoptera Moth Reference

Moth Reference

Ornithoptera Birdwing Butterfly Online Resources and References

The Ornithoptera, birdwing, family has some of the largest butterflies in the world.ornithoptera priamus common green birdwing1200

Many Lepidoptera butterflies have different coloring and marks depending upon whether their wings are open or closed and whether viewed from the topside or underside. Males and females frequently are markedly different in coloring and sometimes in size as well.

It is important to know that butterflies and moths appear differently depending upon their manner of display.

These resource and reference links primarily (but not all) go to Wikipedia pages so the child may learn more about the butterfly or moth's habitat, lifecycle, coloring, etc.

Lepidoptera Ornithoptera Reference

Swallowtail Butterfly Resources and References Onlinepapilionidae iphiclides podalirius sail swallowtail1200

Papilionidae is of the swallowtail butterfly family which consists of at least 550 species.

Many Lepidoptera butterflies have different coloring and marks depending upon whether their wings are open or closed and whether viewed from the topside or underside. Males and females frequently are markedly different in coloring and sometimes in size as well.

It is important to know that butterflies and moths appear differently depending upon their manner of display.

These resource and reference links primarily (but not all) go to Wikipedia pages so the child may learn more about the butterfly or moth's habitat, lifecycle, coloring, etc.

Papilionidae Reference

Butterfly, Moth and Insect Photography Resources and References

Photography or Reference Sites

These web pages provide excellent photos and information concerning butterfly and moth collections, research and cataloging.

Resources and References for Butterflies and Moths

Products and research books and internet web site links about butterflies.

  • From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)
  • My, Oh My--A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
  • Make Your Own Butterfly Sticker Activity Book (Dover Little Activity Books)
  • Where Butterflies Grow (Picture Puffins)

Recommended Lepidoptera Butterfly and Moth Sites