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a moth with silver and gold markings

i found a moth with silver and gold markings on its wings. i don't know if its rare or something but i couldn't find any pics of it on google. if it helps, it also has very small bits of pink fluff ...
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What type of butterfly or moth is this?

Can anyone please determine if this is a moth or butterfly and what its name? We found it near a waterfall in the Philippines. There's actually a bunch of them and it seems that it's their natural ...
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What species of butterfly/moth is this please?

What species is this please? It's really tiny. That's an oregano leaf. Location: United Kingdom
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What type of moth is this?

What type of moth is this that was on my wall in Spain
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What type of Caterpillar is this?

What type of Caterpillar is this? My hand brushed against this last night and it burned and itched immediately. Today it's starting to blister, is red, and itches all around the bumps. I was ...
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Dragonish caterpillar from North Vietnam

I encountered this caterpillar in North Vietnam (Hanoi) and could not find any reliable web site for this kind of search. I am not an entomologist, so I don't even know how to describe it, except that ...
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Identification of Black-Grey Striped Spider (India ,Kolkata)?

I found it on my rooftop . Location : India , Kolkata Season : Summer Morphology : Hairy Legs , with black and grey striped body . Length- 4cm -5cm with legspan Width - 2cm-3cm I couldnt get better ...
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What species is this cocoon?

I found this cocoon outside my house and I want to know what insect might be inside it and it’s species. Please help! I found it a day ago when it was a worm, now its a cocoon, it’s like outside the ...
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Which moth is this?

City name - Mohali (Chandigarh) Season - winter(after rain of western disturbance) Location - IISER Mohali hostel near tube light of mess Time - 21:49, 22 February 2019 Size - 1.5cm 2:
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Insect/cocoon ID?

Can anyone ID this? We’re in the Rocky Mountains, Western US. We found it stuck to the wall of our garage, a few feet up, hidden behind a snow sled. It seems to be covered, or surrounded, in what ...
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Worm type bug inside of stick? What is it? [duplicate]

This bug was found on the wall of my closet in Seattle, Washington. It has been around 40-50°F lately, and it is winter. It looks like a tiny, brown, fuzzy stick/twig, but there is a hole through the ...
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Species-ID: What is this thing attached to my wall (California, USA)

I found this thing attached to my wall next to my garden. I live in Simi Valley, California, USA. At first I thought it was a caterpillar and I left it alone, but after 2 or 3 months I don’t think it ...
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What is the name of the species of this butterfly?

Well,I am from India and live in the northern part of the country.I commonly find these butterflies during winter or spring seasons. The original image shot is:
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Can trichoptera and lepidoptera be distinguished with the naked eye?

Are there any tell-tale signs which one could use to distinguish adult trichoptera from lepidoptera? To me, trichoptera just look like moths: One method would presumably be to touch its wings and see ...
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How do insects recognize their host plants?

Many insects, like butterflies have specific host plants on which they feed or lay eggs. While researching about some butterflies, I found that they lay their eggs on certain specific plants and their ...
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What kind of red/green/black, spiny caterpillar is this?

It's red and lime green with black on its back and a few white spots as well. Found in Tulsa, Oklahoma (USA).
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What moth is this and how do we get rid of them?

This bugs are everywhere in my house and we've tried so many home remedies, but they won't leave. Can anyone help us!?
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Help me identifiy this moth?

I found this moth in Bengaluru/India. Its body length was nearly 2cm. Brown colored with three yellow rings.
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Can someone ID this moth seen in Bellandur, Bangalore?

Picture taken near Saul Kere. You may need to zoom in.
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Is this a moth? How might these wings unfold?

I'm having trouble understanding how these wings might work. Are they somehow folded or bent by 90 degrees so that part of the wing is vertical and part is horizontal to be more compact? If so, how ...
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Oak processionary or what else?

We have those caterpillars with some sort of webbing on stinging nettles below some oaks. Photographs I found in Wikipedia look quite hairier with long white hairs but maybe it's the molting level? ...
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Can someone identify this Lepidoptera larva?

That's from Brazilian Amazon, more specifically a small mountain (300 m high) called "Morro dos Seis Lagos" (six lakes hill), at São Gabriel da Cachoeira municipality, Amazonas state, located at 0.283 ...
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What diurnal red & black moth is this?

Seen today on a hot summer day in Stockholm, Sweden. Length around 25 mm.
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Caterpillar resembling a snake

I found a very interesting caterpillar. It's 5 cm long and looks like a snake. I discoved it in a greenhouse on a vine in the Czech Republic. I found two types: a green one and a brown one, both ...
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what species moth is this?

found in garden in wiltshire, england. about 15mm-20mm long. Resting at 6pm on raspberry plant.
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what type of insect is this? is this a moth? (southeast asia - Malaysia)

i found this insect in the garden behind my house a few months ago.This is the first time i saw this insect.On that day the weather is very hot.I found the insect in the afternoon.I am from Kelantan,...
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Identification of a caterpillar from NY

I recently camped at Harriman State Park in Southern New York, in early October. Upon returning home, I noticed that I had a passenger with me. The caterpillar in question is an almost translucent, ...
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What species is this orange and black caterpillar from Costa Rica?

Does anyone know what type of caterpillar this is? I don't know much about them. Pictured it in January in Costa Rica cloudforest (Monteverde) and am using it in a speech for visiting Costa Rica. ...
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Fluffy creature

Can anyone help identify this little creature? It was found in Gulf Shores, Al., USA. Approx. size 2-3 inches (5-7,5 cm)
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Does Batesian mimicry rely on constant reinforcement?

If the species being mimicked, the monarch butterfly, for instance, were to become extinct, would the species mimicking it loose all of the benefit gained by their Batesian mimicry immediately? I ...
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Species ID from Hungary

I found it on the wall, it was calm for 15 minutes. Central Europe, Hungary. Never seen anything like this. I have two more pictures.
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What is the species name of this moth?

This insect was found in India. It looks like a hawk moth to me, but I still can't get the exact name for this species.
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What is this flying animal that hovers like a hummingbird? [duplicate]

What is this animal? Characteristics: Has a long curved bill. Has green upper body and a dark black lower body. Likes petunias. Hovers like a hummingbird but is a bit smaller. Has small rear feather-...
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Why is a butterfly actively looking for cool, dark spot, long before dark?

Here in Croatia, the Woodland grayling Hipparchia fagi flies constantly in the garden of my holiday home. Yesterday, I observed that one of these bufferflies was actively looking for a cool/dark spot ...
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What species of moth is this?

Please help identify this species found at home. I think it's a moth. Size is about 1 cm. Is it harmful if found at home? Location: urban home in Hong Kong Click photo for full-size picture
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Help me identify this caterpillar looking insect

Can someone please help me identify this caterpillar looking insect from the Caribbean? Thanks.
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What do butterflies eat?

I found a beautiful scarce-swallowtail butterfly in my storeroom, but it was kind of frozen and couldn't fly away. So, I put it on my terrace in the sun. After a little bit, it flew a few meters away ...
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Identification of a caterpillar

My daughter has become one with nature somehow and came across an odd looking caterpillar. The odds of finding one never found before is great, however I'm unable to find what kind it is. It's head ...
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Please identify this moth from Bangladesh

Sorry for bad resolution of the picture. This picture is taken from JU campus, Savar.
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What is the name of this tiny creature?

Place: South India, Metropolitan, Year: 2017; Night Time. Size: 1-2 cm (Very Tiny)
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Moth that resembles a leaf. What species is this?

Location: Urban area near the Western Ghats, Kerala, South India Date: Sometime in September, 2016 Climatic Conditions: Humid, frequent rains. Brief description: Head isn't prominent from the ...
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What moth is this?

Location: Rural area near the Western Ghats, Kerala, South India. Date: Sometime in December, 2016 Climatic Conditions: Humid, frequent rains. Brief Description: Couldn't have been bigger than an ...
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The Identity of this Lepidopteron

I snapped this picture on a walk in the Pacific Northwest last week, and, being new to entomology, cannot manage to identify whether this is a moth or a butterfly. It seems to have the coloring of a ...
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What kind of creature is this?

I saw this on Facebook today and have tried researching it myself, but I have had no luck.
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Caterpillar identification: Peru

Could you please help me identify this caterpillar (Amazon rainforest, Peru)? Is it a species of Megalopygidae???
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Identification of brown butterfly with orange/black/white spots

These brown butterflies are very frequent at my place now. Two or three can be found quietly sitting with their wings folded everyday, at different locations. It's a transition period between Autumn ...
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Identification of a small to mid-sized, yellow moth species found in India at monsoon season

I am from India and it's monsoon here. What is the name of this insect? Description: Length: ~4cm Width: ~2.5cm Color: yellow, almost uniform across the wings. Slightly darker, dandelion yellow ...
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Identification of a Lepidopteran

I’m afraid the quality of the television picture below isn’t very good, but can anyone identify this moth? It was one of those that invaded the pitch at the Euro Final in Paris on 10th July 2016.
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Insect species identification [closed]

I think it's a moth and need further identification like scientific name, order and family. The picture was taken on May 30/2016 in my university laboratory window in South Korea. At that time there ...
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Moth with silver marking on wings

This is a moth that we found on a curtain inside the house a couple of days ago. Unfortunately, these pictures did not come out as well as I thought before I realized it outside. But I was struck my ...