Welcome to the Order Lepidoptera page, also known as butterflies and moths!
Information about Lepidoptera in general:
- Caterpillars are butterfly and moth larvae.
- Most caterpillars eat live plants, some eat fabric and some eat stored grains.
- Most caterpillars´ front legs bear tiny hooks whereas the rear do not.
- Most butterflies do not make cocoons.
- Some species have auditory sensors believes to detect the echolocating sounds of bats.
Lepidoptera identified and listed in alphabetical order by family name.