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Skippers Butterflies and Moths: Lepidoptera - Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Lepidopterans And People, Conservation Status - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

Animal Life ResourceInsects and Spiders

SILKWORM (Bombyx mori): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
LARGE BLUE (Maculinea arion): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
GYPSY MOTH (Lymantria dispar): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
BLUE MORPHO (Morpho menelaus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
INDIAN MEALMOTH (Plodia interpunctella): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
ATLAS MOTH (Attacus atlas): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
DEATH'S HEAD HAWK MOTH (Acherontia atropos): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

Lepidopterans are found on all continents except Antarctica. Most species are found in the tropics. There are about 160,000 species of butterflies and moths worldwide, the vast majority of which are moths. Of the 12,000 species of Lepidoptera known in the United States and Canada, only 760 are butterflies.

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