Lepidoptera Mundi (formerly European Butterflies and Moths)

Welcome to Lepidoptera Mundi - the online guide to the World’s Butterflies and Moths. It has been created as an extension of the previous version of the website known as European Butterflies and Moths (see the website history).

Lepidoptera Mundi is an open project – everyone can join the contributors team and help the authors to create well-illustrated and easy-to-understand species pages. If would you like to help us - please register yourself and start adding photos and information online.

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For historical reasons, the European and Palearctic species are quite well documented. To see all the features of the website, please select Europe or Asia first. The new regions like the Americas, Africa or Australia need your support and are awaiting your help

The website currently contains more than 49k species and subspecies and is continuously extended and updated. To allow you to browse the huge number of taxa, a regions system has been created. It allows you to filter the species list for a specific area, e.g. Africa or North America. You can browse species in four view modes: thumbnails, images, list or tree. You can use also a lot of different tools like advanced search, compare species, UTM map, lunar calendar or record your sightings from any country in the world. It's also possible to create your own gallery and share your photos with other people.

If you would like to send us some feedback or comments, please fill in the contact form.

Christopher Jonko

2020.10.11 Website update
Extremely long break in website was caused mainly by the need to change the map engine. The fees for using maps introduced by Google this year forced me to replace the map engine with an alternative, free platform. After analyzing the available free maps, I chose Leaflet.
All pages containing Google maps have been replaced with new ones based on the new Leaflet engine (UTM map, observation module, user's location, etc.). The only page not yet adapted to the new platform is file upload - but soon Google maps will disappear from here as well.
Due to the completely different handling of the new map platform, many elements of the website now work slightly different, and minor errors in handling or display are also possible. I am asking for your understanding and reporting any problems related to maps by e-mail or via the contact form.

During the current update following elemets has been updated (except map engine):
  • Nearctic species list for family Lasiocampidae,
  • Nearctic species list for family Saturniidae,
  • World species list for family Sphingidae,
  • Palearctic species list for family Zygaenidae,
  • Added two new countries: Christmas Island & Cocos Islands,
  • Added more than 200 new species, mainly from Nearctic realm,
  • Added more than 200 new thumbnails,
Imagens de galeria13.185
Imagens de preparações460