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

2021.04.04 Website update
What's new:
  • new export module to MS Excel,
  • more than 1000 new thumbnails,
  • large extension of host-plant database,
  • systematics update for Hesperiidae,
  • update Rhopalocera from Afrotropical Realm,
  • update data in families: Nepticulidae, Pterophoridae, Sesiidae,
  • new layer for leaflet map.
Europa
Specii10.558
Subspecii1.598
Determinator -miniaturi8.335
Imagini22.999
Galerie de imagini13.285
Imagini preparate genitale460
Utilizatori2.376