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Identify butterflies and moths using proximity, family, colors, life stage, and orientation. ButterflyFinder's database currently includes lookup info and photos for 2,308 different butterflies, skippers, and moths of the 271,314 on this site. Hint: the fewer specs you provide, the more moths and butterflies this tool will find for you.

Show me butterflies and moths with these characteristics:

Proximity: found within± degrees of Latitude  and Longitude 
  • To disregard proximity, enter 360  for the 'within degrees' field above.
  • Use decimal degree values, negative for West and South. One degree is about 690 miles at the equator.
  • To find the latitude and longitude of your US City, click here
  • If your list comes out too short, increase the value in the degree field.
Colors: List major colors of this butterfly. Separate each color with a comma. Example: Blue, Green, Brown
Life Stage:
Side (Adult): DamageOnly refers to photos of, e.g., plant damage caused by this butterfly/moth. Usually applies only to caterpillars.
Format Results: Large images
Page Size: List Butterflies per page (20-1000)
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