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The wonderful world of butterflies and moths is one of vibrant designs and discovery. Both belong to the order Lepidoptera and hold distinct qualities about them that make them very unique entries in the animal kingdom. The butterfly is typically viewed as a symbol of the arrival of the spring / summer season and is generally well-liked by peoples of the world. Conversely, the moth appears during the night time hours and is generally loathed for its destructive behavior. Both begin their life cycles as caterpillars and use the process of "metamorphosis" to reach their respective adult stage. ButterflyIdentification.org has been arranged to quickly and easily identify various North American species of butterflies and moths through text and imagery in as few as three clicks. We hope you can take something away from these pages and earn a newfound respect for these fascinating creatures of the air.

If you're needing to identify a different type of bug altogether, consider our sister guide at www.InsectIdentifcation.org which covers a broad range of insects from beetles to spiders and everything in between.