Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.

English

Name Sources Status
butterflies Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), uBio Trusted
Butterflies and moths Leo Shapiro, NCBI Taxonomy, uBio Trusted
butterflies, butterflies and moths, and moths BioKIDS Critter Catalog, uBio Trusted
moths Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), NCBI Taxonomy, uBio Trusted

Finnish

Name Sources Status
Perhoset Kari Pihlaviita Trusted

French

Name Sources Status
Hétérocères Unknown Trusted
papillons Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), uBio Trusted
papillons de nuit Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), uBio Trusted

German

Name Sources Status
Falter Michael Wunderli Trusted
Schmetterlinge Josefin Stiller Trusted

Maori

Name Sources Status
pepepe uBio Untrusted
purerehua uBio Untrusted

Portuguese

Name Sources Status
Borboleta Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), uBio Trusted
Mariposa Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), uBio Trusted

Russian

Name Sources Status
Чешуекрылые uBio Untrusted

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