Thursday, November 12, 2009

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In the map above there are 1,500,000 insects there are about 200,000 species of Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) worldwide. Approximately 15,000 of these species are butterflies and the rest are moths. You can see from the map below that the tropical belt holds the largest diversity of butterfly species, with South America having the richest fauna. And as mentioned on the contents page the European part of the green region above has about 440 species. More...

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