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All our butterfly species (endemic, native and introduced) and some NZ moths are included here. With over 1800 species, Lepidoptera form the third largest order of insects in NZ: not diverse by world standards but extremely important globally for the high proportion of endemic taxa (about 90% of all species) and the presence of ancient, relictual groups. Thanks to all photographers, and particularly Robert Hoare and Olivier Ball for their assistance.

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