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Mariposa may refer to:

  • Butterfly, a flying insect of the order Lepidoptera
  • La Mariposa, a character from the Dead or Alive video game series
  • Las Mariposas, nickname for the Mirabal sisters, Dominican political dissidents who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo
  • Mariposa (novel), a 2009 novel by science fiction author Greg Bear
  • Mariposa Battalion, a California State Militia unit formed in 1851 to fight the Miwok and Yokut people in the Mariposa War
  • Mariposa botnet, a botnet involved in cyberscamming and denial of service attacks
  • Mariposa Folk Festival, a folk music festival in Ontario, Canada
  • Mariposa Grove, a sequoia grove located near Wawona, California, in the southernmost part of Yosemite National Park
  • Mariposa lily, a bulbous plant species of the genus Calochortus; native to western North America
  • Mariposa School of Skating, a Canadian figure-skating training center
  • Mariposa War, a war between Native Americans and miners in California that lasted from May 1850 until June 1851
  • Moth, a flying insect related to the butterfly




United States:

Sea vessels[edit]

  • SS Mariposa (1883), iron ship of the Oceanic Steamship Company which provided service between San Francisco and other Pacific ports
  • SS Mariposa (1931), Matson Lines ocean liner; renamed SS Homeric in 1953
  • USS Mariposa, misnomer referring to the SS Mariposa (1931) when the ship was a wartime transport under War Shipping Administration agents.
  • USS Mariposa (X-125), a liberty ship carrying gasoline; sunk December 30, 1944 off Occidental Mindoro by Allied torpedoes after devastating Japanese air attack
  • Mariposa (WLB 397), a USCG seagoing buoy tender

Recorded music[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Mariposan, the Yokut people and language of California