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Butterflies and Moths of Suffolk County, New York, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 829 butterfly and moth species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Epargyreus clarus Silver-spotted Skipper
Urbanus proteus Long-tailed Skipper
Achalarus lyciades Hoary Edge
Thorybes pylades Northern Cloudywing
Thorybes bathyllus Southern Cloudywing
Erynnis icelus Dreamy Duskywing
Erynnis brizo Sleepy Duskywing
Erynnis juvenalis Juvenal's Duskywing
Erynnis horatius Horace's Duskywing
Erynnis baptisiae Wild Indigo Duskywing
Erynnis lucilius Columbine Duskywing
Pyrgus communis Common Checkered-Skipper
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Nastra lherminier Swarthy Skipper
Lerema accius Clouded Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor Least Skipper
Thymelicus lineola European Skipper
Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper
Hesperia leonardus Leonard's Skipper
Hesperia metea Cobweb Skipper
Hesperia sassacus Indian Skipper
Polites peckius Peck's Skipper
Polites themistocles Tawny-edged Skipper
Polites origenes Crossline Skipper
Polites mystic Long Dash
Wallengrenia egeremet Northern Broken-Dash
Pompeius verna Little Glassywing
Atrytone arogos Arogos Skipper
Anatrytone logan Delaware Skipper
Poanes hobomok Hobomok Skipper
Poanes zabulon Zabulon Skipper
Poanes massasoit Mulberry Wing
Poanes viator Broad-winged Skipper
Euphyes conspicua Black Dash
Euphyes dion Dion Skipper
Euphyes bimacula Two-spotted Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Atrytonopsis hianna Dusted Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis Common Roadside-Skipper
Calpodes ethlius Brazilian Skipper
Panoquina panoquin Salt Marsh Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail
Eurytides marcellus Zebra Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes Black Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio troilus Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio palamedes Palamedes Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes Giant Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Anthocharis midea Falcate Orangetip
Appias drusilla Florida White
Pieris rapae Cabbage White
Pontia protodice Checkered White
Colias philodice Clouded Sulphur
Colias eurytheme Orange Sulphur
Zerene cesonia Southern Dogface
Phoebis sennae Cloudless Sulphur
Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow
Abaeis nicippe Sleepy Orange

Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Lycaena phlaeas American Copper
Lycaena hyllus Bronze Copper
Lycaena epixanthe Bog Copper
Atlides halesus Great Purple Hairstreak
Callophrys hesseli Hessel's Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys augustinus Brown Elfin
Callophrys polios Hoary Elfin
Callophrys irus Frosted Elfin
Callophrys niphon Eastern Pine Elfin
Satyrium favonius Oak Hairstreak
Satyrium titus Coral Hairstreak
Satyrium acadica Acadian Hairstreak
Satyrium caryaevorus Hickory Hairstreak
Satyrium edwardsii Edwards' Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops Striped Hairstreak
Calycopis cecrops Red-banded Hairstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Parrhasius m album White-M Hairstreak
Cupido comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blue
Celastrina ladon Spring Azure
Celastrina neglecta Summer Azure

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Libytheana carinenta American Snout
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Speyeria cybele Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria aphrodite Aphrodite Fritillary
Speyeria idalia Regal Fritillary
Boloria selene Silver-bordered Fritillary
Limenitis arthemis Red-spotted Purple or White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis astyanax 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple
Asterocampa celtis Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa clyton Tawny Emperor
Chlosyne nycteis Silvery Checkerspot
Phyciodes tharos Pearl Crescent
Phyciodes cocyta Northern Crescent
Euphydryas phaeton Baltimore Checkerspot
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Polygonia comma Eastern Comma
Nymphalis vaualbum Compton Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis antiopa Mourning Cloak
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral
Vanessa cardui Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis American Lady
Satyrodes eurydice Eyed Brown
Satyrodes appalachia Appalachian Brown
Coenonympha tullia Common Ringlet
Megisto cymela Little Wood-Satyr
Cercyonis pegala Common Wood-Nymph

Drepanidae Hooktip and False Owlet Moths

Oreta rosea Rose Hooktip

Saturniidae Wild Silk Moths

Automeris io Io moth
Hemileuca maia Eastern buckmoth
Actias luna Luna moth
Antheraea polyphemus Polyphemus moth
Callosamia angulifera Tuliptree silkmoth
Callosamia promethea Promethea silkmoth
Hyalophora cecropia Cecropia silkmoth
Anisota senatoria Orange-tipped oakworm moth
Anisota stigma Spiny oakworm moth
Anisota virginiensis Pink-striped oakworm moth
Citheronia regalis Royal Walnut Moth
Dryocampa rubicunda Rosy maple moth
Eacles imperialis Imperial moth

Sphingidae Sphinx Moths, Hawkmoths

Agrius cingulata Pink-spotted hawkmoth
Amorpha juglandis Walnut sphinx
Ceratomia amyntor Elm sphinx
Ceratomia catalpae Catalpa sphinx
Ceratomia undulosa Waved sphinx
Dolba hyloeus Pawpaw sphinx
Lapara bombycoides Northern pine sphinx
Lapara coniferarum Southern pine sphinx
Lintneria eremitus Hermit sphinx
Manduca jasminearum Ash sphinx
Manduca quinquemaculata Five-spotted hawkmoth
Manduca sexta Carolina sphinx
Pachysphinx modesta Modest sphinx
Paonias astylus Huckleberry sphinx
Paonias excaecata Blinded sphinx
Paonias myops Small-eyed sphinx
Paratraea plebeja Plebeian sphinx
Smerinthus jamaicensis Twin-spotted sphinx
Sphinx chersis Great ash sphinx
Sphinx drupiferarum Wild cherry sphinx
Sphinx gordius Apple sphinx
Sphinx luscitiosa Clemen's sphinx
Amphion floridensis Nessus sphinx
Darapsa myron Virginia creeper sphinx
Deidamia inscriptum Lettered sphinx
Erinnyis ello Ello sphinx
Eumorpha achemon Achemon sphinx
Eumorpha fasciatus Banded sphinx
Eumorpha pandorus Pandorus Sphinx
Hemaris diffinis Snowberry Clearwing
Hemaris thysbe Hummingbird Clearwing
Hyles lineata White-lined Sphinx
Sphecodina abbottii Abbott's sphinx
Xylophanes tersa Tersa Sphinx

Notodontidae Prominents

Clostera albosigma Sigmoid Prominent
Dasylophia anguina Black-Spotted Prominent
Datana angusii Angus's Datana
Datana contracta Contracted Datana
Datana integerrima Walnut Caterpillar Moth
Datana ministra Yellow-necked Caterpillar Moth
Furcula borealis White Furcula
Furcula cinerea Gray Furcula
Gluphisia septentrionis Common Gluphisia
Heterocampa biundata Wavy-lined Heterocampa
Heterocampa guttivitta Maple Prominent
Heterocampa obliqua Oblique Heterocampa
Heterocampa umbrata White-blotched Heterocampa
Hyparpax aurora Pink Prominent
Hyperaeschra georgica Georgian Prominent
Macrurocampa marthesia Mottled Prominent
Nadata gibbosa White-dotted Prominent
Oligocentria lignicolor White-Streaked Prominent
Peridea angulosa Angulose Prominent
Peridea ferruginea Chocolate Prominent
Pheosia rimosa Black-rimmed Prominent
Schizura apicalis Plain Schizura
Schizura badia Chestnut Schizura
Schizura ipomoeae Morning-glory Prominent
Schizura leptinoides Black-blotched Schizura
Schizura unicornis Unicorn Caterpillar Moth
Symmerista albifrons White-headed Prominent

Noctuidae Owlet Moths, Miller Moths

Cerma cerintha Tufted Bird-Dropping Moth
Hyperstrotia flaviguttata Yellow-spotted Graylet
Hyperstrotia pervertens Dotted Graylet
Hyperstrotia secta Black-patched Graylet
Hyperstrotia villificans White-lined Graylet
Leuconycta diphteroides Green Leuconycta
Marimatha nigrofimbria Black-bordered Lemon Moth
Ponometia candefacta Olive-shaded Bird-dropping Moth
Protodeltote muscosula Large Mossy Lithacodia
Acronicta afflicta Afflicted Dagger Moth
Acronicta americana American Dagger Moth
Acronicta exilis Exiled Dagger Moth
Acronicta haesitata Hesitant Dagger Moth
Acronicta hasta Speared Dagger Moth
Acronicta increta Raspberry Bud Dagger Moth
Acronicta interrupta Interrupted Dagger Moth
Acronicta lithospila Streaked Dagger
Acronicta lobeliae Lobelia Dagger Moth
Acronicta longa Long-winged Dagger
Acronicta modica Medium Dagger Moth
Acronicta ovata Ovate Dagger Moth
Acronicta superans Splendid Dagger Moth
Acronicta tritona Triton Dagger Moth
Agriopodes fallax The Green Marvel
Harrisimemna trisignata Harris' Three Spot
Simyra insularis Henry's Marsh Moth
Achatodes zeae Elder Shoot Borer Moth
Amolita fessa Feeble Grass Moth
Amphipoea americana American Ear Moth
Amphipoea velata Veiled Ear Moth
Amphipyra pyramidoides Copper Underwing
Apamea cariosa Nondescript Dagger Moth
Apamea sordens finitima Bordered Apamea
Apamea vulgaris Common Apamea
Athetis tarda The Slow Poke
Balsa labecula White-blotched Balsa
Balsa tristrigella Three-lined Balsa
Callopistria cordata Silver-spotted Fern Moth
Callopistria mollissima Pink-shaded Fern Moth
Chytonix palliatricula Cloaked Marvel
Condica vecors Dusky Groundling
Condica videns White-dotted Groundling
Dypterygia rozmani American Bird-wing Moth
Elaphria alapallida Pale-winged Midget
Euplexia benesimilis American Angle Shades
Galgula partita The Wedgling
Hyppa xylinoides Common Hyppa
Nedra ramosula Gray Half-Spot
Ogdoconta cinereola Common Pinkband
Oligia bridghamii Bridgham's Brocade
Oligia modica Black-banded Brocade
Phosphila miselioides Spotted Phosphila
Proxenus miranda Miranda Moth
Spodoptera exigua Beet Armyworm Moth
Spodoptera frugiperda Fall Armyworm Moth
Spodoptera ornithogalli Yellow-striped Armyworm Moth
Calophasia lunula Toadflax Brocade
Chaetaglaea sericea Silky Sallow
Chaetaglaea tremula Trembling Sallow
Cucullia asteroides The Asteroid
Epiglaea apiata Pointed Sallow
Eupsilia morrisoni Morrison's Sallow
Sunira bicolorago Bicolored Sallow
Sympistis perscripta Scribbled Sallow
Xylotype arcadia Acadian Sallow
Maliattha synochitis Black-dotted Maliattha
Pseudeustrotia carneola Pink-barred Pseudeustrotia
Charadra deridens The Laugher
Panthea furcilla Eastern Panthea
Allagrapha aerea Unspotted Looper Moth
Anagrapha falcifera Celery Looper Moth
Autographa ampla Large Looper Moth
Autographa precationis The Common Looper Moth
Chrysodeixis includens Soybean Looper Moth
Syngrapha alias Hooked Silver Y
Achatia distincta Distinct Quaker
Crocigrapha normani Norman's Quaker
Dargida diffusa Wheat Head Armyworm Moth
Dargida rubripennis The Pink-Streak
Egira alternans Alternate Woodling
Elaphria chalcedonia Chalcedony Midget
Elaphria grata Grateful Midget
Elaphria versicolor Variegated Midget
Lacinipolia anguina Snaky Arches
Lacinipolia meditata The Thinker
Lacinipolia renigera Bristly Cutworm Moth