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Butterflies and Moths of Kentucky, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 1632 butterfly and moth species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Epargyreus clarus Silver-spotted Skipper
Urbanus proteus Long-tailed Skipper
Autochton cellus Golden Banded-Skipper
Achalarus lyciades Hoary Edge
Thorybes pylades Northern Cloudywing
Thorybes bathyllus Southern Cloudywing
Thorybes confusis Confused Cloudywing
Staphylus hayhurstii Hayhurst's Scallopwing
Erynnis icelus Dreamy Duskywing
Erynnis brizo Sleepy Duskywing
Erynnis juvenalis Juvenal's Duskywing
Erynnis horatius Horace's Duskywing
Erynnis martialis Mottled Duskywing
Erynnis zarucco Zarucco Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis Funereal Duskywing
Erynnis baptisiae Wild Indigo Duskywing
Erynnis lucilius Columbine Duskywing
Pyrgus centaureae Grizzled Skipper
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
Wallengrenia egeremet Northern Broken-Dash
Wallengrenia otho Southern Broken-Dash
Pompeius verna Little Glassywing
Anatrytone logan Delaware Skipper
Poanes hobomok Hobomok Skipper
Poanes zabulon Zabulon Skipper
Poanes viator Broad-winged Skipper
Poanes yehl Yehl Skipper
Euphyes dion Dion Skipper
Euphyes dukesi Dukes' Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Atrytonopsis hianna Dusted Skipper
Amblyscirtes hegon Pepper and Salt Skipper
Amblyscirtes aesculapius Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis Common Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes belli Bell's Roadside-Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper
Panoquina ocola Ocola Skipper
Megathymus yuccae Yucca Giant-Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus polydamas Polydamas Swallowtail
Eurytides marcellus Zebra Swallowtail
Papilio joanae Ozark Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes Black Swallowtail
Papilio appalachiensis Appalachian Tiger 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
Euchloe olympia Olympia Marble
Pieris virginiensis West Virginia 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
Phoebis agarithe Large Orange Sulphur
Kricogonia lyside Lyside Sulphur
Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow
Abaeis nicippe Sleepy Orange
Nathalis iole Dainty Sulphur

Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Lycaena phlaeas American Copper
Lycaena hyllus Bronze Copper
Atlides halesus Great Purple Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys augustinus Brown Elfin
Callophrys irus Frosted Elfin
Callophrys henrici Henry's Elfin
Callophrys niphon Eastern Pine Elfin
Satyrium favonius Oak Hairstreak
Satyrium favonius ontario 'Northern' Southern 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
Erora laeta Early Hairstreak
Leptotes marina Marine Blue
Cupido comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blue
Celastrina ladon Spring Azure
Celastrina neglecta Summer Azure
Celastrina nigra Dusky Azure
Celastrina neglectamajor Appalachian Azure
Glaucopsyche lygdamus Silvery Blue

Riodinidae Metalmarks

Calephelis borealis Northern Metalmark
Calephelis muticum Swamp Metalmark

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Libytheana carinenta American Snout
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Speyeria diana Diana Fritillary
Speyeria cybele Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria aphrodite Aphrodite Fritillary
Speyeria idalia Regal Fritillary
Boloria selene Silver-bordered Fritillary
Boloria bellona Meadow 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
Chlosyne gorgone Gorgone Checkerspot
Phyciodes phaon Phaon Crescent
Phyciodes tharos Pearl Crescent
Phyciodes batesii Tawny Crescent
Euphydryas phaeton Baltimore Checkerspot
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Anartia jatrophae White Peacock
Polygonia comma Eastern Comma
Polygonia faunus Green Comma
Polygonia progne Gray Comma
Aglais milberti Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis vaualbum Compton Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis antiopa Mourning Cloak
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral
Vanessa cardui Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis American Lady
Anaea andria Goatweed Leafwing
Enodia portlandia Southern Pearly-eye
Enodia anthedon Northern Pearly-eye
Enodia creola Creole Pearly-eye
Satyrodes appalachia Appalachian Brown
Cyllopsis gemma Gemmed Satyr
Megisto cymela Little Wood-Satyr
Megisto viola Viola's Wood-Satyr
Hermeuptychia sosybius Carolina Satyr
Cercyonis pegala Common Wood-Nymph

Drepanidae Hooktip and False Owlet Moths

Euthyatira pudens Dogwood Thyatirid
Drepana arcuata Arched Hooktip
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 peigleri Peigler's oakworm moth
Anisota senatoria Orange-tipped oakworm moth
Anisota stigma Spiny oakworm moth
Anisota virginiensis Pink-striped oakworm moth
Citheronia regalis Royal Walnut Moth
Citheronia sepulcralis Pine-devil Moth
Dryocampa rubicunda Rosy maple moth
Eacles imperialis Imperial moth
Sphingicampa bicolor Bicolored honey locust moth
Sphingicampa bisecta Bisected honey locust moth

Sphingidae Sphinx Moths, Hawkmoths

Agrius cingulata Pink-spotted hawkmoth
Amorpha juglandis Walnut sphinx
Ceratomia amyntor Elm sphinx
Ceratomia catalpae Catalpa sphinx
Ceratomia hageni Hagen's sphinx
Ceratomia undulosa Waved sphinx
Dolba hyloeus Pawpaw sphinx
Isoparce cupressi Baldcypress sphinx
Lapara coniferarum Southern pine sphinx
Lintneria eremitus Hermit sphinx
Manduca jasminearum Ash sphinx
Manduca quinquemaculata Five-spotted hawkmoth
Manduca rustica Rustic sphinx
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 canadensis Canadian sphinx
Sphinx chersis Great ash sphinx
Sphinx drupiferarum Wild cherry sphinx
Sphinx franckii Franck's sphinx
Sphinx gordius Apple sphinx
Sphinx kalmiae Laurel sphinx
Aellopos titan Titan sphinx
Amphion floridensis Nessus sphinx
Darapsa myron Virginia creeper sphinx
Darapsa versicolor Hydrangea sphinx
Deidamia inscriptum Lettered sphinx
Enyo lugubris Mournful sphinx
Erinnyis ello Ello sphinx
Erinnyis obscura Obscure 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

Cerura scitiscripta Black-Etched Prominent
Clostera albosigma Sigmoid Prominent
Clostera inclusa Angle-Lined Prominent
Dasylophia anguina Black-Spotted Prominent
Datana angusii Angus's Datana
Datana contracta Contracted Datana
Datana drexelii Drexel's Datana
Datana integerrima Walnut Caterpillar Moth
Datana ministra Yellow-necked Caterpillar Moth
Datana perspicua Spotted Datana
Ellida caniplaga Linden Prominent
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 subrotata Small Heterocampa
Heterocampa umbrata White-blotched Heterocampa
Hyparpax aurora Pink Prominent
Hyperaeschra georgica Georgian Prominent
Lochmaeus bilineata Double-lined Prominent
Lochmaeus manteo Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth
Macrurocampa marthesia Mottled Prominent
Misogada unicolor Drab Prominent
Nadata gibbosa White-dotted Prominent
Nerice bidentata Double-toothed Prominent
Oligocentria lignicolor White-Streaked Prominent
Oligocentria semirufescens Red-washed Prominent
Peridea angulosa Angulose Prominent
Peridea basitriens Oval-based Prominent
Peridea ferruginea Chocolate Prominent
Pheosia rimosa Black-rimmed Prominent
Schizura apicalis Plain Schizura
Schizura badia Chestnut Schizura
Schizura concinna Red-humped Caterpillar Moth
Schizura ipomoeae Morning-glory Prominent
Schizura leptinoides Black-blotched Schizura
Schizura unicornis Unicorn Caterpillar Moth
Symmerista albifrons White-headed Prominent
Symmerista leucitys Orange-humped Mapleworm

Noctuidae Owlet Moths, Miller Moths

Acronicta noctivaga Night-wandering Dagger Moth
Cerma cerintha Tufted Bird-Dropping Moth
Homophoberia apicosa Black Wedge-spot
Hyperstrotia flaviguttata Yellow-spotted Graylet
Hyperstrotia pervertens Dotted Graylet
Hyperstrotia secta Black-patched Graylet
Hyperstrotia villificans White-lined Graylet
Leuconycta diphteroides Green Leuconycta
Leuconycta lepidula Marbled-green Leuconycta Moth
Lithacodia musta Small Mossy Lithacodia
Marimatha nigrofimbria Black-bordered Lemon Moth
Oruza albocostaliata The White-Edge
Ozarba aeria Aerial Brown
Ponometia candefacta Olive-shaded Bird-dropping Moth
Ponometia erastrioides Small Bird-dropping Moth
Protodeltote muscosula Large Mossy Lithacodia
Spragueia apicalis Yellow Spragueia
Spragueia dama Southern Spragueia
Spragueia leo Common Spragueia
Tarache aprica Exposed Bird-dropping Moth
Acronicta afflicta Afflicted Dagger Moth
Acronicta americana American Dagger Moth
Acronicta connecta Connected Dagger Moth
Acronicta exilis Exiled Dagger Moth
Acronicta fragilis Fragile Dagger Moth
Acronicta funeralis Funerary Dagger Moth
Acronicta haesitata Hesitant Dagger Moth
Acronicta hasta Speared Dagger Moth
Acronicta impleta Yellow-haired Dagger Moth
Acronicta inclara Unclear Dagger Moth
Acronicta increta Raspberry Bud Dagger Moth
Acronicta interrupta Interrupted Dagger Moth
Acronicta laetifica Pleasant Dagger Moth
Acronicta lithospila Streaked Dagger
Acronicta lobeliae Lobelia Dagger Moth
Acronicta longa Long-winged Dagger
Acronicta modica Medium Dagger Moth
Acronicta morula Ochre Dagger Moth
Acronicta oblinita Smeared Dagger Moth
Acronicta ovata Ovate Dagger Moth