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Butterflies and Moths of South Carolina, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 842 butterfly and moth species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Epargyreus clarus Silver-spotted Skipper
Urbanus proteus Long-tailed Skipper
Urbanus dorantes Dorantes Longtail
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 baptisiae Wild Indigo Duskywing
Pyrgus communis Common Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus oileus Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Nastra lherminier Swarthy Skipper
Lerema accius Clouded Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor Least Skipper
Copaeodes minima Southern Skipperling
Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper
Hesperia leonardus Leonard's Skipper
Hesperia metea Cobweb Skipper
Hesperia attalus Dotted Skipper
Hesperia meskei Meske's Skipper
Polites peckius Peck's Skipper
Polites themistocles Tawny-edged Skipper
Polites origenes Crossline Skipper
Polites vibex Whirlabout
Wallengrenia egeremet Northern Broken-Dash
Wallengrenia otho Southern Broken-Dash
Pompeius verna Little Glassywing
Atrytone arogos Arogos Skipper
Anatrytone logan Delaware Skipper
Problema byssus Byssus Skipper
Problema bulenta Rare Skipper
Poanes hobomok Hobomok Skipper
Poanes zabulon Zabulon Skipper
Poanes viator Broad-winged Skipper
Poanes aaroni Aaron's Skipper
Poanes yehl Yehl Skipper
Euphyes pilatka Palatka Skipper
Euphyes conspicua Black Dash
Euphyes berryi Berry's Skipper
Euphyes dion Dion Skipper
Euphyes dukesi Dukes' Skipper
Euphyes bimacula Two-spotted Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Atrytonopsis hianna Dusted Skipper
Amblyscirtes hegon Pepper and Salt Skipper
Amblyscirtes carolina Carolina Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes reversa Reversed Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes aesculapius Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis Common Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes alternata Dusky Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes belli Bell's Roadside-Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper
Oligoria maculata Twin-spot Skipper
Calpodes ethlius Brazilian Skipper
Panoquina panoquin Salt Marsh Skipper
Panoquina panoquinoides Obscure Skipper
Panoquina ocola Ocola Skipper
Megathymus yuccae Yucca Giant-Skipper
Megathymus cofaqui Cofaqui Giant-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
Pieris virginiensis West Virginia White
Pieris rapae Cabbage White
Pontia protodice Checkered White
Ascia monuste Great Southern White
Colias philodice Clouded Sulphur
Colias eurytheme Orange Sulphur
Zerene cesonia Southern Dogface
Phoebis sennae Cloudless Sulphur
Eurema daira Barred Yellow
Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow
Abaeis nicippe Sleepy Orange
Nathalis iole Dainty Sulphur

Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies

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 titus Coral Hairstreak
Satyrium edwardsii Edwards' Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium kingi King's Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops Striped Hairstreak
Calycopis cecrops Red-banded Hairstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Parrhasius m album White-M Hairstreak
Leptotes cassius Cassius Blue
Brephidium pseudofea Eastern Pygmy-Blue
Cupido comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blue
Celastrina ladon Spring Azure
Celastrina neglecta Summer Azure
Celastrina neglectamajor Appalachian Azure
Celastrina idella Holly Azure
Glaucopsyche lygdamus Silvery Blue
Hemiargus ceraunus Ceraunus Blue

Riodinidae Metalmarks

Calephelis virginiensis Little Metalmark

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Libytheana carinenta American Snout
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
Heliconius charithonia Zebra Heliconian
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Speyeria diana Diana Fritillary
Speyeria cybele Great Spangled 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
Anthanassa texana Texan Crescent
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Anartia jatrophae White Peacock
Polygonia comma Eastern Comma
Aglais urticae Small 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
Neonympha areolatus Georgia Satyr
Megisto cymela Little Wood-Satyr
Hermeuptychia sosybius Carolina Satyr
Hermeuptychia hermes Hermes 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
Callosamia securifera Sweetbay 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 undulosa Waved sphinx
Cocytius antaeus Giant sphinx
Dolba hyloeus Pawpaw sphinx
Isoparce cupressi Baldcypress 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 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 drupiferarum Wild cherry sphinx
Sphinx franckii Franck's sphinx
Sphinx kalmiae Laurel sphinx
Amphion floridensis Nessus sphinx
Cautethia grotei Grote's sphinx
Darapsa myron Virginia creeper sphinx
Darapsa versicolor Hydrangea sphinx
Deidamia inscriptum Lettered sphinx
Enyo lugubris Mournful sphinx
Erinnyis obscura Obscure sphinx
Eumorpha achemon Achemon sphinx
Eumorpha fasciatus Banded sphinx
Eumorpha intermedia Intermediate sphinx
Eumorpha pandorus Pandorus Sphinx
Hemaris diffinis Snowberry Clearwing
Hemaris gracilis Slender 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 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 major Major Datana
Datana ministra Yellow-necked Caterpillar Moth
Datana perspicua Spotted Datana
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 ferruginea Chocolate 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

Noctuidae Owlet Moths, Miller Moths

Amyna axis Eight-Spot
Cerma cora Owl-eyed Bird-dropping Moth
Homophoberia apicosa Black Wedge-spot
Hyperstrotia villificans White-lined Graylet
Marimatha nigrofimbria Black-bordered Lemon Moth
Ponometia semiflava Half-yellow Moth
Spragueia apicalis Yellow Spragueia
Spragueia leo Common Spragueia
Spragueia onagrus Black-dotted Spragueia
Tarache aprica Exposed Bird-dropping Moth
Acronicta americana American Dagger Moth
Acronicta impleta Yellow-haired Dagger Moth
Acronicta oblinita Smeared Dagger Moth
Acronicta vinnula Delightful Dagger Moth
Harrisimemna trisignata Harris' Three Spot
Amphipyra pyramidoides Copper Underwing
Athetis tarda The Slow Poke
Balsa labecula White-blotched Balsa
Balsa tristrigella Three-lined Balsa
Callopistria floridensis Florida Callopistria Moth
Callopistria mollissima Pink-shaded Fern Moth
Condica mobilis Mobile Groundling
Condica videns White-dotted Groundling
Galgula partita The Wedgling
Ogdoconta cinereola Common Pinkband
Phosphila miselioides Spotted Phosphila
Spodoptera frugiperda Fall Armyworm Moth
Spodoptera ornithogalli Yellow-striped Armyworm Moth
Eupsilia vinulenta Straight-toothed Sallow
Lithophane antennata Ashen Pinion
Psaphida rolandi Roland's Sallow
Sericaglaea signata Variable Sallow
Sympistis perscripta Scribbled Sallow
Neogalea sunia Lantana Stick Moth
Sympistis badistriga Brown-lined Sallow Moth
Charadra deridens The Laugher
Panthea furcilla Eastern Panthea
Argyrogramma basigera Pink-washed Looper Moth
Autographa precationis The Common Looper Moth
Chrysanympha formosa Formosa Looper Moth