Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Happy Pollinator Week: June 21-27, 2021! Butterflies and moths are pollinators of many flowering plants.

Did you know? The Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) hovers in flight and uses its long tongue to sip nectar from flowers.

Butterflies and Moths of Tennessee

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Species Recorded in Tennessee: 1798

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Most Recent Sightings in Tennessee

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Date: Jun 15, 2021
Submitted by: Colleen K
Verified: Jun 17, 2021
Verified by: rogerdowner

Pink-striped oakworm moth
Anisota virginiensis

Date: Jun 12, 2021
Submitted by: LittlePotato
Verified: Jun 12, 2021
Verified by: rogerdowner

Luna moth
Actias luna

Date: Jun 07, 2021
Submitted by: mklaymon8
Verified: Jun 16, 2021
Verified by: rogerdowner

Cecropia silkmoth
Hyalophora cecropia

Date: Jun 05, 2021
Submitted by: mklaymon8
Verified: Jun 05, 2021
Verified by: rogerdowner

Carolina sphinx
Manduca sexta

Date: May 28, 2021
Submitted by: mari.beth
Verified: May 30, 2021
Verified by: rogerdowner

Carolina sphinx
Manduca sexta

Date: May 28, 2021
Submitted by: mari.beth
Verified: May 30, 2021
Verified by: rogerdowner

100 Most Recent Sightings in Tennessee