Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

National Moth Week is July 20-28, 2024!

Moths are amazing creatures. Take photographs and share your moth sightings with us to document the moths where you live.

Regional Butterfly and Moth Information

Top 20 Commonly Reported Butterflies and Moths of New Brunswick

These are the most commonly reported butterflies and moths in New Brunswick. If you do not see the species you found, look at all photographs submitted in New Brunswick, or visit the New Brunswick page to see recently submitted sightings.


Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio canadensis

Luna moth
Actias luna

Northern Crescent
Phyciodes cocyta

Cabbage White
Pieris rapae

Cecropia silkmoth
Hyalophora cecropia

Polyphemus moth
Antheraea polyphemus

Rosy maple moth
Dryocampa rubicunda

Blinded sphinx
Paonias excaecata

Northern Azure
Celastrina lucia

Virginia Ctenucha
Ctenucha virginica

Hummingbird Clearwing
Hemaris thysbe

Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis antiopa

Modest sphinx
Pachysphinx modesta

Hobomok Skipper
Poanes hobomok

Columbia silkmoth
Hyalophora columbia

Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta

American Lady
Vanessa virginiensis

Hickory Tussock Moth or Hickory Tiger Moth
Lophocampa caryae

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A coordinator will review your submission, and you will get an email with the identification.

We will store your submitted data. Your submission will contribute to our species profiles, checklists, and database. You can track all your submissions and create a personal species list.


Identifying Caterpillars

Do you have a photograph of a caterpillar? If so, when you submit your photograph, please provide us with host plant information if possible. Consider raising it to the adult stage before submitting photographs.

Surprisingly, most of the larval stages of butterflies and moths are simply unknown, and caterpillar photographs can be very difficult to identify. It may take some time for a coordinator to identify your caterpillar.

Browse all caterpillar images

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