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 Newfoundland and Labrador

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

Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Aglais milberti

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio canadensis

Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis antiopa

Short-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio brevicauda

Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta

Green Comma
Polygonia faunus

Northern Azure
Celastrina lucia

Virginia Ctenucha
Ctenucha virginica

(White) Satin Moth
Leucoma salicis

European Skipper
Thymelicus lineola

Spotted Tussock Moth or Yellow-Spotted Tiger Moth
Lophocampa maculata

Dorcas Copper
Lycaena dorcas

Pale Beauty
Campaea perlata

Clouded Sulphur
Colias philodice

Northern Crescent
Phyciodes cocyta

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui

Silver-bordered Fritillary
Boloria selene

Common Ringlet
Coenonympha tullia

Silvery Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus

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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.

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