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 Prince Edward Island

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


Luna moth
Actias luna

Modest sphinx
Pachysphinx modesta

Polyphemus moth
Antheraea polyphemus

Cecropia silkmoth
Hyalophora cecropia

Virgin Tiger Moth
Apantesis virgo

Clouded Sulphur
Colias philodice

Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth
Estigmene acrea

Bedstraw hawkmoth
Hyles gallii

Single-dotted Wave
Idaea dimidiata

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio canadensis

Fingered Dagger Moth
Acronicta insita

The Common Looper Moth
Autographa precationis

Pale Beauty
Campaea perlata

Sweetheart Underwing
Catocala amatrix

Virginia Ctenucha
Ctenucha virginica

Rosy maple moth
Dryocampa rubicunda

Maple Spanworm
Ennomos magnaria

The Beggar
Eubaphe mendica

Baltimore Checkerspot
Euphydryas phaeton

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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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