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 Cuba

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


White Peacock
Anartia jatrophae

Zebra Heliconian
Heliconius charithonia

Great Southern White
Ascia monuste

Cuban Calisto
Calisto herophile

Gulf Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae

Dina Yellow
Pyrisitia dina

Three-spotted Skipper
Cymaenes tripunctus

Julia Heliconian
Dryas iulia

Tropical Buckeye
Junonia evarete

Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis sennae

Dorantes Longtail
Urbanus dorantes

Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Burnsius oileus

Mexican Fritillary
Euptoieta hegesia

Ceraunus Blue
Hemiargus ceraunus

Mangrove Buckeye
Junonia genoveva

We can help identify your butterfly or moth!

If you know the date and location where the photograph was taken, we can help. It's simple!

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  Submit a Sighting

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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