Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Regional Butterfly and Moth Information

Top 20 Commonly Reported Butterflies and Moths of Ohio

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

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus

Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes

Pearl Crescent
Phyciodes tharos

Cabbage White
Pieris rapae

Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta

Eastern Tailed-Blue
Cupido comyntas

Silver-spotted Skipper
Epargyreus clarus

Zabulon Skipper
Poanes zabulon

Polyphemus moth
Antheraea polyphemus

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple
Limenitis arthemis astyanax

Peck's Skipper
Polites peckius

Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio troilus

Eastern Comma
Polygonia comma

Imperial moth
Eacles imperialis

Summer Azure
Celastrina neglecta

Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele

Orange Sulphur
Colias eurytheme

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Identifying Caterpillars

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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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