Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Regional Butterfly and Moth Information

Top 20 Commonly Reported Butterflies and Moths of Oklahoma

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

Pearl Crescent
Phyciodes tharos

Eastern Tailed-Blue
Cupido comyntas

Orange Sulphur
Colias eurytheme

Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus

Common Buckeye
Junonia coenia

Dainty Sulphur
Nathalis iole

Variegated Fritillary
Euptoieta claudia

American Lady
Vanessa virginiensis

Checkered White
Pontia protodice

Fiery Skipper
Hylephila phyleus

Silver-spotted Skipper
Epargyreus clarus

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui

Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa celtis

Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta

Goatweed Leafwing
Anaea andria

Common Checkered-Skipper
Burnsius communis

Gorgone Checkerspot
Chlosyne gorgone

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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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