Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Recently Verified Sightings

This page displays the most recent user-submitted butterfly and moth sightings that have been verified by collaborating regional coordinators. You can also see these sightings on a map.
Access a species profile by clicking on the scientific name link. Additional information about each sighting is available by clicking on "Details."

Speckled Renia Moth
Renia adspergillus

Observation date: Jun 01, 2021
Submitted by: rjcohrs
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Indiana, Hancock County
Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: John LeBlanc
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Virginia, Chesterfield County

Spun Glass Slug Moth
Isochaetes beutenmuelleri

Observation date: Jun 30, 2021
Submitted by: Colleen K
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Tennessee, Robertson County

Virginian Tiger Moth or Yellow Woolybear Moth
Spilosoma virginica

Observation date: Sep 21, 2021
Submitted by: Kristiez
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, South Carolina, Florence County

Virginian Tiger Moth or Yellow Woolybear Moth
Spilosoma virginica

Observation date: Sep 29, 2021
Submitted by: Karesler77
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Illinois, Cook County

Northern Burdock Borer Moth
Papaipema arctivorens

Observation date: Oct 06, 2021
Submitted by: cskipper
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Maryland, Garrett County

Sensitive Fern Borer Moth
Papaipema inquaesita

Observation date: Oct 05, 2021
Submitted by: dlister
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Coos County

The Common Looper Moth
Autographa precationis

Observation date: Oct 07, 2021
Submitted by: dlister
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Coos County

Pepper and Salt Geometer
Biston betularia

Observation date: Apr 05, 2019
Submitted by: datilson
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, North Carolina, Carteret County

Brown-shaded Gray
Iridopsis defectaria

Observation date: May 09, 2018
Submitted by: datilson
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, North Carolina, Hyde County

Lunate Zale
Zale lunata

Observation date: Jun 16, 2018
Submitted by: datilson
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, North Carolina, Currituck County
Observation date: Oct 18, 2021
Submitted by: JMJaskula
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Indiana, Boone County

Ashen Pinion
Lithophane antennata

Observation date: Oct 18, 2021
Submitted by: JMJaskula
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Indiana, Boone County
Observation date: Oct 15, 2021
Submitted by: cskipper
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Maryland, Garrett County

Fleece-winged Dart
Euxoa velleripennis

Observation date: Sep 10, 2021
Submitted by: JMJaskula
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Indiana, Newton County

Rufous-banded Crambid Moth
Mimoschinia rufofascialis

Observation date: Sep 10, 2021
Submitted by: JMJaskula
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Indiana, Newton County
Observation date: Sep 10, 2021
Submitted by: JMJaskula
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Indiana, Newton County

Bronzed Cutworm Moth
Nephelodes minians

Observation date: Sep 10, 2021
Submitted by: JMJaskula
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Indiana, Newton County

The Asteroid
Cucullia asteroides

Observation date: Sep 10, 2021
Submitted by: JMJaskula
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Indiana, Newton County
Observation date: Sep 10, 2021
Submitted by: JMJaskula
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Indiana, Newton County

Sooty Bomolocha Moth
Hypena minualis

Observation date: Oct 19, 2021
Submitted by: JMJaskula
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Indiana, Boone County

Dubious Tiger Moth
Spilosoma dubia

Observation date: Apr 06, 2019
Submitted by: datilson
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, North Carolina, Carteret County

Major Datana
Datana major

Observation date: Aug 16, 2020
Submitted by: datilson
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Virginia, Rockbridge County

Isabella Tiger Moth or Banded Woolybear
Pyrrharctia isabella

Observation date: Oct 20, 2021
Submitted by: John LeBlanc
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Virginia, Chesterfield County

Smeared Dagger Moth
Acronicta oblinita

Observation date: Jun 18, 2018
Submitted by: datilson
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, North Carolina, Currituck County

Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes

Observation date: Sep 13, 2021
Submitted by: London-In-Arizona
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Arizona, Pinal County
Observation date: Oct 20, 2021
Submitted by: RLS
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Arkansas, Craighead County

Grote's Pinion
Lithophane grotei

Observation date: Oct 13, 2021
Submitted by: disteffv
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Pennsylvania, Berks County

Gulf Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae

Observation date: Oct 20, 2021
Submitted by: ButterBelle
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Tennessee, Putnam County
Observation date: Oct 19, 2021
Submitted by: RLS
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Arkansas, Craighead County

American Lady
Vanessa virginiensis

Observation date: Oct 20, 2021
Submitted by: RLS
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Arkansas, Craighead County
Observation date: Oct 22, 2021
Submitted by: MEW2021
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, California, Riverside County

Great Leopard Moth
Hypercompe scribonia

Observation date: Oct 20, 2021
Submitted by: Rackapaca
Verified by: CA Ivy
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Missouri, Howell County
Observation date: Sep 10, 2021
Submitted by: JMJaskula
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Indiana, Newton County

Northern White-Skipper
Heliopetes ericetorum

Observation date: Sep 19, 2021
Submitted by: davidmagney
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, California, Los Angeles County
Observation date: Oct 13, 2021
Submitted by: disteffv
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Pennsylvania, Berks County

Celery Leaftier Moth
Udea rubigalis

Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: John LeBlanc
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Virginia, Chesterfield County

Corn Earworm Moth
Helicoverpa zea

Observation date: Oct 18, 2021
Submitted by: Robert meyers
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Illinois, Lake County

Lucerne Moth
Nomophila nearctica

Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: John LeBlanc
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Virginia, Chesterfield County
Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: John LeBlanc
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Virginia, Chesterfield County

Common Tan Wave
Pleuroprucha insulsaria

Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: John LeBlanc
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Virginia, Chesterfield County

Lucerne Moth
Nomophila nearctica

Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: John LeBlanc
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Virginia, Chesterfield County

Virginian Tiger Moth or Yellow Woolybear Moth
Spilosoma virginica

Observation date: Apr 11, 2020
Submitted by: datilson
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Virginia, Rockbridge County

Orange Holomelina
Virbia aurantiaca

Observation date: Aug 26, 2021
Submitted by: emedvecz
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Illinois, Jackson County

Velvetbean Caterpillar Moth
Anticarsia gemmatalis

Observation date: Nov 06, 2020
Submitted by: Jay Brasher
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Tennessee, Lincoln County

Variegated Fritillary
Euptoieta claudia

Observation date: Sep 11, 2021
Submitted by: grayhairstreak
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Delaware, New Castle County

Soybean Looper Moth
Chrysodeixis includens

Observation date: Sep 15, 2021
Submitted by: grayhairstreak
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Delaware, New Castle County

Baltimore Bomolocha Moth
Hypena baltimoralis

Observation date: Sep 08, 2021
Submitted by: grayhairstreak
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Delaware, New Castle County

Velvetbean Caterpillar Moth
Anticarsia gemmatalis

Observation date: Nov 06, 2020
Submitted by: Jay Brasher
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Tennessee, Lincoln County

The Wedgling
Galgula partita

Observation date: Oct 22, 2021
Submitted by: John LeBlanc
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Virginia, Chesterfield County
Observation date: Oct 19, 2021
Submitted by: robpendergast
Verified by: Ilona L.
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Wisconsin, Portage County

Mountain Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus xanthus

Observation date: May 15, 2021
Submitted by: Mark Salvato
Verified by: John Saba
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Arizona, Apache County
Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: bobscafe
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: Canada, British Columbia

Tersa Sphinx
Xylophanes tersa

Observation date: Oct 22, 2021
Submitted by: Trizzle91
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Florida, Charlotte County

Dreamy Duskywing
Erynnis icelus

Observation date: May 24, 2019
Submitted by: Mark Salvato
Verified by: John Saba
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Arizona, Apache County

Brown Angle Shades
Phlogophora periculosa

Observation date: Aug 04, 2021
Submitted by: Pheasantboy77
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Washington, Lewis County

Pacuvius Duskywing
Erynnis pacuvius

Observation date: May 24, 2019
Submitted by: Mark Salvato
Verified by: John Saba
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Arizona, Apache County

Single-dotted Wave
Idaea dimidiata

Observation date: Aug 04, 2021
Submitted by: Pheasantboy77
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Washington, Lewis County
Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: jrmbutterfly
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: Canada, British Columbia

Dot-And-Dash Swordgrass Moth
Xylena curvimacula

Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: blmorin
Verified by: davidwdroppers
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: Canada, British Columbia

Mountain Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus xanthus

Observation date: Jun 04, 2021
Submitted by: Mark Salvato
Verified by: John Saba
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Arizona, Apache County

Mountain Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus xanthus

Observation date: Jun 05, 2021
Submitted by: Mark Salvato
Verified by: John Saba
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Arizona, Apache County

Small Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus scriptura

Observation date: May 25, 2019
Submitted by: Mark Salvato
Verified by: John Saba
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Arizona, Apache County

One-Spotted Variant
Hypagyrtis unipunctata

Observation date: Sep 06, 2018
Submitted by: Mapper
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Illinois, Johnson County

Lupine Blue
Plebejus lupini

Observation date: Jun 16, 2018
Submitted by: Mark Salvato
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Oregon, Jackson County

Colon Checkerspot
Euphydryas colon

Observation date: Jun 15, 2018
Submitted by: Mark Salvato
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Oregon, Jackson County

Corn Earworm Moth
Helicoverpa zea

Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: Chet Gottfried
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Pennsylvania, Centre County

Polyphemus moth
Antheraea polyphemus

Observation date: Oct 20, 2021
Submitted by: Patertel43
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Florida, Pinellas County

Wild Indigo Duskywing
Erynnis baptisiae

Observation date: Sep 20, 2021
Submitted by: commentator
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: Canada, Ontario

Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Aglais milberti

Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: N.C.Schreivogl
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, New York, Fulton County

Compton Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis vaualbum

Observation date: Oct 16, 2021
Submitted by: Ed Harrison
Verified by: rosslayberry
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, New York, Saratoga County

Subterranean Dart Moth
Feltia subterranea

Observation date: Oct 05, 2021
Submitted by: DharmaBum
Verified by: Mikelchap
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Georgia, DeKalb County

Elegant Grass-veneer
Microcrambus elegans

Observation date: Oct 07, 2021
Submitted by: DharmaBum
Verified by: Mikelchap
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Georgia, DeKalb County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus

Observation date: Jul 30, 2018
Submitted by: mellielong
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, North Carolina, Wake County
Observation date: Oct 14, 2021
Submitted by: black
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, South Carolina, Richland County
Observation date: Oct 14, 2021
Submitted by: black
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, South Carolina, Richland County
Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: Nazrinn
Verified by: Sue Gregoire
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: Canada, Quebec

Io moth
Automeris io

Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: Captain Mike
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Florida, Broward County

Celery Leaftier Moth
Udea rubigalis

Observation date: Oct 20, 2021
Submitted by: Jim Lowe
Verified by: Sue Gregoire
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, New York, Tompkins County

Pecan Bud Moth
Gretchena bolliana

Observation date: Oct 20, 2021
Submitted by: wade wander
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, New Jersey, Sussex County

Blackberry Looper Moth
Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria

Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: jmgesell
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Oct 22, 2021
Region: United States, Pennsylvania, Northampton County

Ceraunus Blue
Hemiargus ceraunus

Observation date: Oct 18, 2021
Submitted by: Bill Uttenweiler
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: Oct 21, 2021
Region: United States, Florida, Brevard County

Orange Sulphur
Colias eurytheme

Observation date: Oct 09, 2021
Submitted by: jhintermeister
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: Oct 21, 2021
Region: United States, California, Alpine County

California Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis californica

Observation date: Oct 10, 2021
Submitted by: jhintermeister
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: Oct 21, 2021
Region: United States, California, Alpine County

Faithful Beauty
Composia fidelissima

Observation date: Mar 13, 2021
Submitted by: datilson
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Oct 21, 2021
Region: United States, Florida, Monroe County

Isabella Tiger Moth or Banded Woolybear
Pyrrharctia isabella

Observation date: Sep 19, 2021
Submitted by: commentator
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Oct 21, 2021
Region: Canada, Ontario

Celery Looper Moth
Anagrapha falcifera

Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: Eric Hartshaw
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Oct 21, 2021
Region: United States, Pennsylvania, Lycoming County

Pandorus Sphinx
Eumorpha pandorus

Observation date: Oct 16, 2021
Submitted by: Bob_H
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Oct 21, 2021
Region: United States, New Jersey, Bergen County

American Idia Moth
Idia americalis

Observation date: Oct 21, 2021
Submitted by: rapids
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Oct 21, 2021
Region: Canada, Ontario

Nevada buckmoth
Hemileuca nevadensis

Observation date: Nov 06, 2017
Submitted by: Kristin S
Verified by: ishaan2009
Verified date: Oct 21, 2021
Region: United States, California, Riverside County

Ceanothus silkmoth
Hyalophora euryalus

Observation date: May 05, 2018
Submitted by: Fortch
Verified by: ishaan2009
Verified date: Oct 21, 2021
Region: United States, California, San Bernardino County

White-lined Sphinx
Hyles lineata

Observation date: Apr 12, 2019
Submitted by: Deidre
Verified by: ishaan2009
Verified date: Oct 21, 2021
Region: United States, California, Los Angeles County

Ceanothus silkmoth
Hyalophora euryalus

Observation date: Apr 13, 2019
Submitted by: jahollier
Verified by: ishaan2009
Verified date: Oct 21, 2021
Region: United States, California, San Luis Obispo County

White-lined Sphinx
Hyles lineata

Observation date: Feb 22, 2019
Submitted by: XplorMor Intern...
Verified by: ishaan2009
Verified date: Oct 21, 2021
Region: United States, California, Ventura County

Ceanothus silkmoth
Hyalophora euryalus

Observation date: Apr 24, 2019
Submitted by: Jamie760
Verified by: ishaan2009
Verified date: Oct 21, 2021
Region: United States, California, San Diego County

Ceanothus silkmoth
Hyalophora euryalus

Observation date: Apr 28, 2019
Submitted by: gfreund
Verified by: ishaan2009
Verified date: Oct 21, 2021
Region: United States, California, Napa County