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."

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Butterflies and moths are accidental pollinators of many flowering plants. While most species do not have special structures to carry pollen, they do brush against pollen and transfer it to other flowers.

Did you know? The Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) flies close to the ground and uses its short proboscis to probe flowers of wild strawberry, white sweet clover, and other low-lying plants.

Variable Crescent
Eresia ithomioides

Observation date: Jun 25, 2019
Submitted by: magnolyah
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Banded Peacock
Anartia fatima

Observation date: Jun 27, 2019
Submitted by: magnolyah
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Julia Heliconian
Dryas iulia

Observation date: Sep 09, 2015
Submitted by: mborn12
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Cuban Crescent
Anthanassa frisia

Observation date: Sep 09, 2015
Submitted by: mborn12
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia
Observation date: Mar 31, 2011
Submitted by: mborn12
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Definite Patch
Chlosyne definita

Observation date: May 27, 2013
Submitted by: Chuck Meier
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Quilted Metalmark
Napaea umbra

Observation date: Sep 30, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Blomfild's Beauty
Smyrna blomfildia

Observation date: Jan 23, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica
Observation date: May 28, 2013
Submitted by: Chuck Meier
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Picta Clearwing
Pteronymia picta notilla

Observation date: May 28, 2013
Submitted by: Chuck Meier
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Tiger-striped Leafwing
Consul fabius

Observation date: May 28, 2013
Submitted by: Chuck Meier
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Blue-gray Satyr
Magneuptychia libye

Observation date: May 28, 2013
Submitted by: Chuck Meier
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Common Morpho
Morpho helenor

Observation date: May 28, 2013
Submitted by: Chuck Meier
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica
Observation date: May 28, 2013
Submitted by: Chuck Meier
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Hewitson's Longwing
Heliconius hewitsonii

Observation date: May 28, 2013
Submitted by: Chuck Meier
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Blue-based Theope
Theope virgilius

Observation date: May 27, 2013
Submitted by: Chuck Meier
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Tiger Mimic-Queen
Lycorea halia

Observation date: May 23, 2013
Submitted by: Chuck Meier
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Green-celled Cattleheart
Parides childrenae

Observation date: Jan 26, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Thoas Swallowtail
Papilio thoas

Observation date: Jan 20, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Salome Yellow
Eurema salome

Observation date: Jan 17, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Togarna Hairstreak
Arawacus togarna

Observation date: Jan 24, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Gold-bordered Hairstreak
Rekoa palegon

Observation date: Jan 18, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia
Observation date: Sep 29, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Red Cracker
Hamadryas amphinome

Observation date: Jan 25, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Silver-studded Leafwing
Hypna clytemnestra

Observation date: Jan 24, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Polymnia Tigerwing
Mechanitis polymnia

Observation date: Jan 21, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Juno Longwing
Dione juno

Observation date: Jan 23, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Fine-lined Longwing
Eueides aliphera

Observation date: Jan 17, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia
Observation date: Jan 17, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

White-dotted Crescent
Castilia ofella

Observation date: Oct 01, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Dirce Beauty
Colobura dirce

Observation date: Jan 17, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Rusty-tipped Page
Siproeta epaphus

Observation date: Jan 18, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Common Morpho
Morpho helenor

Observation date: Jan 19, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Moon Satyr
Pierella luna

Observation date: Jan 23, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Blue-gray Satyr
Magneuptychia libye

Observation date: Jan 23, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Yellow-patched Satyr or Starred Oxeo
Oxeoschistus tauropolis

Observation date: Jan 23, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Yellow-tipped Flasher
Astraptes anaphus

Observation date: Jan 18, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Broken Silverdrop
Epargyreus exadeus

Observation date: Jan 26, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Pompeius Skipper
Pompeius pompeius

Observation date: Oct 01, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Saturnus Skipper
Callimormus saturnus

Observation date: Jan 18, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Glassy-winged Skipper
Xenophanes tryxus

Observation date: Jan 17, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

One-spotted Prepona
Archaeoprepona demophon

Observation date: Jan 21, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Great Emesis
Emesis mandana

Observation date: Jan 17, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia
Observation date: Jan 18, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Banded Peacock
Anartia fatima

Observation date: Jan 21, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica
Observation date: Jan 20, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Gold-stained Satyr
Cissia pseudoconfusa

Observation date: Jan 20, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Tropical Greenstreak
Cyanophrys herodotus

Observation date: Jan 18, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Viardi White
Pieriballia viardi

Observation date: Jan 26, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Frosted Flasher
Astraptes alardus

Observation date: Jan 17, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Mexican Longtail
Polythrix mexicanus

Observation date: Jan 18, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 27, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Teleus Longtail
Urbanus teleus

Observation date: Jan 17, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 27, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Tanna Longtail
Urbanus tanna

Observation date: Jan 24, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 27, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Mimosa Yellow
Pyrisitia nise

Observation date: Jan 25, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 27, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Brazilian Skipper
Calpodes ethlius

Observation date: Jan 23, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 27, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Violet-banded Skipper
Nyctelius nyctelius

Observation date: Jan 23, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 27, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Tropical Buckeye
Junonia evarete

Observation date: Jan 21, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 27, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Calycopis isobeon

Observation date: Jan 17, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 27, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Banded Yellow
Eurema elathea elathea

Observation date: Jan 25, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 27, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Heredia

Bruised Skipper
Zera hyacinthinus

Observation date: Feb 05, 2020
Submitted by: Paul N
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 27, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, San Jose

Red-washed Satyr
Pierella helvina

Observation date: Feb 07, 2020
Submitted by: Paul N
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 27, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Limon

Julia Heliconian
Dryas iulia

Observation date: Feb 09, 2020
Submitted by: Paul N
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica
Observation date: Mar 01, 2020
Submitted by: CBack
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica
Observation date: Sep 30, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Manuel's Skipper
Polygonus savigny

Observation date: Dec 16, 2018
Submitted by: hairstreakman
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Barred Yellow
Eurema daira

Observation date: Dec 11, 2018
Submitted by: hairstreakman
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Salvin's Clearwing or Salvin's Ticlear
Episcada salvinia

Observation date: Jul 01, 1999
Submitted by: rengeman
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Ruby-spotted Swallowtail
Papilio anchisiades

Observation date: Jul 27, 2021
Submitted by: Manderwrites
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

White-banded Satyr
Pareuptychia metaleuca

Observation date: Oct 11, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Emerald-patched Cattleheart
Parides sesostris

Observation date: Oct 11, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Virginia Clearwing
Hyposcada virginiana

Observation date: Oct 10, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Northern Antirrhea
Antirrhea philoctetes

Observation date: Oct 08, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Dusky Owl-butterfly
Caligo illioneus oberon

Observation date: Oct 08, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Hecale Longwing
Heliconius hecale

Observation date: Oct 07, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Great Eurybia
Eurybia patrona

Observation date: Oct 07, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Rounded Banner
Pyrrhogyra crameri

Observation date: Oct 05, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Limon

Unicorn Sootywing
Staphylus unicornis

Observation date: Oct 06, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica, Limon

Nero's Clearwing or Fiddler's Ticlear
Godyris nero

Observation date: Oct 03, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica
Observation date: Oct 03, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Quilted Metalmark
Napaea umbra

Observation date: Oct 01, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Arita Skipper or Green-browed Skipper
Arita arita

Observation date: Oct 01, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Salome Yellow
Eurema salome

Observation date: Sep 30, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Godma Tufted-Skipper or Guatemalan Nison
Nisoniades godma

Observation date: Oct 01, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Picta Clearwing
Pteronymia picta notilla

Observation date: Sep 30, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Picta Clearwing
Pteronymia picta notilla

Observation date: Sep 30, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Corusca Skipper
Oxynthes corusca

Observation date: Oct 01, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Fine-lined Longwing
Eueides aliphera

Observation date: Sep 30, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Drusilla Groundstreak
Calycopis drusilla

Observation date: Jan 18, 2020
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Blomfild's Beauty
Smyrna blomfildia

Observation date: Jul 01, 2019
Submitted by: Charlie Doggett
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 25, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Blomfild's Beauty
Smyrna blomfildia

Observation date: Jun 22, 2019
Submitted by: Charlie Doggett
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 25, 2022
Region: San Jose, Costa Rica

Blomfild's Beauty
Smyrna blomfildia

Observation date: Jul 15, 2018
Submitted by: Charlie Doggett
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 25, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Blomfild's Beauty
Smyrna blomfildia

Observation date: Aug 09, 2016
Submitted by: Charlie Doggett
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 25, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Blomfild's Beauty
Smyrna blomfildia

Observation date: Jun 25, 2017
Submitted by: Charlie Doggett
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 25, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Anteas Actinote
Actinote anteas

Observation date: Aug 22, 2020
Submitted by: Charlie Doggett
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 25, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Spike Banded-Skipper
Autochton longipennis

Observation date: Oct 11, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 24, 2022
Region: Costa Rica

Cydno Longwing
Heliconius cydno

Observation date: Oct 10, 2021
Submitted by: Paul Prappas
Verified by: Charlie Doggett
Verified date: Jun 24, 2022
Region: Costa Rica