Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

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."

Pollinator Week was June 20-26, 2022!

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.

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American Lady
Vanessa virginiensis

Observation date: Jun 27, 2022
Submitted by: TarolSamuelson
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: United States, Connecticut, Litchfield County

Lunate Zale
Zale lunata

Observation date: Jun 23, 2022
Submitted by: Bjkala
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: Jun 25, 2022
Region: United States, Connecticut, Tolland County

Lettered sphinx
Deidamia inscriptum

Observation date: Jun 03, 2022
Submitted by: pattylaw50
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: Jun 13, 2022
Region: United States, Connecticut, Tolland County

Luna moth
Actias luna

Observation date: Jun 01, 2022
Submitted by: darain2000
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: Jun 13, 2022
Region: United States, Connecticut, Fairfield County

Wild Indigo Duskywing
Erynnis baptisiae

Observation date: Jun 09, 2022
Submitted by: Glid51
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: Jun 13, 2022
Region: United States, Connecticut, New Haven County

Spotted Apatelodes Moth
Apatelodes torrefacta

Observation date: Jun 12, 2022
Submitted by: dmes004
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: Jun 13, 2022
Region: United States, Connecticut, Hartford County