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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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus

Observation date: Jul 04, 2022
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jul 04, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

Spotted Datana
Datana perspicua

Observation date: Jul 03, 2022
Submitted by: k_bayer
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jul 03, 2022
Region: United States, Kansas, Sedgwick County

Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa celtis

Observation date: Jul 02, 2022
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jul 02, 2022
Region: Wilson County, Kansas, United States

Gorgone Checkerspot
Chlosyne gorgone

Observation date: Jul 13, 2021
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jul 02, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

American Snout
Libytheana carinenta

Observation date: Jul 01, 2022
Submitted by: Blablancwillis
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jul 01, 2022
Region: United States, Kansas, Douglas County

Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes

Observation date: Jul 24, 2020
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jul 01, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

Indomitable Melipotis
Melipotis indomita

Observation date: Jun 26, 2022
Submitted by: cdfrick
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 29, 2022
Region: United States, Kansas, Logan County

Horace's Duskywing
Erynnis horatius

Observation date: Jun 27, 2022
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 27, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

Silver-spotted Skipper
Epargyreus clarus

Observation date: Jun 27, 2022
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 27, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

Marine Blue
Leptotes marina

Observation date: Jun 27, 2022
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 27, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

Pandorus Sphinx
Eumorpha pandorus

Observation date: Jun 24, 2022
Submitted by: Ceaseannie
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 24, 2022
Region: United States, Kansas, Pottawatomie County

Regal Fritillary
Speyeria idalia

Observation date: Jun 20, 2022
Submitted by: Jill Haukos
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 20, 2022
Region: United States, Kansas, Riley County

Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa celtis

Observation date: Sep 06, 2020
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 20, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele

Observation date: Jun 16, 2022
Submitted by: Lisa H
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 17, 2022
Region: United States, Kansas, Ottawa County

Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele

Observation date: Jun 16, 2022
Submitted by: Lisa H
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 17, 2022
Region: United States, Kansas, Ottawa County

Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele

Observation date: Jun 16, 2022
Submitted by: Lisa H
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 17, 2022
Region: United States, Kansas, Ottawa County

Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui

Observation date: Jun 16, 2022
Submitted by: Lisa H
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 17, 2022
Region: United States, Kansas, Ottawa County

Silver-spotted Skipper
Epargyreus clarus

Observation date: Jun 16, 2022
Submitted by: Lisa H
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 17, 2022
Region: United States, Kansas, Ottawa County

Regal Fritillary
Speyeria idalia

Observation date: Jun 16, 2022
Submitted by: Lisa H
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 17, 2022
Region: United States, Kansas, Ottawa County

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus

Observation date: Jul 02, 2020
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 17, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

American Snout
Libytheana carinenta

Observation date: Aug 11, 2020
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 17, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus

Observation date: Jul 12, 2021
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 10, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

Orange Sulphur
Colias eurytheme

Observation date: Aug 31, 2021
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 10, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

Clouded Sulphur
Colias philodice

Observation date: Sep 06, 2021
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 10, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

Silver-spotted Skipper
Epargyreus clarus

Observation date: Sep 21, 2021
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 10, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus

Observation date: Sep 06, 2021
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 10, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus

Observation date: Sep 21, 2021
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 10, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus

Observation date: Aug 16, 2016
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 08, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States
Observation date: Aug 28, 2021
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 08, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States
Observation date: Sep 06, 2021
Submitted by: James Steen
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 08, 2022
Region: Harvey County, Kansas, United States

Walnut sphinx
Amorpha juglandis

Observation date: Jun 08, 2022
Submitted by: blueracer
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 08, 2022
Region: United States, Kansas, Sedgwick County

Hagen's sphinx
Ceratomia hageni

Observation date: Jun 08, 2022
Submitted by: blueracer
Verified by: James Steen
Verified date: Jun 08, 2022
Region: United States, Kansas, Sedgwick County