Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

Happy Pollinator Week: June 21-27, 2021! Butterflies and moths are pollinators of many flowering plants.

Did you know? The Hummingbird Clearwing (Hemaris thysbe) hovers in flight and uses its long tongue to sip nectar from flowers.

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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Observation date: Jun 18, 2021
Submitted by: Darrin Frye
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Jun 21, 2021
Region: United States, West Virginia, Berkeley County
Observation date: Jun 16, 2021
Submitted by: Poc
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Jun 16, 2021
Region: United States, West Virginia, Berkeley County

Luna moth
Actias luna

Observation date: Jun 08, 2021
Submitted by: Poc
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Jun 08, 2021
Region: United States, West Virginia, Berkeley County

Io moth
Automeris io

Observation date: Jun 08, 2021
Submitted by: Poc
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Jun 08, 2021
Region: United States, West Virginia, Berkeley County

Beautiful Wood-nymph
Eudryas grata

Observation date: Jun 08, 2021
Submitted by: Poc
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Jun 08, 2021
Region: United States, West Virginia, Berkeley County

Beautiful Wood-nymph
Eudryas grata

Observation date: Jun 08, 2021
Submitted by: Poc
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Jun 08, 2021
Region: United States, West Virginia, Berkeley County

Oak Hairstreak
Satyrium favonius

Observation date: Jun 05, 2021
Submitted by: p_stritch
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Jun 08, 2021
Region: United States, West Virginia, Berkeley County

Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus

Observation date: Jun 07, 2021
Submitted by: p_stritch
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Jun 07, 2021
Region: United States, West Virginia, Berkeley County

Great Leopard Moth
Hypercompe scribonia

Observation date: Jun 02, 2021
Submitted by: Poc
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Jun 03, 2021
Region: United States, West Virginia, Berkeley County

Little Wood-Satyr
Megisto cymela

Observation date: May 30, 2021
Submitted by: greggra
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: Jun 02, 2021
Region: United States, West Virginia, Kanawha County

Small-eyed sphinx
Paonias myops

Observation date: May 28, 2021
Submitted by: Poc
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: May 28, 2021
Region: United States, West Virginia, Berkeley County

Virginia creeper sphinx
Darapsa myron

Observation date: May 28, 2021
Submitted by: Poc
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: May 28, 2021
Region: United States, West Virginia, Berkeley County

Orange Sulphur
Colias eurytheme

Observation date: Apr 09, 2021
Submitted by: Anne Wills
Verified by: curtis.lehman
Verified date: May 28, 2021
Region: United States, West Virginia, Putnam County