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.

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Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele

Observation date: Sep 08, 2021
Submitted by: Bob Crowley
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: Jul 06, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Carroll County

Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele

Observation date: Sep 10, 2021
Submitted by: Bob Crowley
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: Jul 06, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Carroll County

Summer Azure
Celastrina neglecta

Observation date: Jun 28, 2021
Submitted by: Bob Crowley
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: Jul 05, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Carroll County

Baltimore Checkerspot
Euphydryas phaeton

Observation date: Jun 28, 2021
Submitted by: Bob Crowley
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: Jul 05, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Coos County

Atlantis Fritillary
Speyeria atlantis

Observation date: Jun 28, 2022
Submitted by: Bob Crowley
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: Jul 05, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Coos County

Northern Crescent
Phyciodes cocyta

Observation date: Jun 28, 2022
Submitted by: Bob Crowley
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: Jul 05, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Coos County

Northern Crescent
Phyciodes cocyta

Observation date: Jun 28, 2022
Submitted by: Bob Crowley
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: Jul 05, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Coos County
Observation date: Jul 05, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 05, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Large Lace-border
Scopula limboundata

Observation date: Jul 03, 2022
Submitted by: Carrie of Nashua
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 04, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Hillsborough County
Observation date: Jul 04, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 04, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Birch Dagger Moth
Acronicta betulae

Observation date: Jul 04, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 04, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: Jun 27, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 03, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Tawny Holomelina
Virbia opella

Observation date: Jun 21, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 03, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: Jun 17, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 03, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Chickweed Geometer
Haematopis grataria

Observation date: Jul 02, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 03, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Red-shawled Moth
Dolichomia intermedialis

Observation date: Jul 02, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 03, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Small Mossy Lithacodia
Lithacodia musta

Observation date: Jul 02, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 03, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Minor Angle Moth
Macaria minorata

Observation date: Jul 02, 2022
Submitted by: TJ in Derry
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 03, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: Jun 25, 2022
Submitted by: TJ in Derry
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 03, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: Jul 02, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 03, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Black-patched Graylet
Hyperstrotia secta

Observation date: Jul 02, 2022
Submitted by: TJ in Derry
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 03, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Cloaked Marvel
Chytonix palliatricula

Observation date: Jun 25, 2022
Submitted by: TJ in Derry
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 03, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: Jul 01, 2022
Submitted by: TJ in Derry
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 03, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Small Bird-dropping Moth
Ponometia erastrioides

Observation date: Jun 25, 2022
Submitted by: TJ in Derry
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 02, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: Jun 10, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 02, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: Jun 09, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 02, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: Jun 09, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 02, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: Jun 17, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 02, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Black-blotched Schizura
Schizura leptinoides

Observation date: Jun 08, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 02, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: Jun 10, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 02, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

White Pine Barkminer Moth
Marmara fasciella

Observation date: Jun 22, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 01, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: Jun 21, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jul 01, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Joyful Holomelina
Virbia laeta

Observation date: Jun 29, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 30, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth
Speranza pustularia

Observation date: Jun 28, 2022
Submitted by: Carrie of Nashua
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 30, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Hillsborough County
Observation date: Jun 30, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 30, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: Jun 25, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Juniper Geometer
Patalene olyzonaria

Observation date: Jun 25, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 28, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: Jun 20, 2022
Submitted by: TJ in Derry
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: Jun 26, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Connected Looper Moth
Plusia contexta

Observation date: Jun 26, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 26, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Formosa Looper Moth
Chrysanympha formosa

Observation date: Jun 17, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 18, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

White-blotched Balsa
Balsa labecula

Observation date: Jun 17, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 18, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: Jun 18, 2022
Submitted by: TJ in Derry
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 18, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Woolly-backed Moth
Olethreutes furfuranum

Observation date: Jun 18, 2022
Submitted by: TJ in Derry
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 18, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Waved sphinx
Ceratomia undulosa

Observation date: Jun 18, 2022
Submitted by: Vinnyard
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 18, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Belknap County

Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio troilus

Observation date: Jun 16, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: Jun 16, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

The Astronomer Moth
Olethreutes astrologana

Observation date: Jun 15, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 16, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Spruce Cone Looper Moth
Eupithecia mutata

Observation date: Jun 15, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 15, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Atlantis Fritillary
Speyeria atlantis

Observation date: Jun 08, 2022
Submitted by: mmwm
Verified by: John Calhoun
Verified date: Jun 12, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Merrimack County

Cynical Quaker
Orthodes cynica

Observation date: Jun 10, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 12, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Larch Pug Moth
Eupithecia lariciata

Observation date: May 29, 2022
Submitted by: TJ in Derry
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 12, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Hemlock Angle
Macaria fissinotata

Observation date: May 29, 2022
Submitted by: TJ in Derry
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 12, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Broken Lined Hypenodes Moth
Hypenodes fractilinea

Observation date: May 30, 2022
Submitted by: TJ in Derry
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 12, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County
Observation date: May 30, 2022
Submitted by: TJ in Derry
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 12, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Sunflower Moth
Homoeosoma electella

Observation date: Jun 07, 2022
Submitted by: TJ in Derry
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 12, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County

Yellow Slant-line
Tetracis crocallata

Observation date: Jun 08, 2022
Submitted by: Don Marotte
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: Jun 08, 2022
Region: United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham County