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.

Species Search

Explore more than 7,000 species profiles to discover the variety of butterflies and moths found in North America. BAMONA's extensive species profiles include species life history information, identification tips, caterpillar host plants, conservation needs, management concerns, photographs, the most recent verified species sightings, and maps displaying verified occurrences.

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