Photo of an American lady butterfly, wings folded.

    American Lady

    Vanessa virginiensis
    American snout butterfly resting with wings folded

    American Snout

    Libytheana carinent
    Baltimore checkerspot, perched, with wings folded

    Baltimore Checkerspot

    Euphydryas phaeton
    Bronze copper butterfly perched on a grass blade, wings closed

    Bronze Copper

    Lycaena hyllus (syn. Hyllolycaena hyllus; Lycaena thoe)
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of a Cecropia moth.

    Cecropia Moth

    Hyalophora cecropia
    Photo of a Celery Looper taking nectar from a flower

    Celery Looper

    Anagrapha falcifera
    Photo of a common wood-nymph butterfly

    Common Wood Nymph

    Cercyonis pegala
    Coral hairstreak butterfly on butterfly weed flowers

    Coral Hairstreak

    Satyrium titus (syn. Harkenclenus titus)
    Photo of a sod webworm adult moth on a window with hind end propped up

    Crambid Snout Moths

    More than 860 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of an eastern comma butterfly, wings spread, showing dorsal side of wings

    Eastern Comma

    Polygonia comma
    Photo of an eastern tiger swallowtail resting with wings spread open
    image of a Black-Waved Flannel Moth resting on a leaf

    Flannel Moths

    Eleven species in North America north of Mexico
    A wavy-lined emerald moth resting on a glass window

    Geometrid Moths

    About 250 species recorded for Missouri
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Giant Swallowtail, Wings Spread

    Giant Swallowtail

    Papilio cresphontes
    Goatweed leafwing perched on a tree trunk with wings closed

    Goatweed Leafwing

    Anaea andria
    Gray comma perched on a flower, winged closed

    Gray Comma

    Polygonia progne
    Great Spangled Fritillary, Wings Spread, nectaring on milkweed flowers
    Image of a gypsy moth

    Gypsy Moth

    Lymantria dispar
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Photo of a Hackberry Emperor

    Hackberry Emperor

    Asterocampa celtis
    image of a Honey Locust Moth

    Honey Locust Moth

    Syssphinx bicolor (syn. Sphingicampa bicolor)
    Photo of a Horace's Duskywing

    Horace's Duskywing

    Erynnis horatius
    Photo of a male Io Moth

    Io Moth

    Automeris io
    Little wood satyr resting with wings closed

    Little Wood Satyr

    Megisto cymela
    Photo of a Morning-Glory Prominent moth

    Morning-Glory Prominent

    Schizura ipomoeae
    Forage looper moth perched on a brick wall, viewed from side

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a mourning cloak butterfly perched on a strand of barbed wire.

    Mourning Cloak

    Nymphalis antiopa
    image of a Dagger Moth

    Noctuid Moths

    More than 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Northern Cloudywing

    Northern Cloudywing

    Thorybes pylades
    Northern pearly-eye resting with wings closed

    Northern Pearly-Eye

    Enodia anthedon (syn. Lethe anthedon)
    Olive hairstreak butterfly taking nectar from butterfly weed flowers

    Olive Hairstreak (Juniper Hairstreak)

    Callophrys gryneus gryneus (syn. Mitoura gryneus gryneus)
    Photo of an Orange Wing moth

    Orange Wing

    Mellilla xanthometata
    Photo of a Painted Lady

    Painted Lady

    Vanessa cardui
    Photo of a pearl crescent

    Pearl Crescent

    Phyciodes tharos
    image of Plume Moth on blade of grass

    Plume Moths

    Nearly 150 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Polyphemus Moth

    Polyphemus Moth

    Antheraea polyphemus
    image of a White-Headed Prominent moth

    Prominent Moths

    About 50 species recorded from Missouri
    image of a Yellow-Fringed Dolichomia Moth

    Pyralid Moths

    More than 680 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Question Mark

    Question Mark

    Polygonia interrogationis
    Photo of a red admiral butterfly, wings spread.

    Red Admiral

    Vanessa atalanta
    Photo of a red-banded hairstreak

    Red-Banded Hairstreak

    Calycopis cecrops
    Photo of a Red-Spotted Purple with wings closed, showing ventral side of wings

    Red-Spotted Purple

    Limenitis arthemis
    Photo of a silvery checkerspot, Wings Folded

    Silvery Checkerspot

    Chlosyne nycteis
    Photo of an unidentified grass skipper

    Skippers

    About 275 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a monkey slug caterpillar on an oak leaf

    Slug Caterpillar Moths

    More than 20 species in Missouri
    A white-lined sphinx moth sips nectar from a purple locoweed flower

    Sphinx Moths (Hawk Moths)

    More than 50 species in Missouri
    image of a Spiny Oak Slug Moth

    Spiny Oak-Slug Moth

    Euclea delphinii
    image of a Tawny Emperor, Wings Spread

    Tawny Emperor

    Asterocampa clyton
    image of an Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth

    Tent Caterpillar And Lappet Moths

    About 35 species in North America north of Mexico

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