Photo of an American lady butterfly, wings folded.

    American Lady

    Vanessa virginiensis
    Photo of a Banded Tiger Moth

    Banded Tiger Moth

    Apantesis vittata
    Photo of a beautiful wood-nymph
    Photo of a Black-and-Yellow Lichen Moth
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Cabbage White

    Cabbage White

    Pieris rapae
    Image of a Cecropia moth.

    Cecropia Moth

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

    Celery Looper

    Anagrapha falcifera
    image of a Checkered White, Twigs

    Checkered White

    Pontia protodice
    image of a Clouded Sulphur on a wildflower

    Clouded Sulphur

    Colias philodice
    photo of a Cloudless Sulphur nectaring on a thistle

    Cloudless Sulphur

    Phoebis sennae
    A photo of a Clover Looper.

    Clover Looper

    Caenurgina crassiuscula
    Photo of a Common Checkered Skipper
    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 a Delaware Skipper

    Delaware Skipper

    Anatrytone logan
    Photo of an Eight-Spotted Forester on a flower

    Eight-Spotted Forester

    Alypia octomaculata
    Adult fall webworm moth resting on a leaf

    Fall Webworm Moth

    Hyphantria cunea
    image of a Fiery Skipper, Wings Spread

    Fiery Skipper

    Hylephila phyleus
    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
    Gray comma perched on a flower, winged closed

    Gray Comma

    Polygonia progne
    Great Spangled Fritillary, Wings Spread, nectaring on milkweed flowers
    image of a Honey Locust Moth

    Honey Locust Moth

    Syssphinx bicolor (syn. Sphingicampa bicolor)
    Photo of a male Io Moth

    Io Moth

    Automeris io
    Photo of a leaffolder moth visiting a flower

    Leaffolder Moths

    Desmia spp.
    Photo of a Least Skipper

    Least Skipper

    Ancyloxypha numitor
    Photo of a magdalen underwing moth

    Magdalen Underwing

    Catocala illecta
    Forage looper moth perched on a brick wall, viewed from side

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Nessus Sphinx

    Nessus Sphinx

    Amphion floridensis
    image of a Dagger Moth

    Noctuid Moths

    More than 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Painted Lady

    Painted Lady

    Vanessa cardui
    Photo of a pearl crescent

    Pearl Crescent

    Phyciodes tharos
    Photo of a Peck's Skipper

    Peck's Skipper

    Polites peckius
    image of Plume Moth on blade of grass

    Plume Moths

    Nearly 150 species in North America north of Mexico
    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 red admiral butterfly, wings spread.

    Red Admiral

    Vanessa atalanta
    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
    Photo of a Spicebush Swallowtail, Male, Wings Spread

    Spicebush Swallowtail

    Pterourus troilus
    image of a Spiny Oak Slug Moth

    Spiny Oak-Slug Moth

    Euclea delphinii

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