Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Chickweed Geometer

    Chickweed Geometer

    Haematopis grataria
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a male Io Moth

    Io Moth

    Automeris io
    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 Dagger Moth

    Noctuid Moths

    More than 2,500 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of a Yellow-Fringed Dolichomia Moth

    Pyralid Moths

    More than 680 species in North America north of Mexico
    A white-lined sphinx moth sips nectar from a purple locoweed flower

    Sphinx Moths (Hawk Moths)

    More than 50 species in Missouri
    dogbane tiger moth

    Tiger and Lichen Moths

    Subfamily Arctiinae (formerly a family)
    Photo of a magdalen underwing moth

    Underwing Moths

    Catocala spp., more than 100 species in North America north of Mexico