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
    Common buckeye butterfly nectaring on a flower, wings spread

    Common Buckeye

    Junonia coenia
    Polyphemus Moth, Belton MO

    Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths

    About 75 species in North America north of Mexico
    Hummingbird clearwing taking nectar from a flower

    Hummingbird Clearwing

    Hemaris thysbe
    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
    Photo of a Polyphemus Moth

    Polyphemus Moth

    Antheraea polyphemus
    Photo of a red-banded hairstreak

    Red-Banded Hairstreak

    Calycopis cecrops
    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 Zebra Swallowtail

    Zebra Swallowtail

    Eurytides marcellus