American snout butterfly resting with wings folded

    American Snout

    Libytheana carinent
    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
    Photo of a Cabbage White

    Cabbage White

    Pieris rapae
    Image of a Cecropia moth.

    Cecropia Moth

    Hyalophora cecropia
    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 Common Checkered Skipper
    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 dainty sulphur perched on a dried flower, side view

    Dainty Sulphur

    Nathalis iole
    Photo of an Eight-Spotted Forester on a flower

    Eight-Spotted Forester

    Alypia octomaculata
    Photo of a falcate orangetip nectaring on a spring beauty flower

    Falcate Orangetip

    Anthocharis midea
    Adult fall webworm moth resting on a leaf

    Fall Webworm Moth

    Hyphantria cunea
    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 gray copper butterfly nectaring on butterfly weed flowers

    Gray Copper (Great Copper)

    Lycaena dione (formerly Gaeides xanthoides dione)
    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
    Photo of a leaffolder moth visiting a flower

    Leaffolder Moths

    Desmia spp.
    Photo of a little yellow nectaring on a native aster flower

    Little Yellow

    Pyrisitia lisa (syn. Eurema lisa)
    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
    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
    image of Plume Moth on blade of grass

    Plume Moths

    Nearly 150 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
    Photo of a red admiral butterfly, wings spread.

    Red Admiral

    Vanessa atalanta
    Photo of a regal fritillary, perched on a flower, wings folded

    Regal Fritillary

    Speyeria idalia
    Image of a silver-spotted skipper

    Silver-Spotted Skipper

    Epargyreus clarus
    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 Summer Azure

    Summer Azure

    Celastrina neglecta
    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
    dogbane tiger moth

    Tiger and Lichen Moths

    Subfamily Arctiinae (formerly a family)
    Tortricid moth resting on a leaf

    Tortricid Moths

    About 1,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Tussock moth resting on a wooden board

    Tussock Moths

    About 30 species in subfamily Lymantriinae (formerly a family) in North America
    Photo of a magdalen underwing moth

    Underwing Moths

    Catocala spp., more than 100 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Zebra Swallowtail

    Zebra Swallowtail

    Eurytides marcellus