Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Coral hairstreak butterfly on butterfly weed flowers

    Coral Hairstreak

    Satyrium titus (syn. Harkenclenus titus)
    Photo of an eastern comma butterfly, wings spread, showing dorsal side of wings

    Eastern Comma

    Polygonia comma
    Photo of an Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Cupido comyntas
    Photo of an eastern tiger swallowtail resting with wings spread open
    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
    Photo of a Gray Hairstreak

    Gray Hairstreak

    Strymon melinus
    Photo of a Luna Moth

    Luna Moth

    Actias luna
    Forage looper moth perched on a brick wall, viewed from side

    Moths

    More than 12,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Olive hairstreak butterfly taking nectar from butterfly weed flowers

    Olive Hairstreak (Juniper Hairstreak)

    Callophrys gryneus gryneus (syn. Mitoura gryneus gryneus)
    Photo of a Question Mark

    Question Mark

    Polygonia interrogationis
    Photo of a red-banded hairstreak

    Red-Banded Hairstreak

    Calycopis cecrops
    Image of a silver-spotted skipper

    Silver-Spotted Skipper

    Epargyreus clarus
    Photo of a Spicebush Swallowtail, Male, Wings Spread

    Spicebush Swallowtail

    Pterourus troilus
    Photo of a Zebra Swallowtail

    Zebra Swallowtail

    Eurytides marcellus

See Also

image of Caddisfly on leaf

Caddisflies

Various species in the order Trichoptera
Photo of eastern dobsonfly

Eastern Dobsonfly

Corydalus cornutus