Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a Giant Swallowtail, Wings Spread

    Giant Swallowtail

    Papilio cresphontes
    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 mourning cloak butterfly perched on a strand of barbed wire.

    Mourning Cloak

    Nymphalis antiopa
    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