Butterflies & Moths
Adult luna moth on a tree.

Luna Moth

Actias luna

Adult

23 February 2013

Hickery Horned Devil Caterpillar (regal moth) in leaf litter.

Hickory Horned Devil Caterpillar (Regal Moth)

Citheronia regalis

Approx. 5th instar larva

02 September 2013

Saddleback catterpillar on a tree branch.

Saddleback Caterpillar

(Slug Moth)

Acharia stimulea

larva

11 September 2014

Three monarch caterpillars on milkweed flowers.

Monarch Caterpillar

Danaus plexippus

5th instar larva

20 May 2016

Monarch Butterfly resting on a vine.

Monarch Butterfly

Danaus plexippus

Adult

09 June 2016

An Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillar eating a parsley stem.

Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

Papilio polyxenes asterius

Approx. 5th instar larva

04 July 2016

An Io Moth caterpillar on tree bark.

Io Moth Caterpillar

Automeris io

5th instar larva

30 September 2016

Giant Swallowtail Butterfly sipping nectar from a purple coneflower.

Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio cresphontes

Adult

05 July 2017

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly sipping nectar from a purple coneflower.

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

Agraulis vanillae

Adult

07 August 2017

A clouded skipper butterfly sipping nectar from a ham and eggs lantana flower.
A cloudless sulphur butterfly sipping nectar from a purple zinnia flower.
A long-tailed skipper butterfly sipping nectar from a ham and eggs lantana flower.

Clouded Skipper Butterfly

Lerema accius

Adult

07 August 2017

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly

Phoebis sennae

Adult

07 August 2017

Long-Tailed Skipper Butterfly

Urbanus proteus

Adult

07 August 2017

A large maple spanworm moth perched on a window.

Large Maple Spanworm Moth

Prochoerodes lineola

Adult

25 May 2018

A spicebush swallowtail butterfly sipping nectar from a purple coneflower.

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

Papilio troilus

Adult

09 June 2018

A hackberry emperor butterfly perched on a green plant.

Hackberry Emperor Butterfly

Asterocampa celtis

Adult

18 June 2019

A Horace's duskywing butterfly perched on black landscape fabric.

Horace's Duskywing Butterfly

Erynnis horatius

Adult

22 June 2019

A silvery checkerspot butterfly drinking nectar from a big leaf mountain mint flower.

Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly

Chlosyne nycteis

Adult

25 June 2019

A tropical checkered skipper drinking nectar from some white flowers.

 Tropical Checkered-Skipper

Burnsius oileus

Adult

30 September 2019

Eastern Black Swallowtail with open wings on a green plant.

     Eastern Black Swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes ssp. asterius

Adult

29 July 2020

Red-spotted admiral butterfly with its wings open sitting on some paving stones.

     Red-spotted Admiral

Limenitis arthemis

Adult

05 August 2020

Carolina sphinx moth on a tree, blending into the gray bark.

     Carolina Sphinx Moth

Manduca sexta

Adult

16 August 2020

A walnut sphinx moth larva climbing a concrete wall.

     Walnut Sphinx Moth

Amorpha juglandis

Larva

05 September 2020

A tersa sphinx moth caterpillar on a plant.

     Tersa Sphinx Moth

Xylophanes tersa

Larva

20 October 2020

An American Lady Butterfly resting on a leaf.

     American Lady Butterfly

Vanessa virginiensis

Adult

30 April 2021

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     Eight-Spotted Forester Moth

Alypia octomaculata 

16 May 2021

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     Red Admiral Butterfly

Vanessa atlanta

Adult

20 July 2021

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     Grape Leaffolder Moth

Desmia funeralis

Adult

20 July 2021

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     Thin-Lined Erastria

Erastria cruentaria

Adult

30 July 2021