Updated: Tuesday January 15, 2019



BUTTERFLY AND MOTH IMAGES CATALOG

For over 50 years I have explored nature, photographing what I discover. For the last 40 years I focused heavily on bird photography. But along the way a few photos of interesting "bugs" (e.g., butterflies, dragonflies, moths, etc.) were taken as well. After moving to the Rio Grande Valley in 2010, there was a little more emphasis on butterflies.

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North American Butterfly Species.

This is approximately 13 percent of the 859 documented North American butterfly species. An additional 30 species are from Colombia and Panama.

A few photos date from as far back as 1968, but most were taken more recently.

Photographing North American Moths, however, is a daunting task, since there are approximately 12,000 North American Moth species! The few images here hardly begin to scratch the surface, but it is a beginning.

NOTE: Any comments on the identification of the images are most welcome. There are a number of "unknown" and "partially" identified (i.e., to Family or Genus only) species, particularly for photos taken outside North America. Thanks in advance for any help.

Use the links above to go directly to the beginning of the image listings, or use the taxonomic list below for a specific Family or Subfamily.

Butterfly Family and Subfamily Classification


BUTTERFLIES



Family Papilionidae - Swallowtails


Family Pieridae - Whites and Yellows


Family Lycaenidae - Coppers, Harvester, Hairstreaks, and Blues


Family Riodinidae - Metalmarks

Common Name Latin Name Location
Blue Metalmark [Lasaia sula] North America
Fatal Metalmark [Calephelis nemesis] North America
Red-bordered Metalmark [Caria ino] North America
Rounded Metalmark [Calephelis perditalis] North America



Family Nymphalidae - Brushfoots


Family Hesperiidae - Firetips, Spreadwing Skippers (Cloudywings, Duskywings et al), Skipperlings, Grass-Skippers, and Giant Skippers


Unknown Butterflies - comments on the ID are most welcome!

Common Name Latin Name Location
Butterfly sp. (PA6) [Manerebia sp.?] Colombia
Butterfly sp. (PA3) [Pedaliodes sp.?] Colombia
Butterfly sp. (PA5) [??] Colombia
Butterfly sp. (PA7) [??] Colombia
Skipper sp. (1) [??] Panama



MOTHS



Moths - North American

Common Name Latin Name Location
8-spotted Forester Moth [Alypia octomaculata] North America
Ailanthus Webworm Moth [Atteva aurea] North America
Luna Moth [Actias luna] North America
Polyphemus Moth [Antheraea polyphemus] North America
Nevada Buck Moth [Hemileuca nevadensis] North America
Tersa Sphinx Moth [Xylophanes tersa] North America
Black Witch Moth [Ascalapha odorata] North America



Moths - Colombia

Common Name Latin Name Location
Amastus sp. Moth (PA8) [Amastus sp.] Colombia
Epimecis sp. Moth (PA14) [Epimecis sp.] Colombia
Epimecis sp. Moth (PA19) [Epimecis sp.] Colombia
Epimecis sp. Moth (PA20) [Epimecis sp.] Colombia
Geometridae sp. Moth (PA13) [Geometridae sp.] Colombia



Moths - Panama

Common Name Latin Name Location
Urania Swallowtail Moth [Urania fulgens] Panama



Moths - North America Unknown

Common Name Latin Name Location
Moth sp. (1) [xxx] North America
Moth sp. (2) [xxx] North America



Moths - Colombia Unknown

Common Name Latin Name Location
Moth sp. (PA10) [xxx] Colombia
Moth sp. (PA11) [xxx] Colombia
Moth sp. (PA12) [xxx] Colombia
Moth sp. (PA15) [xxx] Colombia
Moth sp. (PA16) [xxx] Colombia
Moth sp. (PA18) [xxx] Colombia
Moth sp. (PA21) [xxx] Colombia
Moth sp. (PA22) [xxx] Colombia
Moth sp. (PA25) [xxx] Colombia
Moth sp. (PA9) [xxx] Colombia
Moth sp. (PA26) [xxx] Colombia


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