Butterflies and Moths of Wildwood Park

Swallowtails
Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor
Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes
Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresophontes
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus
Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail Papilio appalachiensis
Spicebush Swallowtail Papilio troilus
Whites & Sulphurs
Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice
Little Yellow Eurema lisa
Sleepy Orange Eurema nicippe
Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole
Cabbage White Pieris rapae
Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae
Gossamer Wings
Olive Juniper Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus gryneus
Brown Elfin Callophrys augustinus
Henry’s Elfin Callophrys henrici
Red-Banded Hairstreak Calyopsis cecrops
Spring Azure Celastrina ladon
Summer Azure Celastrina neglecta
Appalachian Azure Celastrina neglectamajor
Eastern Tailed-Blue Cupido comyntas
Harvester Feniseca turquinius
American Copper Lycaena phlaeas
White-M Hairstreak Parrhasium m-album
Banded Hairstreak Satyrium calanus
Hickory Hairstreak Satyrium caryaevorum
Coral Hairstreak Satyrium titus
Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus
Metalmarks
Northern Metalmark Calephelis borealis
Brushfoots
Hackberry Emperor Asterocampa celtis
Tawny Emperor Asterocampa clyton
Meadow Fritillary Bolloria bellona
Common Wood-Nymph Cercyonis pegala
Silvery Checkerspot Chlosyne nycteis
Monarch Danaus plexippus
Northern Pearly-Eye Enodia anthedon
Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia
Common Buckeye Junonia coenia
American Snout Butterfly Libytheana carinenta
Viceroy Limenitis archippus
Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arhtemis
Little Wood-Satyr Megisto cymela
Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa

Pearly Crescentspot

Phyciodes tharos
Eastern Comma Polygonia comma
Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis
Aphrodite Fritillary Speyeria aphrodite
Great Spangled Fritillary Speyeria cybele
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
American Lady Vanessa virginiensis
Skippers
Hoary Edge Achalarus lysiades
Pepper and Salt Skipper Amblyscirtes hegon
Common Roadside-Skipper Amblysicrtes vialis
Delaware Skipper Anatrytone logan
Least Skipper Ancyloxypha numitor
Sachem Atalopedes campestris
Golden-Banded Skipper Autochton cellus
Silver-Spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus
Wild Indigo Duskywing Erynnis baptisiae
Sleepy Duskywing Erynnis brizo
Dreamy Duskywing Erynnis icelus
Horace’s Duskywing Erynnis horatius
Juvenal’s Duskywing Erynnis juvenalis
Dun Skipper Euphyes vestris
Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus
Clouded Skipper Lerema accius
Swarthy Skipper Nastra lherminier
Ocola Skipper Panoquina ocola
Common Sootywing Pholisora catullus
Hobomok Skipper Poanes hobomok
Zabulon Skipper Poanes zabulon
Peck’s Skipper Polites peckius
Tawny-Edged Skipper Polites themistocles
Crossline Skipper Polites origines
Little Glassywing Pompeius verna
Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis
Hayhurst's Scallopwing Staphylus hayhursti
Southern Cloudywing Thorybes bathyllus
Confused Cloudywing Thorybes confusis
Northern Cloudywing Thorybes pylades
European Skipper Thymelicus lineola
Long-Tailed Skipper Urbanus proteus
Northern Broken-Dash Wallengrenia egeremet
Moths
Ailanthus Webworm Moth Atteva aurea (A. punctella)
Ambiguous Moth Lascoria ambigualis 
American Dagger Moth Acronicta americana
Army Cutworm Moth Euxoa auxiliaris
Bad-Wing Moth Dyspteris abortivaria
Banded Tussock Moth Halysidota tessellaris
Basswood Leafroller Pantographa limata
Beautiful Wood Nymph Eudryas grata
Bent-line Carpet Moth Orthonama centrostrigaria
Bent-line Gray Iridopsis larvaria
Bilobed Looper Moth Autographa biloba
Black-and-Orange Lichen Moth Lycomorpha pholus
Black Bit Moth Celiptera frustulum
Black-dotted Lithacodia  Lithacodia synochitis
Bluish Spring Moth Lomographa semiclarata

Bristly Cutworm Moth 

Lacinipolia renigera
Brown Bark Carpet Moth Horisme intestinata
Brown-hooded Owlet Moth Cucullia convexipennis
Brown-spotted Zale Zale helata
Cabbage Looper Moth Trichoplusia ni
Catalpa Sphinx Moth Ceratomia catalpa
Celery Leaftier Moth Udea rubigalis
Celery Looper Moth Syngrapha falcifera
Chickweed Geometer  Haematopis grataria
Chosen Sallow Psaphida electilis
Cloaked Marvel  Chytonix palliatricula
Clover Hayworm Moth Hypsopygia costalis
Clover Looper Moth Caenurgina crassiuscula
Clymene Moth Haploa clymene
Common Eupithecia  Eupithecia miserulata
Common Looper Moth Autographa precationis
Common Spring Moth Heliomata cycladata

Confused Eusarca  

Eusarca confusaria
Corn Earworm Moth Heliothis zea
Crocus Geometer Xanthotype sospeta

Dark-banded Geometer 

Ecliptopera atricolorata
Dark-banded Owlet Phalaenophano pyramusalis

Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet Moth

Xanthorhoe ferrugata
Dark-spotted Palthis  Palthis angulalis
Definite Tussock Moth Orygia definita
Deep Yellow Euchlaena Euchlaena amoenaria
Discolored Renia Renia discoloralis
Dogbane Tiger Moth Cycnia tenera
Dusky Groundling  Platysenta vecors
Eastern Buckmoth Hemileuca maia
Eastern Tent Caterpillar Malacosoma americanum
Eight-spotted Forester Alypia octomaculata
Eupatorium Borer Carmenta bassiformis
Faint-spotted Angle Semiothisa ocellinata
Fall Armyworm Moth Spodoptera frugiperda
Fall Webworm Moth Hyphantria cunea
False Crocus Geometer Xanthotype urticaria
Flame-Shouldered Dart  Ochrapleura plecta
Forage Looper Moth Caenurgina erechtea
Four-Spotted Angle Moth Trigrammia quadrinotaria
Glossy Black Idia  Idia lubricalis
Gold Moth Basilodes pepita
Grape Leaffolder Moth Desmia funeralis
Grape Leaf Skeletonizer Moth Harrisina americana
Grapevine Epimenis Psychomorpha epimenis
Grateful Midget Elaphria grata
Grayish Zanclognatha Zanclognatha pedipilalis
Great Leopard Moth Hypercompe scribonia

Greater Black Letter Dart   

Xestia dolosa
Green Marvel   Agriopodes fallax
Hickory Tussock Moth Lophocampa caryae

Honest Pero

Pero honestaria
Hummingbird Clearwing Hemaris thysbe
Imperial Moth Eacles imperialis
Implicit Arches Lacinipolia implicata
Io Moth Automeris io
Isabella Tiger Moth Isia isabella
Kent's Geometer Selenia kentaria
Large Maple Spanworm Moth Prochoerodes lineola
Large Mossy Lithacodia Lithacodia muscosula
Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba
Larger Lace-Border Moth Scopula limboundata
Lesser Grapevine Looper Eulithis diversilineata
Lesser Maple Spanworm Moth Itame pustularia
Luna Moth Actias luna

Many-lined Carpet Moth 

Anticlea multiferata
Maple Zale Zale galbanata
Master's Dart Feltia herilis
Milkweed Tussock Moth Euchaetes egle
(no common name)  Blepharomastix ranalis
(no common name) Dyspteris arbortivaria
(no common name) Feltia tricosa
(no common name) Pyrausta tyralis
Nessus Sphinx Amphion floridensis

Olive Arches

Lacinipolia olivacea
Orange-Patched Smoky Moth Pyromorpha dimidiata
Orange-tipped Oakworm Moth Anisota senatoria
Packard's Lichen Moth Cisthena packardii
Pale Beauty Campaea perlata
Pale Epidelta Epidelta metonalis
Pandora Sphinx Eurmorpha pandorus

Pepper-and-Salt Geometer

Biston betularia cognataria
Pink-spotted Dart Xestia bicarnea
Polyphemus Moth  Antheraea polyphemus
Porcelain Gray Protoboarmia porcelaria
Purple-Backed Cabbageworm Moth Evergestis pallidata
Primrose Moth Schinia florida

Promiscuous Angle

Semiothisa promiscuata
Purple-Lined Sallow Pyrrhia exprimens
Red Groundling Perigea xanthiodes
Red Twin-Spot Xanthorhoe ferrugata
Rippled Wave Idea obfusaria
Sad Underwing Moth Catocola maestosa
Saddleback Caterpillar Moth Sibine stimulea
Sharp-angled Carpet Moth Euphyia unangulata
Showy Emerald Dichorda iridaria
Signate Quaker Tricholita signata

Six-Plume Moth

Alucita hexadactyla
Small Bird-Dropping Moth Tarachidia erastrioides
Small-Eyed Sphinx Paonias myops
Snowberry Clearwing Hemaris diffinis
Snowy Urola Urola nivalis
Southern Armyworm Moth Spodoptera eridania
Spotted Apatelodes Apatelodes torrefacta
Spotted Fireworm Moth Choistoneura parallela

Spotted Grass Moth

Rivula propinqualis
Spotted Thyris Thyris maculata
Spotted Tussock Moth Lophocampa maculata
Straight-lined Wave Lobocleta plemyraria
Subgothic Dart Feltia subgothica

The Slowpoke

Anorthodes tarda
Tawny Holomelina Holomelina opella
Texas Mocis Mocis texana
Three-lined Leafroller Pandemis limitata
Toothed Brown Carpet Moth Xanthorhoe lacustrata
Tufted Thyatirid Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides (form “expultrix”)
Tulip-Tree Beauty Epimecis hortaria
Unspotted Looper Allagrapha aerea
Virginian Tiger Moth or Yellow Wooly Bear Spilosoma virginica (Diacrisia virginica)
Walnut Sphinx Amorpha juglandis
Wavy-lined Emerald Synchlora aerata
Waved Sphinx Ceratomia undulosa
Wavy-lined Heterocampa Heterocampa biundata
Wavy-lined Zanclognatha  Zanclognatha ochreipennis
White Slantline Tetracis cachexiata
White Spring Moth Lomographa vestaliata

White-banded Toothed Carpet 

Epirrhoe alternata
White-lined Bomolocha  Bomolocha abalienalis
White-striped Black Moth Trichodezia albovittata

Yellow Slantline  

Tetracis crocallata
Yellowhorn Colocasia flavicornis
Yellow-collared Scape Moth Cisseps fulvicollis
Yellow-striped Armyworm Moth Spodoptera ornithogalli

Zebra Conchylodes

Conchylodes ovulalis

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last updated 26 May 2017