Lepidoptera Life List

This is my attempt at keeping a life list of Lepidoptera I have identified. Leps include moths, butterflies, and their caterpillars. At this point it’s a photo life list, since I have little skill at identifying leps in the field, and rely on photos for confirmation. Maybe that will change, but for now — this is a start. If you spot a mis-ID, please contact me or leave a comment on this page.

Butterflies
Zebra Longwing
Common Buckeye
Gulf Fritillary
Viceroy
Spicebush Swallowtail
Palamedes Swallowtail
Pearl Crescent
Little Wood Satyr
White Peacock
Tawny Emperor
American Painted Lady
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Mourning Cloak
Question Mark
Red Admiral
Long-tailed Skipper
Cabbage White
Dainty Sulphur
Tropical Checkered Skipper
Eastern Comma
Fiery Skipper
Florida White
Black Swallowtail
Queen
Giant Swallowtail
Orange-barred Sulphur
Cloudless Sulphur
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Ruddy Daggerwing
Ceraunus Blue
Mangrove Skipper
Mangrove Buckeye
Atala
Painted Lady
Small Tortoiseshell
Variegated Fritillary
Gray Hairstreak
Proteus Longtail
Zarucco Duskywing
NEW! Red Cracker
NEW! Illioneus Giant Owl
NEW! Peleides Blue Morpho

Moths
Tersa Spinx Moth
Mournful Sphinx
Southern Flannel Moth
Polka-Dot Wasp Moth
Ornate Moth
noctuidae sp.
Scarlet-bodied Wasp Moth
Cream-spot Tiger Moth
unknown moth sp.
Cinnabar Moth
Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet
Waved Sphinx
Giant Leopard Moth
Orange-spotted Flower Moth
Desmia sp. moth
Luna Moth
Catocala sp. moth
Rosy Maple Moth
Caterpillars
Tersa Spinx Moth caterpillar
White-marked Tussock Moth caterpillar
Ilia Underwing moth caterpillar
Tiger Moth caterpillar sp.
Virginia Tiger Moth caterpillar
Eastern Tent Caterpillar
Buck Moth Caterpillar
Polka-Dot Wasp Moth caterpillar
Yellowstriped Armyworm
Io Moth Caterpillar
Monarch Caterpillar
Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar
Contracted Datana

(no photo)Just keeping a list here to note life leps for which I have no photo
* Polyphemus Moth | home, Volusia County FL | 20 February 2014

Zebra Longwing
Zebra Longwing | Gemini Springs, Volusia County FL | 15 September 2012

Common Buckeye
Common Buckeye | Rollins Savanna, Lake County IL | 13 July 2010 [in Florida]

Gulf Fritillary
Gulf Fritillary | Lake Lotus, Seminole County FL | 22 April 2012 [previous]

Viceroy
Viceroy | Gemini Springs, Volusia County FL | 02 December 2011

Tersa Sphinx Moth caterpillar
Tersa Sphinx Moth caterpillar | Spring-to-spring Trail, Volusia County FL | 12 August 2011

Tersa Sphinx Moth
Tersa Sphinx Moth | Circle B Bar Reserve, Polk County FL | 27 February 2012

ID help: caterpillar
Ilia Underwing moth caterpillar | Spring-to-spring Trail, Volusia County FL | 13 March 2012

Spicebush Swallowtail female
Spicebush Swallowtail (female) | Lake Woodruff NWR, Volusia County FL | 10 March 2012 [previous]

Palamedes Swallowtail
Palamedes Swallowtail | Longleaf Pine Preserve, Volusia County FL | 28 March 2012

White-marked Tussock Moth caterpillar
White-marked Tussock Moth caterpillar | Gemini Springs, Volusia County FL | 01 April 2012

Pearl Crescent
Pearl Crescent | Gemini Springs, Volusia County FL | 10 April 2012

tiger moth caterpillar
Tiger Moth caterpillar sp. (cannot ID to species?) | Gemini Springs, Volusia County FL | 10 April 2012

Little Wood Satyr
Little Wood Satyr | Gemini Springs, Volusia County FL | 08 April 2012

White Peacock
White Peacock | Gemini Springs, Volusia County FL | 29 September 2012 [previous]

Spilosoma virginica
Virginia Tiger Moth caterpillar (“Yellow Woolly Bear”) | Lake Lotus, Seminole County FL | 22 April 2012

Tawny Emperor
Tawny Emperor | Gemini Springs, Volusia County FL | 24 April 2012

American Painted Lady
American Painted Lady | Prairie Wolf Slough, Lake County IL | 8 May 2012

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail | Gemini Springs, Volusia County FL | 10 May 2013 [previous]

Mourning Cloak
Mourning Cloak | private residence, Lake County IL | 8 May 2012

Question Mark
Question Mark | Prairie Wolf Slough, Lake County IL | 8 May 2012

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Red Admiral | Gemini Springs, Volusia Co. FL | 31 March 2015

Eastern Tent Caterpillar
Eastern Tent Caterpillar | Rollins Savanna, Lake County IL | 10 May 2012

Buck Moth caterpillar
Buck Moth Caterpillar | Spring-to-spring Trail, Volusia County FL | 20 May 2012

Long-tailed Skipper
Long-tailed Skipper | Gemini Springs, Volusia County FL | 15 September 2012

Polka-Dot Wasp Moth caterpillar
Polka-Dot Wasp Moth caterpillar | Spring-to-spring Trail, Volusia County FL | 17 September 2012

__Mournful_Sphinx
Mournful Sphinx | Hickory Point Park, Lake County FL | 28 September 2012

Cabbage White
Cabbage White | Pheasant Branch Conservancy, Dane County WI | 24 October 2012

Dainty Sulphur
Dainty Sulphur | Pheasant Branch Conservancy, Dane County WI | 24 October 2012

checkered skipper sp.
Tropical Checkered Skipper (female) | Gemini Springs, Volusia County FL | 29 September 2012

eastern comma
Eastern Comma | Great Smoky Mountains NP, Sevier County TN | 05 October 2012

Southern Flannel Moth
Southern Flannel Moth | Flagler County FL | 03 October 2012

Yellowstriped Armyworm
Yellowstriped Armyworm | Rollins Savanna, Lake County IL | 15 October 2012

Fiery Skipper
Fiery Skipper | Gemini Springs, Volusia County FL | 21 November 2012

Florida White
Florida White (Appias drusilla) | Canaveral National Seashore, Volusia County FL | 17 November 2012

Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) male
Eastern Black Swallowtail (male) | Audubon Park, Deltona, Volusia County FL | 07 July 2014 | (female)

Queen
Queen | Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Collier County FL | 25 June 2013 [previous]

Giant Swallowtail
Giant Swallowtail | Spruce Creek Park, Volusia County FL | 20 February 2013 [previous]

Orange-barred Sulphur
Orange-barred Sulphur | ACBOP, Orange County FL | 07 February 2013

Cloudless Sulphur
Cloudless Sulphur | Spruce Creek Park, Volusia County FL | 20 February 2013

Eastern Tailed-Blue
Eastern Tailed-Blue | Prairie Wolf Slough, Lake County IL | 19 May 2013

Polka-Dot Wasp Moth
Polka-Dot Wasp Moth | Gemini Springs, Volusia County FL | 18 August 2013

Io Moth Caterpillar
Io Moth Caterpillar | Gemini Springs, Volusia County FL | 26 August 2013

Ornate Moth
Ornate Moth | Paynes Creek Historic State Park, Hardee County FL | 23 June 2013

Ruddy Daggerwing
Ruddy Daggerwing | Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Collier County FL | 25 June 2013

Monarch caterpillar
Monarch caterpillar | private residence, Lake County IL | 01 August 2013

noctuidae sp
noctuidae sp. | Gemini Springs, Volusia Co. FL | 29 September 2013

Scarlet-bodied Wasp Moth
Scarlet-bodied Wasp Moth | Gemini Springs, Volusia Co. FL | 22 September 2013

Ceraunus Blue
Ceraunus Blue | Gemini Springs, Volusia Co. FL | 18 November 2013

Mangrove Skipper
Mangrove Skipper | Crane Point, Monroe Co. FL | 07 December 2013

Mangrove Buckeye
Mangrove Buckeye | Curry Hammock State Park, Monroe Co. FL | 25 September 2013

Atala
Atala | Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve, Broward Co. FL | 26 October 2013

Cream-spot Tiger Moth
Cream-spot Tiger Moth | Dosrius, Spain | 10 May 2014

ID HELP requested
unknown moth (possible brown form Red-fringed Emerald (Nemoria bistriaria)) | Gemini Springs, Volusia Co. FL | 18 April 2014

Cinnabar Moth
Cinnabar Moth | De Brabantse Wal, the Netherlands | 29 May 2014

Painted Lady / Cosmopolitan
Painted Lady / Cosmopolitan | Llobregat Delta, Spain | 14 May 2014

Small Tortoiseshell
Small Tortoiseshell | De Brabantse Wal, the Netherlands | 29 May 2014

Zygaena sp [Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet]
Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet | Llobregat Delta, Spain | 14 May 2014

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Variegated Fritillary | Gemini Springs, Volusia Co. FL | 16 June 2014

Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Gray Hairstreak | Gemini Springs, Volusia Co. FL | 30 June 2014

Proteus Longtail (Urbanus proteus)
Proteus Longtail | Bok Tower Garden, Polk Co. FL | 13 December 2013

Waved Sphinx*
Waved Sphinx (I think) | Grundy Co. TN | 27 July 2014

Giant Leopard Moth
Giant Leopard Moth (deceased) | Grundy Co. TN | 27 July 2014

Gulf Fritillary caterpillar
Gulf Fritillary caterpillar | Gemini Springs, Volusia Co. FL | 17 August 2014

Zarucco Duskywing
Zarucco Duskywing | DeBary, Volusia Co. FL | 22 August 2014

Datana contracta
Contracted Datana | Spring-to-spring Trail, DeBary, Volusia Co. FL | 3 September 2014

Orange-spotted Flower Moth [Syngamia florella]
Orange-spotted Flower Moth [Syngamia florella] | our house, DeBary, Volusia Co. FL | 8 December 2014

Desmia sp. moth
Desmia sp. moth | Circle B Bar Reserve, Polk Co. FL | 27 February 2015

Luna Moth (Actias luna)
Luna Moth (deceased) | Audubon Park, Volusia Co. FL | 20 March 2015

Underwing sp. [Catocala sp.]
Underwing moth sp. (Little Nymph Underwing?) | home, Volusia Co. FL | 20 April 2015

Rosy Maple Moth [Dryocampa rubicunda]
Rosy Maple Moth | Deltona Landings, Volusia Co. FL | 01 July 2016

Red Cracker
Red Cracker (Hamadryas amphinome) | Ecocentro Danaus, La Fortuna, Costa Rica | 07 May 2016

Giant Owl butterfly
Illioneus Giant Owl (Caligo illioneus) | Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge, La Fortuna, Costa Rica | 08 May 2016

Blue Morpho
Peleides Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) | Selvatura Adventure Park, Santa Elena, Costa Rica | 11 May 2016

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