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Butterflies and Moths of North America

Butterflies and Moths of North America is a searchable database of verified butterfly and moth records in the United States and Mexico. This site includes dynamic distribution maps, photographs, species accounts, and species checklists for each county in the U.S. and each state in Mexico.

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Asclepias speciosaShowy milkweed
Asclepias sullivantiiPrairie milkweed
Sullivant's milkweed
Smooth milkweed
Asclepias syriacaCommon milkweed
Asimina trilobaPawpaw
Common pawpaw
Custard apple
Indian banana
Wild banana
Asclepias tuberosaButterflyweed
Butterfly milkweed
Orange milkweed
Pleurisy root
Chigger flower
Asclepias verticillataWhorled milkweed
Eastern whorled milkweed
Atriplex canescensChamiso
Four-wing saltbush
Atriplex lentiformisBig saltbush
Coastal quail bush
Bacopa monnieriHerb-of-grace
Water hyssop
Coastal Water-hyssop
Baptisia tinctoriaHorseflyweed
Yellow Wild Indigo
Betula alleghaniensis var. alleghaniensisYellow birch
Betula lentaSweet birch
Cherry birch
Black birch
Mahogany birch
Betula papyriferaPaper birch
Canoe birch
White birch
Betula populifoliaGray birch
White birch
Aspen-leaved birch
Bidens albaCommon Beggarticks
Shepherd's Needles
Spanish Needles
Butterfly Needles
Hairy Beggarticks
Bouteloua curtipendulaSideoats grama
Boehmeria cylindricaSmallspike false nettle
Bog Hemp
Bouteloua gracilisBlue grama
Bromus anomalusNodding brome
Brachyelytrum erectumBearded shorthusk
Longawn woodgrass
Bromus inermisSmooth brome
Bursera simarubaGumbo limbo
Byrsonima lucidaLong Key locustberry
Locust Berry
Carex bigelowiiBigelow's sedge
Carpinus carolinianaAmerican hornbeam
Blue beech
Water beech
Cardamine concatenataCutleaf toothwort
Pepper root
Camissonia contortaPlains evening-primrose
Cardamine diphyllaCrinkleroot
Two-leaved toothwort
Two-leaf toothwort
Castilleja integraWholeleaf Indian Paintbrush
Callirhoe involucrataWinecup
Purple poppy mallow
Callirhoe involucrata var. linearilobaWhite poppymallow
Poppy mallow
White winecup
Purple poppy mallow
Carex lacustrisHairy sedge
Lakebank sedge
Cassiope mertensianaWestern moss heather
Western moss-heather
Calamagrostis purpurascensPurple reedgrass
Castanea pumilaAllegheny chinquapin
Allegheny chinkapin
Campsis radicansTrumpet creeper
Trumpet vine
Common trumpet creeper
Cow vine
Foxglove vine
Devil's shoestring
Carex strictaUpright sedge
Uptight sedge
Tussock sedge
Ceanothus americanusNew Jersey tea
Cercis canadensis var. mexicanaMexican redbud
Cercis canadensis var. texensisTexas redbud
Ceanothus cordulatusMountain whitethorn
Snow bush
Whitethorn ceanothus
Ceanothus cuneatusBuckbrush
Ceanothus fendleriFendler's ceanothus
Fendler ceanothus
Ceanothus herbaceusPrairie redroot
Smaller redroot
Small redroot
Inland Ceanothus
Fuzzy Ceanothus
Jersey tea
Celtis laevigataSugar hackberry
Texas sugarberry
Southern hackberry
Lowland hackberry
Palo blanco
Celtis lindheimeriLindheimer's hackberry
Lindheimer hackberry
Cercocarpus montanusAlderleaf mountain mahogany
Silverleaf mountain mahogany
Mountain mahogany
Celosia nitidaWest Indian cock's comb
Celtis occidentalisCommon hackberry
Northern hackberry
American hackberry
Nettle tree
False elm
Cephalanthus occidentalisCommon buttonbush
Button willow
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Light requirement
 Sun - 6 or more hrs
 Part shade - 2 to 6 hrs
 Shade - 2 hrs or less

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