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This is a list of butterflies and moths—species of the order Lepidoptera—that have been observed in the U.S. state of Michigan.

ButterfliesEdit Edit

Papilionidae Edit

Spicebush Swallowtail Papilio troilus

Papilio
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus
  • Canadian Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio canadensis
  • Spicebush Swallowtail, Papilio troilus
  • Black Swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes
  • Giant Swallowtail, Papilio cresphontes
Eurytides
  • Zebra Swallowtail, Eurytides marcellus
Battus
  • Pipevine Swallowtail, Battus philenor

Pieridae Edit

Pieris
  • Cabbage White, Pieris rapae
  • Mustard White, Pieris oleracea
  • West Virginia White, Pieris virginiensis
Pontia
  • Checkered White, Pontia protodice
Euchloe
  • Olympia Marble, Euchloe olympia
Colias
  • Clouded Sulphur, Colias philodice
  • Orange Sulphur, Colias eurytheme
  • Pink-edged Sulphur, Colias interior
Eurema
  • Little Yellow, Eurema lisa

Lycaenidae Edit

Lycaenini Edit

  • American Copper, Lycaena phlaeas
  • Dorcas Copper, Lycaena dorcas
  • Purplish Copper, Lycaena helloides
  • Bog Copper, Lycaena epixanthe
  • Bronze Copper, Lycaena hyllus
  • Harvester, Feniseca tarquinius

Theclini & Eumaeini Edit

  • Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus
  • White M Hairstreak, Parrhasius m-album
  • Banded Hairstreak, Satyrium calanus
  • Hickory Hairstreak, Satyrium caryaevorus
  • Edward's Hairstreak, Satyrium edwardsii
  • Striped Hairstreak, Satyrium liparops
  • Northern Oak Hairstreak, Satyrium favonius ontario
  • Acadian Hairstreak, Satyrium acadica
  • Coral Hairstreak, Satyrium titus
  • Brown Elfin, Callophrys augustinus
  • Henry's Elfin, Callophrys henrici
  • Frosted Elfin, Callophrys irus
  • Hoary Elfin, Callophrys polios
  • Eastern Pine Elfin, Callophrys niphon
  • Western Pine Elfin, Callophrys eryphon
  • Early Hairstreak, Erora laeta

Polyommatini Edit

  • Eastern Tailed-blue, Cupido comyntas
  • Silvery Blue, Glaucopsyche lygdamus
  • Spring Azure, Celastrina ladon
  • Summer Azure, Celastrina neglecta
  • Karner Blue, Lycaeides melissa samuelis
  • Greenish Blue, Plebejus saepiolus
  • Melissa Blue, Plebejus melissa
  • Anna's Blue, Plebejus anna

Riodinidae Edit

Calephelis
  • Swamp Metalmark, Calephelis muticum

Nymphalidae Edit

Heliconiinae Edit

  • Variegated Fritillary, Euptoieta claudia
  • Great Spangled Fritillary, Speyeria cybele
  • Atlantis Fritillary, Speyeria atlantis
  • Aphrodite Fritillary, Speyeria aphrodite
  • Meadow Fritillary, Boloria bellona
  • Frigga Fritillary, Boloria frigga
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary, Boloria selene
  • Bog Fritillary, Boloria eunomia
  • Freija Fritillary, Boloria freija

Nymphalinae Edit

  • Pearl Crescent, Phyciodes tharos
  • Northern Crescent, Phyciodes cocyta
  • Tawny Crescent, Phyciodes batesii
  • Gorgone Checkerspot, Chlosyne gorgone
  • Silvery Checkerspot, Chlosyne nycteis
  • Harris's Checkerspot, Chlosyne harrisii
  • Baltimore Checkerspot, Euphydryas phaeton
  • Question Mark, Polygonia interrogationis
  • Eastern Comma, Polygonia comma
  • Satyr Comma, Polygonia satyrus
  • Green Comma, Polygonia faunus
  • Hoary Comma, Polygonia gracilis
  • Gray Comma, Polygonia progne
  • Compton Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis vaualbum
  • Mourning Cloak, Nymphalis antiopa
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell, Aglais milberti
  • Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
  • American Lady, Vanessa virginiensis
  • Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui
  • Common Buckeye, Junonia coenia
  • White Admiral, Limenitis arthemis
  • Red-spotted Purple, Limenitis arthemis
  • Viceroy, Limenitis archippus
  • Hackberry Emperor, Asterocampa celtis
  • Tawny Emperor, Asterocampa clyton
  • American Snout, Libytheana carinenta
  • Monarch, Danaus plexippus

Satyrinae Edit

  • Little Wood Satyr, Megisto cymela
  • Mitchell's Satyr, Neonympha mitchellii
  • Common Wood Nymph, Cercyonis pegala
  • Eyed Brown, Satyrodes eurydice
  • Appalachian Brown, Satyrodes appalachia
  • Northern Pearly-eye, Enodia anthedon
  • Common Ringlet, Coenonympha tullia
  • Red-disked Alpine, Erebia discoidalis
  • Chryxus Arctic, Oeneis chryxus
  • Jutta Arctic, Oeneis jutta

Hesperiidae Edit

Pyrginae & Pyrrhopyginae Edit

  • Silver-spotted Skipper, Epargyreus clarus
  • Hoary Edge, Achalarus lyciades
  • Southern Cloudywing, Thorybes bathyllus
  • Northern Cloudywing, Thorybes pylades
  • Juvenal's Duskywing, Erynnis juvenalis
  • Horace's Duskywing, Erynnis horatius
  • Dreamy Duskywing, Erynnis icelus
  • Sleepy Duskywing, Erynnis brizo
  • Persius Duskywing, Erynnis persius
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing, Erynnis baptisiae
  • Columbine Duskywing, Erynnis lucilius
  • Mottled Duskywing, Erynnis martialis
  • Common Checkered-Skipper, Pyrgus communis
  • Grizzled Skipper, Pyrgus centaureae
  • Common Sootywing, Pholisora catullus

Heteropterinae & Hesperiinae Edit

  • Arctic Skipper, Carterocephalus palaemon
  • European Skipper, Thymelicus lineola
  • Least Skipper, Ancyloxypha numitor
  • Poweshiek Skipperling, Oarisma poweshiek
  • Common Branded Skipper, Hesperia comma
  • Cobweb Skipper, Hesperia metea
  • Leonard's Skipper, Hesperia leonardus
  • Indian Skipper, Hesperia sassacus
  • Ottoe Skipper, Hesperia ottoe
  • Long Dash, Polites mystic
  • Peck's Skipper, Polites peckius
  • Tawny-edged Skipper, Polites themistocles
  • Crossline Skipper, Polites origenes
  • Black Dash, Euphyes conspicua
  • Northern Broken-dash, Wallengrenia egeremet
  • Little Glassywing, Pompeius verna
  • Dun Skipper, Euphyes vestris
  • Hobomok Skipper, Poanes hobomok
  • Zabulon Skipper, Poanes zabulon
  • Muberry Wing, Poanes massasoit
  • Broad-winged Skipper, Poanes viator
  • Two-spotted Skipper, Euphyes bimacula
  • Dion Skipper, Euphyes dion
  • Duke's Skipper, Euphyes dukesi
  • Delaware Skipper, Anatrytone logan
  • Dusted Skipper, Atrytonopsis hianna
  • Common Roadside Skipper, Amblyscirtes vialis
  • Pepper-and-Salt Skipper, Amblyscirtes hegon

MothsEdit Edit

Arctiidae Edit

Arctiinae Edit

  • Carlotta's Tiger Moth, Apantesis carlotta
  • Nais Tiger Moth, Apantesis nais
  • Harnessed Moth, Apantesis phalerata
  • Garden Tiger Moth, Arctia caja
  • Yellow-colored Scape Moth, Cisseps fulvicollis
  • Salt Marsh Moth, Estigmene acrea
  • Celia's Tiger Moth, Grammia celia
  • Figured Tiger Moth, Grammia figurata
  • Oithana Tiger Moth, Grammia oithona
  • Phyllira Tiger Moth, Grammia phyllira
  • Little Virgin Tiger Moth, Grammia virguncula
  • Banded Tussock Moth, Halysidota tessellaris
  • Confused Haploa Moth, Haploa confusa
  • Orange Holomelina Moth, Holomelina aurantiaca
  • Buchholz's Holomelina Moth, Holomelina buchholzi
  • Immaculate Holomelina Moth, Holomelina immaculata
  • Bog Holomelina Moth, Holomelina lamae
  • Giant Leopard Moth, Hypercompe scribonia
  • Ruby Tiger Moth, Phragmatobia fuliginosa
  • Large Ruby Tiger Moth, Phragmatobia assimilans
  • Lined Ruby Tiger Moth, Phragmatobia lineata
  • Isabella Tiger Moth, Pyrrharctia isabella
  • Agreeable Tiger Moth, Spilosoma congrua
  • Dubious Tiger Moth, Spilosoma dubia
  • Pink-legged Tiger Moth, Spilosoma latipennis
  • Virginia Tiger Moth, Spilosoma virginica

Ctenuchinae Edit

  • Yellow-colored Scape Moth, Cisseps fulvicollis
  • Virginia Ctenucha Moth, Ctenucha virginica

Lithosiinae Edit

  • Pale Lichen Moth, Crambidia pallida
  • Painted Lichen Moth, Hypoprepia fucosa
  • Scarlet Lichen Moth, Hypoprepia miniata

Crambidae Edit

  • Celery Leaftier Moth, Udea rubigalis

Elachistidae Edit

  • Hemlock Moth, Agonopterix alstroemeriana

Erebidae Edit

Catocalinae Edit

  • Three-staff Underwing Moth, Catocala amestris
  • Yellow-banded Underwing Moth, Catocala cerogama

Geometridae Edit

Ennominae Edit

  • Peppered Moth, Biston betularia
  • Pale Beauty Moth, Campaea perlata
  • Spiny Looper Moth, Phigalia titea

Larentiinae Edit

  • White-striped Black Moth, Trichodezia albovittata

Lasiocampidae Edit

Lasiocampinae Edit

  • Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth, Malacosoma americanum
  • Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth, Malacosoma disstria

Limacodidae Edit

  • Saddleback Caterpillar Moth, Acharia stimulea

Lymantriidae Edit

  • Gypsy Moth, Lymantria dispar
  • White-marked Tussock Moth, Orgyia leucostigma

Noctuidae Edit

Amphipyrinae Edit

  • Copper Underwing Moth, Amphipyra pyramidea

Hadeninae Edit

  • White-Speck Moth, Mythimna unipuncta

Herminiinae Edit

  • Grayish Zanclognatha Moth, Zanclognatha pedipilalis

Noctuinae Edit

  • Large Yellow Underwing, Noctua pronuba

Notodontidae Edit

  • Sigmoid Prominent Moth, Clostera albosigma
  • Apical Prominent Moth, Clostera apicalis
  • Linden Prominent Moth, Ellida caniplaga
  • White Furcula Moth, Furcula borealis
  • Modest Furcula Moth, Furcula modesta
  • Western Furcula Moth, Furcula occidentalis
  • Lintner's Pebble Moth, Gluphisia lintneri
  • Small Pebble Moth, Gluphisia septentrionis
  • Saddle Prominent Moth, Heterocampa guttivitta
  • Oblique Heterocampa Moth, Heterocampa obliqua
  • White-blotched Heterocampa Moth,Heterocampa umbrata
  • Zaya Heterocampa Moth, Heterocampa zayasi
  • Pink Prominent Moth, Hyparpax aurora
  • Georgian Prominent Moth, Hyperaeschra georgica
  • Double-lined Prominent Moth, Lochmaeus bilineata
  • Variable Oakleaf Moth, Lochmaeus manteo
  • Mottled Prominent Moth, Macrurocampa marthesia
  • Drab Prominent Moth, Misogada unicolor
  • Rough Prominent Moth, Nadata gibbosa
  • Double-toothed Prominent Moth, Nerice bidentata
  • Base-streaked Prominent Moth, Notodonta scitipennis
  • Elegant Prominent Moth, Odontosia elegans
  • Chocolate Prominent Moth, Peridea ferruginea
  • Angulose Prominent Moth, Peridea angulosa
  • Black-rimmed Prominent Moth, Pheosia rimosa
  • Chestnut Schizura, Schizura badia
  • Red-humped Caterpillar Moth, Schizura concinna
  • Morning-glory Prominent Moth, Schizura ipomoeae
  • Black-blotched Schizura Moth, Schizura leptinoides
  • Unicorn Caterpillar Moth, Schizura unicornis

Saturniidae Edit

Citheroniinae Edit

  • Orangestriped Oakworm Moth, Anisota senatoria
  • Spiny Oakworm Moth, Anisota stigma
  • Pink-striped Oakworm Moth, Anisota virginiensis
  • Regal Moth, Citheronia regalis
  • Rosy Maple Moth, Dryocampa rubicunda
  • Imperial Moth, Eacles imperialis
  • Honey Locust Moth, Sphingicampa bicolor
  • Bisected Honey Locust Moth, Sphingicampa bisecta

Hemileucinae Edit

  • Io Moth, Automeris io
  • Buck Moth, Hemileuca maia
  • Nevada Buck Moth, Hemileuca nevadensis

Saturniinae Edit

  • Luna Moth, Actias luna
  • Polyphemus Moth, Antheraea polyphemus
  • Giant Silkmoth, Callosamia angulifera
  • Promethea Silkmoth, Callosamia promethea
  • Columbia Silkmoth, Hyalophora columbia
  • Cecropia Moth, Hyalophora cecropia

Sphingidae Edit

Macroglossinae Edit

  • Tantalus Sphinx, Aellopos tantalus
  • Nessus Sphinx, Amphion floridensis
  • Azalea Sphinx, Darapsa choerilus
  • Virginia Creeper Sphinx, Darapsa myron
  • Hydrangea Sphinx, Darapsa versicolor
  • Lettered Sphinx, Deidamia inscriptum
  • Mournful Sphinx, Enyo lugubris
  • Ello Sphinx, Erinnyis ello
  • Achemon Sphinx, Eumorpha achemon
  • Pandora Sphinx Moth, Eumorpha pandorus
  • Snowberry Clearwing, Hemaris diffinis
  • Slender Clearwing, Hemaris gracilis
  • Hummingbird Clearwing, Hemaris thysbe
  • Bedstraw Hawkmoth, Hyles gallii
  • White-lined Sphinx, Hyles lineata
  • Abbott's Sphinx, Sphecodina abbottii
  • Tersa Sphinx, Xylophanes tersa

Sphinginae Edit

  • Pink-spotted Hawkmoth, Agrius cingulata
  • Five-Spotted Hawkmoth, Manduca quinquemaculata
  • Clemens' Hawkmoth, Sphinx luscitiosa
  • Tobacco Hornworm, Manduca sexta
  • Walnut Sphinx, Amorpha juglandis
  • Elm Sphinx, Ceratomia amyntor
  • Catalpa Sphinx, Ceratomia catalpae
  • Waved Sphinx, Ceratomia undulosa
  • Pawpaw Sphinx, Dolba hyloeus
  • Northern Pine Sphinx, Lapara bombycoides
  • Cluentius Sphinx, Neococytius cluentius
  • Modest Sphinx, Pachysphinx modesta
  • Blinded Sphinx, Paonias excaecatus
  • Small-eyed Sphinx, Paonias myops
  • One-eyed Sphinx, Smerinthus cerisyi
  • Twin-spotted Sphinx, Smerinthus jamaicensis
  • Canadian Sphinx, Sphinx canadensis
  • Great Ash Sphinx, Sphinx chersis
  • Wild Cherry Sphinx, Sphinx drupiferarum
  • Hermit Sphinx, Sphinx eremitus
  • Laurel Sphinx, Sphinx kalmiae
  • Poecila Sphinx, Sphinx poecila

Yponomeutidae Edit

  • Ailanthus Webworm Moth, Atteva aurea

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