The Business Birder® Butterflies and Moths of the Coastal Carolinas

The Business Birder®

Butterflies and Moths of the Coastal Carolinas



PAPILLIONIDAE
Swallowtails
Pipevine Swallowtail
Pipevine Swallowtail (Spring 2012)
Zebra Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Giant Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Black Form Female)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Black Form Female, Holly Shelter Game Land May 2016)
Spicebush Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail (2010)
Spicebush Swallowtail (on wild azelea)
Spicebush Swallowtail (May 2012)
Spicebush Swallowtail (June 2012)
Palamedes Swallowtail
Palamedes Swallowtail (2010)
Palamedes Swallowtail (Nectaring on Pinxterflower)
Palamedes Swallowtail (Summer 2012)

PIERIDAE
Whites
Cabbage White
Falcate Orangetip
Sulphurs
Orange Sulphur (Sunset Beach Twin Lakes, September 2013)
Cloudless Sulphur
Little Yellow
Sleepy Orange

LYCAENIDAE
Harvesters
Coppers
Hairstreaks
Great Purple Hairstreak (October 2007)
Great Purple Hairstreak (Ev-Henwood October 2007)
Oak Hairstreak (Holly Shelter Shaw Highway May 2015)
Henry's Elfin
Henry's Elfin (March 2011)
Juniper Hairstreak (Bald Head Island Butterfly Count August 2010)
Juniper Hairstreak (Ft Fisher Basin Trail August 2013)
Hessel's Hairstreak (Green Swamp May 2014)
Hessel's Hairstreak (Green Swamp March 2016 & April 2017)
Gray Hairstreak
Gray Hairstreak (2010)
Gray Hairstreak (Dorsal View 2012)
Red-banded Hairstreak
Blues
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Azures
Holly Azure (Funston Road, Early April 2014)
Summer Azure (Pisgah Inn, Blue Ridge Parkway, Early June 2014)

RIODINIDAE
Metalmarks
Little Metalmark (Holly Shelter Game Land April 2016)
Little Metalmark (Holly Shelter Game Land September & October 2017)

NYMPHALIDAE
Snouts
American Snout
Heliconians & Fritillaries
Gulf Fritillary (Flight & Copulating, August 2008)
Gulf Fritillary (Metamorphosed October 2008)
Gulf Fritillary (Pupating September 2010)
Gulf Fritillary (Metamorphosed October 2010)
Gulf Fritillary (In Flight 2011)
Gulf Fritillary (August 2012)
Zebra Longwing (Hoop Hole Creek, July 2008)
Zebra Longwing (Elwell Ferry Landing, Cape Fear River September 2013)
Variegated Fritillary
True Brushfoots
Phaon Crescent
Pearl Crescent
Pearl Crescent (Male & Female, Holly Shelter Game Land April 2016)
Question Mark
Question Mark (Summer Form)
Question Mark (Summer 2012)
Question Mark (Foraging at Sap Well with Morning Cloak, Daws Creek March 2015)
Question Mark (Elwell Ferry Landing, Cape Fear River August 2015)
Eastern Comma
Eastern Comma (September 2012)
Mourning Cloak (Spring 2007)
Mourning Cloak (Ev-Henwood Spring 2011)
Mourning Cloak (Spring 2011)
Mourning Cloak (Fresh Spring 2012)
American Lady
American Lady ("Big Eyes")
American Lady (January 2012)
American Lady (March 2012)
American Lady (Summer 2013)
American Lady (Holly Shelter May 2016)
Painted Lady
Painted Lady (2010)
Painted Lady (August 2012)
Painted Lady (Lateral View Nectaring August 2012)
Painted Lady (Groundsel Bush, Federal Point, Ft Fisher September 2017)
Red Admiral
Red Admiral (Underside)
Common Buckeye
Common Buckeye (Caterpillar)
Common Buckeye (Underside)
Admirals & Relatives
Red-spotted Purple
Viceroy
Viceroy (Lee Buck Road October 2013)
Viceroy (Sunset Beach August 2014)
Viceroy (Holly Shelter Game Land September 2017)
Emperors
Hackberry Emperor (Top - Pee Dee NWR July 2007 & Savanah NWR Beaufort CBC September 2011)
Hackberry Emperor (Elwell Ferry Landing, Cape Fear River August 2015)
Tawny Emperor (Elwell Ferry Landing, Cape Fear River September 2012)
Tawny Emperor (Elwell Ferry Landing, Cape Fear River August 2013)
Satyrs
Southern Pearly-eye (Lee Buck Road March 2012 & May 2012)
Creole Pearly-eye
Carolina Satyr
Carolina Satyr (Including Dorsal Views)
Carolina Satyr (Penderlea Road August 2017)
Little Wood-Satyr
Little Wood-Satyr (with Dorsal View)
Georgia Satyr (B W Wells Savannah, Pender County June 2011 & May 2012)
Georgia Satyr (B W Wells Savannah, Pender County May 2016)
Milkweed Butterflies
Monarch
Monarch (Life Stages)
Monarch (2011)
Monarch (Holly Shelter Winter 2011)
Monarch (Fall Migration at Ft Fisher October 2014 & 2015)
Queen
Queen (on Turkey Tangle Frogfruit)

HESPERIIDAE
Spread-wing Skippers
Silver-spotted Skipper
Silver-spotted Skipper (with Wings Spread)
Silver-spotted Skipper (Spring 2012)
Silver-spotted Skipper (Dorsal View August 2012)
Long-tailed Skipper
Long-tailed Skipper (2010)
Southern Cloudywing
Northern Cloudywing
Sleepy Duskywing
Juvenal's Duskywing
Juvenal's Duskywing (2012)
Horace's Duskywing
Horace's Duskywing (August 2012)
Funereal Duskywing (2nd NC Record, Brunswick Town, August 2010)
Common Checkered-Skipper
Grass Skippers
Swarthy Skipper
Clouded Skipper
Clouded Skipper (August 2012)
Clouded Skipper (Holly Shelter Game Land April 2017)
Least Skipper
Fiery Skipper
Fiery Skipper (Upperside & Underside)
Fiery Skipper (Male 2010)
Fiery Skipper (Female May 2012)
Fiery Skipper (August 2013)
Whirlabout
Whirlabout (Male August 2012)
Southern Broken-dash
Southern Broken-dash (Holly Shelter Game Land May 2016)
Sachem (Male)
Sachem (Holden Beach Mating Grass Skippers)
Delaware Skipper
Delaware Skipper (2010)
Byssus Skipper
Zabulon Skipper
Yehl Skipper (Holly Shelter Game Land September 2017)
Broad-winged Skipper (Battleship North Carolina August 2013)
Dion Skipper (August 2012)
Dion Skipper (June 2013)
Dun Skipper
Dun Skipper (2011)
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (Pender County August 2012)
Reversed Roadside-Skipper (On Yellow Butterwort, Holly Shelter Game Land April 2017)
Common Roadside-Skipper (Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve)
Twin-spot Skipper (BW Wells Savannah, Pender County May 2016)
Brazilian Skipper (August 2012)
Salt Marsh Skipper
Ocola Skipper (Ft Fisher September 2012)
Ocola Skipper (Shepard Road, Southport September 2015)

Giant-Skippers

Moths
Corn Earworm Moth
Giant Silk Moth (Antheraea polyphemus) (Bladen County September 2015)
Hummingbird Moth (Pee Dee NWR July 2007)
Regal Moth (Citheronia regalis) (Leland, Brunswick County July 2015)
Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth
Luna Moth (Daws Creek, Brunswick County April 2012)
Major Datana (Azalea Caterpillar)
Salt Marsh Moth
Snowberry Clearwing (Riverbend Park July 2007)
Waved Sphinx Moth (Ceratomia undulosa)
White-marked Tussock Moth (Caterpillar)


Canon EOS 20D, 40D, 60D and 5D Mark III cameras, with a 500 mm f4 IS USM lens, were used for many telephoto images.
A 1.4X extender and/or extension tubes were added as needed.
Many images were also taken with Canon 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 IS USM and Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro lenses.
For landscapes, birders, and some birds, I use a Sony Cyber-shot DSC 828 DSLR camera with a fixed 28-200mm Zeiss zoom lens.


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