Welcome to Butterflies and Moths of Furman University, a web site devoted to recording the lepidopterans seen on Furmanís campus. This site provides a general overview of the species that have been seen on campus. It is an introduction intended to inspire further interest in the biodiversity around us. This butterfly list was compiled by Dr. John Snyder of the Biology Department. The moth list, and pictures, will be added in the future. If you have any interesting sightings or pictures that you think would add to the web site, please email Dr. Wade Worthen of the Biology Department at wade.worthen@furman.edu.



Family Hesperiidae (Skippers)

  • Sachem (Atalopedes campestris campestris)
  • Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok hobomok)
  • Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus phyleus)
  • European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)
  • Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus clarus)
  • Gold-banded Skipper (Autochton cellus)
  • Crossline Skipper (Polites origenes origenes)
  • Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)
  • Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
  • Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
  • Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)
  • Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus communis)
  • Ocala Skipper (Panoquina ocala)
  • Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis juvenalis)
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)
  • Broken Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
  • Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)

Family Papilionidae (Swallowtails)

Family Pieridae (Whites and Sulphers)

Family Lycaenidae (Gossamer-winged Butterflies)

Family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies)