Images of The Furman University Collection of
North American Lepidoptera
To choose images from a list of moths, click here.
To choose images from a list of butterflies, click here.
- Click here to see the complete list
(including many images) of moths from Greenville County South Carolina that
are in Furman's collection.
The distinction between a butterfly and a moth has long been argued.
Separating members of Order Lepidoptera into these two categories cannot
be easily justified with scientific data. Nevertheless, many in the English-speaking
portions of the world would agree to call members of certain families "butterflies"
and members of the remaining families "moths." The site you are viewing
follows this convention and lists these North American "butterfly" families:
Hesperiidae, Papilionidae, Pieridae, Lycaenidae, Riodinidae, Libytheidae,
Heliconiidae, Nymphalidae, Apaturidae, Satyridae, and Danaidae.
Lepidoptera images on these pages are copyrighted. Permission must
be secured from Furman University before use.
to contact John Snyder, who curates Furman's insect collection.