Butterflies of North America

To Generate a photo index of all the pages of the butterflies I photographed in, North America, just click on the North America tab at the top right. You can click on the dropdown menu for each to see the index of each state. Or click on individual species from the list below to go directly to it’s page.

Papilioninae – Swallowtails
Eastern Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes asterius
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus glaucus
Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes
Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor philenor
Spicebush Swallowtail Papilio troilus troilus
Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus
Old World Swallowtail Papilio machaon dodi
Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon
Two Tailed Tiger Swallowtail Papilio multicaudatus pusillus
Indra Swallowtail Papilio indra indra
Pale Tiger Swallowtail Papilio eurymedon
Thoas Swallowtail Papilio thoas autocles
Parnassiinae – Parnassians
Clodius Parnassian Parnassius clodius
Pierinae – Whites, Orangetips and Marbles
Checkered White Pontia protodice
Falcate Orangetip Anthocharis midea texana
Southwestern Orangetip Anthocharis thoosa
Julia Orangetip Anthocaris julia
Large Marble Euchloe ausonides Desert Marble Euchloe lotta
Cabbage White Pieris rapae
Margined White Pieris marginalis
Beker’s White Pontia beckerii
Western White Pontia occidentalis
Coliadinae – Sulphurs, Yellows, Brimstones
Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae eubule
Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae marcellina
Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice philodice
Eriphyle’s Sulphur Colias eriphyle
Western Sulphur Colias occidentalis
Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole
Little Yellow Pyrisitia lisa lisa
Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
Sleepy Orange Abaeis nicippe
Mexican Yellow Eurema mexicana mexicana
Southern Dogface Zerene cesonia cesonia
White Angled-Sulphur Anteos clorinde
Large Orange Sulphur Phoebis agarithe agarithe
Orange Barred Sulphur Phoebis philea philea
Limenitidinae – Admirals and relatives
Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis astyanax
Viceroy Limenitis archippus archippus
Malachite Siproeta stelenes
Mexican Bluewing Myscelia ethusa
Charaxinae – Leafwings
Goatweed Leafwing Anaea andria
Heliconiinae – Longwings and Fritillaries
Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae incarnata
Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia
Julia Heliconian Dryas iulia moderata
Zebra Heliconian Heliconius charithonia tuckeri
Western Meadow Fritillary Boloria epithore
Zerene Fritillary Speyeria zerene
Mormon Fritillary Speyeria mormonia
Hydapse Fritillary Speyeria hydaspe
Great Spangled Fritillary Speyeria cybele
Great Basin Fritillary Speyeria egleis
Danainae – Milkweed Butterflies
Monarch Danaus plexippus plexippus
Satyrinae – Satyrs
Carolina Satyr Hermeuptychia sosybius
Little Wood Satyr Megisto cymela cymela
Common Wood Nymph Cercyonis pegala
Gemmed Satyr Cyllopsis gemma gemma
Butler’s Alpine Erebia epipsdea hopfingeri
Common Ringlet Or Ochre Ringlet Coenonympha tullia 
Chryxus Arctic Oeneis chryxus
Libytheinae – Snouts
American Snout Libytheana carinenta bachmanii
Nymphalinae – True Brushfoots
American Lady Vanessa virginiensis
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
West Coast Lady Vanessa annabella
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta rubria
Weidemeyer’s Admiral Limenitis weidemeyerii
Lorquin’s Admiral Limenitis lorquini
Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa
California Tortoiseshell Nymphalis californica
Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis
Eastern Comma Polygonia comma
Hoary Comma Polygonia gracilis zephyrus
Green Comma Polygonia faunus rusticus
Satyr Anglewing Polygonia satyrus
Milberts Tortoiseshell Nymphalis milberti
Common Buckeye Junonia coenia coenia
Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos tharos
Mylitta Crescent Phyciodes mylitta mylitta
Field Crescent Phyciodes campestris
Feild Crescent Phyciodes pulchella
Northern Crescent Phyciodes selenis
Silvery Checkerspot Chlosyne nycteis nycteis
Bordered Patch Chlosyne lacinia adjutrix
Hoffman’s Checkerspot Chlosyne hoffmanni
Edith’s Checkerspot Euphydryas editha
Leanira Checkerspot Chlosyne leanira
Sagebrush Checkerspot Chlosyne acastus
Northern Checkerspot Chlosyne Palla
Snowberry Checkerspot Euphydryas colon
Anicia Checkerspot Euphydryas anicia
Biblidinae – Crackers
Variable Cracker Hamadryas feronia
Polyommatinae – Blues
Eastern Tailed-Blue Cupido comyntas comyntas
Reakirt’s Blue Echinargus isola
Spring Azure Celastrina ladon
Summer Azure Celastrina neglecta
Acmon Blue Icaricia acmon lutzi
Western Tailed Blue Cupido amyntula
Boisduval’s Blue Icaricia icarioides
Lupine Blue Icaricialupini
Dotted Blue Euphilotes enoptes ancilla
Melissa Blue Lycaeides melissa melissa
Oro Silvery Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus oro
Afra Silvery Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus afra
Columbia Silvery Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus columbia
Arrowhead Blue Glaucopsyche piasus
Northwestern Azure Celastrina echo nigrescens
Northern Azure or Lucia Azure Celastrina lucia lumarco
Northwestern Azure Celastrina echo nigrescens
Asher’s Blue Celastrina Asheri
Leona’s Little Blue Euphilotes Leona
Summit Blue Euphilotes glaucon
Western Pygmy Blue Brephidium exile
Marine Blue Leptotes marina
Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus astenidas
Cyna Blue Zizula cyna
Greenish Blue Plebejus saepiolus
Theclinae – Hairstreaks
Banded Hairstreak Satyrium calanus falacer
Dusky-blue Groundstreak Calycopis isobeon
Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus franki
Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus melinus
Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus setonia
Great Purple Hairstreak Atlides halesus corcorani
Olive Juniper Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus castalis
Cedar Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus
Sheridan’s Green Hairstreak Callophrys sheridanii
Western Green Hairstreak Callophrys affinis
Thicket Hairstreak Callophrys spinetorum
Gold-hunter’s Hairstreak Satyrium auretorum
Red-banded Hairstreak Calycopis cecrops
Southern Oak Hairstreak Satyrium favonius autolycus
Striped Hairstreak Satyrium liparops strigosa
Behr’s Hairstreak Satyrium behrii
Mallow Scrub Hairstreak Strymon istapa istapa
Eastern Pine Elfin Callophrys niphon niphon
Western Pine Elfin Incisalia eryphon
Brown Elfin Callophrys augustinus iroides
Lycaeninae – Coppers
Purplish Copper Lycaena helloides
Blue Copper Lycaena heteronea
Mariposa Copper Lycaena mariposa
Lilac-bordered Copper Lycaenanivalis
Hesperiinae – Grass Skippers
Clouded Skipper Lerema accius
Cobweb Skipper Hesperia metea
Crossline Skipper Polites origenes
Dun Skipper Euphyes vestris
Eufala Skipper Lerodea eufala
Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus
Northern Broken-Dash Wallengrenia egeremet
Ocola Skipper Panoquina ocola
Sachem Atalopedes campestris
Southern Broken-Dash Wallengrenia otho
Whirlabout Polites vibex
Southern Skipperling Copaeodes minima
Common Branded Skipper Hesperia comma
Juba Skipper Hesperia juba
Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides
Pyrginae – Spread-wing Skippers
Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis
Dorantes Longtail Urbanus dorantes
Long-tailed Skipper Urbanus proteus
Confused Cloudywing Thorybes confusis
Northern Cloudywing Thorybes pylades
Southern Cloudywing Thorybes bathyllus
Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis
Horace’s Duskywing Erynnis horatius
Juvenal’s Duskywing Erynnis juvenalis
Persius Duskywing Erynnis persius
Wild Indigo Duskywing Erynnis baptisiae
Rocky Mountain Duskywing Erynnis telemachus
Dreamy Duskywing Erynnis Icelus
Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus
Two-banded Skipper Pyrgus ruralis
Common Checkered Skipper Burnsius communis
Hoary Edge Achalarus lyciades


Eight-spotted Forester Alypia octomaculata
White-tipped Black Melanchroia chephise
Cinnabar Moth Tyria jacobaeae
Elegant Sheepmoth Hemileuca eglanterina
White-banded Black Moth Rheumaptera subhastata
Police Car Moth Gnophaela vermiculata

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