Butterflies of North America - Index
Order Lepidoptera
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Live butterflies, eggs and chrysalises photographed in the wild at North American locations.
American Painted Lady Butterfly - Vanessa virginiensis05/25/2014
American Snout Butterfly - Libytheana carinenta05/25/2014
Banded Hairstreak Butterfly - Satyrium calanus05/25/2014
Banded Woolly Bear Caterpillar11/16/2013
Black Swallowtail Butterfly05/25/2014
Buckeye Butterfly - Junonia coenia05/25/2014
Butterflies of North America11/16/2013
Butterflies of the World05/25/2014
Butterfly Gardens05/25/2014
Cabbage White Butterfly - Pieris rapae05/25/2014
Checkered Skipper - Pyrgus communis11/16/2013
Checkered Swallowtail - Papilio demoleus11/16/2013
Clouded Skipper Butterfly - Lerema accius11/16/2013
Clouded Sulphur Butterfly - Colias philodice05/25/2014
Common Morpho Butterfly - Morpho peleides11/16/2013
Common Rose Butterfly - Pachliopta aristolochiae asteris05/25/2014
Common Sailor Butterfly - Neptis hylas05/25/2014
Common Tiger Butterfly - Danaus genutia05/25/2014
Common Wood Nymph Butterfly - Cercyonis pegala05/25/2014
Coral Hairstreak - Satyrium titus05/25/2014
Cruiser Butterfly - Vindula erota05/25/2014
Cydno Longwing Butterfly - Heliconius cydno05/25/2014
Dainty Sulphur Butterfly - Nathalis iole05/25/2014
Delaware Skipper - Anatrytone logan11/16/2013
Eastern Comma Butterfly - Polygonia comma05/25/2014
Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly - Cupido comyntas05/25/2014
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly - Black Female Form05/25/2014
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly - Papilio glaucus11/16/2013
Eleuchia Longwing Butterfly - Heliconius eleuchia05/25/2014
European Skipper - Thymelicus lineola11/16/2013
Family Lycaenidae - Blues, Coppers, Hairstreaks & Harvesters05/25/2014
Family Nymphalidae - Brush-Footed Butterflies05/25/2014
Family Papilionidae - Swallowtail and Parnassian Butterflies05/25/2014
Family Pieridae - White, Sulphur, and Yellow Butterflies05/25/2014
Fiery Skipper Butterfly - Hylephila phyleus11/16/2013
Goatweed Leafwing Butterfly - Anaea andria05/25/2014
Gray Comma Butterfly - Polygonia progne11/16/2013
Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus11/16/2013
Great Eggfly Butterfly - Hypolimnas bolina05/25/2014
Great Mormon Swallowtail - Papilio memnon05/25/2014
Great Orangetip Butterfly - Hebomoia glaucippe05/25/2014
Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly - Speyeria cybele05/25/2014
Grey Pansy Butterfly -  Junonia atlites11/16/2013
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly - Agraulis vanillae05/25/2014
Hobomok Skipper Butterfly - Poanes hobomok11/16/2013
Inornate Ringlet Butterfly - Coenonympha tullia05/25/2014
Juba Skipper - Hesperia juba11/16/2013
Julia Longwing Butterfly - Dryas Julia05/25/2014
Least Skipper Butterfly - Ancyloxypha numitor11/16/2013
Little Glassywing - Pompeuis verna11/16/2013
Little Wood Satyr Butterfly - Megisto cymela05/25/2014
Long-tailed Skipper Butterfly - Bean Leafroller - Urbanus proteus11/16/2013
Monarch Butterfly - Danaus plexippus05/25/2014
Mourning Cloak Butterfly - Nymphalis antiopa05/25/2014
North American Insects and Spiders / Tree Encyclopedia04/19/2014
Northern Pearly Eye Butterfly - Enodia anthedon05/25/2014
Ocola Skipper Butterfly - Panoquina ocola11/16/2013
Orange Sulphur Butterfly - Colias eurytheme05/25/2014
Owl Butterfly - Caligo sp.11/16/2013
Painted Lady Butterfly - Vanessa cardui05/25/2014
Paper Kite Butterfly - Idea leuconoe05/25/2014
Pearl Crescent Butterfly - Phyciodes tharos05/25/2014
Peck's Skipper Butterfly - Polites peckius11/16/2013
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly - Battus philenor05/25/2014
Postman Butterfly - Heliconius erato05/25/2014
Red Admiral Butterfly - Vanessa atalanta05/25/2014
Red Cracker Butterfly - Hamadryas Amphinome05/25/2014
Red-spotted Purple Butterfly - Limenitis arthemis05/25/2014
Reversed Haploa Moth - Haploa reversa11/16/2013
Sachem Skipper - Atalopedes campestris11/16/2013
Sara Longwing Butterfly - Heliconius sara05/25/2014
Shoemaker Butterfly - Catonephele antinoe05/25/2014
Silver Spotted Skipper Butterfly - Epargyreus clarus11/16/2013
Silver-Bordered Fritillary - Boloria selene05/25/2014
Skipper Butterflies of North America11/16/2013
Southern Broken Dash Skipper - Wallengrenia otho11/16/2013
Summer Azure - Celastrina neglecta05/25/2014
Tailed Copper Butterfly - Lycaena arota05/25/2014
Tiger Longwing Butterfly - Heliconius hecale05/25/2014
Tree Encyclopedia11/16/2013
Variegated Fritillary Butterfly - Euptoieta claudia05/25/2014
Viceroy Butterfly - Limenitis archippus05/25/2014
White Peacock Butterfly - Anartia jatrophae05/25/2014
White-striped Longtail Skipper Butterfly - Chioides catillus05/25/2014
Wild Indigo Duskywing - Erynnis baptisiae11/16/2013
Woodland Skipper Butterfly - Ochlodes sylvanoides11/16/2013
Zabulon Skipper Butterfly - Poanes zabulon11/16/2013
Zebra Longwing Butterfly - Heliconius charitonius05/25/2014
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Order Lepidoptera, which contains both butterflies and moths, includes at least 125,000 known species including 12,000 in North America. Butterflies are revered for their brightly colored wings and pleasing association with fair weather and flowers.
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