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Black Butterflies

Many of our viewers ask "what is that black butterfly in my backyard?" Several of our favorite butterflies are black, either solid black or shades of black with other markings. In order to help identify black butterflies, and provide a side-by-side comparison, we have included below photos of several common black and dark-brown butterflies.

Crimson Patch

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Crimson Patch Butterfly

Guava Skipper

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Guava Skipper Butterfly

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (female) with dark dimorphic coloration

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Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (female) with dark dimorphic coloration

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

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Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

Red-bordered Pixie

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Red-bordered Pixie Butterfly

Black Swallowtail Butterfly (male)

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Male Black Swallowtail butterfly

Black Swallowtail Butterfly (female)

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Female Black Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

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Giant Swallowtail on Milkweed flowers

Pipeline Swallowtail Butterfly

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Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly in East Texas - October 17, 2016

Weidermeyer's Admiral

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Palamedes Swallowtail Butterfly

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Palamedes Swallowtail Butterfly

Anise Swallowtail Butterfly

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Pale Swallowtail Butterfly

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Pale Swallowtail Butterfly

Indra Swallowtail Butterfly

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Indra Swallowtail

Polydamas Swallowtail Butterfly

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Polydamas Swallowtail Butterfly

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