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Common Butterfly & Moth Families

Swallowtail Family of Butterflies

 

Fritillary Family of Butterflies

 

Brush-Footed Butterflies

 

Skipper Family of Butterflies

 

Gossamer Winged Family of Butterflies

 

Longwing Family of Butterflies

 

Sulphur Butterflies and Whites

 

Hairstreak Butterflies

 

Emperor Butterflies

 

Crescent Butterflies

 

Metalmark Butterflies

 

Checkerspot Butterflies

 

The Ladies of Butterflies

 

Moths

 

Silk Moths

Scientific Butterfly Family Classifications

  • Papilionidae - Swallowtail butterflies, most species having prominent tails.
  • Hesperiidae - Skippers - relatively small, fast-flying species.
  • Lycaenidae - Blues, Hairstreaks and Coppers. Colors and patterns of sexes often differ.
  • Nymphalidae - ¬†Brush-footed butterflies, contains many subfamilies.
  • Pieridae - Yellows and Whites, with those predominant colors.
  • Riodinidae - Metalmarks, sometimes placed in the Family Lycaenidae.

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