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Common Butterfly Species

It is estimated that there are about 20,000 species of butterflies in the world. In North America, there are 725 species (north of Mexico), with about 575 of these occurring regularly in the lower 48 states of the United States. Included on this website are some of the more common butterflies found in home gardens, residential areas and nearby parks and gardens.

Species Featured on this Website

Acmon Blue
American Lady

American Snout
Anise Swallowtail
Arizona Sister
Blue Metalmark
Bordered Patch
California Sister
Checkered White
Clouded Sulphur
Cloudless Sulphur
Common Buckeye
Common Mestra
Common Wood-nymph
Crimson Patch
Desert Marble
Eastern Black Swallowtail
Eastern Comma
Eastern Tailed-blue
Falcate Orangetip
Funereal Duskywing
Giant Swallowtail
Goatweed Leafwing
Gray Hairstreak
Great Purple Hairstreak
Great Spangled Fritillary
Guava Skipper
Gulf Fritillary
Hackberry Emperor
Horace's Duskywing
Indra Swallowtail
Julia Heliconian
Juniper Hairstreak
Long-Tailed Skipper
Mexican Bluewing
Mormon Fritillary
Mourning Cloak
Orange Sulphur
Painted Lady
Palamedes Swallowtail
Pale Swallowtail
Pearl Crescent
Pipevine Swallowtail
Polydamas Swallowtail
Question Mark
Red Admiral
Red Banded Hairstreak
Red Satyr
Red Spotted Purple
Ruddy Daggerwing
Silver Emperor
Silver Spotted Skipper
Silvery Checkerspot
Southern Dogface
Spicebush Swallowtail
Tawny Emperor
Texan Crescent
Texas Powdered Skipper
Tiger Swallowtail
Tropical Buckeye
Two-tailed Swallowtail
Variable Checkerspot
Variegated Fritillary
Weidermeyer's Admiral
West Coast Lady
Western Black Swallowtail
White Peacock
Zebra Hairstreak
Zebra Heliconian
Zebra Swallowtail
Zela Metalmark

Here are a few photo highlights of butterflies featured on this website!



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