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Orange Colored Butterfly Comparison & Identification

A large number of butterfly species feature orange coloration, markings and patterns. Identification is often difficult. Shown below are photographs of several common orange and gold butterflies to aid in identification.

Orange Butterfly Identification Chart

The identification chart below shows photographs of common orange-colored butterflies, comparing their colorations and markings.

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More Orange Butterflies

Ruddy Daggerwing Butterfly
Ruddy Daggerwing Butterfly

Ferris's Ruddy Cooper Butterfly
Ferris's Ruddy Cooper Butterfly

Variable Checkerspot Butterfly
Variable Checkerspot Butterfly

Tawny Emperor Butterfly
Tawny Emperor Butterfly

Male Diana Fritillary Butterfly
Male Diana Fritillary Butterfly
Photo by and courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Golden Hairstreak Butterfly
Golden Hairstreak

Hoary Comma Butterfly (dorsal view)
Hoary Comma Butterfly

Arizona Metalmark Butterfly
Arizona Metalmark


List of Some Common Orange Butterflies

American Lady American Snout
Bordered Patch Common Buckeye
Eastern Comma Goatweed Leafwing
Gulf Fritillary Julia Heliconian
Monarch Painted Lady
Pearl Crescent Queen
Question Mark Red Admiral
Variegated Fritillary Viceroy


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