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.
Ruddy Daggerwing Butterfly
Ferris's Ruddy Cooper Butterfly
Variable Checkerspot Butterfly
Tawny Emperor Butterfly
Male Diana Fritillary Butterfly
Photo by and courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Golden Hairstreak Butterfly
Hoary Comma Butterfly (dorsal view)
Arizona Metalmark Butterfly
List of Some Common Orange Butterflies