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We love butterflies, and are still learning about them at this advanced age. This website helps organize our knowledge and focuses us on learning even more.

We've learned more about butterflies in the past year than we did in the previous 64 years! And we're learning along with our granddaughters, who also share our love of nature and the marvelous mysteries and lore of the butterfly.

We are not trained lepidopterists or entomologists, but merely amateurs fascinated by nature! There are undoubtedly others who are just beginning their journey toward understanding and identifying butterflies. Maybe this site will help them. For those who are more experienced and knowledgeable, there are many fine websites for them.

Our butterfly photo archive is growing daily, but we have not yet been able to photograph all of the species people see in their home landscapes.

And special thanks go out to great nature photographers Alan Schmierer and Ranger Robb Hannawacker for sharing many of their beautiful photographs of butterflies with us via Flickr.

Send Us Your Butterfly Photos

We welcome your contributions!

If you have a photo to share, we would love to publish it so others can enjoy it too. Space is limited, so we are not able to post all of the photos we receive.

You can email your photos to info@butterfliesathome.com along with a description of the species, location taken, and other pertinent information. If you would like credit or a link back to you, include that as well. If it is a copyrighted image of yours, please give us appropriate permission to use the image on this website.

Thanks for visiting, and please visit again over time as we evolve this site!

Some Recent Butterfly Photos Submitted by Our Viewers

Great Spangled Fritillary
Winchester, New Hampshire
(Photo by J. Forest, September 20, 2023)
Great Spangled Fritillary, Winchester, New Hampshire, September 20, 2023
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Jersey Tiger Moth
Plymouth, UK
(Photo by K. Pearce, August, 2023)
Photo of a Jersey Tiger Moth at Plymouth, UK, August 9, 2023
Red Admiral Butterfly
South Ockendon, Essex, UK
(Photo by the children & teachers, Quince Tree Day Nursery, July, 2023)
Photo of a Red Admiral Butterfly taken by the children and teachers at Quince Tree Day Nursery, South Ockendon, Essex, UK, July, 2023
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Wexford, Ireland
( Photo by N. Wall, July, 2023)
Photo of a Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly, Wexford, Ireland, July of 2023
Box Tree Moth
Exeter, UK
( Sep[tember, 2023)
Box Tree Moth, Exeter, UK, September, 2023
Red Admiral Butterfly
Barrow-in-Furness, UK
(Photo by P. Swarbrick, July, 2023)
Red Admiral Butterfly, Barrow-in-Furness, UK, July 25, 2023
Question Mark Butterfly
Cornville, AZ
(Photo by R. McCloud, July, 2023)
Question Mark Butterfly, Cornville, Arizona, July 29, 2023
Painted Lady Butterfly
Canby, Minnesota
(Photo by R. Cram, October 2, 2022)
Painted Lady Butterfly, Canby, MN, October, 2022
European Peacock (Aglais io) butterfly
Kent, UK
(Photo by K. Mead, March, 2022)
European Peacock (Aglais io) butterfly, seen in Kent, UK
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Swallowtail Butterfly on Pokeweed
Bob Jones Nature Center, Southlake, TX
(Photo by D. Campbell, September 3, 2022)
Swallowtail Butterfly on Pokeweed, Bob Jones Nature Center, Southlake, Texas, on September 3, 2022
Red-Spotted Purple
Charlotte, Michigan
(Photo by Elli, August 9, 2022
Red-spotted Purple Butterfly, Charlotte, Michigan, August 9, 2022
Comma Butterfly
Kent, England
(Photo by C. Clements, July, 2022
Comma butterfly, Kent, England, July 2022
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Oakland, Michigan
(Photo by Sheila M, August 14, 2022)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Oakland, Michigan, August, 2022
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Alvaton, Kentucky
(Photo by K. Goad, July 14, 2022
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Alvaton, Kentucky, July 14, 2022
Police Car Moth
Durango, Colorado
(Photo by C. Lamb, July, 2022)
Police Car Moth, Durango, Colorado, July, 2022
Cinnabar Moth
Dunoon Argyll Scotland
(Photo by R. Turner, May, 2022)

Cinnabar Moth, Dunoon Argyll Scotland
Holly Blue Butterfly
Twickenham Middlesex, London UK
(Photo by J. Maseyk
, May, 2022)
Holly Blue Butterfly, Twickenham Middlesex
Great Spangled Fritillary
Ohiopyle, PA
(Photo by P. Livengood)

Great Spangled Fritillary
Specked Wood Butterfly
Northampton, England
(Photo by J Bodsworth, September, 2021)
Specked Wood Butterfly, Northampton, England
Male Hypolimnas-bolina - Great Eggfly of Blue Moon
Dhaka, Bangladesh
(Photo by R. Nizam, January, 2022)
Male Hypolimnas-bolina - The Great Eggfly of Blue Moon Butterfly
Pareronia valeria, the common or Malayan wanderer
Hadinbal honnavar (U.K) Karnataka, India
(Photo by Nagaraj Hegde)Pareronia valeria, the common wanderer or Malayan wanderer
Red-Spotted Purple, Argyle, Texas (Photos by H. Williams, October, 2021)
Red-Spotted Purple, Argyle, Texas, October 2021 Red-Spotted Purple, Argyle, Texas, October 2021

Naga Shalabham Moth spotted at the Idukki District of Kerala in India
Atlas moths are one of the largest lepidopterans in the world with a wingspan measuring between 25–30 cm (9.8–11.8 in) and a wing surface area of about 400 cm2 (62 in2)
(Photo by R Lakshmi, September, 2020)
Naga Shalabham Moth spotted at the Idukki District of Kerala in India

Gatekeeper Butterfly
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK
(Photo by D. Abbott, August, 2020)
Gatekeeper Butterfly, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Oak Grove, Kentucky
(Photo by S. Benson, August, 2020)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in Oak Grove, Kentucky

Male Monarch (top) and Queen Butterfly (bottom), in Texas
(Photo by J. Brazell, October 23, 2021)
Male Monarch (top) and Queen Butterfly (bottom), in Texas

Welch Elementary School Butterfly Garden, Newnan, GA
Monarch, Tiger Swallowtail and Gulf Fritillary
(Photo by L. Rummel)

Photos from the butterfly garden at Welch Elementary School, Newnan, Georgia

Black dimorphic female Tiger Swallowtail
Catonsville, MD
(Photo by Amanda, July, 2019)

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, black dimorphic form, Catonsville, MD

Tiger Swallowtail
Hurst, Texas
(Photo by L. Massey, June, 2019)

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, Hurst, Texas


Monarch Butterfly
Assiniboine Park Winnipeg MB, Canada
(Photo by E. Byzio, September 8, 2021)
Monarch, Assiniboine Park Winnipeg MB, Canada, September 2021
Monarch Butterfly on a Cone Flower
(Photo by Kristina Waid, July 23, 2019)
Monarch Butterfly on Cone Flower in Massachusetts
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Manchester, England
(Photo by Danielle Brownlie, July, 2019)
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Painted Lady Butterfly
in Penarth, South Wales, UK
(Photo by J. Harris, August, 2019)
Painted Lady Butterfly in Penarth, South Wales, UK

Luna Moth
Garretts Bluff, Texas
(Photo by LC)
Luna Moth, seen in Garretts Bluff, Texas

Luna Moths mating
Shenandoah, Texas
(Photo by Tom Garvin, March 23, 2019)
Luna Moths mating, Shenandoah, Texas

Zebra Swallowtail
Fayetteville, Alabama
(Photo by Joe Wombough, March 23, 2019)
Zebra Swallowtail

European Peacock (Aglais io) butterfly
Ruskington, Lincolnshire, UK
(Photo by Jayne Miller, July, 2018)
European Peacock (Aglais io) butterfly, seen in Ruskington, Lincolnshire, UK

Male Monarch Butterfly
enjoying Swamp Milkweed
Indian Lake County Park, Dane County, Wisconsin
(Photo by S.R. Prebeg, August 8, 2018)
Male Monarch Butterfly enjoying Swamp Milkweed, Indian Lake County Park, Dane County, Wisconsin
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly, seen at Willilamsville, Missouri (Photo by T. Page, July, 2018)
"Very friendly! Kept flying circles around me and landing beside
me for almost 10 minutes and finally landed on my hand. "
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly, seen at Willilamsville, Missouri


Western Pygmy Blue butterfly (Brephidium exile)
Cosumnes River Preserve, Sacramento County, California
October 22, 2017

(Photo taken by Breck, with a Canon 7D Mark 2 camera with a Canon 100-400 IS II lens)

Western Pygmy Blue butterfly

Mourning Cloak Butterfly,
Whittier, California
(Photo by S. Sanders)

Mourning Cloak Butterfly, Whittier, CA, April, 2022

Tiger Swallowtail butterfly
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
(Photo taken by E. Buchanan, June, 2017)

Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Female Tiger Swallowtail, dark dimorphic color
Dallas Arboretum
(Photo by E. Buchanan, June, 2018)

Female Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, dark dimorphic color form

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania
(Photo by Calvin Livengood)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on pink Garden Phlox

Zebra Heliconian
itchell Lake Audubon Center, San Antonio, TX
October 22, 2016.(Photo by David B. Sweidel)

Zebra Heliconian in San Antonio, TX

Giant Swallowtail on Lantana
Texas in 2016
(Photo by L.F. - Irving, Texas)
Giant Swallowtail on Lantana

Gulf Fritillary at Eisenhower Park
San Antonio, TX, October 22, 2016
(Photo by Quinn Bergeon)
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly at Eisenhower Park, San Antonio, TX


Cecropia Moth
Lake Tyler, Texas (Photograph by SC)

Cecropia Moth at Lake Tyler, Texas

Morphed female Tiger Swallowtail with multiple markings
(Photo by D. Stamm

Morphed female Tiger Swallowtail showing multiple markings

A newly hatched Black Swallowtail Butterfly (Photo by AM and HM, Tyler, Texas)
A newly hatched Black Swallowtail Butterfly