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Featured Butterfly Species and Photos

Acmon Blue

American Lady

American Snout

Anicia Checkerspot

Anise Swallowtail

Arctic Blue

Arizona Checkerspot

Arizona Hairstreak

Arizona Sister

Black Swallowtail

Blue Metalmark

Bordered Patch

Cabbage White

California Sister

Checkered White

Clouded Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

Common Buckeye

Common Mestra

Common Wood-nymph

Crimson Patch

Desert Marble

Diana Fritillary

Eastern Comma

Eastern Pine Elfin

Eastern Tailed-blue

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Empress Leilia

Falcate Orangetip

Fiery Skipper

Fulvia Checkerspot

Funereal Duskywing

Giant Swallowtail

Gillett's Checkerspot

Goatweed Leafwing

Gray Hairstreak

Great Basin Fritillary

Great Purple Hairstreak

Great Southern White Butterfly

Great Spangled Fritillary

Greenish Blue

Guava Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Hackberry Emperor

Hoary Comma

Horace's Duskywing

Indra Swallowtail

Julia Heliconian

Juniper Hairstreak (or Olive Hairstreak)

Laviana-white Skipper

Little Yellow

Long-Tailed Skipper


Marine Blue

Melissa Blue

Mexican Bluewing

Milbert's Tortoiseshell


Mormon Fritillary

Mourning Cloak

Nokomis Fritillary

Northern Checkerspot

Orange Sulphur

Painted Lady

Palamedes Swallowtail

Pale Swallowtail

Pearl Crescent

Phaon Crescent

Pipevine Swallowtail

Polydamas Swallowtail


Question Mark

Red Admiral

Red-banded Hairstreak

Red-bordered Metalmark

Red-bordered Pixie

Red Satyr

Red Spotted Purple

Rocky Mountain Parnassian

Ruddy Daggerwing

Sagebrush Checkerspot

Silver Emperor

Silver Spotted Skipper

Silvery Checkerspot

Sleepy Orange

Southern Dogface

Soldier Butterfly

Spicebush Swallowtail

Tawny Emperor

Texan Crescent

Texas Powdered Skipper

Tiger Swallowtail

Tiny Checkerspot

Tropical Buckeye

Two-barred Flasher

Two-Tailed Swallowtail

Variable Checkerspot

Variegated Fritillary


Weidemeyer's Admiral

West Coast Lady

Western Tiger Swallowtail

White Peacock

White-striped Longtail

Zebra Hairstreak

Zebra Heliconian

Zebra Swallowtail

Zela Metalmark

Zerene Fritillary

Featured Moths

Black Witch Moth

Cecropia Moth

Eight-spotted Forester Moth

Hummingbird Moths

Io Moth

Little Pink Moth

Luna Moth

Painted Schinia Moth

Polyphemus Moth

Promethea Moth

Salt Marsh Moth

Snowberry Clearwing Moth

Spiny Oakworm Moth

Tersa Sphinx Moth

White-lined Sphinx Moth

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Charlotte Rhoades Park Butterfly Garden in Maine


Cerulean Park Butterfly Garden in WaterColor, Florida


The Butterfly Farm in Oranjestad, Aruba


Butterfly Garden at Rainforest Adventures in Costa Rica

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2021 butterfly festivals, events and workshops in the United States

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