Angelwings are named for punctuation marks because of their distinctive markings.
This mainly brown butterfly can be easily identified by its distinctive eyespots.
As might be expected the mourning cloak is predominately black.
Painted ladies gravitate to composites.
The question mark butterfly gets its name from the shiny silver question mark on its hindwing.
A favorite taste sensation of the red admiral is the sap on trees.
The upper side of this butterfly is mainly a yellow-orange color.
The brush-footed butterfly gets its name from its distinctive short, hairy forelegs.
The upperwings of the great spangled fritillary are orange and patterned with black dashes and dots.
This bright red and orange butterfly makes its home in the Gulf of Mexico.
Fritillaries tend to look similar with their orange wings and black markings.
The upperside of this butterfly is orange with black markings.
Like most butterflies the zebra heliconian sips nectar, but this insect also eats pollen.
Gossamer Winged Butterflies
Gossamer wings encompass over 4,700 species worldwide.
Seasonal temperatures can create variations in color of the American copper butterfly.
Small and quick, the hairstreak group of butterflies are named for their hairlike tails.
The upper side of the gray hairstreak is slate-gray.
This petite early-spring butterfly is a member of the blues family.
Swallowtails are North America’s largest butterfly.
A broad yellow band splashes through the center of the forewings of the anise swallowtail.
The forewings of the black swallowtail are black to blue-black.
This predominantly yellow butterfly has black tiger-stripe markings across its wings.
The pipevine’s forewings can range from coal black to dark gray.
Zebra swallowtails can be seen mostly among pawpaw trees.
White and Sulphur Butterflies
The sulphur butterfly can be spotted by its bright yellow color.
Cabbage whites can eat vast amounts of cabbages.
The male clouded sulphur is light yellow with a black border along the wing surface.
A lemon-yellow color without any markings on its upper side distinguishes the cloudless sulphur.