American snout butterfly resting with wings folded

    American Snout

    Libytheana carinent
    Bronze copper butterfly perched on a grass blade, wings closed

    Bronze Copper

    Lycaena hyllus (syn. Hyllolycaena hyllus; Lycaena thoe)
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of a dainty sulphur perched on a dried flower, side view

    Dainty Sulphur

    Nathalis iole
    Great Spangled Fritillary, Wings Spread, nectaring on milkweed flowers
    Photo of a Painted Lady

    Painted Lady

    Vanessa cardui
    Photo of a red admiral butterfly, wings spread.

    Red Admiral

    Vanessa atalanta
    Photo of a regal fritillary, perched on a flower, wings folded

    Regal Fritillary

    Speyeria idalia
    Photo of a silvery checkerspot, Wings Folded

    Silvery Checkerspot

    Chlosyne nycteis
    image of a Tawny Emperor, Wings Spread

    Tawny Emperor

    Asterocampa clyton