Photo of an American lady butterfly, wings folded.

    American Lady

    Vanessa virginiensis
    American snout butterfly resting with wings folded

    American Snout

    Libytheana carinent
    Baltimore checkerspot, perched, with wings folded

    Baltimore Checkerspot

    Euphydryas phaeton
    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
    image of a Checkered White, Twigs

    Checkered White

    Pontia protodice
    Photo of an Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Eastern Tailed-Blue

    Cupido comyntas
    Photo of an eastern tiger swallowtail resting with wings spread open
    Great Spangled Fritillary, Wings Spread, nectaring on milkweed flowers
    Photo of a Hackberry Emperor

    Hackberry Emperor

    Asterocampa celtis
    Image of a monarch

    Monarch

    Danaus plexippus
    Photo of a Painted Lady

    Painted Lady

    Vanessa cardui
    Photo of a pearl crescent

    Pearl Crescent

    Phyciodes tharos
    Photo of a red admiral butterfly, wings spread.

    Red Admiral

    Vanessa atalanta
    Photo of a Red-Spotted Purple with wings closed, showing ventral side of wings

    Red-Spotted Purple

    Limenitis arthemis
    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
    Photo of a Viceroy resting with wings open

    Viceroy

    Limenitis archippus