Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of an eastern tiger swallowtail resting with wings spread open
    Photo of a Giant Swallowtail, Wings Spread

    Giant Swallowtail

    Papilio cresphontes
    Great Spangled Fritillary, Wings Spread, nectaring on milkweed flowers
    Image of a monarch

    Monarch

    Danaus plexippus
    Photo of a mourning cloak butterfly perched on a strand of barbed wire.

    Mourning Cloak

    Nymphalis antiopa
    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 Spicebush Swallowtail, Male, Wings Spread

    Spicebush Swallowtail

    Pterourus troilus
    Photo of a Viceroy resting with wings open

    Viceroy

    Limenitis archippus