Photo of an American lady butterfly, wings folded.

    American Lady

    Vanessa virginiensis
    Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Common buckeye butterfly nectaring on a flower, wings spread

    Common Buckeye

    Junonia coenia
    Photo of a common wood-nymph butterfly

    Common Wood Nymph

    Cercyonis pegala
    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
    Northern pearly-eye resting with wings closed

    Northern Pearly-Eye

    Enodia anthedon (syn. Lethe anthedon)
    Photo of a Painted Lady

    Painted Lady

    Vanessa cardui
    Photo of a Question Mark

    Question Mark

    Polygonia interrogationis
    Photo of a red admiral butterfly, wings spread.

    Red Admiral

    Vanessa atalanta
    image of a Tawny Emperor, Wings Spread

    Tawny Emperor

    Asterocampa clyton