Several regal fritillaries feeding on butterfly weed

    Butterflies and Skippers

    More than 700 species in North America north of Mexico
    Photo of an eastern comma butterfly, wings spread, showing dorsal side of wings

    Eastern Comma

    Polygonia comma
    Photo of an eastern tiger swallowtail resting with wings spread open
    Photo of a Giant Swallowtail, Wings Spread

    Giant Swallowtail

    Papilio cresphontes
    Gray comma perched on a flower, winged closed

    Gray Comma

    Polygonia progne
    Photo of a mourning cloak butterfly perched on a strand of barbed wire.

    Mourning Cloak

    Nymphalis antiopa
    Photo of a Question Mark

    Question Mark

    Polygonia interrogationis
    Photo of a red-banded hairstreak

    Red-Banded Hairstreak

    Calycopis cecrops
    image of a Tawny Emperor, Wings Spread

    Tawny Emperor

    Asterocampa clyton
    Photo of a Zebra Swallowtail

    Zebra Swallowtail

    Eurytides marcellus