Member Butterfly Photos

58 photo(s) Updated on: February 10, 2022
  • Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) on butterfly bush (Buddleia sp.)
  • "I'm ready for my close-up." Cute face of the Giant Swallowtail.
  • Puddling male Zebra Swallowtails in the Great Dismal Swamp.
  • Mating Giant Swallowtails (Papilio cresphontes)
  • Upperside (Dorsal) view of Easter Comma (Polygonia comma) on white penta
  • Underside (ventral) view of Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma).
  • Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
  • Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) on penta.
  • Julia Longwing (Dryas iulia)
  • Very small skipper
  • Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) on zinnia
  • Female Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), melanistic (dark) form on glossy abelia (Abelia grandiflora)
  • Horace's Duskywing (Erynnis horatius) on celosia
  • Moth, Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos), and Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
  • Red Spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
  • Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) on yellow dwarf zinnia
  • Male (Eastern) Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) puddling, drinking salt water in the Great Dismal Swamp
  • Underside (Ventral) view of Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
  • Upperside (dorsal) view of Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on coleus.
  • Underside (ventral) view of Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) on red celosia
  • Upperside (dorsal) view of Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
  • Upperside (dorsal) view of American Lady (Vanessa Virginiensis)
  • Underside-American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) nectaring on zinnia
  • Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) on marigold
  • Male Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus) on white celosia.
  • Red-banded hairstreak -dark form - (Calycopis cecrops) on garlic chives. Supposedly the dark form is an early morph, but the garlic chives flower in mid to late August.
  • Long-tailed skipper (Urbanus proteus)
  • Long-tailed skipper (Urbanus proteus)
  • Fiery skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
  • Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus).
  • Female Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus) on obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana).
  • Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) on zinnia
  • Female Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) on zinnia sp. Females have a blunted forewing tip and an extra white marking on the tip near the small eyespot.
  • Underside of female Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) on butterfly bush (Buddleia sp.). If you stare at the large eyespot, do you start to see a beak, crest, and shoulder of a bird?
  • Silver spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus) on dwarf red zinnia
  • Skipper on juniper
  • Cabbage white (Pieris rapae)
  • Male Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) on pine bark. This species flies low to the ground
  • Mating Monarchs (Danaus Plexippus) on common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
  • Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) on tickseed.
  • Why is this a question mark (Polygonia interrogationis)? Look for the white question mark on the underside of the hindwing.
  • Zebra Swallowtail (Protographium marcellus)