This toxic butterfly has bright warning colors on its wings
I teach an informative class about Gulf Fritillaries.
These butterflies are common across the eastern United States.
This is a male and is found in the forests of Tennessee.
This pollen-covered female is laying eggs on the vine.
This western butterfly is often confused with the Tiger Swallowtail, but you can see that this one is...Pale.
A darling butterfly that is common in the Northwest.
Every butterfly species makes a unique chrysalis.
Swallowtails nectar while in flight.
"Puddling" is a way for butterflies to extract nutrients out of wet soil.
This Zebra Longwing is drinking nectar from a Panama Rose flower
The smallest kind of butterfly in Florida
Many butterflies only live a few weeks, but the Zebra Longwing can live for up to 9 months!
Some butterflies in Florida are seasonal and some are year-round.
This is our largest butterfly. Did you know that some farmers spray insecticides to kill her caterpillars?
There is no scientific difference between a butterfly and a moth. Generally, butterflies are day flying moths.
Did you know that most butterflies do not make a cocoon? That is a misunderstanding. They make a pupa or a chrysalis.
These butterflies can be found across the south eastern US
This is not a Monarch Butterfly. It is lacking the black veins in the forewings. It is a mimic.
This elegant butterfly loves to visit roadside grass patches and flies low to the ground.
Two of these are mating and one rogue male is not happy about it.
All caterpillars are juveniles. When your have a true butterfly habitat, you have lots of baby butterflies.
Butterflies may just inspire you to bring out your creative side. This is one way they inspired me.
Not native to the USA but a beauty!
Some butterflies can be seen folded up before they emerge.
These lovely butterflies are found in Oregon.
Not a Swallowtail, but big and impressive!
False eyes look like an owl!
An Oregon flyer.
These are useful for rain forest butterflies in captivity.
Caterpillars blend in very well.