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Silver-spotted Skipper

(Epargyreus clarus)


"Silver Spotted Skipper" by DrPhotoMoto is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

"Silver-spotted skipper on dry weed stem" by Vicki's Nature is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Horace's Duskywing

(Erynnis horatius)


"Horace's duskywing in the butterfly garden" by Vicki's Nature is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

"Horace's Duskywing" by Anita363 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Least Skipper

(Ancyloxypha numitor)


"Least Skipper" by Dendroica cerulea is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

"Least Skipper" by Anita363 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Fiery Skipper

(Hylephila phyleus)


"Fiery skipper in carolina horsenettle" by Vicki's Nature is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

"Fiery skipper on lantana" by Vicki's Nature is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Male Sachem

(Atalopedes campestris)


"Sachem Skipper - Male" by b_nicodemus is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

"Sachem - Atalopedes campestris, Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria, Virginia" by Judy Gallagher is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Female Sachem

(Atalopedes campestris)


"Sachem skipper butterfly - female" by Wildreturn is licensed under CC BY 2.0

"Sachem skipper on thistle" by Vicki's Nature is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Peck's Skipper

(Polites peckius)


"Peck's Skipper - Polites peckius, Julie Metz Wetlands, Woodbridge, Virginia" by Judy Gallagher is licensed under CC BY 2.0

"Peck's Skipper - Polites peckius, Meadowood Farm SRMA, Mason Neck, Virginia" by Judy Gallagher is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Male Dun Skipper

(Euphyes vestris)


"Dun Skipper" by Dendroica cerulea is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

"Dun skipper in purple vitex" by Vicki's Nature is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Female Dun Skipper

(Euphyes vestris)


"Female Dun Skipper" by Anita363 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

"Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris) on Oakleaf Fleabane (Erigeron quercifolius)" by Mary Keim is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Brazilian Skipper

(Calpodes ethlius)


"Brazilian Skipper 20150108" by Kenneth Cole Schneider is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

"Brazilian skipper - here in North Georgia!" by Vicki's Nature is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Pipevine Swallowtail

(Battus philenor)


"Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly" by greyloch is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

"Pipevine Swallowtail" by Vicki's Nature is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Zebra Swallowtail

(Eurytides marcellus)


"Zebra Swallowtail" by bob in swamp is licensed under CC BY 2.0

"Zebra Swallowtail" by cotinis is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

(Papilio glaucus)


"Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly" by Mullica is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

"12 Days of Christmas Butterflies: #11 Eastern tiger swallowtail in red zinnias" by Vicki's Nature is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (form 1)

(Papilio glaucus)


"12 Days of Christmas Butterflies - #4 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail" by Vicki's Nature is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

"Eastern Tiger Swallowtail" by TexasEagle is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (form 2)

(Papilio glaucus)


"Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (dark form)" by TexasEagle is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

"Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (dark form)" by TexasEagle is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Spicebush Swallowtail

(Papilo trolius)


"Spicebush swallowtail" by Mean and Pinchy is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

"Spicebush swallowtail" by Mean and Pinchy is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Cabbage White

(Pieris rapae)


"Cabbage White butterfly male" by John Tann is licensed under CC BY 2.0

"Grocer (No Suggestions) - Cabbage White Butterfly" by Marcus Rahm is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Male Checkered White

(Pontia protodice)


"Checkered White butterfly - male" by Wildreturn is licensed under CC BY 2.0

"Checkered White 01" by TexasEagle is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Female Checkered White

(Pontia protodice)


"Checkered White butterfly - female" by Wildreturn is licensed under CC BY 2.0

"Checkered White 05" by TexasEagle is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Clouded Sulphur

(Colais philodice)


"Clouded Sulphurs - Colias philodice" by tcmurray74 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

"Clouded Sulphur on Salvia" by U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region is licensed under CC PDM 1.0

Cloudless Sulphur

(Phoebis sennae)


"12 Days of Christmas butterflies & dragonflies - #7 Cloudless sulphur - dorsal view" by Vicki's Nature is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

"Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)" by bob in swamp is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Orange Sulphur

(Colais eurytheme)


"Male Orange Sulphur Butterfly" by milesizz is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

"Orange Sulphur - Blanket Flower" by TexasEagle is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Sleepy Orange

(Abaeis nicippe)


"Sleepy Orange" by DrPhotoMoto is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

"Sleepy Orange" by TexasEagle is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

American Copper

(Lycaena phlaeas)


"Golden Sweetheart" by Portraying Life, LLC is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

"American Copper" by D Kaposi is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Red-banded Hairstreak

(Calycopis cecrops)


"Red-banded Hairstreak - Calycopis cecrops, Lake June-in-Winter Scrub State Park, Lake Placid, Florida" by Judy Gallagher is licensed under CC BY 2.0

"Red-banded Hairstreak" by David Reeves is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Grey Hairstreak

(Strymon melinus)


"Gray Hairstreak Butterfly" by skersting66 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

"Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)" by bob in swamp is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Male Eastern Tailed-Blue

(Cupido comyntas)


"Eastern Tailed Blue" by DrPhotoMoto is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

"Eastern Tailed-blue" by Anita363 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Female Eastern Tailed-Blue

(Cupido comyntas)


"Eastern Tailed Blue, Female" by DrPhotoMoto is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

"Cupido comyntas (eastern tailed blue), female" by tgpotterfield is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Spring Azure

(Celastrina ladon)


"Spring Azure butterfly" by Wildreturn is licensed under CC BY 2.0

"Spring azure - NEW!" by Vicki's Nature is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Summer Azure

(Celastrina neglecta)


"File:Summer Azure, female, Fletcher Wildlife.jpg" by D. Gordon E. Robertson is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

"Summer Azure" by Anita363 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Appalachian Azure

(Celastrina neglectamajor)


Appalachian Azure by Jeffrey S. Pippen

"Celastrina neglectamajor (Appalachian azure) nectaring on pistillate flowers of Astilbe biternata (false goatsbeard)" by tgpotterfield is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Monarch

(Danaus plexippus)


"Monarch Butterfly" by PMillera4 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

"Monarch Butterfly" by donsutherland1 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Viceroy

(Limenitis archippus)


"A Viceroy Butterfly" by Benimoto is licensed under CC BY 2.0

"Viceroy Butterfly" by TexasEagle is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Variegated Fritillary

(Euptoieta claudia)


"Variegated Fritillary" by TexasEagle is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

"Variegated Fritillary on ironweed" by Vicki's Nature is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Red-spotted Purple

(Limenitis arthemis astyanax)


"8667e2x Red Spotted Purple butterfly on lavender blooms" by jjjj56cp is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

"Red-spotted Purple Butterfly - need(ed) help with ID - Prescott Arizona" by Al_HikesAZ is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Silvery Checkerspot

(Chlosyne nycteis)


"Silvery Checkerspot - Chlosyne nycteis" by crookrw is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

"Silvery Checkerspot" by cotinis is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Pearl Crescent

(Phyciodes tharos)


"Fresh Pearl Crescent" by cotinis is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

"Pearl Crescent - Phyciodes tharos, Julie Metz Wetlands, Woodbridge, Virginia" by Judy Gallagher is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Common Buckeye (spring)

(Junonia coenia)


"Common buckeye" by Vicki's Nature is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

"Common Buckeye - Junonia coenia, Meadowood Farm SRMA, Mason Neck, Virginia" by Judy Gallagher is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Question Mark

(Polygonia interrogationis)


"Question Mark Butterfly" by TexasEagle is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

"Question Mark Butterfly" by TexasEagle is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Mourning Cloak

(Nymphalis antiopa)


"Mourning Cloak Butterfly" by Matthew Fells is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

"Mourning cloak butterfly" by slobev is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Red Admiral

(Vanessa atalanta)


"Red Admiral Butterfly 01A" by RuffLife is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

"Red Admiral Butterfly - Vanessa atalanta" by Manx John is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Painted Lady

(Vanessa cardui)


"Painted Lady butterfly" by Andreas-photography is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

"Painted Lady butterfly on a Desert Sunflower" by steveberardi is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

American Lady

(Vanessa virginiensis)


"American Lady butterfly" by orchidgalore is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

"American Lady Butterfly on Purple Coneflower, West-Central Arkansas, June 28, 2007" by exit78 is licensed under CC0 1.0

Common Buckeye (fall)

(Junonia coenia)


"Butterfly and Bee on Goldenrod" by TexasEagle is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

"Common Buckeye, Fall Color" by DrPhotoMoto is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0