Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network

Top 25 Butterflies Gallery (155 pictures)

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Swallowtails (family Papilionidae)

Black Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
(Papilio polyxenes)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
(Papilio glaucus)


Whites and Sulphurs (family Pieridae)

Cabbage White
Cabbage White
(Pieris rapae)

Common Sulphur-Clouded Sulphur
Common Sulphur-Clouded Sulphur
(Colias philodice)

Orange Sulphur-Alfalfa Sulphur
Orange Sulphur-Alfalfa Sulphur
(Colias eurytheme)


Gossamer-wing Butterflies (family Lycaenidae)

Eastern Tailed Blue
Eastern Tailed Blue
(Everes comyntas)

Spring Azure
Spring Azure
(Celastrina ladon/neglecta)


Brushfooted Butterflies (family Nymphalidae)

American Lady
American Lady
(Vanessa virginiensis)

Painted Lady
Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

Buckeye
Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

Great Spangled Fritillary
Great Spangled Fritillary
(Speyeria cybele)

Mourning Cloak
Mourning Cloak
(Nymphalis antiopa)

Eastern Comma
Eastern Comma
(Polygonia comma)

Question Mark
Question Mark
(Polygonia interrogationis)

Pearl Crescent
Pearl Crescent
(Phyciodes tharos)

Red Admiral
Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)

Red Spotted Purple
Red Spotted Purple
(Limenitis arthemis)

Viceroy
Viceroy
(Limenitis archippus)

Hackberry
Hackberry
(Asterocampa celtis)


Satyrs (subfamily Satyrinae)

Common Wood Nymph
Common Wood Nymph
(Cercyonis pegala)

Northern Pearly-eye
Northern Pearly-eye
(Enodia anthedon)

Little Wood Satyr
Little Wood Satyr
(Megisto cymela)


Milkweed butterflies (subfamily Danainae)

Monarch
Monarch
(Danaus plexippus)


Spread Wing Skippers (subfamily Pyrginae)

Silver-spotted Skipper
Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)

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