Butterflies

BUTTERFLIES

of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed


A GALLERY OF THE BUTTERFLIES

of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed

Classified using traditional taxonomic ranks.

Domain-Eukaryota

Kingdom-Animalia

Phylum-Arthropoda

Class-Insecta

Order-Lepidoptera

Family-Papilionidae

Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus, a male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus, a female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, black morph
Papilio glaucus, a female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, dark morph.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Eastern Tiger Swallowtails dark morph
Papilio glaucus, the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, dark morph (left and upper right) and typical coloration (lower right).
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes, the Black Swallowtail.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes, the Black Swallowtail.

 

Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: female Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio triolis, a female Spicebush Swallowtail.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: female Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio triolis, a female Spicebush Swallowtail.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: female Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio triolis, a female Spicebush Swallowtail.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio triolis, a Spicebush Swallowtail.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Spicebush Swallowtails
Papilio triolis, Spicebush Swallowtails.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Zebra Swallowtail
Protographium marcellus, the Zebra Swallowtail.

Family-Pieridae

Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Orange Sulphur
Colias eurytheme, the Orange Sulphur.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Clouded Sulphur
Colias philodice, the Clouded Sulphur.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis sennae, the Cloudless Sulphur.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis sennae, the Cloudless Sulphur.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Cabbage White
Pieris rapae, a male Cabbage White.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Cabbage White
Pieris rapae, a female Cabbage White.

Family-Lycaenidae

Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: American Copper
Lycaena phlaeas, the American Copper,
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: male Eastern Tailed Blue
Cupido (Everes) comyntas, a male Eastern Tailed Blue.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: female Eastern Tailed Blue
Cupido (Everes) comyntas, a female Eastern Tailed Blue.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: "Spring Azure"
Celastrina neglecta, the “Spring Azure”.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: "Summer Azure"
Celastrina neglecta, the “Summer Azure”.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Red-banded Hairstreak
Calycopis cecrops, the Red-banded Hairstreak.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus, the Banded Hairstreak.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus, the Gray Hairstreak.

Family-Nymphalidae

Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Variegated Fritillary
Euptoieta claudia, the Variegated Fritillary.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele, the Great Spangled Fritillary.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele, the Great Spangled Fritillary.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Regal Fritillary
Speyeria idalia, the Regal Fritillary
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: male Regal Fritillary
Speyeria idalia, a male Regal Fritillary.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Meadow Fritillary
Boloria bellona, the Meadow Fritillary.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Silvery Checkerspot
Chlosyne nycteis, the Silvery Checkerspot.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Pearl Crescent
Phyciodes theros, the Pearl Crescent.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Pearl Crescent
Phyciodes theros, the Pearl Crescent.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: late-season Pearl Crescent
Phyciodes theros, a late-season Pearl Crescent.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Pearl Crescent
Phyciodes theros, the Pearl Crescent.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Question Mark
Polygonia interrogationis, the Question Mark.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Question Mark
Polygonia interrogationis, the Question Mark.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: winter-form Eastern Comma
Polygonia comma, a winter-form Eastern Comma emerged from hibernation on a sunny mid-March afternoon.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Eastern Comma
Polygonia comma, the Eastern Comma.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis antiopa, a Mourning Cloak emerged from hibernation on a sunny late-winter afternoon.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis antiopa, the Mourning Cloak.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta, the Red Admiral.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta, the Red Admiral.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui, the Painted Lady.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: American Lady
Vanessa virginiensis, the American Lady.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: American Lady
Vanessa virginiensis, the American Lady.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Common Buckeye
Junonia coenia, the Common Buckeye.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Common Buckeye
Junonia coenia, the Common Buckeye.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Viceroy
Limenitis archippus, the Viceroy.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis arthemis, the White Admiral.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Red-spotted Purple
Limenitis arthemis astyanax, the Red-spotted Purple.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa celtis, the Hackberry Emperor.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa celtis, the Hackberry Emperor.
Libytheana carinenta, the American Snout.  (Gael McKinne image)
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Monarch
Danaus plexippus, the Monarch.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: female Monarch depositing eggs
Danaus plexippus, a female Monarch depositing eggs.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Monarch caterpillars
Danaus plexippus, third-instar (top), fourth-instar (right), and fifth-instar (left) Monarch caterpillars.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Monarch caterpillar fifth instar
Danaus plexippus, a fifth-instar Monarch caterpillar begins pupation.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Monarch chrysalis
Danaus plexippus, a Monarch chrysalis.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: adult Monarch emerging from chrysalis
Danaus plexippus, a Monarch emerging from its chrysalis.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Little Wood-Satyr
Megisto cymela, the Little Wood-Satyr.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Appalachian Brown
Satyrodes appalachia, the Appalachian Brown.

Family-Hesperiidae

Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Silver-spotted Skipper
Epargyreus clarus, the Silver-spotted Skipper.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Wild Indigo Duskywing
Erynnis baptisiae, the Wild Indigo Duskywing.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Wild Indigo Duskywing
Erynnis baptisiae, the Wild Indigo Duskywing.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Common Checkered Skipper
Pyrgus communis, the Common Checkered Skipper.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Common Sootywing
Pholisora catullus, the Common Sootywing.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Least Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor, the Least Skipper.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Least Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor, the Least Skipper.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Sachem
Atalopedes campestris, the Sachem.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Sachem
Atalopedes campestris, the Sachem.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: late-season Sachem
Atalopedes campestris, a worn late-season Sachem.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Fiery Skipper
Hylephila phyleus, a male Fiery Skipper.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: male Zabulon Skipper
Poanes zabulon, a male Zabulon Skipper.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: male Zabulon Skipper
Poanes zabulon, a male Zabulon Skipper.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: female Zabulon Skipper
Poanes zabulon, a female Zabulon Skipper.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: female Zabulon Skipper
Poanes zabulon, a female Zabulon Skipper.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: female Zabulon Skipper
Poanes zabulon, a female Zabulon Skipper.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Peck's Skipper
Polites peckius, the Peck’s Skipper.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Peck's Skipper
Polites peckius, the Peck’s Skipper.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: female Peck's Skipper
Polites peckius, a female Peck’s Skipper.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Little Glassywing
Pompeius verna, the Little Glassywing.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: Little Glassywing
Pompeius verna, the Little Glassywing.
Butterflies of the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed: European Skipper
Thymelicus lineola, the European Skipper.