Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)

35 Species
Monarch Butterfly  (Danaus plexippus) Male  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct 4, 2007.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Monarch Butterfly Male  Photographed in the village of San Luis on the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 7, 2016.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)  Photographed at Ontario Beach Park on the shore of Lake Ontario near the Genesee River outlet, Rochester, NY on Sept. 13, 2016.  It had probably just migrated across Lake Ontario and was desperate for food.  Sadly, it was the only monarch there.   Species page at BugGuide.net 
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)  Photographed at Thousand Acre Swamp near Rochester, NY on Jul 9, 2006.   Thousand Acre Swamp is a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Nectaring  Photographed in the village of San Luis on the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 7, 2014.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Female Feeding on Purple Coneflower  Photographed in Henrietta, NY on July 27, 2008.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus) Mating  Photographed at Thousand Acre Swamp near Rochester, NY on June 25, 2007.  The upside down male appears to be attached only via his abdomen.  Thousand Acre Swamp is a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Monarch (Danaus plexippus) Butterfly Caterpillar  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Aug 16, 2014.  It was on a common milkweed.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Monarch (Danaus plexippus) Butterfly Caterpillar  Photographed at Thousand Acre Swamp in Penfield near Rochester, NYU on Aug. 26, 2007.  It was on a common milkweed.  Thousand Acre Swamp is a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Common Tiger (Mechanitis polymnia)  Photographed in the village of  San Luis, Guanacaste Province Costa Rica on the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal on Nov. 9, 2016.   Species page at LearnAboutButterflies.com  Padilla Glasswing (Oleria padilla padilla) Female  Photographed in the Tandayapa Valley, Ecuador on March 4, 2006. Identified by Adrian Hoskins.   Species Page at learnaboutbutterflies.com  Crimson Patched Longwing (Heliconius erato)  Photographed at Vientos Frescos Falls near Tilaran, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov 4, 2014.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Great Spangled Fritillary  (Speyeria cybele)  Photographed at  Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Sep 20, 2013.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Great Spangled Fritillary  (Speyeria cybele)  Photographed at Watkins Glen State Park, NY on Aug 17, 2011.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Great Spangled Fritillary  (Speyeria cybele)  Photographed at  Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Aug 13, 2011.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Great Spangled Fritillary  (Speyeria cybele)  Photographed at  Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Aug 13, 2011. This photo shows the undersides of the wings of the individual in the previous photo.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite) Female  Photographed at  Watkins Glen State Park , NY on Aug 17, 2011.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite) Female  Photographed at  Watkins Glen State Park , NY on Aug 17, 2011. This is another view of the individual in the previous photo.   Species page at BugGuide.net 
Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite) Female Underside  Photographed at  Watkins Glen State Park , NY on Aug 17, 2011.  It is the underside of a wing of the individual in the previous photo.  Species page at BugGuide.net  White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis)  Photographed at Thousand Acre Swamp on June 21, 2008.  This one lacked red spots on the upper side of the wings.  Thousand Acre Swamp is a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy.  Species page at BugGuide.net  White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis) Underside  Photographed at Thousand Acre Swamp on June 21, 2008.  This is the same individual that is in the previous photo.  Thousand Acre Swamp is a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis)  Photographed in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest in Adirondack State Park, NY on June 23, 2010.  This one had red spots on the hind wings.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)  Photographed along the Lehigh Trail near Rush, NY on July 21, 2013.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Viceroy Lateral  Photographed along the Lehigh Trail near Rush, NY on July 21, 2013. This is another view of the individual in the previous photo.   Species page at BugGuide.net 
Northern Nessaea (Nessaea aglaura)  Photographed in the Mindo-Nambillo Preserve, Ecuador on March 1, 2006.   Species page at Wikipedia  Gray Cracker  (Hamadryas februa)  Photographed near  San Luis, Guanacaste Province Costa Rica on Nov. 2,  2016.   Map    Species page at Butterflies and Moths of North America  Gray Cracker  (Hamadryas februa)  Photographed near  San Luis, Guanacaste Province Costa Rica on Nov. 2,  2016.   Map    Species page at Butterflies and Moths of North America 
Orion Cecropian (Historis odius dious) Top  It was inside our house in the village of San Luis on the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 3, 2016.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Orion Cecropian (Historis odius dious) Underside  It was inside our house in the village of San Luis on the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 3, 2016.  This is the underside of the butterfly shown in the previous photo.   Species page at BugGuide.net  American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)  Photographed at Stone Harbor, NJ on May 3, 2012.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)  Photographed at  Cape May, NJ on Oct 11, 2012.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)  Photographed at  Watkins Glen State Park in western New York State on July 28, 2009.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)  Photographed at  Watkins Glen State Park in western New York State on July 28, 2009. This is the same individual that is in the previous photo.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)  Photographed at Oatka Creek Park near Rochester, NY on May 23, 2007.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)  Photographed at Cobbs Hill Park in Rochester, NY on April 18, 2012.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)  Photographed at the Whiting Road Nature Preserve in Webster, NY near Rochester on July 1, 2010.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)  Photographed at Thousand Acre Swamp April 29, 2009. Thousand Acre Swamp is a preserve owned by the Nature Conservancy.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Mourning Cloak Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) Underside  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on June 28, 2012.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)  Photographed at the High Acres Nature Area in Perinton, NY on April 19, 2012.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis) Underside  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on June 28, 2012. In this specimen, the "question mark" is not very clear.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Question Mark Butterfly (Polygonia interrogationis)  Photographed in Henrietta, NY on Aug 24, 2008.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Eastern Comma Butterfly (Polygonia comma)  Photographed at Highland Park in Rochester, NY on April 10, 2009.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Eastern Comma Butterfly (Polygonia comma)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on March 27, 2016.  It was one of several on or near sap flowing from a sugar maple tree trunk.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Eastern Comma Butterfly (Polygonia comma) Drinking Sap from a Sugar Maple  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on March 27, 2016.  It was one of several on or near sap flowing from a sugar maple tree trunk.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)  Male Underside  Photographed on a person along the Lehigh Trail in Rush, NY on July 21, 2013.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) Underside  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park  near Rochester, NY on Sept. 27, 2014.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)  Photographed at Fort Drum near Watertown, NY on July 2, 2011.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Banded Peacock (Anartia fatima)  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Costa Rica on Nov 2, 2011.  This is the most common butterfly in Costa Rica.  They were all over the place.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Banded Peacock (Anartia fatima)  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Costa Rica on Nov 7, 2014.  This is the most common butterfly in Costa Rica.  They were all over the place.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Malachite Butterfly (Siproeta stelenes)Top  Photographed in the village of San Luis on the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal , Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov 10, 2014.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Malachite Butterfly (Siproeta stelenes) Underside  Photographed in the village of San Luis on the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal , Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov 10, 2014. This is another view of the individual in the previous photo.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Rusty-tipped page (Siproeta epaphus)  Photographed near Mindo, Ecuador on Feb 28, 2006.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)  Photographed at Cape May NJ  on Oct 3, 2007.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Aug 13, 2011.  Common buckeyes are uncommon in upstate New York, but they may be on the increase.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)  Photographed in  Penfield, NY near Rochester on July 2, 2008.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)  Photographed in  Penfield, NY near Rochester on July 2, 2008.  This is the same individual that is in the previous photo.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton) Dorsal  Photographed in  Burger Park, Greece, NY on June 19, 2012. Burger Park is part of the Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton) Underside  Photographed in  Burger Park, Greece, NY on June 19, 2012. Burger Park is part of the Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Variable Crescent (Eresia ithomioides alsina)  Photographed near the town of Tronadora near Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 8, 2016.    Map .   Species page at Butterflies of America  Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) Female  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Sep 9, 2009.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) Female  Photographed at Oatka Creek Park near Rochester, NY on June 26, 2011.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Two-spotted Prepona (Archaeoprepona demophoon)  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov 6, 2011.  Species page at Learn About Butterflies  Owl Butterfly (Caligo brasiliensis)  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 5, 2016.   Subspecies page at Butterflies of America 
Owl Butterfly (Caligo atreus)  Photographed at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica, on Nov. 5, 2014.  Wikipedia Article  Northern Pearly Eye (Lethe anthedon)  Photographed along the Lehigh Trail in Henrietta, NY on July 22, 2009.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Northern Pearly Eye (Lethe anthedon)  Photographed along the Lehigh Trail  in Henrietta, NY near Rochester on July 6, 2015.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Eyed Brown (Lethe eurydice)  Photographed in Black Creek Park near Rochester, NY on July 3, 2015.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Appalachian Brown (Lethe appalachia)  Photographed in Brighton, NY near Rochester on June 27, 2014.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Appalachian Brown (Lethe appalachia) Frontal  Photographed along the Lehigh Trail in Henrietta, NY near Rochester on June 26, 2013.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Appalachian Brown (Lethe appalachia)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on Aug 2, 2015..  Species page at BugGuide.net  Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)  Photographed at Oatka Creek Park near Rochester, NY on june 20, 2015.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)  Photographed at Watkins Glen State Park, NY on Aug 17, 2011.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Common Wood Nymph  (Cercyonis pegala)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY on June 28, 2012.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Little Wood Satyr - Hodges#4578 (Megisto cymela)  Photographed at Mendon Ponds Park  on June 4, 2015. This is a high dynamic range photo made by combining 3 different exposures.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Little Wood Satyr - Hodges#4578 (Megisto cymela) Mating Pair  This pair was mating at Oatka Creek Park near Rochester, NY on June 15, 2016.   Species page at BugGuide.net 
Hermes Satyr (Hermeuptychia hermes)  It was inside our house in the village of San Luis Costa Rica near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 3,  2011.  This species seems to be very common in Costa Rica.   Species page at Butterflies of America  Hermes Satyr (Hermeuptychia hermes)  Photographed in the village of San Luis Costa Rica near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 8,  2014.  This species seems to be very common in Costa Rica.   Species page at Butterflies of America