Butterflies

16 photos of 12 species as of April 14, 2018.
Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)  Photographed on Aug 5, 2007.  This is a formerly southern butterfly species that has invaded the north in recent years.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)  Photographed on May 28, 2007.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)  Photographed on  July 29, 2007. Its larval host plant is abundant at the swamp.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)  Photogaphed on July 13, 2011.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)  Photographed on Jul 9, 2006.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Mating Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus)  Photographed on June 25, 2007.  The upside down male appears to be attached only via his abdomen.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar (Danaus plexippus)  Photographed on its food plant, the common milkweed,  Asclepias syriaca , on Aug 26, 2007.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)  Photographed on July 9, 2006.  Species page at BugGuide.net  White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis) (Top)  Photographed June 21, 2008.  This one lacked red spots on the upper side of the wings.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis) (Bottom)  This is the underside of the same  White Admiral  that is in the previous photo.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Mourning Cloak Butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa)  Photographed on April 29, 2009.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)  Photographed on July 29, 2007.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)  This is the underside of the same  Eastern Comma  butterfly that is in the previous photo. It shows the distinctive comma marking that gives the species its name.   Species page at BugGuide.net  Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)  Photographed on July 29, 2007.  Species page at BugGuide.net  Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)  This tiny  Least Skipper  was photographed on a cattail on Aug 26, 2008.  Species page at BugGuide.net 
European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)  European Skippers  like this one are an all too common introduced species. Photographed on June 25, 2007.  Species page at BugGuide.net