ID PHOTO GALLERY

We would like to encourage members and others to submit photos of all life stages of butterflies from eggs to adults to food plants for inclusion in this gallery.

If you have an ID question about something that you have seen, these photos may help you resolve it. They include all sorts of butterflies: common to rare.

AresMetalmarkboisduval'syellowDEvaSkprDottedRoadside
left to right: Ares Metalmark, Boisduval’s Yellow, Deva Skipper, Dotted Roadside-Skipper
Erichson'sWhiteskprfemChiricWhiteGoldCostaSkprGrayHairstreak
Erichson’s White-Skipper, female Chiricahua White, Gold Costa Skipper, Gray Hairstreak
HuachucaGiantSkprJuniperHrstrkJuvenal'sDwngLittleYellow
Huachuca Giant-Skipper, Juniper Hairstreak, Juvenal’s Duskywing, Little Yellow
MimosaYellowNabokovSatyrPhaonCrescentPolingGiantSkpr
Mimosa Yellow, Nabokov’s Satyr, Phaon Crescent, Poling’s Giant-Skipper
queenReakirt'sBluesheep skipperSilverbanded Hrstrk
Queen, Reakirt’s Blue, Sheep Skipper, Silver-banded Hairstreak
SoapberryHairstreakSonoranHrstrkUncasSkprW_AngledSulphur
Soapberry Hairstreak, Sonoran Hairstreak, Uncas Skipper, White-angled Sulphur
WhitepatchedSkprZelaMetalmarkC._amyntula_Comfort_Sp_4-VIII-10C._arizonensis_DS_Cal_Gulch_13-IX-10
White-patched Skipper, Zela Metalmark, W. Tailed Blue, Arizona Metalmark
C.fulvia_Seneca_LK_10-VIII-10A._deva_1_Garden_H5-12-05A.fimbriata_Chir_P5-25-05Albofasciatus
Fulvia Checkerspot, Deva Skipper, Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper, White-striped Longtail
AraxesGarden-8-21AugustinusC._aurantiaca_Carr_2-IX-08C.cyneas_3_Miller_24-IX-08
Dull Firetip, Brown Elfin, Orange Skipperling, Black Checkerspot
C.valeriana_2_Harshaw_Cr_8-08-05E._pacuvius_McDonald_TK_11-VIII-110E._proterpia_Garden_12-X-06E.quaderna_Garden_4-03-06
Valeriana Skipper, Pacuvius Duskywing, Tailed Orange, Arizona Hairstreak
Br1
Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper
ABOVE PHOTOS: Priscilla & Hank Brodkin


JueAZSisterJuePahaskaSkprJuePythonSkipperJueSilversptdSkpr
Arizona Sister, Pahaska Skipper, Python Skipper, Silver-spotted Skipper
JueSDogfaceJueTrpLeafwingACMON1
Southern Dogface, Tropical Leafwing, Acmon Blue
BLACKCOCO2
Black Checkerspot, Colorado Hairstreak, Colorado Hairstreak
LADYNAIS1NAIS2Boisduval's_Yellow_2010-09-14_Gary_Jue_06_crop
West Coast Lady, Nais Metalmark, Nais Metalmark, Boisduval’s Yellow
OSULFTAXILES1TAXILES2THICKET
Orange Sulphur, female Taxiles Skipper, male Taxiles Skipper, Thicket Hairstreak
Elf_2010-10-10_Gary_Jue_10_cropEmpress_Leilia_2010-09-12_Gary_Jue_08_cropHammock_Skipper_2010-09-12_Gary_Jue_33_crop
Elf, Empress Leilia, Hammock Skipper
Red-bordered_Satyr_2010-09-12_Gary_Jue_14_cropTawny_Emperor_2010-09-12_Gary_Jue_15_cropTheona_Checkerspot_2010-09-12_Gary_Jue_08_crop
Red-bordred Satyr, Tawny Emperor, Theona Checkerspot
Variegated_Fritillary_2010-09-14_Gary_Jue_10_cropWestern_Pygmy-Blue_2010-09-12_Gary_Jue_13_cropArizona_Powdered-Skipper_2011-04-19_Gary_Jue_02
Variegated Fritillary, Western Pygmy-Blue; Arizona Powdered-Skipper
Common_Streaky-Skipper-_2011-04-19_Gary_Jue_02Golden-headed_Scallopwing_2011-04-19_Gary_Jue_05Orange_Skipperling_2011-04-19_Gary_Jue_03Pahaska_Skipper_2011-04-19_Gary_Jue_10
Common Streaky-Skipper; Golden-headed Scallopwing; Orange Skipperling; Pahaska Skipper
Sagebrush_Checkerspot_2011-03-15_Gary_Jue_10Sagebrush_Checkerspot_2011-03-15_Gary_Jue_20Sheep_Skipper_2011-04-19_Gary_Jue_06Sleepy_Duskywing_2011-03-15_Gary_Jue_02
Sagebrush Checkerspot; Sagebrush Checkerspot; Sheep Skipper; Sleepy Duskywing
White-barred_Skipper-_2011-04-19_Gary_Jue_13White-barred_Skipper-_2011-04-19_Gary_Jue_14Xami_Hairstreak_2011-03-15_Gary_Jue_15Hackberry_Emperor_2011-11-20_Gary_Jue
White-barred Skipper; White-Barred Skipper; Xami Hairstreak, Hackberry Emperor
Monarch_2011-12-11_Gary_JueTropical_Buckeye_2011-12-11_Gary_JueViolet-clouded_Skipper_2011-11-20_Gary_Jue
Monarch, Tropical Buckeye (red form), Violet-clouded Skipper
Golden-headed_Scallopwing_2012-02-26_01_croppedGray_Hairstreak_2012-02-26_01_croppedRed_Admiral_egg_2012-02-26_01_croppedSouthwestern_Orangetip_2012-02-26_01_cropped
Golden-headed Scallopwing, Gray Hairstreak, Red Admiral egg, Southwestern Orangetip
Southwestern_Orangetip_larva_2012-02-26_2nd_instar_03_croppedGreat_Purple_Hairstreak_2012-03-25_06_croppedFulvia_Checkerspot_2012-03-27_15_croppedSagebrush_Checkerspot_eggs_2012-03-27_05_cropped
larva or Southwestern Orangetip, Great Purple Hairstreak, Fulvia Checkerspot, Sagebrush Checkerspot eggs
Theona_Checkerspot_2012-03-27_09_croppedWhite-barred_Skipper_2012-03-27_02_croppedGold-costa_Skipper_2012-03-27_10_croppedSleepy_Orange_2012-03-27_01_cropped
Theona Checkerspot, White-barred Skipper, Gold-costa Skipper, Sleepy Orange
Arizona_Hairstreak_2012-06-05_Incinerator_RidgeBlack_Checkerspot_2012-05-22_06_Incinerator_RidgeBlack_Checkerspot_2012-05-22_18_Incinerator_RidgeBlack_Checkerspot_2012-06-05_09_Incinerator_Ridge
Arizona Hairstreak; last 3 are all Black Checkerspot
Desert_Cloudywing_2012-06-05_20_General_HitchcockDeva_Skipper_2012-06-05_35_General_HitchcockNais_Metalmark_2012-06-03_13_Incinerator_RidgeOrange-edged_Roadside-Skipper_2012-06-12_20_Carr_Canyon
Desert Cloudywing; Deva Skipper; Nais Metalmark; Orange-edged Roadside Skipper
Pine_Satyr_2012-06-12_18_Carr_CanyonSatyr_Comma_2012-06-12_18_Carr_CanyonSatyr_Comma_eggs_2012-06-12_08_Carr_CanyonSunrise_Skipper_2012-06-10_27
Satyr Comma & Pine Satyr; Satyr Comma; eggs of Satyr Comma; Sunrise Skipper
Arachne_Checkerspot_2012-08-21_01Cassus_Roadside-Skipper_2012-07-03_14_Madera_CanyonChiricahua_White_2012-07-01_15_Madera_CanyonChiricahua_White_2012-07-01_50_Madera_Canyon-1
Arachne Checkerspot; Cassus Roadside-Skipper; female Chiricahua White; female Chiricahus White
Chiricahua_White_2012-07-08_22_Madera_CanyonChiricahua_White_eggs_2012-07-01_02_Madera_CanyonLarge_Roadside-Skipper_2012-07-01_10_Madera_CanyonMexican_Fritillary_2012-08-21_01
male Chiricahua White; eggs of Chiricahua White; Large Roadside-Skipper; Mexican Fritillary
Mexican_Yellow_larva_2012-08-21_01Orange_Sulphur_2012-08-21_01Painted_Crescent_2012-08-21_01Palmer's_Metalmark_2012-08-21_01
larva of Mexican Yellow; Orange Sulphur; Painted Crescent; Palmer’s Metalmark
Sachem_2012-08-21_01Short-tailed_Skipper_2012-07-01_07_Madera_CanyonSunrise_Skipper_2012-08-21_01Taxiles_Skipper_2012-07-08_28_Madera_Canyon
Sachem; Short-tailed Skipper; Sunrise Skipper; Taxiles Skipper
Acmon_Blue_2012-08-26_06Arizona_Sister_larva_2012-08-26_01Gray_Hairstreak_2012-08-26_01Great_Purple_Hairstreak_2012-08-26_02
Acmon Blue; Arizona Sister larva; Gray Hairstreak; Great Purple Hairstreak
Juniper_Hairstreak_2012-08-26_08California_Patch_2012-09-30_17Clouded_Skipper_2012-10-07_01Dorantes_Longtail_2012-10-09_02
‘Siva’ Juniper Hairstreak; California Patch; Clouded Skipper; Dorantes Longtail
Elf_2012-10-07_07Goatweed_Leafwing_2012-09-18_05Laviana_White-Skipper_2012-10-09_03Sonoran_Metalmark_2012-10-09_05
Elf; Goatweed Leafwing; Laviana White-Skipper; Sonoran Metalmark
White-striped_Longtail_2012-10-09_01Huachuca_Giant-Skipper_2012-09-09_08Red-bordered_Satyr_2012-09-09_03Silver-spotted_Skipper_2012-09-09_02
White-striped Longtail; Huachuca Giant-Skipper; Red-bordered Satyr; Silver-spotted Skipper
Sunrise_Skipper_2012-09-07_03Sunrise_Skipper_2012-09-08_01Theona_Checkerspot_2012-09-09_02Acmon_Blue_2012-11-04_03
1st 2 Sunrise Skipper; Theona Checkerspot; Acmon Blue
Barred_Yellow_2012-11-04_40Boisduval's_Yellow_2012-11-06_25Chiricahua_White_2012-11-06_14Chiricahua_White_2012-11-06_18
Barred Yellow; Boisduval’s Yellow; last 2 male Chiricahua White
Chiricahua_White_2012-11-06_23Chiricahua_White_2012-11-06_25Chiricahua_White_2012-11-06_51Female_and_male_Orange_Sulphurs_2012-11-04_10
1st 3 female Chiricahua White; female & male Orange Sulphurs
Large_Orange_Sulphur_2012-10-16_10Little_Yellow_2012-11-06_07Mallow_Scrub-Hairstreak_2012-11-04_05Orange_Sulphur_2012-11-04_09
Large Orange Sulphur; Little Yellow; Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak; Orange Sulphur
Satyr_Comma_2012-11-06_07Tropical_and_Common_Buckeyes_2012-11-04_22Tropical_Checkered-Skipper_2012-11-04_01-1White-patched_Skipper_2012-11-04_03
Satyr Comma; Tropical & Common Buckeyes; Tropical Checkered-Skipper; White-patched Skipper
ABOVE PHOTOS Gary Jue


AZHRCOHRSOAPIMG_5484RussetSkipperling
Arizona Hairstreak, Colorado Hairstreak, Soapberry Hairstreak, Russet Skipperling
IMG_5496DreamyDuskywingIMG_5638QueenAlexandrasSulphurIMG_5668LedaMinistreakIMG_5680DracoSkipper
Dreamy Duskywing, Queen Alexandra’s Sulphur, Leda Ministreak, Draco Skipper
IMG_5737PineWhiteIMG_5807RedSatyrIMG_5722WesternGreenHairstreakIMG_5861FourSpottedSkipperling
Pine White, Red Satyr, Western Green Hairstreak, Four-spotted Skipperling
IMG_5888SmallWoodNymphIMG_5938RuddyCopperIMG_5971HoaryCommaIMG_5994SatyrComma
Small Wood-Nymph, Ruddy Copper, Hoary Comma, Satyr Comma
IMG_6133EdwardsSkipperlingIMG_6254PacuviusDuskywing
Edward’s Skipperling, Pacuvius Duskywing,
ABOVE PHOTOS: Tom Bethard


CHKRSPOTGARITAMK_GrtPurpleMKAcaciaSkpr
‘Magdalena’ Variable Checkerspot, Garita Skipperling, Great Purple Hairstreak, Acacia Skipper
MKLeda2010_10_16_1574_edited-12010_10_23_1659_edited-12011_04_02_6993_edited-1
Leda Ministreak, Poling’s Giant-Skipper, Arizona Giant-Skipper; Tiny Checkerspot
2011_04_02_7002_edited-1
Zela Metalmark
ABOVE PHOTOS: Mary Kay Eiermann


IMG_0230-BrownElfinIMG_0242-SaraOrangetipIMG_0252-GrayHairstreakIMG_0253-ArizonaPowderedSkipper
Brown Elfin, Sara Orangetip, Gray Hairstreak, Arizona Powdered-Skipper
IMG_0259FunerealDuskywingIMG_1645_BlackSwallowtailCaterpillarIMG_1646_GiantCaterpillarOnCitrusIMG_1808_SleepyOrangeAndCloudlessSulphur
Funereal Duskywing, Black Swallowtail caterpillars, Giant Swallowtail caterpillar, Sleepy Orange & Cloudless Sulphur caterpillars
IMG_1811CloudlessSulphurDetailIMG_1841_CloudlessSulphurPreparing for PupationIMG_1844_CloudlessSulphurChrsyalisFormedIMG_1907_NewlyEmergedCloudlessSulphurIMG_1912_FreshCloudlessSulphurReadyToFly
Cloudless Sulphurs: caterpillar, ready to pupate, chrysalis, newly emerged, ready to fly
IMG_1814_LargeOrangeCaterpillar on lysilomaIMG_1942_LargeOrangeSulphurReadyToEmergeFromChrysalisCalif_Patch_2_Florida_Cyn_09302012Calif_Patch_Underside_Florida_Cyn_09302012
Large Orange Sulphur caterpillar, Large Orange Sulphur ready to emerge; last 2 California Patch
Elf_1_Florida_Cyn_09302012Elf_2_Florida_Cyn_09302012Toltec_Roadside_Skipper_Florida_Cyn_09302012Zela_Metalmark_Sml_Florida_Cyn_09302012
1st 2 - Elf; Toltec Roadside-Skipper; Zela Metalmark
ABOVE PHOTOS: Cindy Bethard


sagebrush_checkerspotsara_orangetip_cat_with_waspSpring_White
Sagebrush Checkerspot, parasitic wasp on Sara Orangetip caterpillar, Spring White
xami_hairstreakMexFritPtdCrescent
Xami Hairstreak; Mexican Fritillary; Painted Crescent
px3
Pipevine Swallowtail
ABOVE PHOTOS: Mary Klinkel


BlkSwlltl tropbkeye troplfwng
Black Swallowtail, Tropical Buckeye, Tropical Leafwing
fiery texan giantswlltl
Fiery Skipper, Texan Crescent, Giant Swallowtail
LavSkpr1LavSkpr2
Laviana White-Skipper
ABOVE PHOTOS: Carolyn M. Vieira
For more of Carolyn’s photos, link to
carolynmvieira.smugmug.com/Butterflies.


DSC_0068ParksDntySulphurMonarchpupa
Reakirt’s Blue, Dainty Sulphur (winter form); Monarch pupa
OrngSulphTaxilesSkprGryHairstreak
female Orange Sulphur; Taxiles Skipper, Gray Hairstreak
SatyrCom2SatyrCom1SleepyDwngNabokov
Satyr Comma; Satyr Comma; Sleepy Duskywing; Nabokov’s Satyr
ShorttldSkprMarineBlueWPygmyBl
Short-tailed Skipper; Marine Blue; Western Pygmy Blue
AcmonBlbobparksGldn-bnddSkprMCloak
Acmon Blue; Arizona Hairstreak; Golden-banded Skipper; Mourning Cloak
MCloakDrusiusCldywng1DrusiusCldywng2
Mourning Cloak; Drusius Cloudywing; Drusius Cloudywing
GoldCostaLgRdsde-SkipNCldywingTheona Checkerspot
Gold-costa Skipper; Large Roadside-Skipper; Northern Cloudywing; Theona Checkerspot
CassusEmpLeilia1EmpLeilia22tail
Cassus Roadside-Skipper; Empress Leilia; Empress Leilia; Two-tailed Swallowtail
Orng1Orng2ares1ares2
Orange Skipperling; Orange Skipperling; Ares Metalmark; Ares Metalmark
amlady1amlady2toltec
American Lady; American Lady, Toltec Roadside-Skipper
MexFrit1MexFrit2Huachuca
first 2: Mexican Fritillary; Huachuca Giant-Skipper
RSP1RSP2GulfF
first 2: Red-spotted Purple; Gulf Fritillary
SnoutParksChiriSlpyOrng
American Snout; female Chiricahua White; Sleepy Orange
WateringBPbuckeyespygmy1pygmy2
puddling Bordered Patches; mating color forms of Common Buckeyes; male W. Pygmy Blue; female W. Pygmy Blue
sleepyTailed1Tailed2Tailed3
Sleepy Orange; Tailed Orange; wet season Tailed Orange; intermediate form Tailed Orange
Tailed4yellow1yellow2
winter form Tailed Orange; next 2 Mexican Yellow
ABOVE PHOTOS: Bob Parks