SELECTED BUTTERFLIES &
some of their larvae from

ONTARIO, CANADA
photos taken by Bea Laporte and identified mostly by Butterflies and Moths of North America's website at BAMONA or with help from Peterson's Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
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Swallowtails and Parnassians
(Family: Papilionidae)
Medium to large in size. Swallowtails have a tail-like extension on the edge of the hindwing that is found in many, though not all and the Parnassians are tailless and have translucent wings
Papilio_canadensis
Papilio_canadensis
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio_canadensis
Papilio_canadensis
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes asterias
Papilio polyxenes asterias
Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes asterias
Papilio polyxenes asterias
Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes asterias
Papilio polyxenes asterias
Black Swallowtail Caterpillar
Papilio cresphontes
Papilio cresphontes
Giant Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes
Papilio cresphontes
Giant Swallowtail
Whites and Sulphurs
(Family: Pieridae)
Medium to small wings that are white, yellow, or orange, with some black or red
Pieris rapae
Pieris rapae
Cabbage White
Male
Pieris rapae
Pieris rapae
Cabbage White
Pieris oleracea
Pieris oleracea
Mustard White
Colias eurytheme (dead specimen)
Colias eurytheme
Orange Sulphur
Colias eurytheme (dead specimen)
Colias eurytheme
Orange Sulphur
Colias philodice (dead specimen)
Colias philodice
Clouded Sulphur
Colias philodice (dead specimen)
Colias philodice
Clouded Sulphur
Gossamer-wing Butterflies
(Family: Lycaenidae)
Harvesters, Coppers, Hairstreaks and Blues.
Typically small to tiny and often brilliantly colored--iridescent blues, bright reds, and oranges
Lycaena phlaeas
Lycaena phlaeas
American Copper
Lycaena hyllus
Lycaena hyllus
Bronze Copper
Lycaena hyllus
Lycaena hyllus
Bronze Copper
Callophrys niphon
Callophrys niphon
Eastern Pine Elfin
Callophrys henrici
Callophrys henrici
Henry's Elfin
Satyrium acadica
Satyrium acadica
Acadian Hairstreak
Satyrium caryaevorus
Satyrium caryaevorus
Hickory Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops
Satyrium liparops
Striped Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus
Satyrium calanus
Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus
Satyrium calanus
Banded Hairstreak Caterpillar
Celastrina lucia
Celastrina lucia
Lucia Azure
Celastrina neglecta
Celastrina neglecta
Summer Azure
Glaucopsyche lygdamus
Glaucopsyche lygdamus
Silvery Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus
Glaucopsyche lygdamus
Silvery Blue
Cupido comyntas
Cupido comyntas
Eastern-tailed Blue
Female
Cupido comyntas
Cupido comyntas
Eastern-tailed Blue
Female
Brush-footed Butterflies
(Family: Nymphalidae)
"Four-footed butterflies", four walking legs and a pair of short, hairy front legs that look like brushes, vary in size from small to large, more species in this family than in any other
Boloria selene
Boloria selene
Silver-bordered Fritillary
Boloria selene
Boloria selene
Silver-bordered Fritillary
Boloria bellona
Boloria bellona
Meadow Fritillary
Boloria bellona
Boloria bellona
Meadow Fritillary
Speyeria cybele
Speyeria cybele
Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria cybele
Speyeria cybele
Great Spangled Fritillary
Chlosyne gorgone
Chlosyne gorgone
Gorgone Checkerspot
Chlosyne gorgone
Chlosyne gorgone
Gorgone Checkerspot
Euphydryas phaeton
Euphydryas phaeton
Baltimore Checkerspot
Euphydryas phaeton
Euphydryas phaeton
Baltimore Checkerspot
Speyeria cybele
Speyeria cybele
Great Spangled Fritillary Caterpillar
Phyciodes cocyta
Phyciodes cocyta
Northern Crescent
Phyciodes cocyta
Phyciodes cocyta
Northern Crescent
Phyciodes cocyta
Phyciodes cocyta
Northern Crescent
Female
Phyciodes tharos
Phyciodes tharos
Pearl Crescent
Polygonia comma
Polygonia comma
Eastern Comma
Polygonia comma
Polygonia comma
Eastern Comma
Polygonia progne
Polygonia progne
Gray Comma
Polygonia progne
Polygonia progne
Gray Comma
Polygonia interrogationis
Polygonia interrogationis
Question Mark
Polygonia interrogationis
Polygonia interrogationis
Question Mark
Polygonia interrogationis
Polygonia interrogationis
Question Mark Caterpillar
Aglais milberti
Aglais milberti
Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Roddia j-album
Roddia j-album
Compton Tortoiseshell
Roddia j-album
Roddia j-album
Compton Tortoiseshell
Euvanessa hyperborea
Euvanessa hyperborea
Mourning Cloak
Euvanessa lintnerii
Euvanessa lintnerii
Mourning Cloak
Vanessa cardui
Vanessa cardui
Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui
Vanessa cardui
Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis
Vanessa virginiensis
American Lady
Vanessa virginiensis
Vanessa virginiensis
American Lady
Junonia coenia
Junonia coenia
Common Buckeye
Junonia coenia
Junonia coenia
Common Buckeye
Vanessa atalanta rubria
Vanessa atalanta rubria
Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta rubria
Vanessa atalanta rubria
Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta rubria
Vanessa atalanta rubria
Red Admiral Caterpillar
Limenitis arthemis arthemis
Limenitis arthemis arthemis
White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis arthemis
Limenitis arthemis arthemis
White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis astyanax
Limenitis arthemis astyanax
Red Spotted Purple
Limenitis arthemis astyanax
Limenitis arthemis astyanax
Red Spotted Purple
Limenitis archippus
Limenitis archippus
Viceroy
Limenitis archippus
Limenitis archippus
Viceroy Caterpillar
Danaus plexippus
Danaus plexippus
Monarch
Male
Danaus plexippus
Danaus plexippus
Monarch
Danaus plexippus
Danaus plexippus
Monarch Caterpillar
Satyrodes eurydice
Satyrodes eurydice
Eyed Brown
Megisto cymela
Megisto cymela
Little Wood Satyr
Megisto cymela
Megisto cymela
Little Wood Satyr
Enodia anthedon
Enodia anthedon
Northern Pearly-Eye
Enodia anthedon
Enodia anthedon
Northern Pearly-Eye
Coenonympha tullia
Coenonympha tullia
Common Ringlet
Coenonympha tullia (dead specimen)
Coenonympha tullia
Common Ringlet
Cercyonis pegala
Cercyonis pegala
Common Wood-Nymph
SKIPPERS
(Family: Hesperiidae)
Firetips, Spread-wing Skippers, Grass Skippers, Giant-Skippers;
hooked antennae, big bodies & heads, small wings
Thorybes pylades
Thorybes pylades
Northern Cloudywing Skipper
Thorybes pylades
Thorybes pylades
Northern Cloudywing Skipper
Erynnis juvenalis
Erynnis juvenalis
Juvenal's Duskywing Skipper
Erynnis icelus
Erynnis icelus
Dreamy Duskywing Skipper
Carterocephalus palaemon
Carterocephalus palaemon
Arctic Skipper
Carterocephalus palaemon
Carterocephalus palaemon
Arctic Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor
Ancyloxypha numitor
Least Skipper
Thymelicus lineola
Thymelicus lineola
European Skipper
Male
Thymelicus lineola
Thymelicus lineola
European Skipper
Male
Wallengrenia egeremet
Wallengrenia egeremet
Northern Broken-Dash Skipper
Polites mystic
Polites mystic
Long Dash Skipper
Polites peckius
Polites peckius
Peck's Skipper
Polites peckius
Polites peckius
Peck's Skipper
Polites themistocles
Polites themistocles
Tawny-edged Skipper
Polites themistocles
Polites themistocles
Tawny-edged Skipper
Anatrytone logan
Anatrytone logan
Delaware Skipper
Poanes hobomok
Poanes hobomok
Hobomok Skipper
Euphyes dion
Euphyes dion
Dion Skipper
Euphyes vestris
Euphyes vestris
Dun Skipper
Female
Euphyes vestris
Euphyes vestris
Dun Skipper
Male
Euphyes vestris
Euphyes vestris
Dun Skipper