Question Marks are friendly to humans!

 

We love butterflies, and are still learning about them at this advanced age. This website helps organize our knowledge and focuses us on learning even more.

We've learned more about butterflies in the past year than we did in the previous 64 years! And we're learning along with our granddaughters, who also share our love of nature and the marvelous mysteries and lore of the butterfly.

We are not trained lepidopterists or entomologists, but merely amateurs fascinated by nature! There are undoubtedly others who are just beginning their journey toward understanding and identifying butterflies. Maybe this site will help them. For those who are more experienced and knowledgeable, there are many fine websites for them.

Our butterfly photo archive is growing daily, but we have not yet been able to photograph all of the species people see in their home landscapes.

Question Marks are friendly to humans!

Send Us Your Butterfly Photos

We welcome your contributions!

If you have a photo to share, we would love to publish it so others can enjoy it too. Space is limited, so we are not able to post all of the photos we receive.

You can email your photos to info@butterfliesathome.com along with a description of the species, location taken, and other pertinent information. If you would like credit or a link back to you, include that as well. If it is a copyrighted image of yours, please give us appropriate permission to use the image on this website.

Thanks for visiting, and please visit again over time as we evolve this site!

Some Recent Butterfly Photos Submitted by Our Viewers

Photo of the Painted Schinia Moth, seen in Llano County Texas (Photo courtesy of KC)
Photo of the Painted Schinia Moth

Shown below is a Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on pink Garden Phlox in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. Photo by and courtesy of Calvin Livengood.
Giant Swallowtail in Irving, Texas

Below is a beautiful Giant Swallowtail on Lantana, in Texas in 2016. Photo by and courtesy of L.F. - Irving, Texas
Giant Swallowtail in Irving, Texas

The photo below shows a Zebra Heliconian at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center in San Antonio, Texas on October 22, 2016. Photo by and courtesy of David B. Sweidel.
Zebra Heliconian Butterfly in Texas


Photograph of a Southern Dogface butterfly at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Photo by and courtesy of David B. Sweidel.
Southern Dogface butterfly at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center in San Antonio, Texas

Shown below are two photographs of a Gulf Fritillary butterfly at Eisenhower Park in San Antonio, Texas, October 22, 2016.
Photos by and courtesy of Quinn Bergeon
Gulf Fritillary butterfly at Eisenhower Park, San Antonio, Texas

Gulf Fritillary butterfly at Eisenhower Park, San Antonio, Texas


Cecropia Moth at Lake Tyler. Photograph courtesy of SC, Tyler, Texas

Cecropia Moth


Morphed female Tiger Swallowtail showing multiple markings. Photo by D. Stamm
Morphed Tiger Swallowtail
Great Spangled Fritillary on a Red Clover blossom, Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. Photo by Peter Livengood
Great Spangled Fritillary
Clouded Sulphur on Butterfly Weed, Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. Photo by Peter Livengood
Clouded Sulphur


Silver Spotted Skipper on Pink Zinnia (Photo by KF)
Silver Spotted Skipper on Pink Zinnia


Viceroy Butterfly
Viceroy Butterfly

 

A newly hatched Black Swallowtail Butterfly
A newly hatched Black Swallowtail Butterfly

 

Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar
Spicebush Swallowtail Caterpillar

Salt Marsh Moth
Salt Marsh Moth