Share Your Butterfly Photos
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Photos from the butterfly garden at Welch Elementary School, Newnan, Georgia: Monarch, Tiger Swallowtail and Gulf Fritillary (courtesy of L. Rummel, October, 2019)
Painted Lady Butterfly in Penarth, South Wales, UK (courtesy of J. Harris, August, 2019)
Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on a Butterfly Milkweed in Catonsville, Maryland (courtesy of Amanda, July, 2019)
Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, black dimorphic form, on a Butterfly Milkweed in Catonsville, Maryland (courtesy of Amanda, July, 2019)
Monarch Butterfly on a Cone Flower in Massachusetts (courtesy of Kristina Waid, July 23, 2019)
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly in Manchester, England (courtesy of Danielle Brownlie, July, 2019)
Tiger Swallowtail, Hurst, Texas (courtesy of L. Massey, June, 2019)
Luna Moths mating, Shenandoah, Texas (courtesy of Tom Garvin, March 23, 2019)
Zebra Swallowtail in Fayetteville, Alabama (courtesy of Joe Wombough, March 23, 2019)
Male Monarch Butterfly enjoying Swamp Milkweed, Indian Lake County Park, Dane County, Wisconsin (courtesy of S.R. Prebeg, August 8, 2018)
Silver Spotted Skipper on a white hibiscus, Taylors, South Carolina (courtesy of A.E. Jones, July 27, 2018)
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly, seen at Willilamsville, Missouri (courtesy of T. Page, July, 2018)
"Very friendly! Kept flying circles around me and landing beside me for almost 10 minutes and finally landed on my hand. "
European Peacock (Aglais io) butterfly, seen in Ruskington, Lincolnshire, UK (courtesy of Jayne Miller, July, 2018)
Monarch caterpillar and butterfly on Milkweed, Tampa, Florida (courtesy of Gina Thomas, June 30, 2018)
Female Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, dark dimorphic color form, seen at the Dallas Arboretum (courtesy of E. Buchanan, June, 2018)
Luna Moth, seen in Garretts Bluff, Texas (Photo courtesy of LC)
Western Pygmy Blue butterfly (Brephidium exile), at the Cosumnes River Preserve, Sacramento County, California - 10/22/1017
(Photos taken by Breck, with a Canon 7D Mark 2 camera with a Canon 100-400 IS II lens)
Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden on June 13, 2017
(Photo taken by Elizabeth Buchanan, with a Canon 7D DSLR)
Photo of the Painted Schinia Moth, seen in Llano County Texas (Photo courtesy of KC)
Shown below is a Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on pink Garden Phlox in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. (Photo by and courtesy of Calvin Livengood)
Below is a beautiful Giant Swallowtail on Lantana, in Texas in 2016. (Photo by and courtesy of L.F. - 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)
Photograph of a Southern Dogface butterfly at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center in San Antonio, Texas.
(Photo by and courtesy of David B. Sweidel)
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)
Cecropia Moth at Lake Tyler. (Photograph courtesy of SC)
Morphed female Tiger Swallowtail showing multiple markings. (Photo by D. Stamm)
Great Spangled Fritillary on a Red Clover blossom, Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Peter Livengood)
Clouded Sulphur on Butterfly Weed, Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Peter Livengood)
Silver Spotted Skipper on Pink Zinnia (Photo by KF)
A newly hatched Black Swallowtail Butterfly (Courtesy of AM and HM, Tyler, Texas)