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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.

And special thanks go out to great nature photographers Alan Schmierer and Ranger Robb Hannawacker for sharing many of their beautiful photographs of butterflies with us via Flickr.

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Pareronia valeria, the common wanderer or Malayan wanderer, is a medium-sized butterfly of the family Pieridae, that is, the yellows and whites, and is found in India and Southeast Asia. The butterfly found in India is sometimes considered as a separate species, Pareronia hippia. Location: Hadinbal honnavar (U.K) Karnataka, India (Photo by and courtesy of Nagaraj Hegde)Pareronia valeria, the common wanderer or Malayan wanderer


Naga Shalabham Moth spotted at the Idukki District of Kerala in India (courtesy of R Lakshmi, September, 2020)
Atlas moths are one of the largest lepidopterans in the world with a wingspan measuring between 25–30 cm (9.8–11.8 in) and a wing surface area of about 400 cm2 (62 in2) Naga Shalabham Moth spotted at the Idukki District of Kerala in India

 

Gatekeeper Butterfly, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK (courtesy of D. Abbott, August, 2020)
Gatekeeper Butterfly, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in Oak Grove, Kentucky (courtesy of S. Benson, August, 2020)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in Oak Grove, Kentucky

 

Photos from the butterfly garden at Welch Elementary School, Newnan, Georgia

Monarch, Tiger Swallowtail and Gulf Fritillary

(courtesy of L. Rummel, October, 2019)

Photos from the butterfly garden at Welch Elementary School, Newnan, Georgia

Painted Lady Butterfly in Penarth, South Wales, UK (courtesy of J. Harris, August, 2019)
Painted Lady Butterfly in Penarth, South Wales, UK
Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on a Butterfly Milkweed in Catonsville, Maryland (courtesy of Amanda, July, 2019)
Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on a Butterfly Milkweed in Catonsville, Maryland

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, black dimorphic form, 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


Monarch Butterfly on a Cone Flower in Massachusetts
(courtesy of Kristina Waid, July 23, 2019)
Monarch Butterfly on Cone Flower in Massachusetts
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly in Manchester, England (courtesy of Danielle Brownlie, July, 2019)
Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly


Tiger Swallowtail, Hurst, Texas (courtesy of L. Massey, June, 2019)
Tiger Swallowtail, Hurst, Texas

Luna Moths mating

Shenandoah, Texas

(courtesy of Tom Garvin, March 23, 2019)

Luna Moths mating, Shenandoah, Texas


Zebra Swallowtail in Fayetteville, Alabama (courtesy of Joe Wombough, March 23, 2019)
Zebra Swallowtail in Fayetteville, Alabama


Male Monarch Butterfly enjoying Swamp Milkweed, Indian Lake County Park, Dane County, Wisconsin
(courtesy of S.R. Prebeg, August 8, 2018)
Male Monarch Butterfly enjoying Swamp Milkweed, Indian Lake County Park, Dane County, Wisconsin
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. "Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly, seen at Willilamsville, Missouri

European Peacock (Aglais io) butterfly, seen in Ruskington, Lincolnshire, UK

European Peacock (Aglais io) butterfly

Seen in Ruskington, Lincolnshire, UK

(courtesy of Jayne Miller, July, 2018)


Luna Moth, seen in Garretts Bluff, Texas (Photo courtesy of LC)
Luna Moth, seen in Garretts Bluff, Texas

 

Western Pygmy Blue butterfly (Brephidium exile), at the Cosumnes River Preserve, Sacramento County, California - 10/22/1017

(Photo taken by Breck, with a Canon 7D Mark 2 camera with a Canon 100-400 IS II lens)

Western Pygmy Blue butterfly

Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden on June 13, 2017

(Photo taken by Elizabeth Buchanan, with a Canon 7D DSLR)

Female Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, dark dimorphic color form, seen at the Dallas Arboretum

(courtesy of E. Buchanan, June, 2018)

Female Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, dark dimorphic color form


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

 

 

Shown to the right 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

Shown to the right is a photograph of a Gulf Fritillary butterfly at Eisenhower Park in San Antonio, Texas

October 22, 2016

(Photo by and courtesy of Quinn Bergeon)

Gulf Fritillary butterfly at Eisenhower Park, San Antonio, Texas


Cecropia Moth at Lake Tyler. (Photograph courtesy of SC)

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


A newly hatched Black Swallowtail Butterfly (Courtesy of AM and HM, Tyler, Texas)
A newly hatched Black Swallowtail Butterfly

 

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