Introduction to the Butterfly caterpillars of North America

The following galleries show the caterpillars and butterflies of different families of butterfly found in North America.

Photographs are welcome of all North American species of butterflies and caterpillars and will be added with accreditation. Some may also appear on species pages and latest sightings.

Skipper Butterflies of North America (Hesperiidae)

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Swallowtail Butterflies of North America (Papilionidae)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Western Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)

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Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus )

White Butterflies and Sulphur Butterflies of North America (Pieridae)

Hairstreaks, Blues, Coppers and Metalmark Butterflies of North America (Lycaenidae)

Brushfoot Butterflies of North America (Nymphalidae)

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charithonius)

Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)

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Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)

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Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Other North American caterpillar galleries