A Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) butterfly visiting my garden.

Butterflies: Table of Contents

Zabulon Skipper Butterfly (Poanes zabulon) Skipper (Grass Skipper Family. Photo by Donna L. Long.
Zabulon Skipper Butterfly (Poanes zabulon) Skipper (Grass Skipper Family. Photo by Donna L. Long.

Studying and Observing Butterflies

Facts about Butterflies and Moths

Butterflies of Philadelphia: A Checklist

Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife to Your Garden 

Pollinator Syndromes: How to Predict Which Flowers Insects Will Like? 

Observing Butterflies at Home and Far Away

Choosing Binoculars for Nature Study

 

Silver-Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Spread-wing Skipper and Skipper (Hesperiidae) family. Photo by Donna L. Long. The caterpillar's narrow neck is clearly visible.
Silver-Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Spread-wing Skipper and Skipper (Hesperiidae) family. Photo by Donna L. Long. The caterpillar’s narrow neck is clearly visible.

Butterfly Life Cycle

The Butterfly Egg and Where to Find It 

The Caterpillar (The Butterfly Life Cycle)

Chrysalis into Butterfly (The Butterfly Life Cycle)

The Adult Butterfly (The Butterfly Life Cycle)

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly: Life Cycle

Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) - Brushfoot Family (Nymphalids) Photo by Donna L. Long.
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) – Brushfoot Family (Nymphalids) Photo by Donna L. Long.

Butterfly Families and Species

The 6 Butterfly Families and Identifying Butterflies

Butterfly Family: The Swallowtails

Early Spring Butterflies

Metalmarks Butterfly Family 

Gossamer Butterfly Family

Whites and Sulphurs Butterfly Family

Skipper Butterfly Family

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