13917 thumb Butterflies of Michigan

This guide features butterfly species found in Michigan. The guide was compiled from all research grade observations submitted to iNaturalist. Butterfly species are ordered by rank abundance based on observations made by iNaturalist users. The guide was created spring of 2021 by the ...more ↓

Small
Monarch 1
Danaus plexippus
240px limenitis arthemis1 (cropped)
Red-spotted Admiral 2
Limenitis arthemis
48744492043 5dc2077870 m
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 3
Papilio glaucus
Small
Black Swallowtail 4
Papilio polyxenes
Small
Pearl Crescent 5
Phyciodes tharos
Small
Red Admiral 6
Vanessa atalanta
Small
Cabbage White 7
Pieris rapae
Small
Mourning Cloak 8
Nymphalis antiopa
Small
Silver-spotted Skipper 9
Epargyreus clarus
Small
Peck's Skipper 10
Polites peckius
Small
Spicebush Swallowtail 11
Papilio troilus
Small
Eastern Giant Swallowtail 12
Papilio cresphontes
Small
Viceroy 13
Limenitis archippus
Small
Painted Lady 14
Vanessa cardui
Small
Northern Crescent 15
Phyciodes cocyta
240px northern pearly eye (lethe anthedon) (43199395504)
Northern Pearly-eye 17
Lethe anthedon
Small
Little Wood Satyr 18
Megisto cymela
Small
American Lady 19
Vanessa virginiensis
Small
Baltimore Checkerspot 20
Euphydryas phaeton
Small
Eastern Comma 21
Polygonia comma
Small
Common Wood-Nymph 22
Cercyonis pegala
240px clouded sulfur (2560758845)
Clouded Sulphur 23
Colias philodice
Small
Essex Skipper 24
Thymelicus lineola
Small
Small Copper 25
Lycaena phlaeas
Small
Common Buckeye 26
Junonia coenia
Small
Eastern Tailed-Blue 24
Cupido comyntas
Small
Least Skipper 27
Ancyloxypha numitor
240px polygonia interrogationis
Question Mark 28
Polygonia interrogationis
Small
Hobomok Skipper 29
Lon hobomok
Small
Appalachian Brown 30
Lethe appalachia
240px banded hairstreak   satyrium calanus (48357814442)
Banded Hairstreak 31
Satyrium calanus
Small
Common Checkered-Skipper 32
Burnsius communis
Small
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail 33
Papilio canadensis
Small
Compton Tortoiseshell 34
Nymphalis l-album
Small
Dun Skipper 35
Euphyes vestris
Small
Common Ringlet 36
Coenonympha tullia
Small
Summer Azure 37
Celastrina neglecta
Small
Orange Sulphur 38
Colias eurytheme
Small
Delaware Skipper 39
Anatrytone logan
Small
Bronze Copper 40
Lycaena hyllus
4787064790 401796bb15 m
Northern Azure 41
Celastrina lucia
Small
Hackberry Emperor 42
Asterocampa celtis
Small
Eyed Brown 43
Lethe eurydice
Small
Northern Broken-Dash 24
Wallengrenia egeremet
51095786652 26fa116bea m
Eastern Pine Elfin 44
Callophrys niphon
Small
Long Dash 45
Polites mystic
6426025027 d19098bcaf m
Tawny-edged Skipper 46
Polites themistocles
240px erynnis horatius p1130772a
Wild Indigo Duskywing 47
Erynnis baptisiae
Small
Aphrodite Fritillary 48
Speyeria aphrodite
Small
Brown Elfin 49
Callophrys augustinus
Small
Striped Hairstreak 50
Satyrium liparops
49786728743 57626097a7 m
Juvenal's Duskywing 44
Erynnis juvenalis
240px blue, silvery (glaucopsyche lygdamus) (4 08 07) canet rd, morro bay, slo co, ca (1) (9422106627)
Silvery Blue 51
Glaucopsyche lygdamus
33495337558 6b748cd241 m
Spring Azure 31
Celastrina ladon
41890820730 9bc6511dd9 m
Gray Comma 52
Polygonia progne
Small
Tawny Emperor 53
Asterocampa clyton
Small
Bog Copper 54
Lycaena epixanthe
Small
Mustard White 55
Pieris oleracea
Small
Pink-edged Sulphur 56
Colias interior
9290529913 fc3dae6413 m
Mulberry Wing 57
Poanes massasoit
3667008328 3419592b14 m
Edwards' Hairstreak 57
Satyrium edwardsii
Small
Fiery Skipper 35
Hylephila phyleus
Small
Gray Hairstreak 59
Strymon melinus
Small
Karner Blue 60
Plebejus samuelis
25000797336 6ea6a8797c m
Little Glassywing 61
Pompeius verna
28274811178 9361666e3c m
Chequered Skipper 62
Carterocephalus palaemon
Small
Harris's Checkerspot 29
Chlosyne harrisii
Small
Harvester 63
Feniseca tarquinius
Small
Dorcas Copper 64
Lycaena dorcas
Small
Atlantis Fritillary 65
Speyeria atlantis
4928350550 ec662da5fe m
Green Comma 66
Polygonia faunus
154145837 93a2cca6bf m
Dreamy Duskywing 67
Erynnis icelus
Small
West Virginia White 68
Pieris virginiensis
143143701 86c7dbce18 m
Hoary Elfin 69
Callophrys polios
Small
Broad-winged Skipper 70
Poanes viator
Small
Variegated Fritillary 71
Euptoieta claudia
Small
Common Roadside-Skipper 72
Amblyscirtes vialis
Small
Mitchell's Satyr 73
Neonympha mitchellii
Small
Pipevine Swallowtail 74
Battus philenor
Small
Common Sootywing 75
Pholisora catullus
Small
Silvery Checkerspot 70
Chlosyne nycteis
Small
Indian Skipper 76
Hesperia sassacus
Small
Acadian Hairstreak 77
Satyrium acadica
37189344946 6bc89b8daf m
Dion Skipper 44
Euphyes dion
Small
Hickory Hairstreak 78
Satyrium caryaevorus
Small
Black Dash 79
Euphyes conspicua
Small
Meadow Fritillary 80
Boloria bellona
49907181392 7693e016cf m
Zabulon Skipper 81
Lon zabulon
Small
Canadian × Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 82
Papilio canadensis × glaucus
Small
Northern Cloudywing 43
Thorybes pylades
Small
Leonard's Skipper 46
Hesperia leonardus
Small
Pepper and Salt Skipper 79
Amblyscirtes hegon
49737678643 cbdc5daf85 m
American Snout 44
Libytheana carinenta
Small
Poweshiek Skipperling 83
Oarisma poweshiek
Small
Common Branded Skipper 54
Hesperia comma
Small
Dusted Skipper 84
Atrytonopsis hianna
Small
Milbert's Tortoiseshell 85
Aglais milberti
Small
Little Yellow 46
Pyrisitia lisa

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