Butterflies and Moths

To make it easier to picture various butterflies and moths in the wild, browse the images below.

 

The eastern tiger swallowtail (papilio glaucus) can be found in woodlands, fields, roadsides and gardens, and beside rivers and streams in eastern North America from Ontario to Florida, west to Texas and the Great Plains. Look for them from February to November in the south and May to September in the northern portion of their range.

White Peacock Butterfly

A white peacock butterfly (anartia jatrophae) feeds on wildflowers at the Lake Rousseau locks in Florida.

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Yellow Delight

A female eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly feeds in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake park.

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Male Tiger

A male eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly on a pickerelweed flower in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park..

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Tiger Swallowtail

A male eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly on a pickerelweed flower in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park..

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Gulf Migrator

This gulf fritillary butterfly was feeding on lantana nectar on the outskirts of East Point, Florida.

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Swallowtail On Buttonbush

An eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly feeding on a buttonbush flower in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Sulfur Feeder

A sulfur butterfly feds on a daisy in rural Okeechobee County, Florida.

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Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Tussock moth caterpillar in Riverview, Florida.

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Red Tassel And Sulfur

A sulfur butterfly feeds on the red flowers of the Florida tasselflower in Hernando County, Florida.

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Resting Giant

This giant swalowtail butterfly was resting on a leaf in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Papilio Glaucus

An eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly rests on a leaf in Tampa, Florida's Lettuce Lake Park.

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Zebra Longwing Butterfly

A zebra longwing butterfly (heliconius charithonia) feeds on a bouganvilla flower in a garden in Riverview, Florida. It is the state butterfly of Florida.

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