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List of Butterflies of Vermont

 
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The following list of butterflies are found in Vermont. Clicking on the text link will show you a picture of the butterfly and which specific counties in Vermont the butterfly is found in. Each link also provides more information about the butterfly's identification and life history.  This will help you decide which Butterfly Nectar Plants and Butterfly Host Plants you will want to plant when you create your butterfly garden. Simply find which butterflies are in your area, grow the plants the caterpillars like to eat, and plants that adult butterflies feed on! You can prolong the butterfly's stay in your garden and draw in others by providing both the food and shelter they need.

Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)

Admirals and Relatives (Limenitidinae)

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis)

Emperors (Apaturinae)

Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)

Longwings (Heliconiinae)

Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)
Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis)
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona)
Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Milkweed Butterflies (Danainae)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Snouts (Libytheinae)

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

True Brushfoots (Nymphalinae)

American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Baltimore (Euphydryas phaeton)
California Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis californica)
Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis vaualbum)
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)
Green Comma (Polygonia faunus)
Harris' Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii)
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti)
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii)

Harvesters (Miletinae)

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)


Parnassians and Swallowtails (Papilionidae)

Swallowtails (Papilioninae)

Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)

Skippers (Hesperiidae)

Spread-wing Skippers (Pyrginae)

Columbine Duskywing (Erynnis lucilius)
Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)
Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)

Butterfly House
Welcome butterflies to your garden
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Butterfly feeders help attract butterflies to your garden.
Butterfly Feeders 
help attract butterflies to your garden.

  

Butterfly Rearing Kits
Butterfly Rearing Kits

 
Butterfly Gardening: Vermont
  
Butterfly Gardening: Vermont
 
Butterfly Gardening: Vermont
Courtesy of: Opler, Paul A., Harry Pavulaan, Ray E. Stanford, Michael Pogue, coordinators. 2006. 
Butterflies and Moths of North America. Bozeman, MT: Mountain Prairie Information Node.

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