Butterflies

These are some of the butterflies found in the Western Cascades. They are organized by families. Click on a photo to see the rest of the photos from that family.

Here is a list of host food plants (plants that caterpillars eat), that I put together to accompany a slide show on Butterfly Plants of the Western Cascades.

Favorite Butterfly Plants (74k)

 

Swallowtails and Parnassians

Swallowtail Butterflies (family Papilionidae) This includes swallowtails and parnassians

Whites and Sulphurs

Whites and Sulphurs (family Pieridae)

Gossamer Wings

Gossamer Winged Butterflies (family Lycaenidae) This includes coppers, hairstreaks, elfins, and blues

Brush-footed Butterflies

Brush-footed Butterflies (family Nymphalidae) This includes fritillaries, checkerspots, crescents, ladies, anglewings (commas), admirals, wood nymphs, and others

Skippers

Skippers (family Hesperiidae)

2 Responses to “Butterflies”

  • Kris Kennedy:

    Tanya, all of your photos are nice but the one of the Sheep Moth and checkerspot is simply amazing, in more ways than one.

    Kris
    Vancouver, Washington

  • Tanya, this collection, the work and research you’ve done and the sheer beauty of the images you’ve captured are just jaw-dropping-stunning. The composition, aspect and context for each subject is perfect! Thank you so much for creating and sharing this wealth of beautiful images accompanied with natural history information.

    Craig
    Dundee, OR

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