Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars

 


1
Black-waved Flannel Moth caterpillar (also called a "Puss Moth").  These are dangerous and can produce a very painful sting.

2
Spicebush Swallowtail



3
Spicebush Swallowtail



4
Orange-barred Sulphur--male. 
(ID courtesy of Vernon Antoine Brou Jr.)



5
Gulf Fritillary


6
Fiery Skipper


7
Long-tailed Skipper


8
Spicebush Swallowtail


9
Pearl Crescent




10
Monarch caterpillar--feeds solely on milkweed leaves.  May be safely picked up.




11
Monarch chrysalis


12
Ocola Skipper




13
Monarch--female


14
Tiger Swallowtail



15
Monarch on Milkweed



16
Gulf Fritillary


17
Gulf Fritillary



18
Variegated Fritillary



19
Common Buckeye



20
Monarch laying an egg



21
A pair o' "Puss Moth" caterpillars.  Do not touch them.



22
Painted Lady








23
Ailanthus Webworm Moth



24
Monarchs








25
Ocola Skipper



26
Monarch close-up



27
Long-tailed Skipper caterpillar on a bean leaf

28
Likely a "Southern" Oak Hairstreak



29
Black Swallowtail--female



30
Horace's Duskywing
(ID courtesy of Phil Fischer)



31
Fiery Skipper (in one end and out the other)



32
Giant Swallowtail




33
Monarch



34
Black Swallowtail caterpillar--feeds on fennel, dill or parsley.  May be safely picked up.



35
Viceroy



36
Viceroy



37
Common Checkered Skipper



38
Phaon Crescent



39
Cloudless Sulphur caterpillar



40
Cloudless Sulphur



41
A monarch caterpillar turning into a chrysalis
(2210K)

42
A Monarch chrysalis hatching
(2399K)

43
Gulf Fritillary butterfly hatch
(2609K)

44
Gulf Fritillary caterpillar.
This is a harmless caterpillar despite the dangerous looking "spines" which are actually soft and only for show.  May be safely picked up.

45
Monarch caterpillar--this caterpillar is harmless and, if found on a milkweed plant with all the leaves eaten, may be safely and gently picked up and moved  to another milkweed plant.

46
Cloudless Sulphurs mating

47
Gulf Fritillary laying another egg.

48
A Monarch "zipping up" its proboscis.
(570 K)


49
Sleepy Orange

50
Newly-hatched Gulf Fritillary

51
Monarch egg

 52
Newly-hatched Monarch

 53
Red Admiral

54
Red Admiral

55
Monarchs mating

56
A young Black Swallowtail caterpillar about 1/2" long

57
An older Black Swallowtail caterpillar about 2" long

58
Smartweed caterpillar--don't pick this one up.

59
Smartweed caterpillar

60
Salt Marsh caterpillar--don't pick this one up.

61
Monarch on Milkweed

62
Gulf Fritillaries mating

63
Gulf Fritillary laying an egg

64
Monarch with backlit wings

65
Horace's Duskywing

66
Painted Lady on a Zinnia

67
Queen butterfly

68
Male Queen butterfly

69
Ailanthus Webworm Moth

70
Long-tailed Skipper
71
A cluster of Viceroy butterflies

72
Likely a Gray Hairstreak

73
Red Admiral

74
American Lady

75
Black Swallowtail caterpillar

76
Black Swallowtail chrysalis

77
Newly-hatched Black Swallowtail female

78
Newly-hatched Black Swallowtail

79
Gulf Fritillaries mating

80
Black Swallowtail caterpillar

81
Pearl Crescent

82
Pearl Crescent

83
Gulf Fritillaries mating

84
Gulf Fritillary

85
Gulf Fritillary

86
Gulf Fritillary caterpillar

87
Pearl Crescent

88
Cloudless Sulphur

89
Spicebush Swallowtail underside

90
Likely a Morning Glory Plume moth

91
Gulf Fritillary

92
Giant Swallowtail

93
Underside of a Giant Swallowtail

94
Black Swallowtail caterpillars

95
Female Black Swallowtail

96
Fiery Skipper

97
American Lady

98
Gulf Fritillary

99
Gulf Fritillaries mating

100
Monarch

101
Gulf Fritillary caterpillar on Passion Vine

102
Giant Swallowtail

103
Question Mark

104
Common Checkered Skipper

105
Likely a Gray Hairstreak

106
Ocola Skipper

107
Gulf Fritillary

108
Phaon Crescent

109
Phaon Crescent

110
Monarch

111
Fiery Skipper

112
Fiery Skipper

113
Spicebush Swallowtail

114
Buckeye

115
Monarch laying eggs

116
Laudable Arches moth

117
Big and little Monarch caterpillars

118
Monarch chrysalises

119
Newly-hatched Monarch

120
Fiery Skipper

121
Newly-hatched male Black Swallowtail

122
Same male Black Swallowtail as pic 119

123
Newly-hatched Gulf Fritillary

124
Giant Swallowtail

125
Tobacco hornworm

126
Gulf Fritillary

127
Common Buckeye

128
Viceroy

129
Common Buckeye

130
A well-worn Phaon Crescent

131
Little Yellow Sulphur
(about the size of a quarter)

132
Black Swallowtail caterpillar

133
Black Swallowtail caterpillar

134
Gulf Fritillary caterpillars

135
Cloudless Sulphur

136
Gulf Fritillary

137
Gulf Fritillary

138
American Lady

139
Viceroy

140
Giant Swallowtail

141
Male Tiger Swallowtail

142
Female Tiger Swallowtail

143
Phaon Crescent

144
Female Pipevine Swallowtail

145
Male Fiery Skipper

146
Ocola Skipper

147
Ocola Skipper

148
Viceroy

149
Mocis marcida moth
(ID courtesy of
Vernon Antoine Brou Jr.
via Linda Auld)
150
Fiery Skipper

151
Unk. Sulphur

152
Long-tailed Skipper
153
Long-tailed Skipper

154
Gray Hairstreak

155
Northern Cloudywing

156
Orange-barred Sulphur

157
Gulf Fritillary laying an egg

158
Spicebush Swallowtail

159
Newly hatched Gulf Fritillary butterfly and Fritillary caterpillar

160
Close-up of Fritillary  caterpillar in photo #159

161
Long-tailed Skipper

162
Gulf Fritillaries mating

163
Little Yellow

164
Gulf Fritillary

165
Smartweed Caterpillar

166
Little Yellow

167
Giant Swallowtail

168
Monarch

169
Red Admiral

170
Red Admiral

171
Black Swallowtail caterpillar on fennel

172
Black Swallowtail caterpillar preparing to turn into a chrysalis

173
Same Black Swallowtail caterpillar as #172 now turned into a chrysalis

174
Giant Swallowtail

175
Lont-tailed Skipper

176
Monarch caterpillar

177
Monarch caterpillar

178
Painted Lady

179
Giant Swallowtail

180
A worn Viceroy

181
Viceroy

182
Plume Moth
(from the archives)

183
Ocola Skipper

184
Red-spotted Purple
by Karen Fischer

185
Spicebush Swallowtail

186
Long-tailed Skipper

187
Long-tailed Skipper

188
Long-tailed Skipper

189
Cloudless Sulphur

190
Painted Lady

191
Newly hatched Gulf Fritillary

192
An old Viceroy

193
Female Spicebush Swallowtail

194
Female Spicebush Swallowtail

195
Ocola Skipper (at top) and a likely Fiery Skipper below

196
Long-tailed Skipper