Butterflies of Hawaii


Currently, there have been verified sighting records for 9 butterfly species from this region.


Hesperiidae Skippers)
Sandhill Skipper (Polites sabuleti)


Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails
Asian Swallowtail (Papilio xuthus)


Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae )
Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe )


Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies
Lampides boeticus
Hawaiian Blue, Blackburn’s Blue (Udara blackburni )


Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies
Monarch (Danaus plexippus )
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae )
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)