Butterflies of Louisiana


Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)


Admirals and Relatives (Limenitidinae)
‘Astyanax’ Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
Common Mestra (Mestra amymone)
Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)


Emperors (Apaturinae)
Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)
Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)


Leafwings (Charaxinae)
Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)


Longwings (Heliconiinae)
Diana (Speyeria diana)
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
Julia Heliconian (Dryas julia)
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charithonius)


Milkweed Butterflies (Danainae)
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Queen (Danaus gilippus)


Snouts (Libytheinae)
American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)


True Brushfoots (Nymphalinae)
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Gorgone Checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)


Harvesters (Miletinae)
Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)


Metalmarks (Riodinidae)
Little Metalmark (Calephelis virginiensis)


Parnassians and Swallowtails (Papilionidae)


Swallowtails (Papilioninae)
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes)
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Polydamas Swallowtail (Battus polydamas)
Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)
Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)


Skippers (Hesperiidae)


Giant-Skippers (Megathyminae)
Strecker’s Giant-Skipper (Megathymus streckeri)
Yucca Giant-Skipper (Megathymus yuccae)


Spread-wing Skippers (Pyrginae)
Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)
Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)
Common Streaky-Skipper (Celotes nessus)
Confusing Cloudywing (Thorybes confusis)
Dorantes Longtail (Urbanus dorantes)
Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis)
Hayhurst’s Scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii)
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Horace’s Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)
Juvenal’s Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis)
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)
White Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus albescens)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)
Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)