List of butterflies of North America (Nymphalidae)

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Subfamily Libytheinae: snouts[edit]

American snout, Libytheana carinenta

Subfamily Heliconiinae: heliconians and fritillaries[edit]

Gulf fritillary, Agraulis vanillae
Banded orange heliconian, Dryadula phaetusa
Zebra heliconian, Heliconius charithonia
Male Diana fritillary, Speyeria diana
Female regal fritillary, Speyeria idalia

Subfamily Nymphalinae: true brushfoots[edit]

Rosita patch, Chlosyne rosita
Silvery checkerspot, Chlosyne nycteis
Pearl crescent, Phyciodes tharos
Variable checkerspot, Euphydryas chalcedona
Baltimore checkerspot, Euphydryas phaeton
American lady, Vanessa virginiensis
Common buckeye, Junonia coenia
Banded peacock, Anartia fatima

Subfamily Limenitidinae: admirals, sisters and others[edit]

Red-spotted purple, Limenitis arthemis astyanax
Lorquin's admiral, Limenitis lorquini

Subfamily Charaxinae: leafwings[edit]

Tropical leafwing, Anaea aidea

Subfamily Apaturinae: emperors[edit]

Tawny emperor, Asterocampa clyton

Subfamily Morphinae: morphos[edit]

White morpho, Morpho polyphemus

Subfamily Satyrinae: satyrs[edit]

Nabokov's satyr, Cyllopsis pyracmon
Little wood-satyr, Megisto cymela
Common wood-nymph, Cercyonis pegala
Red-bordered satyr, Gyrocheilus patrobas

Subfamily Ithomiinae: clearwings[edit]

Thick-tipped Greta, Greta morgane

Subfamily Danainae: milkweed butterflies[edit]


  • Jim P. Brock, Kenn Kaufman (2003). Butterflies of North America. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-618-15312-8.

Further reading[edit]

  • Glassberg, Jeffrey Butterflies through Binoculars, The West (2001)
  • Guppy, Crispin S. and Shepard, Jon H. Butterflies of British Columbia (2001)
  • James, David G. and Nunnallee, David Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies (2011)
  • Pelham, Jonathan Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada (2008)
  • Pyle, Robert Michael The Butterflies of Cascadia (2002)

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