Identify Common Butterflies
Swallowtail Butterflies have long tails.
Identify Sulphurs and Whites by their colors.
Longwings are in the group of Brush-footed Butterflies.
Monarchs are Milkweed Butterflies.
We often see Skippers flitting from flower to flower.
Is it a butterfly of a Moth?
probably are the most remarkable of the many types of butterflies.
They are fairly large (3" to 6") and they have an elongation on the end of their hind-wings.
eastern black swallowtail
Eastern Black Swallowtail
They are common throughout the eastern United States and down to South America. They are 2 1/2" to 3 1/2".
The male and female Black Swallowtails may differ somewhat in coloring.
Male Black Swallowtail
Female Black Swallowtail