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My Butterfly Photo Life List

I love the idea of documenting my life list with photos, and my goal with this gallery is to display my best photos of all the butterflies I have seen.

Sometimes, however, butterflies are difficult to photograph, and the only photos I have are for identification purposes or for my records only. These photos will eventually be replaced as I get better images of these species. In other cases, the butterflies fly off before I can even turn my camera on! In these situations, I have inserted place-holder images with the intention of replacing them once I take my first photo of these species. Of course, new species that I see will be added as I go along.

Total species seen as of the end of 2011: 70
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)
Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)
Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)
Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)
Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)
Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)
Wild Indigo Duskywing
Wild Indigo Duskywing
Carterocephalus mandan
Carterocephalus mandan
Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)
Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)
Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)
Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)
European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)
European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)
Fiery Skipper  (Hylephila phyleus)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Leonardís Skipper (Hesperia leonardus)
Leonardís Skipper (Hesperia leonardus)
Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)
Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)
Crossline Skipper (Polites origines)
Crossline Skipper (Polites origines)
Long Dash Skippers (Polites mystic)
Long Dash Skippers (Polites mystic)
Northern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)
Northern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)
Little Glassywing (female) (Pompeius verna)
Little Glassywing (female) (Pompeius verna)
Broad-winged Skipper (Poanes viator)
Broad-winged Skipper (Poanes viator)
Two-spotted Skipper (Euphyes bimacula)
Two-spotted Skipper (Euphyes bimacula)
Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok)mok)
Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok)mok)
Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan)
Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan)
Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)
Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)
Common Roadside Skipper
Common Roadside Skipper
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis)
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Giant Swallowtail  (Papilio cresphontes)
Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
West Virginia White
West Virginia White
Mustard White
Mustard White
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Olympia Marble (Euchloe olympia)
Olympia Marble (Euchloe olympia)
Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)
Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
Christina's Sulphur (Colias christina)
Christina's Sulphur (Colias christina)
Queen Alexandra's Sulphur (Colias alexandra)
Queen Alexandra's Sulphur (Colias alexandra)
Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)
Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)
American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Bronze Copper (female) (Lycaena hyllus)
Bronze Copper (female) (Lycaena hyllus)
Bog Copper (Lycaena epixanthe)
Bog Copper (Lycaena epixanthe)
Acadian Hairstreak (Satyrium acadicum)
Acadian Hairstreak (Satyrium acadicum)
Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)
Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)
Edwards' Hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii)
Edwards' Hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii)
Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)
Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)
Hickory Hairstreak (Satyrium caryaevorum)
Hickory Hairstreak (Satyrium caryaevorum)
Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)
Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)
Brown Elfin (Callophrys augustinus)
Brown Elfin (Callophrys augustinus)
Hoary Elfin (Callophrys polia)
Hoary Elfin (Callophrys polia)
Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)
Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)
Eastern Pine Elfin (Callophrys niphon)
Eastern Pine Elfin (Callophrys niphon)
Eastern Tailed Blue (Everes comyntas)
Eastern Tailed Blue (Everes comyntas)
Northern Spring Azure (Celastrina lucia)
Northern Spring Azure (Celastrina lucia)
Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)
Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)
Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)
Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)
Greenish Blue (Plebejus saepiolus)
Greenish Blue (Plebejus saepiolus)
Northern Blue (Lycaeides idas)
Northern Blue (Lycaeides idas)
Great-spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
Great-spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)
Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)
Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis)
Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis)
Mormon Fritillary (Speyeria mormonia)
Mormon Fritillary (Speyeria mormonia)
Northwestern Fritillary (Speyeria hesperis)
Northwestern Fritillary (Speyeria hesperis)
Bog Fritillary (Boloria eunomia)
Bog Fritillary (Boloria eunomia)
Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)
Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)
Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona)
Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona)
Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
Harris's Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii)
Harris's Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii)
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)
Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)
Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)
Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus)
Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus)
Green Comma (Polygonia faunus)
Green Comma (Polygonia faunus)
Grey Comma on Lantana (Polygonia progne)
Grey Comma on Lantana (Polygonia progne)
Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis vaualbum)
Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis vaualbum)
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis milbertii)
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis milbertii)
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on Garlic mustard (Alliaria officinalis)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on Garlic mustard (Alliaria officinalis)
Common Buckeyes (Junonia coenia)
Common Buckeyes (Junonia coenia)
White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis)
White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis)
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)
Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)
Northern Pearly Eye (Enodia anthedon)
Northern Pearly Eye (Enodia anthedon)
Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice)
Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice)
Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela)
Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela)
Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)
Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)
Common Wood-nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
Common Wood-nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
American Snout
American Snout