Swallowtail butterflies are large, colorful butterflies (with a tail like appendage on their hind wings) in the Papilionidae family, and include over 550 species. The majority live in the tropics, but they inhabit every continent except Antarctica.
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These are small- to mid-sized butterflies of the whites and yellows family Pieridae. They are commonly called "whites," or "cabbage whites" throughout their range.
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Coliadinae, the sulphurs, or yellows, are small to large-sized butterflies. There are 36 species in North America.
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The Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius) is a butterfly of the family Lycaenidae, and the only member of its genus. America's only Carnivorous Butterfly - its caterpillars fees only on wooly aphids.
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Hairstreaks are in the subfamily Theclinae, a group of butterflies which includes elfins and their allies. there are a large number of species found in the Americas and the tropics.
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The second-largest family of butterflies Lycaenidae , with over 5,000 species worldwide, They constitute about 30% of the known butterfly species. They are also called Gossamer wings.
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This species is found in both North and South America. A member of the Libytheinae subfamily, in the brush-foot family.
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A widespread genus also known as longwings. This group of butterflies is very colorful and splashy. Found throughout the tropics and subtropics, and as far north as the southern United States.
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Nymphalidae is the largest family of butterflies with around 6,000 species worldwide. Most are medium sized butterflies.
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Limenitis is a genus of brush-footed butterflies commonly called admirals. The Red Admiral, a true brush-footed butterfly is sometimes included.
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Large and attractive butterflies which resemble leaves when their wings are folded (thus their common name).
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Commonly called Hackberry Butterflies or Emperors, Asterocampa is a genus of butterflies found mainly in North and Central America and the Caribbean.
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A member of the Nymphalidae, the largest family of butterflies with around 6,000 species worldwide. Sometimes called milkweed butterflies because of their host plants. These are usually medium-sized to large butterflies.
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Pyrginae, commonly known as spread-winged skippers, are a subfamily of the skipper y family. The subfamily was established by Hermann Burmeister in 1878.
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Grass skippers or banded skippers are butterflies of the subfamily Hesperiinae, part of the skipper family, Hesperiidae. With over 2,000 species, this is the largest skipper subfamily.
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Tropical butterflies are found in the tropics, and sometimes as far north as south Texas and Florida. They are some of the most beautiful butterflies in the world.
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