Butterflies

Butterflies and Insects

Photos of butterflies, Monarchs, Tiger Swallowtails, Common Buckeyes, Painted Lady, garden spiders, hummingbird moths and butterflies mating.

Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly

 

Monarch Butterfly
Monarch enjoying the zinnias

 

Monarch Butterfly and a Bumble Bee
Monarch butterfly and
a bumble bee

Monarch ButterflyMonarch butterfly
feeding on yellow orchids

Monarch Butterfly
Feeding on a purple cone flower

Monarch Butterfly
Monarch butterfly
room for text

Monarch Butterfly
Monarch butterfly
feeding on a zinnia

Monarch Butterfly
Monarch butterfly with
its wings spread

 

Monarch Butterfly
Monarch on a
zinnia flower

 

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Swallowtail feeding on Mexican Sunflower
Swallowtail feeding on
Mexican Sunflower

Swallowtail butterfly
Swallowtail butterfly

Swallowtail Butterfly
Swallowtail on
yellow wildflowers

 

Butterflies
Sulphur butterflies

 

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Swallowtail on a purple
butterfly bush

Swallowtail Butterfly
Feeding on a white butterfly bush

 

Pretty Butterfly on Zinnias
Swallowtail feeding on
the zinnias

 

Swallowtail Butterfly
Swallowtail among
the zinnias

 

Swallowtail Butterfly
Swallowtail in the
purple phlox

 

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Tiger Swallowtail

 

Painted Lady Butterfly
Painted Lady butterfly
on pink Lantana

Garden Spider
Black and yellow
garden spider

 

Hummingbird Moth
Hummingbird Moth

 

Sulphur Butterfly
White Sulphur Butterfly

 

Butterflies Mating
White Sulphur
butterflies mating

 

Pipevine Swallowtails
Pipevine Swallowtails
getting their salt fix

Butterfly Quotes

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Butterflies are self propelled flowers. ~R.H. Heinlein

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.  ~ Richard Bach

Flowers That Attract Butterflies

  • Milkweed (Butterfly Weed) only flower to attract Monarchs for mating
  • Aster
  • Blanket Flower
  • Shasta Daisy
  • Coreopsis
  • Lantana
  • Cosmos
  • Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Joe Pye Weed
  • Zinnia
  • Mexican Sunflower
  • Verbena