Butterflies

Butterflies and Insects

Photos of butterflies, Monarch butterflies, Swallowtail butterflies, Common Buckeyes, Painted Lady, garden spiders, hummingbird moths and butterflies mating.

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Swallowtail Butterfly
Swallowtail on
yellow wildflowers

Swallowtail Butterfly
Swallowtail butterfly in the pink azaleas

Swallowtail butterfly
Swallowtail butterfly

Swallowtail feeding on Mexican Sunflower
Swallowtail feeding on
Mexican Sunflower

Swallowtail in the Spring Phlox
Swallowtail in the springtime phlox

Monarch butterfly
Monarch butterfly on a cone flower

Monarch butterfly
Monarch butterfly feeding on orange milkweed

Monarch butterfly
Monarch butterfly enjoying orange and pink Lantana

Monarch butterfly
Monarch butterfly on pink cone flowers

Swallowtail butterfly
Swallowtail butterfly on purple cone flowers

Swallowtail butterfly
Swallowtail butterfly on white butterfly bush

Monarch butterfly
Monarch butterfly feeding on an orange zinnia

Monarch butterfly
Monarch butterfly

Butterflies
Sulphur butterflies

Swallowtail on Chinese Abelia
Swallowtail on Chinese Abelia

Monarch Butterfly
Monarch butterfly feeding on yellow orchids

Monarch butterfly
Monarch butterfly feeding on zinnia

Swallowtail butterfly
Swallowtail butterfly feeding on pink azaleas

Swallowtail butterfly
Swallowtail butterfly on white butterfly bush bloom

Swallowtail butterfly
Swallowtail butterfly in the pink azaleas

Swallowtail butterfly
Swallowtail butterfly in the wildflowers

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