Butterflies Found in the United States of America

The United States of America is home to well over 700 butterfly species. While only some can be found in all 50 states, like the Monarch, the Painted Lady, and the Red Admiral, most have more limited ranges. 

Butterflies in United States

Butterflies in United States

We have compiled a list of butterflies found in each state in the US below, where you will find the different types of butterflies that call that state home.

Butterflies are the most common in Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia and the rarest in Alaska and Hawaii. While most species of butterfly have thrived in the US, the Xerces blue (Glaucopsyche xerces) is sadly believed to have gone extinct in the country, with its last sighting being in 1943.

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