Types of Butterflies in Connecticut

Connecticut is a small Atlantic Coast state that has relatively less variety of butterflies than most of the other American states. There are over 120 butterfly species have been reported from here. Of these, 114 species still occur in the state, which is listed below. This state has not recognized any butterfly species as its state-butterfly.

Brush-Footed (Nymphalidae)

Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis)

Astyanax‘ Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)

Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)

Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)

Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis)

Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)

Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona)

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis vaualbum)

Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)

Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)

Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)

Harris’ Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii)

Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

Milbert’s Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti)

Baltimore (Euphydryas phaeton)

Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

White and Sulphurs (Pieridae)

Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)

Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

Southern Dogface (Colias cesonia)

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)

Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)

Little Yellow (Eurema lisa)

Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)

West Virginia White (Pieris virginiensis)

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

Gossamer-Winged (Lycaenidae)

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)

Hessel’s Hairstreak (Callophrys hesseli)

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)

Brown Elfin (Callophrys augustinus)

Edwards’ Hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii)

Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)

Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)

Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

Metalmark (Riodinidae)

Northern Metalmark (Calephelis borealis)

Swallowtail (Papilionidae)

Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)

Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Skipper (Hesperiidae)

Columbine Duskywing (Erynnis lucilius)

Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)

Horace’s Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)

Juvenal’s Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)

Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)

Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)

Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)

Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis)

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)

Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)

Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)

Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)

Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)

Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)