Types of Butterflies in Florida

About160 butterfly species are found in Florida, and about 200 species migrate through the state. The bright yellow cloudless sulfur and the Gulf fritillary are commonly sighted and the monarch butterfly among migrating species that travel through the state’s Gulf Coast on its way to Mexico. The butterflies in Florida are unique and can not be found anywhere else in North America. Zebra longwing (Heliconius charitonius) is the state butterfly of Florida since 1996.

Brush-Footed (Nymphalidae)

Zebra (Longwing) Heliconian (Heliconius charitonius)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)

White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Little/Viola’s Wood-Satyr (Megisto cymela)

Malachite (Siproeta stelenes)

Julia (Dryas iulia)

Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius)

Snout, American (Libytheana carinenta)

Gossamer-Winged (Lycaenidae)

White M Hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album)

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)

Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)

Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

Atala (Eumaeus atala)

Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)

Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)

Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius)

Whites and Sulphurs (Pieridae)

Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia)
Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)

Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)

Little Yellow /Little Sulphur (Eurema lisa)

Great Southern White (Ascia monuste)

Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)

Barred Yellow /Barred Sulphur (Eurema daira)

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

Metalmark (Riodinidae)

Little Metalmark (Calephelis virginiensis)

Swallowtail (Papilionidae)

Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes)

Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Black Swallowtail, Eastern (Papilio polyxenes)

Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern (Papilio glaucus)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Polydamus Swallowtail (Battus polydamus)

Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)

Skipper (Hesperiidae)

Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)

Southern Skipperling (Copaeodes minima)

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

Horace’s Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)

Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)