Types of Butterflies in Georgia

Georgia is a southeastern state of the U.S. whose terrain consists of wetlands, mountain meadows, hardwood and longleaf pine forests, coastal dunes, and salt marshes that provides a wealth of habitat for many different butterfly species. The estimate is over 160 species are found in Georgia, among them the Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) is the designated state butterfly since 1988.

Brush-Footed (Nymphalidae)

Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Astyanax‘ Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)

Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)

Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)

Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)

Diana (Speyeria diana)

Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charithonius)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)

Green Comma (Polygonia faunus)

Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)

Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)

Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii)

Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)

Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

Gorgone Checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)

Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

Baltimore (Euphydryas phaeton)

Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)

Gossamer-Winged (Lycaenidae)

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)

Little Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)

Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)

Early Hairstreak (Erora laeta)

Southern Hairstreak (Fixsenra favonius)

Northern Hairstreak (Fivsenia favonius ontarzo)

Brown Elfin (Incisalia augustinus)

Henry’s Elfin (Incisalia henrici)

Frosted Elfin (Incisalia im)

Eastern Pine Elfin (Inczsalia niphon)

Olive Hairstreak (Mitoura mnea)

Hessel’s Hairstreak (Mitowi hesseh)

White-M Hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album)

Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)

Hickory Hairstreak (Satyrium caryaevorum)

Edwards’ Hairstreak (Satyrium edwarhii)

King’s Hairstreak (Satyrium kzngi)

R Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)

Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)

Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

Whites and Sulphurs (Pieridae)

Falcate Orange Tip (Anthocharis midea)

Great Southern White (Ascia monuste)

Cabbage Butterfly (Pieris rapae)

West Virginia White (Pieris virginiensis)

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

Dog Face (Colias cesonia)

Alfalfa Butterfly (Colias euvytheme)

Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodrce)

Barred Yellow (Eurema daira)

Little Sulphur (Eurema lisa)

Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)

Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)

Statira Sulphur (Phoebis statira)

Metalmark (Riodinidae)

Little Metalmark (Calephelis virginiensis)

Swallowtail (Papilionidae)

Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes)

Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)

Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Polydamas Swallowtail (Battus polydamas)

Skipper (Hesperiidae)

Cofaqui Giant-Skipper (Megathymus cofaqui)

Yucca Giant-Skipper (Megathymus yuccae)

Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)

Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)

Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)

Confusing Cloudywing (Thorybes confusis)

Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)

Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)

Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)

Horace’s Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)

Juvenal’s Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)

Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)

Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)

Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)

Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis)

Golden Banded-Skipper (Autochton cellus)

Hayhurst’s Scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii)

Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)