Types of Butterflies in Ohio

This US state is home to approximately 150 species of butterflies; among them, the most found species is the Common Buckeye butterfly. Ohio has several habitats like at the confluence of Midwestern prairies, the Appalachian Mountains and valley, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, basins, and lowlands near Lake Erie and the boreal forest. Ohio has not designated any butterfly species as the state butterfly.

Brush-Footed (Nymphalidae)

Astyanax‘ Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)

Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis)

Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)

Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)

Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)

Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis)

Diana (Speyeria diana)

Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona)

Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

Baltimore (Euphydryas phaeton)

Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis vaualbum)

Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)

Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)

Harris’ Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii)

Milbert’s Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti)

Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii)

Gossamer-Winged (Lycaenidae)

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)

American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)

Bronze Copper (Lycaena hyllus)

Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides)

Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)

Olive (Juniper) Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)

Henry’s Elfin (Callophrys henrici)

Brown Elfin (Callophrys augustinus)

Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus)

Eastern Pine Elfin (Callophrys niphon)

Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)

Acadian Hairstreak (Satyrium acadica)

Oak Hairstreak (Satyrium favonius)

Northern’ Southern Hairstreak (Satyrium favonius ontario)

Edwards’ Hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii)

Hickory Hairstreak (Satyrium caryaevorus)

Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)

Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)

Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

Early Hairstreak (Erora laeta)

White-M Hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album)

Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)

Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)

Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)

Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)

Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)

Appalachian Azure (Celastrina neglectamajor)

Dusky Azure (Celastrina nigra)

Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

Melissa Blue (Plebejus melissa)

Reakirt’s Blue (Echinargus isola)

Whites and Sulphurs (Pieridae)

Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea)

Olympia Marble (Euchloe olympia)

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

West Virginia White (Pieris virginiensis)

Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)

Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

Southern Dogface (Colias cesonia)

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)

Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)

Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)

Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa)

Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

Metalmark (Riodinidae)

Northern Metalmark (Calephelis borealis)

Swamp Metalmark (Calephelis muticum)

Swallowtail (Papilionidae)

Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)

Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)

Skipper (Hesperiidae)

Columbine Duskywing (Erynnis lucilius)

Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)

Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)

Confusing Cloudywing (Thorybes confusis)

Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)

Golden Banded-Skipper (Autochton cellus)

Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus centaureae)

Hayhurst’s Scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii)

Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)

Horace’s Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)

Juvenal’s Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)

Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis)

Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)

Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)

Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)

Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)

Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)