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Click on the image or family name.

Then, by clicking on the common name of the butterfly of interest, it will take you to individual species pages containing information on Identifying Features, Similar Species, Habitat, Larval Food Plants, and Seasonality.

Also, on the individual species pages, an Indiana distribution map is also provided for each species. The general distribution data (black dots) are taken from “The Butterflies of Indiana,” by E.M. Shull, and are reproduced by permission of the Indiana Academy of Science. The Red dots represent additional county records based on specimens housed in the Purdue Entomological Research Collection.

Swallowtail Swallowtails (Family Papilionidae)
Whites and Sulphur Whites and Sulphurs (Family Pieridae)
Gossamer-wing Butterfly Gossamer-wing Butterflies (Family Lycaenidae)
Snout Butterfly Snout Butterflies (Family Libytheidae)
Brush-footed Butterfly Brush-footed Butterflies (Family Nymphalidae)
Satyr Satyrs (Family Satyridae)
Monarch Monarchs (Family Danaidae)
Skipper Skippers (Family Hesperiidae)
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