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A Pictorial Guide To The Butterflies Of Southern Illinois

Of the approximate 100 different species of Butterflies that are found in the state of Illinois, at least 60 species can be spotted in the sheltered, river-surrounded area that is Southern Illinois. With both the Shawnee National Forest and the Ohio River as boundaries, these formidable fences apparently create somewhat of an impasse for a wider variety of Butterflies to appear here. That said, these are the species I have personally witnessed first-hand here in the south-eastern part of Illinois, specifically in White County. All photographs are by me unless otherwise noted.

Swallowtails:
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio glaucus


 male                          black form female

Black Swallowtail - Papilio polyxenes


 male                          female                       female

Spicebush Swallowtail - Papilio troilus


 female

Pipevine Swallowtail - Battus philenor


 male

Giant Swallowtail - Papilio cresphontes



Zebra Swallowtail - Eurytides marcellus


 photo by Will Chatfield-Taylor


Whites and Sulphurs:
Cabbage White - Pieris rapae


 female                       female                       male, left, and female

Checkered White - Pontia protodice


 male                          female

Mustard White - Pieris oleracea



Falcate Orangetip - Anthocharis midea


 male                          female

Orange Sulphur - Colias eurytheme


 female                                                        white form female

Clouded Sulphur - Colias philodice


                                  white form female

Cloudless Sulphur - Phoebis sennae


 female

Dainty Sulphur - Nathalis iole



Little Yellow - Pyrisitia lisa




Coppers:
Bronze Copper - Lycaena hyllus


 male                          female


Hairstreaks:
Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus



Banded Hairstreak - Satyrium calanus



Red-Banded Hairstreak - Calycopis cecrops



Juniper Hairstreak - Callophrys gryneus




Blues:
Eastern Tailed Blue - Cupido comyntas


 male                          female                       male

Spring Azure - Celastrina serotina


                                  female

Summer Azure - Celastrina neglecta




Fritillaries:
Variegated Fritillary - Euptoieta claudia



Great Spangled Fritillary - Speyeria cybele




Crescents and Checkerspots
Pearl Crescent - Phyciodes tharos


 male                          female                       female

Northern Crescent - Phyciodes cocyta



Silvery Checkerspot - Chlosyne nycteis




Brushfoots:
Monarch - Danaus plexippus


 male                          female                       female

Viceroy - Limenitis archippus


                                                                    variation

Red-Spotted Purple Admiral - Limenitis arthemis



Red Admiral - Vanessa atalanta



American Lady - Vanessa virginiensis



Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui



Common Buckeye - Junonia coenia



Hackberry Emperor - Asterocampa celtis



Tawny Emperor - Asterocampa clyton



Eastern Comma - Polygonia comma



Question Mark - Polygonia interrogationis


 summer form             winter form

American Snout Butterfly - Libytheana carinenta


                                   female

Mourning Cloak - Nymphalis antiopa


 photo by Charles Schurch Lewallen


Satyrs:
Gemmed Satyr - Cyllopsis gemma



Appalachian Brown - Satyrodes appalachia



Northern Pearly Eye - Enodia anthedon


 photo by John and Jane Balaban


Spread-Wing Skippers:
Juvenal's Duskywing - Erynnis juvenalis



Horace's Duskywing - Erynnis horatius



Wild Indigo Duskywing - Erynnis baptisiae



Silver-Spotted Skipper - Epargyreus clarus



Common Checkered Skipper - Pyrgus communis


 female                       female

Common Sootywing - Pholisora catullus



Hayhurst's Scallopwing - Staphylus hayhurstii


 male                          male


Grass Skippers:
Fiery Skipper - Hylephila phyleus


 male                          male                          female

Sachem Skipper - Atalopedes campestris


 male                          female

Least Skipper - Ancyloxypha numitor



Peck's Skipper - Politas coras


                                   variation

Tawny-Edged Skipper - Polites themistocles



Crossline Skipper - Polites origenes



Dun Skipper - Euphyes vestris


 male                          male, left, and female

Black Dash Skipper - Euphyes conspicua



Northern Broken Dash Skipper - Wallengrenia egeremet



Zabulon Skipper - Poanes zabulon


 male                          female                       male



As always, I strive for this guide to be as accurate as possible, but there might be some Butterflies I've mis-identified. If any innaccuracies are spotted, please let me know.