SDNHM Monarca: Butterfly Beyond Boundaries

Butterflies of Our Region

Melissa Blue -- links to picture guide of butterflies (photo by Bob Parks)

Picture Guide to Butterfly Families

A Checklist of Butterflies of San Diego County

Orange
Monarch, Danaus plexippus
Queen, Danaus gilippus strigosus
Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui
West Coast Lady, Vanessa anabella
Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae

Black and Yellow
Anise Swallowtail, Papilio zelicaon
Mourning Cloak, Nymphalis antiopa

Black and Red
California Sister, Adelpha bredowii californica
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta

White
Cabbage White, Pieris rapae

Yellow
California Dogface, Colias eurydice
Cloudless Sulphur, Phoebis sennae

Brown
Common Buckeye, Junonia coenia
Fiery Skipper, Hylephila phyleus

Blue or Brown
Melissa Blue, Lycaeides melissa

Monarca | Exhibits