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Butterfly Identification

There are lots of Butterflies n’ Blooms to see at the Zoo this summer!

Use this list to brush up on your butterfly knowledge. If you can’t remember them all, that’s ok! ID signs will be available for you inside the butterfly exhibit with information about the species currently flying. As the summer progresses, the butterflies will change! You’ll want to visit again and again. Butterflies subject to change without notice. Exhibit open weather permitting.



Red Admiral

Vanessa atalanta
Photo by Kevin D ArvinBF_RedAdmiral

Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui
Photo by William M. Ciesla, Forest Helath Management InternationalBF_PaintedLady


Danaus plexippus
Photo by William M Ciesla, Forest Health Management InternationalBF_Monarch

Spicebush Swallowtail

Papilio troilus
Photo by Sturgi McKeever, Georgia Southern University 


Eastern Black Swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes
Photo by Gerald J Lenhard, Louisiana State UniversityBF_BlackSwallowtail

 Zebra Swallowtail

Eurytides marcellus


Junonia coenia

Pipevine Swallowtail

Battus philenor
Photo by Sturgis McKeever, Georgia Southern UniversityBF_PipevineSwallowtail

 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Papilio glaucus

Giant Swallowtail

Papilio cresphontes
Photo by Jonathan Armstrong, University of Southern CaliforniaBF_GiantSwallowtail


Polygonia comma
Photo by David CappaertBF_Comma

Question Mark

Polygonia interrogationis
Photo by William M. Ciesla, Aubum UniversityBF_QuestionMark

Orange Sulphur

Colias eurytheme
Photo by Frank Peairs, Colorado State UniversityBF_Sulphur

Red Spotted Purple

Limenitis arthemis
Photo by Sturgis McKeever, Georgia Southern UniversityBF_RedSpottedPurpule

Gulf Fritillary

Agraulis vanilae
Photo by David CappaertBF_GulfFritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary

Speyeria cybele
Photo by Daniel Herms, Ohio Statue UniversityBF_MeadowFritillary