Butterflies of Texas

Not all of them. Just the ones that I’ve seen.

The butterflies pictured below are the ones I’ve posted about. The list below that are the butterflies I’ve seen in Texas. Watch for new posts weekly. Don’t know the name of the butterfly you’re looking for? Explore by color.


Giant Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Spicebush Swallowtail

Yellows, Oranges, and Sulphurs

Little Yellow

Southern Dogface


Gray Hairstreak


Blue Metalmark

Fatal Metalmark

Crescents and Checkerspots

Copyright Taylor Sandlin

Pearl Crescent


Common Buckeye

Red Admiral

Tawny Emperor


American Lady



Milkweed Butterflies




Fiery Skipper

Alphabetical List

American Lady
American Snout

Black Swallowtail
Blue Metalmark
Bordered Patch
Brazillian Skipper
Broad-winged Skipper

Carolina Satyr
Celias Roadside Skipper
Cabbage White
Ceraunus Blue
Checkered White
Clouded Skipper
Clouded Sulpher
Clytie Ministreak
Cloudless Sulphur
Common Buckeye
Common Checkered Skipper
Common Mestra
Common Sootywing
Coyote Cloudywing

Dainty Sulphur
Desert Checkered-Skipper
Dina Yellow
Dun Skipper

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Elada Checkerspot
Empress Leilia
Eufala Skipper

Fatal Metalmark
Fiery Skipper
Funereal Duskywing

Gemmed Satyr
Giant Swallowtail
Goatweed Leafwing
Gray Hairstreak
Great Purple Hairstreak
Guatemalan Cracker
Gulf Fritillary

Hackberry Emperor
Horace’s Duskywing

Juniper Hairstreak
Juvenal Duskywing

Large Orange Sulphur
Lavina white-Skipper
Least Skipper
Little Glassywing
Little Yellow
Long-Tailed Skipper
Lyside Sulphur

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Mexican Bluewing
Mexican Fritillary
Mexican Yellow
Mimosa Yellow
Mimosa Skipper
Mournful Duskywing
Mourning Cloak

Northern (Texas) Hairstreak

Ocola Skipper
Orange Skipperling
Orange Sulphur
Oslar’s Roadside-Skipper

Painted Crescent
Painted Lady
Pearl Crescent
Phaon Crescent
Pipevine Swallowtail

Question Mark

Reakirt’s Blue
Red Admiral
Red-Banded Hairstreak
Red-bordered Metalmark
Rusty-tipped Page

Sickle-Winged Skipper
Sleepy Orange
Soapberry Hairstreak
Southern Broken-Dash
Southern Dogface
Southern Skipperling
Spicebush Swallowtail

Tawny-Edged Skipper
Tawny Emperor
Texas Crescent
Texas Powdered-Skipper
Theona Checkerspot
Tiny Checkerspot
Tropical Checkered Skipper
Tropical Checkerspot
Tropical Leafwing
Turk’s-cap White-Skipper

Variegated Fritillary
Vesta Crescent

Western Pygmy-Blue
White-lined Sphinx
White M Hairstreak
White-patched Skipper
White Peacock
White-Striped Longtail
Wide-bordered Satyr

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