Texas Butterfly

This handsome butterfly sticks close to it's main food plant, the Western Soapberry Tree. It stands out for the VW mark that you'll find on its hindwings.

Don't let the name fool you. You can see this beautiful butterfly all across Texas, not simply along the Gulf coast.

This small crescent can be found everywhere but the panhandle. Its distinguishing feature is a cream colored band on the upper forewing.

The Black Swallowtail can be found throughout the state. Females mimic the Pipevine Swallowtail while males have two distinct rows of yellow cell spots on the uperside of their wings.

Long-tailed Skippers are aptly named, although you'll occasionally find them without their tails. Their iridescent green backs provide a flash of color as they skip around your garden.

The Variegated Fritillary is a common sight when hiking throughout Texas. It prefers open habitat and can be found in prairies, brushland, and roadsides. It nectars on a variety of flowers...

There are only two whites that are common throughout most of Texas. One of those is the Checkered White which can be seen in every part of the state. Its white...

The Viceroy mimics the monarch but is more closely related to the Red-Spotted Purple and other Admirals. It found almost everywhere in Texas and frequents woodland edges. It's bright orange often...

Common Buckeye Junonia coenia The Common Buckeye is common all across Texas. You’ll often find it sitting on bare ground or paths. The males are territorial and you can often count...

The Tawny Emperor loves to hang out at the forest's edge and will make visits to trees in your yard. It can be found throughout Texas except for the Panhandle and...