Texas Butterfly


One of the largest butterflies in North America, the Giant Swallowtail lives throughout Texas. You will see this butterfly in both your garden and flitting along wooded paths.

Copyright Taylor Sandlin

A year round resident of Texas, this butterfly draws its name from the dog’d face that can be seen on the upperside of its forewing. The Southern Dogface is easy to distinguish from the other Yellow butterflies in Texas thanks to these clear markings and the pointed forewing.