Brush-footed Butterflies


Common Buckeye

Brush-foots
Family:  Nymphalidae





Common Buckeye
© Troy Bartlett

List of Brush-footed Butterflies of New England

Snouts (Libytheinae)

  • American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)


Heliconians and Fritillaries (Heliconiinae)


True Brush-foots (Nymphalinae)

  • Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
  • Harris' Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii)
  • Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
  • Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)
  • Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii)
  • Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)
  • Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
  • Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
  • Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus)
  • Green Comma (Polygonia faunus)
  • Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis)
  • Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)
  • Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis vaualbum)
  • California Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis californica)
  • Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis milberti)
  • Small Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis urticae)
  • American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
  • Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
  • Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
  • Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
  • White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)


Admirals and Relatives (Limenitidinae)

  • Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
  • White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis)
  • Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)


Emperors (Apaturinae)

  • Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)
  • Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)


Satyrs (Satyrinae)

  • Northern Pearly Eye (Enodia anthedon)
  • Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice)
  • Appalachian Brown (Satyrodes appalachia)
  • Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela)
  • Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)
  • Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
  • Jutta Arctic (Oeneis jutta)
  • Melissa Arctic (Oeneis melissa)
  • Polixenes Arctic (Oeneis polixenes)


Monarchs (Danainae)

milkweed