Local Butterflies: Short Videos…

A few years ago, I collected video-images of 26 species of common butterflies found in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.  Click of the species links (below) to view these short videos.  Enjoy!

Lycaenidae or Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)

Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)

Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)

Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)

Nymphalidae or Brush-footed Butterflies

Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)

Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Northern Pearly-Eye (Lethe anthedon)

Eyed Brown (Lethe eurydice)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis)

Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela)

Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antipoda)

Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)

Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)

Question-Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Hesperiidae or Skipper Butterflies

Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)

Ottoe Skipper (Hesperia ottoe)

Long Dash Skipper (Polites mystic)

Checkered Skipper (Purgus communis)

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