Photo collection, of course. I’ve been taking pictures whenever I saw one over the course of this past decade. Most of them are taken in New England, except one was taken in Nagano, Japan.

White Admiral – Limenitis arthemis  Crawford Notch, White Mountains, NH

Another White Admiral – Limenitis arthemis  NH

Morning Cloak – Nymphalis antiop  Crawford Notch, White Mountains, NH

Cabbage White – Pieris rapae in the backyard, Cambridge, MA

Black Swallowtail – Papilio polyxenes at World’s End, Hingham, MA

Monarch – Danaus plexippus  Boston, MA

Monarch – Danaus plexippus at Lovell’s Island (Boston harbor island) MA

American Painted Lady – Vanessa virginiensis  at World’s End, Hingham, MA

Red Admiral – Vanessa atalanta  on Echinacea flower, Lower Waterford, VT

Great Spangled Fritillary – Speyeria cybele in Tateshina, Nagano, Japan

Franklin Park Zoo has the summer exhibit called The Butterfly Landing. A great way to observe many different species of colorful butterflies in one place. Photos below were taken there.

Spicebush Swallowtail – Papilio troilus at the Butterfly Landing, Franklin Park Zoo New England

Zebra Heliconian – Heliconius charithonia at the Butterfly Landing, Franklin Park Zoo New England

Queen – Danaus gilippus at the Butterfly Landing, Franklin Park Zoo New England

Pipevine Swallowtail – Battus philenor at Franklin Park Zoo New England

Julia Butterfly – Dryas iulia at the Butterfly Landing, Franklin Park Zoo New England

Looking forward to adding some more to my collection next summer!

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