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Birds & Birding

Not sure what you just saw? Search eNature's entire database of America's plants and animals to find your answer.
To search, simply choose a species group, then complete any combination of optional search criteria.
Search Tips

Choose one category from the list below. Click "About Types" to see which butterflies the type categories include.
Caterpillars And Chrysalises Angled-winged Butterflies Checkered Butterflies
White Butterflies Hairstreaks And Elfins Fritillaries And Orange Patterned Butterflies
Sulphurs Blue Butterflies Boldly Patterned Butterflies
Folded-winged Skippers Copper Butterflies Eyespot Patterned Butterflies
Spread-winged Skippers Metalmarks Moths

Choose one or more colors that appear on the butterfly you are searching for.
  pink   yellow   brown
  orange   green   black
  orange-red   blue   gray
  red   purple   white

Choose the size category that best fits the butterfly you are trying to identify.
less than 1.25 inches 1.25-1.5 inches 1.5-2 inches 2-3 inches over 3 inches

Choose one or more habitats from the choices below.
Shorelines & salt marshes Scrub, shrub & brushlands
Freshwater swamps, marshes & bogs Grasslands & prairies
Forests & woodlands Canyons & caves
Alpine & subalpine habitats Deserts
Arctic habitats Cities, suburbs & towns
Meadows & fields

Choose the region of North America in which you saw the species. Click "View Map" to see the regions.
New England
Mid Atlantic
Eastern Canada
Rocky Mountains
Western Canada
Alaska and The North
Great Lakes