Butterflies in Connecticut

Common Butterflies in Connecticut

You can find all sorts of butterflies in the state of Connecticut. Some of the most common ones include:

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

The Black Swallowtail butterfly is a colorful butterfly that can be found in a variety of habitats, including forests, gardens, and grasslands.

Cabbage White Butterfly

The Cabbage White butterfly is a small, delicate butterfly with a wingspan of about two inches. The wings are a light blue with a faint purple sheen. The butterfly is found in open meadows, fields, and gardens where there are many wild flowers.

Clouded Sulphur Butterfly

The Clouded Sulphur butterfly is a brightly-colored butterfly that lives in forests.

Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly

Eastern Tailed-Blue butterflies are blue with a yellow tail. They live in tropical forests.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Eastern Tiger Swallowtails are beautiful butterflies with a tiger-striped pattern on their wings. They are found in open, sunny areas with plenty of flowering plants, such as lilies, orchids, and roses. They are also found in deciduous and mixed woods.

Monarch Butterfly

A Monarch butterfly is a beautiful creature. They have a wingspan of about 3.5 inches. They are typically light green and have a black band across their wings. They are found in the forests of North America.

Orange Sulphur Butterfly

A Orange Sulphur butterfly is a colorful butterfly with a wingspan of around two inches. They are usually found flying around the edges of forests, but can also be found in parks and other open areas. They are very common in the eastern United States, and are also found in other parts of the world. They are usually found near streams and other areas where there is a lot of fresh water.

Pearl Crescent Butterfly

The Pearl Crescent butterfly is a small, colorful butterfly with a wingspan of about two inches. They are found in open areas with short brushy grasses and wildflowers. Their habitat is often near running water.

Peck’s Skipper Butterfly

A Peck’s Skipper butterfly is a small, colorful butterfly with a wingspan of about 2 inches. They are found in open, grassy areas and are often seen hovering near flowers.

Spring Azure Butterfly

A Spring Azure butterfly has a gray or blue body with a white strip on its wings. The butterfly uses its wings to fly and find food. Spring Azure butterflies live in open areas near water.

Butterflies in Connecticut by County

Did you know there are 8 counties in the state of Connecticut? We’ve made lists of all the different butterflies in Connecticut for each of those counties. Find the name of the county you want to learn more about in the list below: