Common Butterflies in Delaware
You can find all sorts of butterflies in the state of Delaware. Some of the most common ones include:
Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Black Swallowtails are black and have white tails. They live in forests and often feed on nectar.
Cabbage White Butterfly
The Cabbage White butterfly is a small butterfly with a wingspan of about 2 inches. The wings are a light tan color with a few brown spots. The wings are transparent and the butterfly can be seen flying around looking for flowers to feed on. The habitat of the Cabbage White butterfly is open fields, roadsides, and gardens.
Clouded Sulphur Butterfly
The Clouded Sulphur butterfly is a beautiful butterfly that is found in the eastern United States. The butterfly has a wingspan of about 2 inches and has a black and yellow pattern on its wings. The butterfly is found in open areas with plenty of flowers, such as meadows and fields.
Eastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly
The Eastern Tailed-Blue butterfly is a beautiful blue butterfly that can be found in open, sunny areas near water. Their habitat includes fields, meadows, and forests.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies look like colorful dragons with long tails. They live in open areas near rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water.
Monarchs are the largest butterflies in North America. They are brown and have a wingspan of 2-3 feet. They live in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. They prefer open areas with lots of flowers, but they will also live in forests.
Orange Sulphur Butterfly
The Orange Sulphur is a beautiful butterfly that is found in the eastern US and Canada. They are usually seen in open areas such as fields and meadows, but can also be found in woodlands and forests.
Pearl Crescent Butterfly
The Pearl Crescent butterfly is a striking butterfly with a wingspan of about two inches. The wings are a light tan with a purple sheen and a black band around the middle. The butterfly is found in the tropical forests of Asia.
Peck’s Skipper Butterfly
The Peck’s Skipper butterfly is a small brown and yellow butterfly with a wingspan of about one and a half inches. They are found in open areas such as fields, meadows, and forest edges.
Spring Azure Butterfly
A Spring Azure butterfly has blue wings with a white border, and a blue body. They are found in open areas with lots of flowers, such as fields and meadows.
Butterflies in Delaware by County
Did you know there are 3 counties in the state of Delaware? We’ve made lists of all the different butterflies in Delaware for each of those counties. Find the name of the county you want to learn more about in the list below: