Common Butterflies in Vermont
You can find all sorts of butterflies in the state of Vermont. Some of the most common ones include:
A Monarch butterfly has a wingspan of about 2.5 inches. They are mainly brown and white, with a black band across the wings. Monarchs live in the forests of North America.
American Lady Butterfly
The American Lady butterfly is a bright orange and black butterfly with a wingspan of about one and a half inches. They are found in open areas with plenty of flowers, especially lilies. They are not found in dense forest as they can’t fly in those conditions.
Red Admiral Butterfly
The Red Admiral butterfly has a wingspan of about 3 inches. The butterfly is a bright red color with black stripes running down the length of the wings. The butterfly is found in open country, near woods, and in gardens.
The Viceroy butterfly is a large, colorful butterfly with a wingspan up to 3 inches. They are found in tropical rainforests, but can also be found in other warm, moist habitats. They are attracted to flowers and are often seen feeding on nectar.
Black Swallowtail Butterfly
The Black Swallowtail is a beautiful butterfly with a black body and a bright red wing. They are found in forests and other dense vegetation, and are usually seen flying around during the day.
Cabbage White Butterfly
The Cabbage White butterfly is a small butterfly with a wingspan of about 1.5 inches. Its wings are a light yellow color with a black outline. The butterfly is found in open spaces, such as meadows, fields, and gardens.
Orange Sulphur Butterfly
The Orange Sulphur butterfly is a delicate looking butterfly with a wingspan of about 2 inches. They are mainly found in the eastern United States, but have been found as far west as Texas. They prefer open and sunny areas, such as meadows, fields, and gardens.
Common Buckeye Butterfly
The Common Buckeye butterfly is a colorful butterfly that can be found in a variety of habitats, such as forests, meadows, and parks.
Painted Lady Butterfly
The Painted Lady butterfly is a colorful butterfly with a wingspan of about 2 inches. The wings are a bright, metallic blue with a series of green, yellow, and purple stripes. The butterfly lives in open woodlands and gardens, often near flowers.
Pearl Crescent Butterfly
The Pearl Crescent butterfly is a dark brown and black butterfly with a white spot on its wing. It lives in open woodlands and gardens.
Butterflies in Vermont by County
Did you know there are 14 counties in the state of Vermont? We’ve made lists of all the different butterflies in Vermont for each of those counties. Find the name of the county you want to learn more about in the list below: