We have Native Butterfly Host Plants

Name of Butterfly  - What Native plants Host this butterfly

PIPEVINE SWALLOWTAIL – Aristolochia (pipevine)

ZEBRA SWALLOWTAIL – Pawpaw

EASTERN BLACK SWALLOWTAIL – Zizia (golden zizia), Carrot family – dill, fennel, queen anne’s lace

 

GIANT SWALLOWTAIL – Prickly Ash, Rue

EASTERN TIGER SWALLOWTAIL – Tulip Poplar, Wild Cherry, Sweet Bay Magnolia

SPICEBUSH SWALLOWTAIL – Lindera benzoin (spicebush)

PIPEVINE SWALLOWTAIL – Aristolochia macrophylla (pipevine)

CHECKERED WHITES – Mustard family

CABBAGE WHITE – Mustard family, Cabbage, Nasturtiums, Spider flower

FALCATE ORANGETIP – Mustard family

CLOUDED AND ORANGE SUFPHUR – Legumes, clover, alfalfa

CLOUDLESS SULPHUS – Cassias

LITTLE YELLOW – Cassias, Partridge Pea, Wild Sensitive Plant

SLEEPY ORANGE – Cassias

HARVESTERS – Woolly aphids on alders

AMERICAN COPPER – Sheep sorrel

BRONZE COPPER – Dock

CORAL HAIRSTREAK – Wild Cherry, Wild Plum and Chokeberry

ACADIAN HAIRSTREAK – Willows

EDWARDS’ HAIRSTREAK – Scrub and Black Oak

BANDED HAIRSTREAK – Oaks, Walnuts and Hickories

HICKORY HAIRSTREAK – Hickories, Oaks, Chestnuts, and Ash

STRIPED HAIRSTREAK – Oak, willow and hornbeam

SOUTHERN HAIRSTREAK – Oaks

JUNIPER HAIRSTREAK – Red cedar, junipers

BROWN ELFIN – Bearberry

FROSTED ELFIN – Baptisia (wild indigo), Lupine perennis

HENRY’S ELFIN – Redbud, huckleberries, hollies, viburnum, persimmon

EASTERN PINE ELFIN – Pines

WHITE HAIRSTREAK – Oaks

EARLY HAIRSTREAK – Hazel and beech

RED-BANDED HAIRSTREAK – Sumac, Oaks

GRAY HAIRSTREAK – Pea and mallow families

EASTERN TAILED-BLUE – Legumes

SPRING AZURE – Dogwoods, Wild Cherry, New Jersey Tea, Viburnums

APPALACHIAN AZURE – Cimicifuga racemose (Bugbane)

SILVERY BLUE – Legumes

AMERICAN SNOUT – Hackberries and sugarberry

GULF FRITILLARY – Maypops, Passion vine

VARIEGATED FRITILLARY – Violets, Maypops

GREAT SPANGLED, APHRODITE AND ATLANTIS FRITILLARY – Violets

REGAL FRITILLARY – Bird’s Foot Violet

SILVERY CHECKERSPOT – Asters, Black-eyed Susan, Echinacea (coneflowers)

PEARL AND TAWNY CRESCENT – Asters

BALTIMORE CHECKERSPOT – Chelone (turtlehead), Penstemon (beardtongue)

QUESTION MARK – Elms, Hackberry, Nettle

EASTERN COMMA – Elms, Nettle, Hops

GREEN COMMA – Willow, Black Birch, Alder, Gooseberry, Blueberry

GRAY COMMA – Gooseberry, Azalea, Elm

MOURING CLOAK – Willows, birch, cottonwood, elm, hackberry

MILBERT’S TORTOISESHELL – Nettles

RED ADMIRAL – Nettles, hops

AMERICAN LADY – Pearly everlastings, Plantain leaved pussy toes. Artemisia

PAINTED LADY – Thistles, mallows, legumes, hollyhocks

COMMON BUCKEYE – Snapdragon, Toadflax, Agalinis (false foxglove), Plantain, Ruellia

WHITE ADMIRAL AND RED-SPOTTED PURPLE – Wild Cherry, poplar, aspens, black oaks, willows

VICEROY – Willows

HACKBERRY AND TAWNY EMPEROR - Sugarberry, hackberry

NORTHERN PEARLY –EYE – White Grass, Broadleaf Uniola, Bottlebrush

EYED AND APPALACHIAN BROWN – Sedges

LITTLE WOOD-SATYR – Grasses

COMMON WOOD-NYMPH – Purple-top and other grasses

MONARCH – Asclepias (milkweeds)

SILVER SPOTTED SKIPPERS – Black Locust, Wisteria, Legumes

HOARY EDGE – Beggars ticks, Baptisia (false indigo) or bush clover

SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN CLOUDYWING – Legumes

DREAMY DUSKYWING – Willows, poplars, aspen, birch

SLEEPY DUSKYWING – Bear and shrubby oaks

JUVENAL’S DUSKYWING – Oaks

HORACE’S DUSKYWING – Oaks

MOTTLED DUSKYWING – New Jersey Tea, Redroot

COLUMBINE DUSKYWING – Wild Columbine

WILD INDIGO DUSKYWING – Baptisia (wild indigo), Lupine

PERSIUS DUSKYWING – Lupine, willows, poplars, and aspens

GRIZZLED SKIPPER – Wild Strawberry

COMMON CHECKERED – SKIPPER – Mallows, Hollyhocks

COMMON SOOTYWING – Lamb’s quarters, amaranths, cockscomb, mints

SKIPPERS – Grasses, Andropogon

NORTHERN BROKEN-DASH, LITTLE GLASSYWING, AND SACHEM – Grasses

MULBERRY WING AND BLACK DASH – Sedges