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Butterfly Life Cycles Galleries

I have raised butterflies for over 36 years. The pictures in this gallery show stages of the metamorphosis process in different species of butterflies. Not all stages are shown for each butterfly. This gallery is definitely a "work in progress." As I get new photos, I will add them and may substitute a better photo for an existing photo. My goal is to document as many species and stages as possible. At the present time, thirty-eight species are shown. All species are from my backyard or found locally. None of the eggs were purchased.

Recently (2017), I have begun to put the photos for each species in its own gallery to simplify searching for a particular butterfly life cycle. I have also added adult images to each gallery. Galleries are in alphabetical order to simplify search. Click on the photos to open the galleries.
American Lady
American Lady
American Snout
American Snout
Bordered Patch
Bordered Patch
Cabbage White
Cabbage White
Checkered White
Checkered White
Cloudless Sulphur
Cloudless Sulphur
Common Buckeye
Common Buckeye
Common Checkered-Skipper
Common Checkered-Skipper
Dainty Sulphur
Dainty Sulphur
Eastern Black Swallowtail
Eastern Black Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Falcate Orangetip
Falcate Orangetip
Giant Swallowtail
Giant Swallowtail
Goatweed Leafwing
Goatweed Leafwing
Gorgone Checkerspot
Gorgone Checkerspot
Gray Hairstreak
Gray Hairstreak
Gulf Fritillary
Gulf Fritillary
Hackberry Emperor
Hackberry Emperor
Horace Duskywing
Horace Duskywing
Monarch
Monarch
Orange Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
Painted Lady
Painted Lady
Pearl Crescent
Pearl Crescent
Pipevine Swallowtail
Pipevine Swallowtail
Question Mark
Question Mark
Queen
Queen
Red Admiral
Red Admiral
Red-Spotted Purple
Red-Spotted Purple
Silver-spotted Skipper
Silver-spotted Skipper
Silvery Checkerspot
Silvery Checkerspot
Sleepy Orange
Sleepy Orange
Southern Dogface Sulphur
Southern Dogface Sulphur
Spicebush Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail
Summer Azure
Summer Azure
Tawny Emperor
Tawny Emperor
Variegated Fritillary
Variegated Fritillary
Viceroy
Viceroy
Wild Indigo Duskywing
Wild Indigo Duskywing