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Choose the color of your butterfly according to the chart below. The color charts are a guide and not always 100% accurate. Note: Male and female color can vary and in some cases, as with the Orange Sulphur which can sometimes appear more orange than yellow, the butterfly color could also vary.

Butterfly Size Nectar Plants
Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa 3-3½"
Caterpillar indicates plant is also Larvae Food.

Aster - Aster spp. 

Bergamot - Monarda spp.

Blanketflower - Gaillardia spp.

Blazingstars - Liatris spp.

Butterfly Weed - Asclepias tuberosa 

Chives - Allium schoenoprasum

Chrysanthemum - Chrysanthemum spp.

Clover - Melilotus spp., Trifolium spp.

Coreopsis - Coreopsis spp.

Cosmos - Cosmos bipinnatus

Dill - Anethum graveolens 

Dogbane - Apocynum spp.

Goldenrod - Solidago rigida

Hollyhock - Alcea rosea 

Ironweed - Vernonia spp. 

Joe-Pye Weed - Eupatorium spp.

Lupine - Lupinus spp. 

Mallow - Malva spp. 

Milk Vetch - Astragalus spp.

Milkweed - Asclepias spp. 

Wild Onion - Allium spp.

Parsley - Petroselinum crispum 

Partridge Pea - Cassia fasciculata

Phlox - Phlox spp.

Pinks - Dianthus spp.

Prairie Clover - Dalea spp.

Purple Coneflower - Echinacea spp.

Pussy-toes - Antennaria spp.

Rudbeckia - Rudbeckia spp. 

Sedum - Sedum spp.

Shasta Daisy - Chrysanthemum maximum

Sunflower - Helianthus spp. 

Violets - Viola spp.

Yarrow - Achillea spp. 

Barred Yellow Eurema daira 1-1 3/8"
California Dogface Colias eurydice 1 5/8-2½"
Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice 1 3/8-2"
Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae 2-2¾"
Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole ¾-1 1/8"
Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme 1½-2½"
Sleepy Orange Eurema nicippe 1½-2"
Little Yellow Eurema lisa 1-1½"
Monarch Danaus plexippus 3-3½"
American Copper Lycaena phlaeas 1"
American Lady Vanessa virginiensis 1¾-2 1/8"
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui 2-2¼"
Queen Danaus gilippus 3-3 3/8"
Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis 2½"
Eastern Comma Polygonia comma 1¾-2"
Hoary Comma Polygonia gracilis 1¼-1¾"
Satyr Comma Polygonia satyrus 1¾-2"
Baltimore Checkerspot Euphydryas phaeton 1½-2½"
Northern Checkerspot Chlosyne palla 1¼-1 5/8"
Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona 1 3/8-2"
Field Crescent Phyciodes campestris 1-1 3/8"
Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos 1-1½"
Coronis Fritillary Speyeria coronis 2-2¾"
Great Spangled Fritillary Spezyeria cybele 2-3"
Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae 2½-3"
Hydaspe Fritillary Speyeria hydaspe 1¾-2¼
Meadow Fritillary Boloria bellona 1¼-2"
Pacific Fritillary Boloria epithore 1 3/8-1½"
Silver-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene 1 3/8-2"
European Skipper Thymelicus lineola ¾-1"
Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus 1-1¼"
Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides ¾-1"
Appalachian Brown Satyrodes appalachia 1 5/8-2"
California Sister Adelpha bredowii 3-3 3/8"
Common Buckeye Junonia coenia 2-2½"
Brown Elfin Callophrys augustinus ¾-1 1/8"
Western Pine Elfin Callophrys eryphon ¾-1¼
Hackberry Butterfly Asterocampa celtis 1-4"
Coral Hairstreak Satyrium titus 1-1¼"
Common Ringlet Coenonympha tullia 1-2¾"
Canyonland Satyr Cyllopsis pertepida 1½-1¾"
Carolina Satyr Hermeuptychia sosybius 1-1 5/8"
Georgia Satyr Neonympha areolata 1½-1¾"
Little Wood Satyr Megisto cymela 1¾-1 7/8"
Northern Cloudywing Thorybes pylades 1¼-1¾"
Dreamy Duskywing Erynnis icelus 1-1 3/8"
Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis 1 1/8-1¾"
Juvenal's Duskywing Erynnis juvenalis 1¼-1¾"
Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis (Aglais) milberti
1¾-2"
American Copper Lycaena phlaeas 1¼-1½"
Purplish Copper Lycaena (Epidemia) helloides 1-1¼"
American Snout Libytheana carinenta 1½-2"
Mormon Metalmark Apodemia mormo ¾-1¼"
Common Branded Skipper Hesperia comma 7/8-1"
Dun Skipper Euphyes vestris 1-1¼"
Sachem Atalopedes campestris 1-1½"
Common Wood Nymph Cercyonis pegala 2-2 7/8"
Acmon Blue Plebejus (Icaricia) acmon ¾-1"
Arrowhead Blue Glaucopsyche piasus 1-1¼"
Blue Copper Lycaena heteronea 1 1/8-1¼"
Boisduval's Blue Plebejus icarioides 1-1 3/8"
Checkered Skipper Pyrgus communis ¾-1¼"
Banded Hairstreak Satyrium calanus 1-1¼"
Bartram's Scrub-hairstreak Strymon acis 1"
Cassius Blue Leptotes cassius ½-3¾"
Eastern Tailed Blue Everes comyntas 3/4-1"
Melissa Blue Lycaeides melissa ¾-1"
Karner Blue Lycaeides melissa samuelis ¾-1"
Silvery Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus 1-1¼"
Spring Azure Celastrina ladon ¾-1¼"
Bramble Hairstreak Callophrys dumetorum 7/8-1 1/8"
Cabbage White Pieris rapae 1¼-1 7/8"
Checkered White Pontia protodice 1½-2"
Pine White Neophasia menapia 1¾-2"
Sara Orangetip Anthocharis sara 1¼-1 5/8"
Falcate Orangetip Anthocharis midea 7/8-2¾"
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta 1¾-2¼"
White Admiral Limenitis arthemis arthemis 3-3 1/8"
Weidemeyer's Admiral Limenitis weidemeyerii 2¾-3 3/8"
Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon 2½-3"
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus 3½-5½"
Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes 3½-5½"
Pale Swallowtail Papilio eurymedon 3-3¾"
Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor 2¾-3½"
Spicebush Swallowtail Papilio troilus 3½-4½"
Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudatus 3¼-5½"
Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus 2¾-3½
Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes 2¾-3½
Zebra Swallowtail Eurytides marcellus 2½-3½"
Zebra Longwing Heliconius charitonius 3-3½"

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