Showy Lady Slipper
Photo by Betty Campbell
Butterflies of Larose Forest

Christine Hanrahan, with contributions from Steve Ansell, Peter Hall, Tom Hanrahan, Diane Lepage

Status: Follows that in the Checklist of the Butterflies of the Ottawa District, Peter Hall, Ross Layberry, and Don Lafontaine, OFNC, 1996

When this list was first posted in spring 2003, there were 29 species of butterflies. As of 19 August 2012, it stands at 70 species.

More about Larose Forest

Epargyreus clarusSilver-spotted Skipper
Thorybes pyladesNorthern Cloudywing
Erynnis icelusDreamy Duskywing
Erynnis juvenalis Juvenal's Duskywing
Carterocephalus palaemon Arctic Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitorLeast Skipper
Thymelicus lineolaEuropean Skipper
Hesperia sassacusIndian Skipper
Polites peckiusPeck's Skipper
Polites themistocles Tawny-edged Skipper
Polites mystic Long-dash Skipper
Anatrytone loganDelaware Skipper (photo below left)
Poanes massasoitMulberry Wing
Poanes hobomok Hobomok Skipper
Poanes viator Broad-winged Skipper
Euphyes dion Dion Skipper (photo below right)
Euphyes vestrisDun Skipper
Amblyscirtes hegonPepper and Salt Skipper (regionally rare)
Pepper and Salt Skipper

Delaware SkipperDion Skipper


Papilio polyxenesBlack Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papillio canadensisCanadian Tiger Swallowtail


PIERIDAEWhites and Sulphurs
Pieris oleraceaMustard White
Pieris rapae Cabbage White
Collas philodice Clouded Sulphur
Colias eurythemeOrange Sulphur


LYCAENIDAEGossamer-winged Butterflies
Feniseca tarquiniusHarvester
Lycaena phlaeasAmerican Copper
Lycaena hyllusBronze Copper

Satyrium acadicumAcadian Hairstreak
Satyrium titusCoral Hairstreak
Satyrium calanusBanded Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops Striped Hairstreak
Callophrys augustinusBrown Elfin
Callophrys henriciHenry's Elfin
Callophrys niphon Eastern Pine Elfin
Everes comyntasEastern Tailed Blue
Celastrina ladonSpring Azure
Glaucopsyche lygdamusSilvery Blue
Celastrina neglecta Summer Azure

NYMPHALIDAEBrush-footed Butterflies
Speyeria cybele Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria aphroditeAphrodite Fritillary
Speyeria atlantisAtlantis Fritillary
Boloria sileneSilver-bordered Fritillary (photo above)
Boloria belionaMeadow Fritillary
Chlosyne nycteis Silvery Checkerspot
Chlosyne harrisii Harris's Checkerspot (photo above)
Phyciodes tharos Pearl Crescent
Phyciodes cocyta Northern Crescent
Euphydryas phaetonBaltimore Checkerspot
Polygonia interrogationis Question Mark
Polygonia commaEastern Comma
Polygonia satyrus Satyr Comma
Polygonia faunusGreen Comma
Polygonia progneGrey Comma
Nymphalis vaualbumCompton Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis antiopa Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis milberti Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Vanessa virginiensis American Lady
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral
Junonia coeniaCommon Buckeye
Limenitis arthemis White Admiral
Limenitis archippus Viceroy
Enodia anthedon Northern Pearly Eye
Satyrodes appalachiaAppalachian Brown
Satyrodes eurydice Eyed Brown
Megisto cymela Little Wood Satyr (photo below)
Coenonympha tulliaCommon Ringlet
Cercyonis pegala Common Wood-nymph
Danaus plexippus Monarch

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