Massachusetts Butterfly Club

Massachusetts Butterfly Flight Dates

Can You ID This Butterfly?

1. Mouse over the photo to see the species name.  
2. Click the photo to see the
species web page.  
3. Click here to see a new photo.

This table is based on data collected by Massachusetts Butterfly Club - 1993-2014.

AbundantEasily seen and often in large numbers
CommonUsually seen
UncommonUsually present in low numbers, but not always seen
RareNot usually seen; may be known only from a few locales
Very RareCould be a number of years between sightings
Extremely RareRecord of single individual

 Species  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct
Pipevine Swallowtail
Zebra Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Giant Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail
Checkered White
Mustard White
West Virginia White
Cabbage White
Falcate Orangetip
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
Cloudless Sulphur
Little Yellow
American Copper
Bronze Copper
Bog Copper
 Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct
Coral Hairstreak
Acadian Hairstreak
Edwards' Hairstreak
Banded Hairstreak
Hickory Hairstreak
Striped Hairstreak
Oak Hairstreak
Brown Elfin
Hoary Elfin
Frosted Elfin
Henry's Elfin
Bog Elfin
Eastern Pine Elfin
Juniper Hairstreak
Hessel's Hairstreak
White M Hairstreak
Gray Hairstreak
Early Hairstreak
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Spring Azure
Cherry Gall Azure
 Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct
Summer Azure
Silvery Blue
American Snout
Variegated Fritillary
Gulf Fritillary
Great Spangled Fritillary
Aphrodite Fritillary
Atlantis Fritillary
Silver-bordered Fritillary
Meadow Fritillary
Harris' Checkerspot
Pearl Crescent
Baltimore Checkerspot
Question Mark
Eastern Comma
Gray Comma
Compton Tortoiseshell
Mourning Cloak
Milbert's Tortoiseshell
American Lady
 Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct
Painted Lady
Red Admiral
Common Buckeye
Red-spotted Admiral
'White Admiral
'Red-spotted Purple
Hackberry Emperor
Tawny Emperor
Northern Pearly-Eye
Eyed Brown
Appalachian Brown
Little Wood-Satyr
Common Ringlet
Common Wood-Nymph
Silver-spotted Skipper
Long-tailed Skipper
Hoary Edge
Southern Cloudywing
 Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct
Northern Cloudywing
Dreamy Duskywing
Sleepy Duskywing
Juvenal's Duskywing
Horace's Duskywing
Wild Indigo Duskywing
Persius Duskywing
Common Checkered-Skipper
Common Sootywing
Arctic Skipper
Least Skipper
European Skipper
Fiery Skipper
Leonard's Skipper
Cobweb Skipper
Indian Skipper
Peck's Skipper
Tawny-edged Skipper
Crossline Skipper
Long Dash
Northern Broken-Dash
 Mar  Apr  May  Jun  Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct
Little Glassywing
Delaware Skipper
Mulberry Wing
Hobomok Skipper
Zabulon Skipper
Broad-winged Skipper
Dion Skipper
Black Dash
Two-spotted Skipper
Dun Skipper
Dusted Skipper
Pepper and Salt Skipper
Common Roadside-Skipper
Brazilian Skipper
Ocola Skipper