Most butterflies are found in Maryland
The black swallowtail frequents parks. They have a 2.75- to 3.5- or 4.5-inch wingspan. Males and females fly with yellow patches and iridescent blue patterns. Men are bluer than women.
Burnt orange caterpillars have black spiky tufts. During pupation, caterpillars form their white, orange, and black chrysalis. Maryland's Baltimore Checkerspot is threatened.
Maryland has hairstreaks and elfin butterflies. The name comes from its 1 to 1.25-inch wingspan. Brown bodies with lighter patterns; black eyes on lighter heads.
Checkered butterflies and flowers are called fritillaries. Males and females have pale orange wings, while females have a darker, almost black back half.
The American lady is orange with black and white patterns. The abdomen and wings are orange. At rest, the underside of the wings is brilliant pink with browns, blacks, and whites.
At rest, when the wings are up, this tiny butterfly's underside is marblized yellowish-gold. Yellowish-gold compound eyes contrast with the head's white colour.
A butterfly with numerous names, the eastern comma is also called the hop merchant butterfly. Unlike many other butterfly species, this species may remain inconspicuous.
This brown, mottled butterfly resembles a dead leaf in the woods. Its 2-inch wingspan blends in. Silver comma-shaped marking on hindwing underside
Skippers are named moths and butterflies. Some call them a moth-butterfly hybrid. The Zabulon is a tiny, stout North American skipper. Sexually dimorphic.