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American Lady Butterfly

American Lady


Vanessa virginiensis
Above, the American Lady is an orange butterfly, with a black apex with white spots in the forewing, and thin dark lines in the forewing. Below, this species has cobweb-like white lines on a dark background color, a reddish/pink color on the forewing, and a characteristic two large spots on the hindwing.
Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

Baltimore Checkerspot


Euphydryas phaeton
A black butterfly with a row of orange spots on the margins of both wings, several rows of white submarginal spots, and a few orange and white spots nearer the body. Below this is the only one of the twenty True Brushfoots in Wisconsin that looks very similar both above and below.
California Tortoiseshell Butterfly

California Tortoiseshell


Nymphalis californica
Above, an orange butterfly, with wide black margins and a few small black spots on the forewings. Below, this species is brownish/gray and is similar to many of the commas, but lacks the silvery spot in the middle of the hindwing that characterizes those species.
Common Buckeye Butterfly

Common Buckeye


Junonia coenia
Above, the Common Buckeye is a brownish butterfly with two orange bars near the leading edge of the forewing, a white band on the forewing, and large eyespots that make identifying this butterfly in Wisconsin very easy. Below, this species is much paler, especially on the hindwing, and sometimes the large eyespot is partially hidden. The orange and white bars are si. . . [more]
Compton Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Compton Tortoiseshell


Nymphalis vaualbum
Although found throughout the state, the Compton Tortoiseshell is more common in the northern counties.
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