The following photographs are a collection of butterfly photographs that I took when I lived in Connecticut and a few I had taken here in Maine. In Connecticut, we had a few beautiful butterfly bushes (Buddleja) in the garden and these bushes would always attract a good amount of butterflies every year. It is much too cold for these types of bushes here in Maine. I am always in the process of planting new types of plants and flowers to attract more of these beautiful insects. I have planted a few lilac bushes (Syringa vulgaris), lavender (Lavandula) and various other types of flowers. We will have to see what happens!
A monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) visiting New England in the early spring.
A painted lady butterfly (Nymphalinae) sitting on a purple butterfly bush (Buddleja).
Two painted lady butterflies sitting a purple butterfly bush.
A monarch butterfly sitting in a butterfly bush during the spring.
A single painted butterfly.
An eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly (Papilio glaucus) drinking from a pink rhododendron flower (Ericaceae).
A luna moth (Acticus luna) sitting on a leaf in Maine during the spring.
A monarch butterfly on a purple butterfly bush.
A skipper butterfly (Hesperiidae) drinking from a blazing star wildflower (Asterales).
A pink sulphur-edged butterfly (Colias interior) drinking from a white chrysanthemum (Asteraceae) losing its petals.
A yellow eastern tiger swallowtail hanging From a purple butterfly bush.
A monarch butterfly hanging from a purple butterfly bush in the month of April.
A skipper butterfly (Hesperiidae) feeding from a blazing star wildflower during the spring in Maine.
An eastern tiger swallowtail drinking from a pink rhododendron flower during the spring in Maine.
An eastern tiger swallowtail drinking from a pink rhododendron flower in New England.