Butterfly on the flower

Butterfly Species List

Witnessing Wildlife at rare

When visiting rare, please remember to remain on walking trails so as not to intrude upon wildlife habitat and to give others viewing opportunities. Patience will be required to see much of the rare wildlife.

Compton’s Tortoiseshell Butterfly –Photo by P. Kelly.

The following butterfly species were recorded during annual monitoring of permanent transects established at rare, during annual provincial butterfly counts that took place on rare lands, or reported incidental observations by Lepidopterists.

(last updated January 2016)

  • Acadian Hairstreak
  • American Lady
  • American Snout
  • Appalachian Brown
  • Arctic Skipper
  • Baltimore Checkerspot
  • Banded Hairstreak
  • Black Dash
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Broad-winged Skipper
  • Bronze Copper
  • Cabbage White
  • Clouded Sulphur
  • Columbine Duskywing
  • Common Buckeye
  • Common Sooty Wing
  • Common Wood Nymph
  • Compton’s Tortoiseshell
  • Coral Hairstreak
  • Crossline Skipper
  • Delaware Skipper
  • Dion Skipper
  • Dreamy Duskywing
  • Dun Skipper
  • Eastern Comma
  • Eastern Pine Elfin
  • Eastern Tailed Blue
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  • European Skipper
  • Eyed Brown
  • Giant Swallowtail
  • Gray Comma
  • Great Spangled Fritillary
  • Harvester
  • Hickory Hairstreak
  • Hobomok Skipper
  • Indian Skipper
  • Inornate Ringlet
  • Juvenal’s Duskywing
  • Least Skipper
  • Little Wood Satyr
  • Little Glassywing
  • Little Yellow
  • Long Dash
  • Meadow Fritillary
  • Milbert’s Tortoiseshell
  • Monarch
  • Mourning Cloak
  • Mulberry Wing
  • Mustard White
  • Northern Broken-Dash
  • Northern Crescent
  • Northern Pearly Eye
  • Ocola Skipper
  • Orange Sulphur
  • Painted Lady
  • Pearl Crescent
  • Peck’s Skipper
  • Question Mark
  • Red Admiral
  • Red Spotted Purple
  • Sachem
  • Silver-bordered Fritillary
  • Silver Spotted Skipper
  • Silvery Blue
  • Silvery Checkerspot
  • Spring Azure
  • Striped Hairstreak
  • “Summer” Spring Azure
  • Tawny Emperor
  • Tawny-edged Skipper
  • Variegated Fritillary
  • Viceroy
  • White Admiral
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing

For more information about our butterflies, or to enquire about upcoming butterfly hikes, contact  Jenna Quinn, Program Scientist – Research Priorities, Partnerships & Monitoring.

 

Photo by J. Linton

rare Charitable Research Reserve
1679 Blair Road
Cambridge, ON N3H 4R8
(519) 650-9336