6 Most Common Butterflies In Ohio
Nectar Plants: Asters, Joe-Pye Weed, Golden Rod, Phlox
Larvae Plants: Willow, Poplars, Black Cherry
To tell the difference between a Monarch and Viceroy look for a black line crossing the back hind wing. If it has a line, it is a Viceroy, not a Monarch.
Nectar Plants: Joe-Pye Weed, Liatris (Blazing Star), Bee Balm, Goldenrod, Phlox, Asters
Larvae Plants: Pearly Everlasting
Painted ladies are one of the most widely distributed species of butterfly. They can be found on every continent in the world except Antarctica and Australia.
Spice Bush Swallowtail
Nectar Plants: Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Purple Coneflower, Joe-Pye Weed.
Larvae Plants: Spicebush, Sassafras
Also known as the Green-Clouded butterfly. Unlike other swallowtail butterflies, Spicebushes fly low to the ground instead of at great heights.
Eastern Black Swallowtail
Nectar Plants: Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Phlox
Larvae Plants: Parsley, Carrot, Celery and Dill
The state butterfly of Oklahoma some people consider the caterpillars of this butterfly to be a pest, since they eat parsley, carrots, and other garden plants.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Nectar Plants: Butterfly Weed, Bee Balm, Phlox, Milkweed, Liatris (Blazing Star)
Larvae Plants: Black Cherry, Tulip Tree, Ash, Spicebush
The first known drawing of a North American butterfly was that of an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail drawn by John White in 1587.
Nectar Plants: Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Joe-Pye Weed, Goldenrod, Asters, Liatris (Blazing Star)
Larvae Plants: Milkweed
Monarch butterflies follow the same migration patterns every year. During migration, huge numbers of butterflies can be seen gathered together.