Butterflies of Mexico, USA & Canada
Photographs Adrian Hoskins ( unless otherwise stated )
Papilionidae | Pieridae | Lycaenidae | Riodinidae | Nymphalidae | Hesperiidae
This part of the website deals with Mexico, the United States and Canada. The family names above link to Thumbnail galleries enabling you to access full size images and detailed articles about the biology of each species.

Papilio rutulus Marijn van den Brink

Marpesia chiron  Adrian Hoskins

 Heliconius charithonia  Peter Bruce-Jones 

 Atalopedes campestris Ken Childs

 Libytheana carinenta Ken Childs

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