Photographed by Rose Marie F. Gobeil & Robert E. Gobeil


Between 2007 and 2015, we were actively involved in the Maine Butterfly Survey (MBS).  The main focus of the survey was to determine the status and distribution of butterflies in Maine.  As members of that survey, we took a number of photographs of butterflies in Maine.  To view photos, just click any link below (common name of butterfly).  We will be adding more photos as they become available.  For more information about MBS, you can visit the site at Maine Butterfly Survey. A list of articles, a MPBN radio broadcast and newspaper stories based on our work with Maine butterflies can be viewed by using this link- Information on Maine Butterflies.



Photos of Maine Butterflies

Common Name

Scientific Name


Family Hesperiidae

Silver-spotted Skipper

Epargyreus clarus (Cramer)

Northern Cloudywing

Thorybes pylades (Scudder)

Dreamy Duskywing

Erynnis icelus (Scudder & Burgess)

Juvenal’s Duskywing

Erynnis juvenalis (Fabricius)

Wild Indigo Duskywing

Erynnis baptisiae (Forbes)

Arctic Skipper

Carterocephalus palaemon (Pallas)

Least Skipper

Ancyloxypha numitor (Fabricius)

European Skipper

Thymelicus lineola (Ochsenheimer)

Indian Skipper

Hesperia sassacus (Harris)

Peck’s Skipper

Polites peckius (W. Kirby)

Long Dash Skipper

Polites mystic (W. H. Edwards)

Northern Broken Dash Skipper

Wallengrenia egeremet (Scudder)

Little Glassywing Skipper

Pompeius verna (W. H. Edwards)

Delaware Skipper

Anatrytone logan (W. H. Edwards)

Hobomok Skipper

Poanes hobomok (Harris)

Mulberry Wing Skipper

Poanes massasoit (Scudder)

Broadwinged Skipper

Poanes viator (W. H. Edwards)

Dun Skipper

Euphyes vestris (Boisduval)

Dusted Skipper

Atrytonopsis hianna (Scudder)

Black Dash Skipper

Euphyes conspicua (W. H. Edwards)

Pepper & Salt Skipper

Amblyscirtes hegon (Scudder)




Family Papilionidae

Black Swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes (Fabricius)

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Papilio canadensis (Rothschild & Jordan)



Sulphurs & Whites

Family Pieridae

Cabbage White

Pieris rapae (Linnaeus)

Clouded Sulphur

Colias philodice (Godart)

Alfalfa Butterfly

Colias eurytheme (Boisduval)



Hairstreaks, Blues, & Coppers

Family Lycaenidae –
Subfamily Lycaenidae

American Copper

Lycaena phlaeas (Linnaeus)

Bronze Copper

Lycaena hyllus (Cramer)

Bog Copper

Lycaena epixanthe (Boisduval & LeConte)

Henry’s Elfin

Callophrys henrici (Grote & Robinson)

Eastern Pine Elfin

Callophrys niphon (Hübner)

Banded Hairstreak

Satyrium calanus (Hübner)

Eastern Tailed Blue

Cupido comyntas (Godart)

Cherry Gall Azure

Celastrina seritona (Pavulaan & Wright)

Summer Azure

Celastrina neglecta (W. H. Edwards)

Silvery Blue

Glaucopsyche lygdamus (Doubleday)



Brushfoots, Monarchs, Satyrs
Monarchs or Milkweed Butterflies

Family Nymphalidae
Subfamily Danainae


Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus)




Subfamily Heliconiinae

Variegated Fritillary

Euptoieta claudia (Cramer)

Great Spangled Fritillary

Speyeria cybele (Fabricius)

Aphrodite Fritillary

Speyeria aphrodite (Fabricius)

Atlantis Fritillary

Speyeria atlantis (W. H. Edwards)

Silver-bordered Fritillary

Boloria selene (Denis & Schiffermüller)



Checkerspots, Tortoiseshells, Commas, & Ladies

Subfamily Nymphalinae

Harris’s Checkerspot

Chlosyne harrisii (Scudder)

Pearl Crescent

Phyciodes tharos (Drury)

Northern Pearl Crescent

Phyciodes cocyta (Cramer)

Baltimore Checkerspot

Euphydryas phaeton (Drury)

Common Buckeye

Junonia coenia (Hübner)

Question Mark

Polygonia interrogationis (Fabricius)

Mourning Cloak

Nymphalis antiopa (Linnaeus)

Red Admiral

Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus)

Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui (Linnaeus)

American Lady

Vanessa virginiensis (Drury)

White Admiral

Limenitis arthemis (Drury)


Limenitis archippus (Cramer)



Satyrs & Arctics

Subfamily Satyrinae

Northern Pearly-Eye

Enodia anthedon (A. H. Clark)

Eyed Brown

Satyrodes eurydice (Linnaeus)

Little Wood Satyr

Megisto cymela (Cramer)

Inornate Ringlet

Coenonympha tullia (Hübner)

Common Wood Nymph

Cercyonis pegala (Fabricius)




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