Orange and black butterflies

There are many orange and black butterflies. It is common for a non-Monarch to be mistaken for a Monarch. Can you tell the difference between these butterflies?

Monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus

Monarch butterfly
Danaus plexippus

If you have photos of other orange and black butterfly species and would not mind us adding them to this page, please email edith@buyabutterfly.com. Thank you!

Viceroy butterfly Limenitis archippus

Viceroy butterfly
Limenitis archippus

Painted Lady butterfly Vanessa cardui

Painted Lady butterfly
Vanessa cardui

American Lady butterfly Vanessa virginiensis

American Lady butterfly
Vanessa virginiensis

Queen butterfly Danaus gilippus

Queen butterfly
Danaus gilippus

Soldier butterfly Danaus eresimas

Soldier butterfly
Danaus eresimas

Gulf Fritillary butterfly Agraulis vanillae

Gulf Fritillary butterfly
Agraulis vanillae

Question Mark butterfly Polygonia interrogationis

Question Mark butterfly
Polygonia interrogationis

Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly Speyeria cybele

Great Spangled Fritillary butterfly
Speyeria cybele

Julia butterfly Dryas iulia (julia)

Julia butterfly
Dryas iulia (julia)

Hackberry Emperor butterfly - Asterocampa celtis

Hackberry Emperor butterfly
Asterocampa celtis

Meadow Fritillary butterfly Boloria bellona

Meadow Fritillary butterfly
Boloria bellona

Tawny Emperor butterfly Asterocampa clyton

Tawny Emperor butterfly
Asterocampa clyton

Variegated Fritillary butterfly Euptoieta claudia

Variegated Fritillary butterfly
Euptoieta claudia

Pearl Crescent butterfly Phyciodes tharos

Pearl Crescent butterfly
Phyciodes tharos

Phaon Crescent butterfly Phyciodes phaon

Phaon Crescent butterfly
Phyciodes phaon

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