Some Butterflies Found in the Houston Area
by Donald Ray Burger
Attorney at Law

The following alphabetical list gives the common and scientific names of some butterflies whose ranges include the Houston area:

American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus communis)
Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Cloudless Sulfur (Phoebis sennae)
Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)
Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Last revised September 3, 1996

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