Although this website can be used as an aid to butterfly identification, it is not intended as a replacement for a comprehensive field guide ( see references ). It should be remembered that most species are variable, and can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from their close relatives (especially in photographs).
This site is not sponsored by or affiliated with any particular organization. However, I did have help (see Acknowledgements ).
This is a work in progress, and will be updated as I get additional images.
English & Latin names and Taxonomical ordering align with: Jones, C.D. 2012. Checklist of Ontario Butterflies, Hamilton Naturalists Club, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Ontario Nature. ( checklist is available from The Hamilton Naturalists Club )
French common names (generally) follow Le Guide des Papillons du Québec, 1999. Louis Handfield, Broquet, Ottawa.
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