Here are some of the most beautiful and most common species of butterflies of North and Central America. Use these butterfly pictures to identify them the next time one flutters into your garden.
Will it be a Monarch (Danaus plexippus) butterfly or a Swallowtail (Papilio spp.)? Learn both which ones are near you and which plants attract butterflies with these images.
Image courtesy Avasflowers.net.