The Atlantis Fritillary is found generally in the northern tier of the United States and in southern Canada. The host plants for this species are members of the Viola genus, but it prefers the Canada violet (Viola canadensis) in particular. It is found flying from June to September depending on location.
The Great Spangled Fritillary is one of the most common and largest fritillaries and is found across most of North America except for the deep south. It is an orange/yellow-brown butterfly that uses plants of the genus Viola (Violets), especially common blue violet (Viola sororia) and round-leaf violet (Viola rotundifolia) as a host.
The Viceroy butterfly looks a lot like the Monarch Butterfly. Similar to the Monarch it is also distasteful to predators. The Viceroy is found in most of North America, but may not be in California (Wikipedia). The Viceroy feeds on willows (Salix sp.) and members of the Populus genus including cottonwoods.
The Cabbage White butterfly is perhaps one of the most widespread butterflies in the world. Originally from Europe, Asia, and North Africa, it has been introduced in other areas through introduction. In a lot of gardens, it is one of the most seen butterflies. Host plants include members of the Mustard Family (Brassicaceae) and cultivated crops such as cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli.
The Eastern Comma butterfly is located throughout eastern North America from North Dakota south to northeast Colorado and east, except for peninsular Florida. Host plants include members of the Urticaceae (Nettle Family), and Ulmaceae (Elm Family) and the Hemps (Cannabaceae). The name comes from a comma-like s
The Question Mark butterfly is located throughout eastern North America from North Dakota and Texas and east. Host plants include members of the Urticaceae (Nettle Family) and Ulmaceae (Elm Family) and hackberry (Celtis sp.). The name comes from a question mark shape on the wings.
The Red Admiral butterfly is well distributed and found on five different continents in temperate regions. This butterfly was described by Carl Von Linnaeus in 1758 in Systema Naturae. Host plants include members of the Urticaceae (Nettle Family). In Pennsylvania ad the eastern United States they feed primarily on stinging nettle, false nettle, and Pennsylvania Pellitory.
The Queen butterfly is found in North America around Texas and the states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Rarely, individuals will go north and in 2002 and 2003, some individuals were located in the Philadelphia and Reading areas of Pennsylvania (Monroe, James and David Wright. 2017. Butterflies of Pennsylvania, a field guide. University of Pittsburgh Press). It is part of the same genus as the Monarch butterfly, Danaus, and has seven recognized subspecies (Wikipedia).
The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly is found throughout Pennsylvania and from the midwest and eastern North America. It is one of the most seen butterflies in gardens and was one the first documented butterflies in North America. In 1587, John White, drew this butterfly. Later, in 1758, like he did with plants, Carl Von Linnaeus described this butterfly in Systema Naturae. It is the state butterfly in five states (Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina) and state insect in Virginia.
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) is a herbaceous perennial that grows in moist places on the shores of streams, lakes, and ponds. Cardinal flower is a nectar plant for butterflies, long-tongued bees, and hummingbirds.