Butterflies in Lincoln Park


These are a few photographs I have taken of butterflies in Chicago's Lincoln Park. Many of them were shot at Montrose Point, where the variety of plant life has helped to yield a greater diversity of these insects.

Cabbage White
Montrose Point - 29 July 2003

Orange Sulphur
Montrose Point - 18 July 2005

Little Yellow
Montrose Point - 29 June 2005

Eastern Tailed-Blue
Montrose Point - 3 September 2005

Spring Azure
Montrose Point - 9 June 2005

Question Mark
Montrose Point - 26 September 2004

Painted Lady with wings open
Montrose Point - 16 September 2003

Painted Lady with wings closed
Montrose Point - 16 September 2003

Viceroy
Montrose Point - 16 September 2003

Monarch
Montrose Point - 11 July 2005

Northern Broken-Dash
Montrose Point - 7 June 2005

 


These are just some of the butterflies that occur in the park. The list of ones that I personally have seen (as of 5 September 2005) is the following.

 

Black Swallowtail
Spring Azure
Painted Lady
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
American Snout
Red Admiral
Cabbage White
Aphrodite Fritillary
Common Buckeye
Clouded Sulphur
Pearl Crescent
Red-spotted Purple
Orange Sulphur
Eastern Comma
Viceroy
Cloudless Sulphur
Question Mark
Monarch
Little Yellow
Mourning Cloak
Northern Broken-Dash
Eastern Tailed-Blue
American Lady

 


This page was last updated on 5 September 2005.
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