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Butterflies of Texas: A Photo Collection

A pair of Giant Swallowtail Butterflies near Tyler Texas

We love watching butterflies, and East Texas is a great place for that pastime!

We also enjoy butterfly gardening, and designing our landscape to provide food and shelter for a variety of butterflies. Our landscape includes several types of Lantana, Zinnias, Butterfly Bushes, Pentas, Milkweed, Salvia, and other butterfly-friendly plants, annuals and perennials.

Texas has recorded 432 species of butterflies, and is considered the most butterfly-diverse state in the USA.

We regularly spot the following butterflies in our gardens near Tyler:

Black Swallowtail
Red Spotted Purple
Giant Swallowtail
Pearl Crescent
Tiger Swallowtail
Gulf Fritillary
Buckeye
Variegated Fritillary
Painted Lady
Horace's Duskywing
Monarch
Funereal Duskywing
Mourning Cloak
Gray Hairstreak
Silver Spotted Skipper
Sulfurs and Whites
Fiery Skipper
Question Mark
Red Admiral
and more!

East Texas Butterfly Collection

Shown here are a few quick favorites of some recent butterfly sightings. All photographs were taken by the author.


Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Size: 3.5"-5.5"

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Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly near Tyler Texas

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Size: 2.5"-4.0"

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Black Swallowtail Butterfly near Tyler Texas

A pair of Giant Swallowtail Butterflies near Tyler Texas

Size: 4.0"-6.0"

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A pair of Giant Swallowtail Butterflies near Tyler Texas

Monarch Butterfly on Lantana near Tyler Texas

Size: 3.5"-4.0"

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Monarch Butterfly on Lantana near Tyler Texas

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly (wings open) on Zinnia

Size: 2.5"-3.0"

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Gulf Frittilary Butterfly (wings open) on Zinnia - Tyler Texas

Painted Lady

Size: 2.0"-2.8"

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Painted Lady Butterfly in East Texas

Question Mark butterfly - wings open.

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Question Mark butterfly - wings open

East Texas Photo Galleries for Nature Enthusiasts

Texas Portulaca

If you love butterflies, you might enjoy our photo gallery of East Texas Flowers showcasing Azaleas, Daffodils, Zinnias, Portulaca, Lantana, and Pokeweed to name a few.

Our gallery of East Texas Birds is perfect for backyard nature lovers to explore, featuring bluebirds, woodpeckers, buntings, goldfinches, roadrunners, hawks, and much more.

Are you a hummingbird lover like us? Check out the photos and hummingbird videos at TexasHummingbirds.com.

 



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