Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Northeast Region
 

1730 Eastern Neck Rd.
Rock Hall, MD 21661
(410) 639-7056

Butterfly List

The following butterfly species have been documented at Eastern Neck NWR in recent years. Five separate surveys were conducted during 1998 and 1999. The number beside each species indicates the number of surveys during which each species was seen. This can provide some idea of how common each species is likely to be at the refuge. See the Bayscapes page for more information on our Bayscape garden which provides vital habitat for many types of wildlife including butterflies.

Spicebush swallowtail on common milkweed. Credit: Dr. Thomas Barnes/USFWS
Spicebush swallowtail on common milkweed. Credit: Dr. Thomas Barnes/USFWS
Swallowtails  
Black Swallowtail 5
Spicebush Swallowtail 3
Tiger Swallowtail 4
Zebra Swallowtail 5
   
Whites & Sulfurs  
Cabbage White 5
Clouded Sulfur 2
Cloudless Sulfur 3
Orange Sulfur 5
   
Harvesters, Coppers, Hairstreaks & Blues  
Gray Hairstreak 3
White M Hairstreak 3
Red-banded Hairstreak 2
Eastern-tailed Blue 5

Varigated fritillary on Butterfly weed. Credit: Dr. Thomas Barnes
Varigated fritillary on Butterfly weed. Credit: Dr. Thomas Barnes
Brush-foot Butterflies  
Varigated Fritillary 4
Pearl Crescent 5
American Snout 2
American Lady 5
Painted Lady 1
Red Admiral 2
Common Buckeye 4
Red-spotted Purple 5
Viceroy 2
   
Milkweed Butterflies  
Monarch 4
   
Satyrs  
Common Wood Nymph 1

Delaware skipper on common milkweed. Credit: Dr. Thomas Barnes
Delaware skipper on common milkweed. Credit: Dr. Thomas Barnes
Skippers  
Crossline Skipper 1
Delaware Skipper 1
Least Skipper 1
Sachem 3
Salt Marsh Skipper 2
Silver-spotted Skipper 4
Zabulon Skipper 1
Long-tailed Skipper 1
Horace's Duskywing 1
Dun Skipper 1
Fiery Skipper 2
Little Glassywing 1
Hayhurst's Scallopwing 1

 

Last updated: January 22, 2010