© 1997, E. R. Heithaus
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
In this listing butterflies that have been seen at the BFEC, Kenyon College, or along the Kokosing Gap Trail
are indicated with italics and those highlighted in blue can be viewed in our butterfly file. All photos included
in the file were taken locally (© 1998-2007 P. A. & E. R. Heithaus). This list of common names is based
on: Opler, Paul A. and George O. Krizek. 1984. Butterflies east of the Great Plains. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press.
Baltimore, MD. 294p.
True Skippers - Hesperiidae
Northern Cloudy Wing
|Swallowtails - Papilionidae
|Distinguishing the black swallowtails
|Whites & Sulphers - Pieridae
European Cabbage White
|Clouded Sulpher (Common)
Alfalfa Butterfly/Orange Sulpher
|Gossamer Wings - Lycaenidae
Eastern Tailed Blue
Northern Metal Mark
|Snouts - Libytheidae
Brushfoots - Nymphalidae
Compton Tortoise Shell
|Leaf Wing and Hackberry Butterflies - Apaturidae
|Satyrs and Wood Nymphs - Satyridae
Northern Pearly Eye
Northern Eyed Brown
Little Wood Satyr
Common Wood Nymph
|Milkweed Butterflies - Danaidae
* Not listed for Knox County in Butterflies and Skippers of Ohio, but confirmed by Ohio
Lepidopterists the group responsible for county records.
USGS Butterfly Site - Photos and natural history of butterflies of the United States can be accessed by state from this site.
Ohio Lepidopterists Long Term Monitoring Project - This site provides details on how to set up a long term butterfly moniotoring project that contributes to the state data base.
Monarch Migration - Teachers and students can get up to date information on the migration of the monarch butterfly and register to participate in monitoring the fall and spring migrations.
North American Butterfly Association - This organization is concerned with the conservation and enjoyment of butterflies. Each year they sponsor a 4th of July butterfly count. It also has some great links to other butterfly sites.