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25 Butterflies and Moths Found in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven

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Created: 4/24/2018      Updated: 4/24/2018

Longwing butterfly

From longwings to swallowtails, from pansies to owls, there are an incredible number of butterfly and moth species that can be found in our signature exhibit - the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. In 2017 alone, more than 100 species took flight in the Butterfly Haven. Although some butterflies are only around for a short period of time throughout the year, there are a number of species you're likely to find on any given Butterfly Haven visit. Below is a list of the top 25 most common species you can see in the Butterfly Haven.

25 common species you can find in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven


  • Heliconius melpomene

    Common postman butterfly


  • Heliconius doris

    Doris longwing butterfly

  • Clipper butterfly

    Parthenos sylvia

    Clipper butterfly

  • Leopard lacewing

    Cethosia cyane

    Leopard lacewing butterfly

  • Morpho butterfly

    Morpho peleides

    Blue morpho butterfly

  • rusty-tipped page butterfly

    Siproeta epaphus

    Rusty-tipped page butterfly

  • Malay cruiser butterfly

    Vindula dejone

    Malay cruiser butterfly, Erichson's cruiser butterfly

  • Rice Paper butterfly

    Idea leuconoe

    Paper kite butterfly, rice paper butterfly

  • malachite butterfly

    Siproeta stelenes

    Malachite butterfly

  • Sara longwing butterfly

    Heliconius sara

    Sara longwing butterfly

  • By Hectonichus - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19155546

    Heliconius ismenius

    Ismenius tiger longwing butterfly

  • Tiger longwing butterfly

    Heliconius hecale

    Tiger longwing butterfly

  • Great eggfly butterfly

    Hypolimnas bolina

    Great eggfly butterfly, common eggfly butterfly

  • By D. Gordon E. Robertson - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11790895

    Catopsilia scylla

    Orange emigrant butterfly

  • By Alexey Yakovlev - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51597503

    Heliconius atthis

    False zebra longwing butterfly

  • Red rim butterfly

    Biblis hyperia

    Red rim butterfly

  • Cydno longwing butterfly

    Heliconius cydno

    Cydno longwing butterfly

  • king swallowtail butterfly

    Papilio thoas

    Thoas swallowtail butterfly, king swallowtail butterfly

  • Atlas moth

    Attacus atlas

    Atlas moth

  • By Anne Toal from US - Ruby-spotted swallowtail, ventral, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6507732

    Papilio anchisiades

    Ruby-spotted swallowtail butterfly

  • Common green birdwing butterfly

    Ornithoptera priamus

    Common green birdwing, Cairn’s birdwing

  • By Greg Hume - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=58499454

    Hypna clytemnestra

    Jazzy leafwing butterfly, marbled leafwing, silver studded leafwing

  • chocolate pansy butterfly

    Precis iphita

    Chocolate pansy butterfly

  • Giant owl butterfly

    Caligo memnon

    Giant owl butterfly

  • By Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE - Great Mormon (Papilio memnon), CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40738869

    Papilio memnon

    Great Mormon butterfly

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