Butterfly Photo Galleries was created simply as a vehicle to present butterfly images.
Over time, however, a fascination and affinity for these winged creatures, and a need to know more about their remarkable lives has caused the site to become much more.
(For information about butterflies in general, see our Butterfly Facts page which currently contains 102 Amazing Butterfly Facts.)
The website, as you see it today, is the culmination of my fascination with these remarkable creatures, and hundreds of hours photographing butterflies and hundreds more hours educating myself about them.
The site currently contains 16 Indigenous / North America species, 37 Exotic species, and is comprised of 82 pages of text and images.
* Some images are not of the quality that I would normally show, but are useful in identifying the species. They will be replaced, as better images become available.
* This website is under constant improvement, and will continue to show more species and information as I am able to photograph and identify them
As you navigate this site, remember that most icons and text, if left clicked, will bring you to a different page.
To be sure, hover over the icon and you will get a pen point telling you what page the icon will take you to. Hover over text, and if it changes to white, it will take you to the page that it represents.
The butterfly icons at the bottom of the pages, when left clicked, will bring you back to the top of the page.
When looking at the butterfly pages by species, remember that by left clicking on the latin species name, at the top of the page, in the right corner, under the specie name, you will be taken to a master Home Ranges page, showing individual home range maps for each species.
At the bottom of the butterfly by specie page, on the right hand side you will also find a home range map. Clicking on this map will take you to the master Home Range page.
When on the master Home Range page, clicking on the World Map text on the top of the page, in the left corner, will bring you to the comprehensive World Map.
Clicking on any map in the master Home Range page, will bring you to an enlarged version of that map. Clicking on the "Go to link" button will bring you back to the butterfly specie page.