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Butterfly Resources and Links

General Information

Nearctica - An online field guide to all North American butterflies.

Butterflies and Moths of North America – another online field guide to all North American butterflies.

Caterpillars of Eastern Forests - An online caterpillar field guide.

Bugguide – A good place to share your butterfly (and other insect) photos and view the photos of others.

Butterflies of Nova Scotia - A great source of information on the butterflies of Nova Scotia (and most species occurring in NB and PEI as well).

Butterflies North and South - A virtual museum featuring images and information on many common Maritime butterfly species.

The Butterflies of Canada

The Endangered Maritime Ringlet Butterfly - An interesting write-up of the Maritime Ringlet, a species that is found nowhere in the world but Chaleur Bay!

Butterflies of America - An excellent resource for photographs and taxonomic information for the butterflies of North and Central America.


Vermont Butterfly Atlas

Maine Butterfly Atlas

Connecticut Butterfly Atlas

Massachusetts Butterfly Atlas


The Lepidoperists’ Society

North American Butterfly Association

Acadian Entomological Society

Books and Field Guides

Layberry, R.A., P.W. Hall, and J.D. Lafontaine. 1998. The Butterflies of Canada. NRC Research Press & University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada. ISBN 0-8020-7881-8.

Hall, P.W. 2009. Sentinels on the Wing: The Status and Conservation of Butterflies in Canada. NatureServe Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

Glassberg, J. 1999. Butterflies through Binoculars: The East A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Eastern North America. Oxford University Press.

Cavasin, R. 2016. A Pocket Guide to Butterflies of The Maritimes.

Hall, P.W., C.D. Jones, A. Guidotti, B. Hubley. 2014. The ROM field guide to butterflies of Ontario. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada. ISBN 978-0-88854-497-1