Butterflies

Two butterflies perched upon stalk of red and pink flowers
Two Spaulding's Blues on redroot buckwheat

NPS/Peter Densmore

Butterflies of Bryce Canyon

Over 60 species of butterflies have been documented in the immediate Bryce Canyon National Park area. Most of these species were documented as part of annual butterfly surveys conducted 2001 to the present. Annual butterfly counts continue, and are typically held in July each year. Contact us to learn more about our next count!

Papilionidae

Baird's Swallowtail
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Two-tailed Swallowtail
Pale Swallowtail
Anise Swallowtail

Pieridae

Pine White
Becker's White
Checkered White
Western White
Cabbage White
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
Dainty Sulphur

Lycaenidae

Colorado Hairstreak
Gray Hairstreak
Blue Copper
Hedgerow Hairstreak
Behr's Hairstreak
Sylvan Hairstreak
Western Pine Elfin
Canyon Bramble Hairstreak
Western Pygmy Blue
Spaulding's Blue
Echo Azure
Silvery Azure
Marine Blue
Melissa Blue
Greenish Blue
Lupine Blue
Arctic Blue
Boisduval's Blue

Nymphalidae

Variegated Fritillary
Nokomis Fritlillary
Rocky Mountain Frittilary
Mormon Fritillary
Zerene Fritillary
Arachne Checkerspot
Sagebrush Checkerspot
Field Crescent
Pale Crescent
Hoary Comma (Zephyr)
Mourning Cloak
Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Common Buckeye
Gray Buckeye
American Lady
Painted Lady
West Coast Lady
Weidemeyer's Admiral
Arizona Sister
Mead's Wood Nymph
Small Wood Nymph
Common Ringlet
Riding's Satyr
Monarch

Hesperiidae

Persius Duskwing
Rocky Mountain Duskywing
Common Checkered Skipper
Garita Skipperling
Common Branded Skipper
Nevada Skipper
Tawny-edged Skipper
Draco Skipper
Sonora Skipper
Yuma Skipper
Taxiles Skipper
Sandhill Skipper

Last updated: July 13, 2021

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O Box 640201
Bryce , UT 84764

Phone:

435 834-5322
Phones are answered and messages returned as soon as possible as staffing allows.

Contact Us

Stay Connected