Midwestern Region

The midwest section of the United States contains several different physiogeographic regions where butterflies can be found. 

It is not too difficult to locate caterpillars for many of the species listed below.  With other species, it is not difficult to collect live females and set them up in a cage to obtain eggs.  Note*.  Milbert's tortoiseshell caterpillars are easier to locate in the upper midwestern states.

Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes asterius)
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Checkered White" (Pontia protodice)
The Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
The Queen (Danaus gilippus thersippus)
Red Spotted Purple (Limenitis astyanax astyanax)
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis milberti furcillata)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta rubria)