Rocky Mountain Region

The Rocky Mountain region of Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana carries a rich mix and diversity of butterfly species.  Many of these butterfly species can be found either in mountain canyons or in the valley floors in wet meadows. 

It is not too difficult to either locate caterpillars in the field or obtain eggs from femles for the species listed below.  Click on any of the links for a photo slide presentation on how to raise these butterflies. 

Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Checkered White" (Pontia protodice)
Becker's White (Pontia beckeri)
The Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
The Queen (Danaus gilippus thersippus)
California Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis californica)
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis milberti furcillata)
Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus satyrus)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta rubria)
West Coast Lady (Vanessa carye)
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)