Butterfly Habitat > Mountain Canyons

One of the best habitats to visit in the Western U.S. is mountain canyons--especially in canyons with running water. With water comes a wide variety of plants that support butterflies. Butterfly species that can be found in mountainous canyons are numerous. Some of the most common butterflies include the western tiger swallowtail, two tailed swallowtail, anise swallowtail, sara orangetip, large marble, spring white, mourning cloak, weidemeyer's admiral (or lorquin's admiral,) satyr comma, california tortoiseshell, milbert's tortoiseshell, silvery blue, spring azure, western tailed blue, juba skipper, and common branded skipper