April Butterflies

A few years ago the Nicola Naturalist Society posted a wonderful series of articles and resources about some of the butterflies in the Thompson Okanagan area which you should definitely check out.

I thought it would be fun to post a quick list of what they deem the butterflies you are most likely to see in April.

Camberwell Beauty / Mourning Cloak

Mourning Cloak
Wingspan – 5-10cm
Habitat – almost anywhere
Eats – mostly tree sap
Caterpillars eat – willow, cottonwood, aspen, paper birch

Source: Butterfliesandbmoths.org

Sara Orangetip

Stella Orange Tip
Wingspan – 3.5-4.8cm
Habitat – deserts, open woods, orchards, waterways
Eats – flower nectar
Caterpillars eat – plants in the mustard family

Source: Butterfliesandbmoths.org


Satyr Comma | Project Noah

Satyr Comma
Wingspan – 4.5-6.4cm
Habitat –
Eats –
Caterpillars eat –

Source: Butterfliesandbmoths.org

Green Comma | Green Comma butterfly feeding on goldenrod at … | Flickr

Green Comma
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Source: Butterfliesandbmoths.org

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Spring Azure Butterfly (Butterflies and Moths of Floracliff Nature ...

Spring Azure
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Source: Butterfliesandbmoths.org

Nymphalis - Wikipedia


Compton’s Tortiseshell
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Habitat –
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Source: Butterfliesandbmoths.org

California tortoiseshell | Project Noah

California Tortiseshell
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Source: Butterfliesandbmoths.org

Milbert's Tortoiseshell


Milbert’s Tortiseshell
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Source: Butterfliesandbmoths.org

Margined white | Project Noah


Margined White
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Source: Butterfliesandbmoths.org

Alaska Butterflies: Pictures and Butterfly Identification Help

Spring White
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Source: Butterfliesandbmoths.org

Sheridan's Green Hairstreak | Project Noah


Sheridan’s Green Hairstreak
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Source: Butterfliesandbmoths.org

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