Here you can identify over 20 popular butterflies with variations of orange coloration and unique patterns on the tops of their wings.
When identifying orange and black butterflies it is interesting to note that a few butterflies mimic the colors and patterns of the Monarch (predators know the Monarch is not a good-tasting meal). View the photos below to identify the similarities between the Monarch, Queen, and Viceroy.
ID Guide: Orange Butterfly (Open Wings) Side-by-Side Comparison
Use the side-by-side photo comparison below to identify orange butterflies with open wings. Click a butterfly image to see additional photos along with images of their eggs, larvae, chrysalis, flight range map, and the host plants they need to lay eggs.