Observing and noting the markings and patterns on butterfly wings will help you identify the butterfly you are viewing. For example, the Zebra Swallowtail is known for its vibrant red streak on its wings when they are closed. The Chalcedon Checkerspot is identified by its red wings with white and black markings. See the photos below to identify these butterflies.
Red Butterfly (Closed Wings) Photo Comparisons, Species, and Facts
To identify red butterflies, select one of the images below. You will see additional photos of the butterfly as well as images of butterfly eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, flight range maps, and more.