Distinct markings and colors are used to identify butterflies. Let’s start by looking at the variations of red coloration and unique markings on the tops of their wings. The wings of the popular Red Admiral are red-orange, whereas the Mourning Cloak has maroon-colored wings with beige around the wing edges.
ID Guide: Red Butterfly (Open Wings) Side-by-Side Photo Comparison
View the side-by-side photo comparison below to identify red butterflies with their open wings. Select a butterfly image to see additional butterfly photos along with pictures of their eggs, caterpillars, chrysalis, and flight range map.