Common Yellow Butterflies
While some yellow butterflies you learn to identify are real show-stoppers like the large, black-striped male Tiger Swallowtail, many of the smaller species are just as magnificent. For instance, the male Cloudless Sulphur is bright yellow and can be tricky to identify. It flutters quickly into a garden for a quick drink and darts right back out which makes it difficult to get a close look for identification.
Yellow Butterfly (Closed Wings) Photo Comparisons, Species, and Facts
To identify yellow 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.