Identifying some yellow butterflies can be challenging. They can be fast, strong fliers that rarely sit still. Some closely resemble other butterflies. However, some species seem to want us to gaze upon their full beauty as they rest or drink nectar from a flower. One such butterfly is the yellow swallowtail, with its stunning yellow wings with black stripes.
4 Types of Yellow Swallowtails
Four yellow swallowtails that look very similar are the Anise Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Two-tailed Swallowtail, and Western Tiger Swallowtail. Knowing where the butterfly was seen, will help you identify which one it is. View the photos below to identify the butterfly.
ID Guide: Yellow Butterfly (Open Wings) Side-by-Side Comparison
The below side-by-side photo comparison is handy for identifying Yellow butterflies with open wings. Select a butterfly image to see additional butterfly photos along with pictures of their eggs, caterpillars, chrysalis, and flight range map.