Butterflies Along Alaska's Hiking Trails

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Palaeno Sulphur
Colias palaeno

 

Also known as the Pale Arctic Clouded Yellow, Colias Palaeno is a holarctic species, which ranges through the northern areas of North America, Europe, and Asia. This one was seen and photographed along the Little Coal Creek Trail, in Alaska's Denali State Park, on June 23, 2004. It was nectaring on Alpine Arnica (Arnica alpina angustifolia) on the tundra at the upper elevations of the trail.

You will find more information on this species of butterfly by clicking here and here.

See more of this butterfly's tundra habitat at A Fat Old Lady Takes Up Climbing,
The Little Coal Creek Trail

Click any of the smaller photos below for more butterflies found along Southcentral Alaska's hiking trails



Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

 
Old World Swallowtail

    
Phoebus Parnassian

 
Milbert's Tortoiseshell

swallowtail

old world

phoebus parnassian

tortoiseshell

  
Mourning Cloak

  
Spring Azure

 
 Silvery Blue


Northern Blue

mourning cloak

spring azure

silvery blue

northern blue thumbnail

 
Painted Lady


Arctic Skipper


Green Comma

  
Arctic White

painted lady

arctic skipper

green comma

arctic white


Western White

 
Creamy Marblewing


 Arctic Fritillary


Mountain Fritillary

western white

large marblewing

arctic fritillary

mountain fritillary


Silver-Bordered Fritillary


Mormon Fritillary

 
Palaeno Sulphur


Clouded Sulphur

silver-bordered frit

mormon frit

Palaeno Sulphur

common sulphur

 
Ross's Alpine

 
Field Crescent

Arctic (Ross's) Alpine