Butterflies Along Alaska's Hiking Trails



Arctic Alpine or Ross's Alpine
Erebia rossii


The Arctic (Ross's) Alpine lives only in the north, from Siberia, through northern Alaska, to Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Baffin Island. This one was found at Eagle Summit, Alaska, June 21, 2004. It flies in late June and July, and is found in damp areas of alpine tundra. Larvae feed on sedges, and overwinter.

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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Old World Swallowtail

Phoebus Parnassian

Milbert's Tortoiseshell


old world

phoebus parnassian


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