Butterflies are abundant in Arizona. Mid-August is the perfect time to see the Two-tailed Swallowtail, the state butterfly of Arizona.

Pima, Santa Cruz, Cochise and southern Graham counties are prime butterfly areas. More than 100 species fly through the area during the summer season, including Swallowtails (Family Papilionidae), Whites and Sulphurs (Family Pieridae), Gossamer-wing Butterflies (Family Lycaenidae), Metalmarks (Family Riodinidae), Brush-footed Butterflies (Family Nymphalidae) and Skippers (Family Hesperiidae).

Favorite butterfly links:
Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona
North America Butterfly Association

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