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Dayton's Butterfly House

Visit Dayton's Butterfly House located at Cox Arboretum And Gardens. See up-close live butterflies, caterpillars and host plants that are common to southwest Ohio.
Cox Arboretum and Gardens is located approximately 7 miles south of downtown Dayton on Springboro Pike (State Route 741). From the intersection of US 35 and I-75 in downtown Dayton, take I-75 south 7.9 miles to SR 725. Go left (east) 0.4 miles to Springboro Pike (SR 741) and turn left (north). Go north about 1 mile to the Arboretum entrance on the left.

2017 dates and hours for the Butterfly House
Opens late June, 2017. Closes Labor Day.
Open 8 AM-8 PM daily

Knowledgeable volunteers on hand:
Mon.-Sat., 10 AM-12 PM
Sun., 12-2 PM

The Butterfly House may close during bad weather.
Guided or self-guided tours are available for children and adults.
Please call 937-275-PARK (7275) to schedule.

Common Butterflies and Skippers of Dayton and Vicinity

Compiled by Jim Hill, July 1992

Silver-spotted Skipper
Dreamy Dusky Wing
Common Sooty Wing
Least Skipper
Northern Broken Dash
Delaware Skipper

Swallowtail Butterflies
Pipevine Swallowtail
Zebra Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Giant Swallowtail
Tiger Swallowtail
Spicebush Swallowtail

White and Sulphur Butterflies
European Cabbage White
Yellow Sulphur (Clouded)
Orange Sulphur (Alfalfa)

Gossamer Winged Butterflies
American Copper
Bronze Copper
Coral Hairstreak
Olive Hairstreak
Gray Hairstreak
Eastern Tailed Blue
Spring Azure

Snout Butterflies
Eastern Snout Butterfly

Brush-footed Butterflies
Great Spangled Fritillary
Meadow Fritillary
Pearl Crescent
Question Mark
Mourning Cloak
Milbert's Tortoise Shell
American Painted Lady
Painted Lady
Red Admiral
Red-spotted Purple
Hackberry Butterfly
Tawny Emperor

Satyr and Wood Nymph Butterflies
Little Wood Satyr
Common Wood Nymph

Milkweed Butterflies

Checklist of Butterflies and
Skippers Recorded in Montgomery Co

Compiled by The Ohio Lepidopterists, May 1992
Skippers (Family Hesperidae)
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus clarus)
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Southern Cloudy Wing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Northern Cloudy Wing (Thorybes pylades)
Southern Sooty Wing (Staphylus hayhurstii)
Dreamy Dusky Wing (Erynnis icelus)
Sleepy Dusky Wing (Erynnis brizo brizo)
Juvenal's Dusky Wing (Erynnis juvenalis juvenalis)
Checkered Skipper (Prygus communis)
Common Sooty Wing (Pholisora catullus)
Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Least Skipper (Ancylaxypha numitor)
European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus phyleus)
Leonard's Skipper (Hesperia leonardus leonardus)
Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)
Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)
Cross Line Skipper (Polites origenes origenes)
Long Dash (Polites Mystic Mystic)
Northern Broken Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)
Little Glassy Wing (Pompeius verna)
Satchem (Atalopedes campestris huron)
Delaware Skipper (Atrytone logan logan)
Northern Golden Skipper (Poanes hobomok hobomok)
Southern Golden Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris metacomet)
Roadside Skipper (Amblyscirtes vialis)

Swallowtail Butterflies (Family Papilionidae)
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor philenor)
Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes asterius)
Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus glaucus)
Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus troilus)

White and Sulphur Butterflies (Family Pieridae)
Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
European Cabbage White (Pieris rapas)
Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice philodice)
Alfalfa Butterfly (Colias eurytheme)
Dog Face (Zerene cesonia cesonia)
Little Sulphur (Eurema lisa lisa)
Sleepy Sulphur (Eurema nicippe)

Gossamer Winged Butterflies (Family Lycaenidae)
Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius tarquinius)
American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas americana)
Bronze Copper (Hyllolycaena hyllus)
Coral Hairstreak (Harkenclenus titus titus)
Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus falacer)
Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops strigosum)
Olive Hairstreak (Mitoura grynea grynea)
Henry's Elfin (Incisalia henrici henrici)
White M Hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album)
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus humuli)
Eastern Tailed Blue (Everes comynias comynias)
Spring Azure (Celastrina argiolus ladon)
Metalmark Butterflies (Family Riodinidae)
Northern Metalmark (Calephelis borealis)

Snout Butterflies (Family Libytheidae)
Eastern Snout Butterfly (Libytheana bachmanii bachmanii)

Brush-footed Butterflies (Family Nymphalidae)
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele cybele)
Silver-bordered Fritillary (Clossiana selene myrina)
Meadow Fritillary (Clossiana bellona bellona)
Silvery Checkerspot (Charidryas nycteis nycteis)
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos tharos)
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
Comma (Polygonia comma)
Gray Comma (Polygonia progne progne)
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa antiopa)
Milbert's Tortoise Shell (Aglais milberti milberti)
American Painted Lady (Vannessa virginiensis)
Painted Lady (Vannessa cardui)
Red Admiral (Vannessa atalanta rubria)
Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Red-spotted Purple (Basilarchia arthemis astyanax)
Viceroy (Basilarchia archippus archippus)
Goatweed Butterfly (Anaea andria)
Hackberry Butterfly (Asterocampa celtis)
Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

Satyr and Wood Nymph Butterflies (Family Satyridae)
Northern Pearly Eye (Enodia anthedon)
Northern Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice eurydice)
Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela cymela)
Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala alope)

Milkweed Butterflies (Family Danaidae)
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)