Learn about and identify butterflies in Yosemite National Park.
During your next visit to Yosemite National Park, learn about the unique butterfly fauna that inhabit its mountain habitats. Butterflies are among the most colorful, diverse, and ubiquitous wildlife observed on the trails of Yosemite, and they serve as key pollinators and food-sources for other animals. Observing and identifying butterflies can be a fun way to learn more about the park's rich ecosystems, and is a great introduction to the hidden world of the most diverse animal group on the planet, the insects!
- Learn about the park's 98 butterfly species and their natural history, including biology, habitat and conservation status.
- Browse butterflies by scientific or common name, with photos of each species
- Use advanced search tools to narrow down and identify butterflies you observe