New York Wildlife Gallery

Photo of Halloween Pennant
Halloween Pennant female

Welcome to my photo gallery of the non-avian wildlife of the New York region, including Long Island and upstate. If you want to see birds, please visit my New York Birds Gallery. All photos are taken by me, Betsy McCully, unless otherwise noted. I plan to update the page regularly, so check back often. I’m starting with butterflies, moths, dragonflies, and damselflies.

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[Butterflies are arranged alphabetically by the common English name: Admiral, Azure, Blue, Buckeye, Copper, Crescent, Duskywing, Hairstreak, Lady, Monarch, Mourning Cloak, Question Mark, Satyr, Sulphur, Swallowtail, and White. Skippers (Family Hesperiidae) are grouped separately. Both common and scientific names are taken from the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) checklist of Butterflies for North America 2.4 edition.]

Butterflies: Skippers (Family Hesperiidae)


(Moths are arranged alphabetically by common English name. Taxonomy follows David Beadle & Seabrooke Leckie, Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America, 2012.)


Dragonflies and Damselflies

(Arranged by common names for families and/or genera: bluet, darner, dasher, dragonlet, forktail, jewelwing, meadowhawk, pondhawk, pennant, saddlebag, skimmer, whiteface, and whitetail.)


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