Butterflies and Moths in Sutton Massachusetts

Butterflies are gorgeous. They represent change, reaching your goals, beauty, transformation, and power. It is challenging to take photos of butterflies, though, because they flit away at the slightest provocation! These Massachusetts butterflies bring natural delight to our world.

Moths are pretty as well. Really, it seems the main reason we have different names for these things is that butterflies have thin antennae and moths have fuzzier ones. Other than that, there isn't much difference. Moths can be huge, and butterflies can be tiny. Both can be lovely. Both start as caterpillars.

All of these butterflies and moths were photographed in Sutton, Massachusetts.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Gypsy Moth
Gypsy Moth

Large Maple Spanworm Moth
Large Maple Spanworm Moth

Luna Moth
Luna Moth

Red Admiral
Red Admiral

Spicebush Black Swallowtail
Spicebush Black Swallowtail



Let me know if you have questions about any Massachusetts butterflies that you spot!

Note that caterpillars have their own area, since they look so different:

Caterpillars in Sutton Massachusetts

Animals and Birds in Sutton Massachusetts

Sutton Massachusetts Photo Collection

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