Butterflies Along Alaska's Hiking Trails



Palaeno Sulphur
Colias palaeno


Also known as the Pale Arctic Clouded Yellow, Colias Palaeno is a holarctic species, which ranges through the northern areas of North America, Europe, and Asia. This one was seen and photographed along the Little Coal Creek Trail, in Alaska's Denali State Park, on June 23, 2004. It was nectaring on Alpine Arnica (Arnica alpina angustifolia) on the tundra at the upper elevations of the trail.

You will find more information on this species of butterfly by clicking here and here.

See more of this butterfly's tundra habitat at A Fat Old Lady Takes Up Climbing,
The Little Coal Creek Trail

Click any of the smaller photos below for more butterflies found along Southcentral Alaska's hiking trails

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail

Old World Swallowtail

Phoebus Parnassian

Milbert's Tortoiseshell


old world

phoebus parnassian


Mourning Cloak

Spring Azure

 Silvery Blue

Northern Blue

mourning cloak

spring azure

silvery blue

northern blue thumbnail

Painted Lady

Arctic Skipper

Green Comma

Arctic White

painted lady

arctic skipper

green comma

arctic white

Western White

Creamy Marblewing

 Arctic Fritillary

Mountain Fritillary

western white

large marblewing

arctic fritillary

mountain fritillary

Silver-Bordered Fritillary

Mormon Fritillary

Palaeno Sulphur

Clouded Sulphur

silver-bordered frit

mormon frit

Palaeno Sulphur

common sulphur

Ross's Alpine

Field Crescent

Arctic (Ross's) Alpine