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Welcome!

This web site is a pictorial reference of the butterflies and dragonflies of Illinois with separate sections for each order.  Each section is divided into the families of that order. The Butterfly section features photos of male, female, and larvae when available and lists the host plant of each species.  Dragonflies and Damselflies are organized by families.  All photos were taken by Richard Day of Daybreak Imagery and are copyright protected.  

This website is a work-in-progress and additions will be updated when they’re available.  Illinois records indicate there are approximately 140 species of butterflies, 98 of dragonflies, and 43 of damselflies.  Obviously, I have a long ways to go to document and photograph all of them!  Please feel free to browse the photos on the site to learn about the abundant species of Illinois.  And for more information, see the Links page.

March 2009 Update- 1 new species of butterfly added and 6 species of dragonflies and damselflies.


Please note that you must obtain permission to reproduce, distribute, or display any copyrighted work.  Prints of any photos you see are available for purchase.  Please contact Richard Day for prices and sizes.   

Copyrighted work does not have to display a copyright symbol in order to be protected.  Any unauthorized use constitutes an infringement.  Avoid violation of the federal copyright law and obtain permission in advance.  All photography and artwork contained on this web site is 2001-2007 Daybreak Imagery.  A written release and/or licensing agreement must be obtained from Daybreak Imagery to download, store, copy, reproduce, or otherwise distribute any of the material contained herein. Put a bunch of keywords and phrases here Put a bunch of keywords and phrases here Put a bunch of keywords and phrases here Put a bunch of keywords and phrases here
 

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