Use These Guides to Check Off Butterflies, Dragonflies


Part of the ever-changing scenery in the Metroparks includes the butterflies and dragonflies that enter the picture in the summer. With more than two dozen butterfly species and over 100 different dragonflies and damselflies, identifying them all can be as challenging, as it is fascinating.

Metroparks interpreters have created two handy guides that you can use to check off the species you have observed. 

Caution: Like birding checklists, identifying butterflies and dragonflies may be habit forming!

Downloads (PDFs)

Butterfly Checklist

Dragonfly and Damselfly Checklist

More Resources

Ohio Division of Wildlife Guide to Butterflies and Skippers (website)

Ohio Division of Wildlife Field Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies (PDF)