Welcome to Michigan Butterflies.
The purpose of this blog is to help amature butterfly seekers gain a better understanding of Michigan's butterflies, basically where and when to find them.
Like many other state lists, the actual number of butterflies that have occured in Michigan is subject to on going research and one opinion verses anothers. There are lumpers and splitters in the butterfly world just as there are in birding and other animal families. As best as I can figure, Michigan's butterfly/skipper total is 159 species. One of these species (Southern Pearly Eye) sighting is questionable.