New York Fauna
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Note: All photos are taken within a hundred-mile radius of Manhattan. Most are taken by the website author, Betsy McCully, unless otherwise noted. The collection was begun in 2007 and continues to grow, so check back for new photos and updates. This is a representative sampling of the diverse animal life that can be found in the New York City region. Birds are featured in a separate photo gallery. To see birds, click "Birds Gallery" --Betsy McCully
Butterflies & Moths
Monarch (Danaus plexippus) Monarchs
credit: Shawn Rosvold
Monarchs in migration, Jones Beach
credit: Sy Schiff
credit: Sam Jannazzo
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
American lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Spicebush swallowtail (Papilio troilus)
c. Sam Jannazzo
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
c. Shawn Rosvold
American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Eyed brown (Stayrodes eurydice) Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
Spring azure (Celastrina ladon)
Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)
Skipper (species unknown)
Question mark (Polygonia interrogationist)
Cloudless sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
Polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus)
Luna moth (Actius luna)
Dragonflies & Damselflies
Ebony jewelwing
Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis)
c. Vicki Bustamante
Eastern pondhawk (Erythemis simplicicollis)
Hidden in plain sight: Twelve-spotted skimmer
(Libellula pulchella)
Blue corporal (Libellula deplanata)
Ruby meadowhawk
(Sympetrum rubicundulum)
Carolina saddlebags (Tramea carolina)
Brown-spotted Yellow-wing or Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)
Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa)
c. Shawn Rosvold
Red Milkweed Beetle
(Tetraopes tetraopphthalmus)
Marbled Orb-weaver spider (Araneus marmoreus)
    Reptiles & Amphibians
Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris)
Fowler's Toad (Bufo woodhousii fowleri)
c.Vicki Bustamante
Green frog (Rana clamitans clamitans)
Eastern box Turtle
(Terrapene carolina carolina)
Eastern painted Turtle
(Chrysemys picta picta)
credit: Vicki Bustamante
Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
credit: Vicki Bustamante
Black Racer
(Coluber constrictor constrictor
c. VIcki Bustamante
Eastern Ribbon Snake
(Thamnophis sauritus sauritus)
c.: Vicki Bustamante
Smooth Green Snake (roadkill)
(Opheodrys vernalis)
Northern Water Snake (Nerodia sipedon sipedon)
Land Mammals
Eastern Gray Squirrel (black morph)
(Sciurus carolinensis)
Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)
White-tailed deer (female)
(Odocoileus virginianus)
White-tailed deer (fawns)
(Odocoileus virginianus)
White-tailed deer (male)
(Odocoileus virginianus)
Shore life
Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus)
Blue Crab
Harbor Seal
(Phoca vitulina)
Moon jellyfish
(Aurelia aurita)
About the Author Betsy McCully
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Last updated: July 2011