Butterfly Identification Cards

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These Butterfly identification cards are ideal to learn the name of butterflies that you spot in your area!

Butterflies are one of the most enchanting and beautiful creatures in the natural world. With their delicate wings and vibrant colours, they capture the attention of people of all ages.

If you are a nature lover, you might want to identify the different species of butterflies you come across. This is where Butterfly Identification Cards can be a valuable resource.

Butterfly identificaltion cards - Flashcards (1)


What is a Butterfly identification card?

Butterfly Identification Cards are a set of cards that feature pictures of different butterfly species. These cards are a great tool for butterfly enthusiasts, students, and educators who want to learn more about these stunning insects.

The best part is that you can get Butterfly Identification Cards for free! Download the printable at the end of the post, print them on cardstock and Laminate them for Durability.

The Cards are 9 x 12 cm and have 16 bright Pictures of butterflies in their natural environment. We just printed 8  cards on cardstock and used them without lamination.

These colourful Butterfly cards help kids learn the following 16 Butterfly species. Each card has a butterfly Species picture and its Name.

  1. Monarch Butterfly
  2. Tailed Jay Butterfly
  3. Common murmur Butterfly
  4. White Morpho Butterfly
  5. Zebra Longwing Butterfly
  6. Cloudless sulphur Butterfly
  7. Two-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly
  8. Common Buckeye Butterfly
  9. Common Meadow Butterfly
  10. Blue Morpho Butterfly
  11. Red Admiral Butterfly
  12. Peacock Butterfly
  13. Paperkite Butterfly
  14. Clipper Butterfly
  15. Painted Lady Butterfly
  16. White cabbage Butterfly

Use these cards in your Butterfly Unit Study!

There are various ways to make use of these printable Flashcards

  • Make 3 Parts Cards and Enjoy matching Text to pictures
  • Use as Butterfly Identification cards during your nature walks
  • Use these cards as inspiration for your Art Project.
  • Make symmetrical paintings with these cards as references.

These are the beautiful cards we created by using the Symmetry painting technique. Get the Butterfly template here and Learn further instructions.

Butterfly types art for kids


Download the Butterfly Identification Cards Printable

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