National Zoo illustrations


The flora and fauna illustrations below appear on exhibit signs at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C. Most are found in the Backyard Zoo, Butterfly Garden, and American Trails exhibits.

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Arizona Lowland Leopard frog illustration – Emily S. Damstra


Arizona lowland leopard frog Lithobates yavapaiensis illustration

Gray wolf – Emily S. Damstra


gray wolf Canis lupus illustration

Monarch butterfly – Emily S. Damstra


Monarch butterfly illustration Danaus plexippus

Ruby-throated hummingbird and red trumpet vine flower – Emily S. Damstra


Illustration of ruby-throated hummingbird feeding from red trumpet vine flower Archilochus colubris, Campsis radicans

Bluegill – Emily S. Damstra


Bluegill sunfish Lepomis macrochirus illustration

Red knot breeding plumage – Emily S. Damstra


Red knot Calidris canutus illustration

Red knot, non-breeding plumage – Emily S. Damstra



Ruddy turnstone, breeding plumage – Emily S. Damstra


Ruddy turnstone breeding plumage illustration Arenaria interpres

Ruddy turnstone, non-breeding plumage – Emily S. Damstra


Arenaria interpres Ruddy turnstone non-breeding plumage illustration

Shenandoah salamander – Emily S. Damstra


Shenandoah salamander Plethodon shenandoah illustration

Spicebush swallowtail on Wild bergamot – Emily S. Damstra


Spicebush swallowtail on Wild bergamot Papilio troilus Monarda fistulosa

Spring azure – Emily S. Damstra


Spring azure butterfly illustration Celastrina ladon

Swamp milkweed with Monarch caterpillar – Emily S. Damstra


swamp milkweed with monarch caterpillar Asclepias incarnata Danaus pexippus

Tiger swallowtail – Emily S. Damstra


Tiger swallowtail illustration Papilio glaucas female

Variegated fritillary on black-eyed susan – Emily S. Damstra


Variegated fritillary black-eyed susan illustration Euptoieta claudia Rudbeckia fulgida illustration

Zebra swallowtail – Emily S. Damstra


Zebra swallowtail illustration Eurytides marcellus

American lady – Emily S. Damstra


American lady butterfly illustration Vanessa virginiensis

Cat looking out window – Emily S. Damstra


Illustration indoor cat looking out window

Cat looking at catbird – Emily S. Damstra


Outdoor cat eyeing bird illustration

Dill with Black swallowtail caterpillar – Emily S. Damstra


Dill Black swallowtail caterpillar illustration Anethum graveolens Papilio polyxenes

Eastern pondhawk dragonfly chasing Asian tiger mosquito – Emily S. Damstra


Eastern pondhawk dragonfly Asian tiger mosquito Erythemis simplicicollis Aedes albopictus

Cabbage white butterfly – Emily S. Damstra


Cabbage white butterfly illustration Pieris rapae

Clouded sulphur – Emily S. Damstra


Clouded sulphur butterfly illustration Colias philodice

Orange sulphur on Joe-pye-weed – Emily S. Damstra


Illustration orange sulphur Joe-pye-weed Colias eurytheme Eupatorium maculatum

Parsley with Black swallowtail caterpillar – Emily S. Damstra


Illustration parsley with Black swallowtail caterpillar Petroselinum crispum Papilio polyxenes

Pearl crescent – Emily S. Damstra


Pearl crescent butterfly illustration Phyciodes tharos

Peck’s skipper – Emily S. Damstra


Peck's skipper illustration Polites peckius

Purple loosestrife illustration – Emily S. Damstra


Purple loosestrife illustration Lythrum salicaria

Red admiral – Emily S. Damstra


Red admiral illustration Vanessa atalanta

Anatomy of a flower (Salvia) – Emily S. Damstra


flower anatomy illustration Salvia nemorosa

Harbor seal – Emily S. Damstra


Harbor seal illustration Phoca vitulina

Hooded mergansers – Emily S. Damstra


Hooded mergansers illustration Lophodytes cucullatus

Gray seal male – Emily S. Damstra


Gray seal Halichoerus grypus Illustration

North American river otter – Emily S. Damstra


North American river otter illustration Lontra canadensis

Golden-bellied grosbeaks – Emily S. Damstra


Golden-bellied grosbeaks illustration Pheucticus chrysogaster

Wrinkled hornbills – Emily S. Damstra


Wrinkled hornbill illustration Aceros corrugatus

Eastern Bumblebee worker – Emily S. Damstra


Eastern Bumblebee worker illustration Bombus impatiens

Baltimore checkerspot – Emily S. Damstra


Baltimore checkerspot illustration Euphydras phaeton

Black Swallowtail caterpillar – Emily S. Damstra


Black Swallowtail caterpillar Papilio polyxenes

Four butterflies on Butterfly bush flowers – Emily S. Damstra


Butterfly bush flowers

North American beaver – Emily S. Damstra


North American beaver illustration Castor canadensis

Bald eagle – Emily S. Damstra


Bald eagle illustration Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Brown pelican – Emily S. Damstra


Brown pelican illustration Pelecanus occidentalis

California sea lion female – Emily S. Damstra


Illustration of California sea lion female, swimming Zalophus californianus

California sea lion male – Emily S. Damstra


Illustration of California sea lion male Zalophus californianus

Common raven – Emily S. Damstra


Common raven illustration Corvus corax

Gray seal female – Emily S. Damstra


Gray seal Halichoerus grypus illustration