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We have been to many areas of the Continental United States and Mexico photographing butterflies.  For the purposes of our web site we have grouped all these butterflies into one list called American Butterflies.  The species that mainly occur in Mexico have a green background on our list.  You can start by jumping to the common or scientific name of a butterfly group or you can scroll down and browse our list.  If you want to learn more about Central American, North American and Caribbean butterflies, visit the Butterflies of America web site.  There is a vast collection of photos, downloadable scientific papers and a list of butterflies that occur from Panama to Alaska and the Caribbean.

Choose an image to go to the photo page for this group.  Choose the text below the image to go to the master list and see links to the pages we have photos for:

SWALLOWTAILS (PAPILIONIDAE)


Parnassians (
Parnassiinae)

Swallowtails (Papilioninae)
 

WHITES & YELLOWS (PIERIDAE)


Whites (
Pierinae)

Sulphurs (
Coliadinae)
 

GOSSAMERWINGS (LYCAENIDAE)


Coppers (Lycaeninae)

Hairstreaks (Theclinae)

Blues (Polyommatinae)
 

METALMARKS (RIODINIDAE)

Euselasia & relatives (Euselasiinae)


True Metalmarks (
Riodininae)
 

BRUSHFOOTS (NYMPHALIDAE)


Snouts (Libytheinae)


Heliconians & Fritillaries (Heliconiinae)


Exotic Brushfoots (Biblidinae)


Morphos & Owl Butterflies (Morphinae)
   Morphos (Morphini)
   Owl Butterflies (Brassolini)


Monarch and relatives (Danainae)


True Brushfoots (Nymphalinae)


Leafwings & relatives (Charaxinae)


Satyrs (Satyrinae)


Clearwings & Tigerwings (Ithomiinae)


Sisters & Admirals (Limenitidinae)


Emperors (Apaturinae)

 

 

SKIPPERS (HESPERIIDAE)


Firetips (Pyrrhopginae)


Grass-Skippers (Hesperiinae)


Spreadwing Skippers (Pyrginae)


  
Giant Skippers (Megathymini)


Skipperlings (Heteropterinae)

 

 

Visit our U.S. and State Records page to see butterflies we found that are records for a state or for the U.S.

North American Butterflies
 (includes the Continental United States, Canada, Alaska and Mexico)
 Species that mainly occur in Mexico have a green background
 
SWALLOWTAILS SUPERFAMILY PAPILIONOIDEA
   
SWALLOWTAILS FAMILY PAPILIONIDAE
   
Parnassians Subfamily Parnassiinae
   
Eversmann's Parnassian Parnassius eversmanni
Clodius Parnassian Parnassius clodius
Phoebus Parnassian Parnassius phoebus
Sierra Nevada Parnassian Parnassius behrii
Rocky Mountain Parnassian Parnassius smintheus
   
Swallowtails Subfamily Papilioninae
   
Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor
Polydamas Swallowtail Battus polydamas
True Cattleheart Parides eurimedes
Montezuma’s Cattleheart Parides montezuma
White-dotted Cattleheart Parides alopius
Zebra Swallowtail Eurytides marcellus
Dark Kite-Swallowtail Eurytides philolaus
Old World Swallowtail Papilio machaon
Short-tailed Swallowtail Papilio brevicauda
Ozark Swallowtail Papilio joanae
Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes
Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon
Indra Swallowtail Papilio indra
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Papilio canadensis
Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus
Pale Swallowtail Papilio eurymedon
Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata
Three-tailed Swallowtail Papilio pilumnus
Spicebush Swallowtail Papilio troilus
Palamedes Swallowtail Papilio palamedes
Magnificent Swallowtail Papilio garamas
Victorine Swallowtail Papilio victorinus
Thoas Swallowtail Papilio thoas
Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes
Broad-banded Swallowtail Papilio astyalus
Ornythion Swallowtail Papilio ornythion
Schaus's Swallowtail Papilio aristodemus
Bahamian Swallowtail Papilio andraemon
Androgeus Swallowtail Papilio androgeus
Ruby-spotted Swallowtail Papilio anchisiades
Pink-spotted Swallowtail Papilio rogeri
   
WHITES & YELLOWS FAMILY PIERIDAE
   
Mimic-Whites Subfamily Dismorphiinae
   
Costa-spotted Mimic-White Enantia albania
   
Whites Subfamily Pierinae
   
Narrow-banded Dartwhite Catasticta flisa flisa
Mexican Dartwhite Catasticta nimbice
Pine White Neophasia menapia
Chiricahua White Neophasia terlooii
Creamy White Melete lycimnia isandra
Florida White Appias drusilla
Costa Rican White Hesperocharis costaricensis pasion
Mountain White Leptophobia aripa
Black-banded White Itaballia demophile centralis
Viardi White Pieriballia viardi viardi
Becker's White Pontia beckerii
Checkered White Pontia protodice
Western White Pontia occidentalis
Spring White Pontia sisymbrii
Cabbage White Pieris rapae
Mustard White Pieris oleracea
Margined White Pieris marginalis
Arctic White Pieris angelika
West Virginia White Pieris virginiensis
Great Southern White Ascia monuste
Giant White Ganyra josephina
Howarth's White Ganyra howarthi
Godart's White Ganyra phaloe tiburtia
Large Marble Euchloe ausonides
Green Marble Euchloe naina
Sonoran Marble Euchloe guaymasensis
Olympia Marble Euchloe olympia
Northern Marble Euchloe creusa
California Marble Euchloe hyantis
Desert Marble Euchloe lotta
Desert Orangetip Anthocharis cethura
Pacific Orangetip Anthocharis sara
Rocky Mountain Orangetip Anthocharis julia
Stella Orangetip Anthocharis stella
Southwestern Orangetip Anthocharis thoosa
Gray Marble Anthocharis lanceolata
Falcate Orangetip Anthocharis midea
   
Yellows or Sulphurs Subfamily Coliadinae
   
Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice
Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
Western Sulphur Colias occidentalis
Christina's Sulphur Colias christina
Queen Alexandra's Sulphur Colias alexandra
Harford's Sulphur Colias harfordii
Mead's Sulphur Colias meadii
Johansen's ("Coppermine") Sulphur Colias johanseni
Hecla Sulphur Colias hecla
Canadian Sulphur Colias canadensis
Booth's Sulphur Colias tyche
Labrador Sulphur Colias nastes
Scudder's Sulphur Colias scudderii
Giant Sulphur Colias gigantea
Pelidne Sulphur Colias pelidne
Pink-edged Sulphur Colias interior
Palaeno Sulphur Colias palaeno
Sierra Sulphur Colias behrii
Southern Dogface Zerene cesonia
California Dogface Zerene eurydice
Yellow Angled-Sulphur Anteos maerula
White Angled-Sulphur Anteos clorinde
Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae
Apricot Sulphur Phoebis argante
Large Orange Sulphur Phoebis agarithe
Orange-barred Sulphur Phoebis philea
Tailed Sulphur Phoebis neocypris
Statira Sulphur Aphrissa statira
Orbis Sulphur  Aphrissa orbis
Lyside Sulphur Kricogonia lyside
Barred Yellow Eurema daira
Boisduval's Yellow Eurema boisduvaliana
Mexican Yellow Eurema mexicana
Salome Yellow Eurema salome
White Yellow Eurema albula
Shy Yellow  Pyrisitia messalina
Tailed Orange Pyrisitia proterpia
Little Yellow Pyrisitia lisa
Mimosa Yellow Pyrisitia nise
Dina Yellow Pyrisitia dina
Sleepy Orange Abaeis nicippe
Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole
   
GOSSAMERWINGS FAMILY LYCAENIDAE
   
Harvesters Subfamily Miletinae
   
Harvester Feniseca tarquinius
   
Coppers Subfamily Lycaeninae
   
Coppers Tribe Lycaenini (Coppers)
   
Tailed Copper Lycaena arota
American Copper Lycaena phlaeas
Lustrous Copper Lycaena cupreus
Great Copper Lycaena xanthoides
Gray Copper Lycaena dione
Edith's Copper Lycaena editha
Gorgon Copper Lycaena gorgon
Bronze Copper Lycaena hyllus
Ruddy Copper Lycaena rubidus
Ferris's Copper Lycaena ferrisi
Blue Copper Lycaena heteronea
Bog Copper Lycaena epixanthe
Purplish Copper Lycaena helloides
Dorcas Copper Lycaena dorcas
Maritime Copper Lycaena dospassosi
Lilac-bordered Copper Lycaena nivalis
Mariposa Copper Lycaena mariposa
Hermes Copper Lycaena hermes
   
Hairstreaks Tribe Theclini (Hairstreaks)
   
Colorado Hairstreak Hypaurotis crysalus
Golden Hairstreak Habrodais grunus
   
Hairstreaks Tribe Eumaeini (Hairstreaks)
   
Great Cycadian  Eumaeus childrenae
Mexican Cycadian Eumaeus toxea
Atala Eumaeus atala
Common Brangas Brangas neora
Great Purple Hairstreak Atlides halesus
White-tipped Hairstreak Atlides gaumeri
Black-veined Hairstreak Atlides polybe
Sky-blue Hairstreak  Pseudolycaena damo
Schaus’ Ipidecla Ipidecla schausi
Western Green Hairstreak Callophrys affinis
Bramble Green Hairstreak Callophrys perplexa
Coastal Green Hairstreak Callophrys dumetorum
Sheridan's Hairstreak Callophrys sheridanii
Hessel's Hairstreak Callophrys hesseli
Nelson's Hairstreak Callophrys nelsoni
Thorne's Hairstreak Callophrys thornei
Muir's Hairstreak Callophrys muiri
Juniper Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus
Thicket Hairstreak Callophrys spinetorum
Johnson's Hairstreak Callophrys johnsoni
Xami Hairstreak Callophrys xami
Sandia Hairstreak Callophrys mcfarlandi
Brown Elfin Callophrys augustinus
Moss's Elfin Callophrys mossii
Desert Elfin Callophrys fotis
Hoary Elfin Callophrys polios
Frosted Elfin Callophrys irus
Henry's Elfin Callophrys henrici
Eastern Pine Elfin Callophrys niphon
Western Pine Elfin Callophrys eryphon
Bog Elfin Callophrys lanoraieensis
Goodson's Greenstreak Cyanophrys goodsoni
Tropical Greenstreak Cyanophrys herodotus
Clench's Greenstreak Cyanophrys miserabilis
Stained Greenstreak Cyanophrys agricolor
Long-winged Greenstreak Cyanophrys longula
Large Groundstreak Lamprospilus sethon
Orange-crescent Groundstreak Ziegleria guzanta
Gold-bordered Hairstreak Rekoa palegon
Marius Hairstreak Rekoa marius
Fine-lined Hairstreak  Arawacus sito
Creamy Stripestreak Arawacus jada
White-etched Hairstreak  Contrafacia bassania
Oak (Southern) Hairstreak Satyrium favonius
Ilavia Hairstreak Satyrium ilavia
Poling's Hairstreak Satyrium polingi
Coral Hairstreak Satyrium titus
Acadian Hairstreak Satyrium acadica
California Hairstreak Satyrium californica
Sylvan Hairstreak Satyrium sylvinus
Hickory Hairstreak Satyrium caryaevorus
Edwards's Hairstreak Satyrium edwardsii
Banded Hairstreak Satyrium calanus
King's Hairstreak Satyrium kingi
Striped Hairstreak Satyrium liparops
Gold-hunter's Hairstreak Satyrium auretorum
Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak Satyrium tetra
Hedgerow Hairstreak Satyrium saepium
Behr's Hairstreak Satyrium behrii
Sooty Hairstreak Satyrium fuliginosa
Soapberry Hairstreak Phaeostrymon alcestis
Black Hairstreak   Ocaria ocrisia
Silver-banded Hairstreak Chlorostrymon simaethis
Amethyst Hairstreak Chlorostrymon maesites
Telea Hairstreak Chlorostrymon telea
Strophius Hairstreak Allosmaitia strophius
Ruddy Hairstreak Electrostrymon sangala
Muted Hairstreak Electrostrymon joya
Fulvous Hairstreak Electrostrymon angelia
Red-banded Hairstreak Calycopis cecrops
White-striped Groundstreak Calycopis clarina
Dusky-blue Groundstreak Calycopis isobeon
Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus
Avalon Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon avalona
Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon rufofusca
White Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon albata
Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon alea
Red-lined Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon bebrycia
Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon yojoa
Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon cestri
Martial Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon martialis
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon istapa
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon bazochii
Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon acis
Disguised Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon limenia
Bromeliad Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon serapio
Megarus Scrub-Hairstreak  Strymon megarus
Red-spotted Hairstreak Tmolus echion
Leda Ministreak Ministrymon leda
Clytie Ministreak Ministrymon clytie
Gray Ministreak Ministrymon azia
Bitias Hairstreak Panthiades bitias
Zebra-striped Hairstreak  Panthiades bathildis
Pearly-gray Hairstreak Strephonota tephraeus
Aquamarine Hairstreak Oenomaus ortygnus
Black-spot Hairstreak Parrhasius polibetes
White M Hairstreak Parrhasius m-album
Mexican-M Hairstreak Parrhasius moctezuma
Sonoran Hairstreak Hypostrymon critola
Paetus Hairstreak Aubergina paetus
Carnica Hairstreak Dicya carnica
Early Hairstreak Erora laeta
Arizona Hairstreak Erora quaderna
   
Blues Tribe Polyommatini (Blues)
   
Cassius Blue Leptotes cassius
Marine Blue Leptotes marina
Cyna Blue Zizula cyna
Western Pygmy-Blue Brephidium exilis
Eastern Pygmy-Blue Brephidium pseudofea
Eastern Tailed-Blue Cupido comyntas
Western Tailed-Blue Cupido amyntula
Spring Azure Celastrina ladon
Lucia Azure Celastrina lucia
Summer Azure Celastrina neglecta
Echo Azure Celastrina echo
Dusky Azure Celastrina nigra
Appalachian Azure Celastrina neglectamajor
Hops Azure Celastrina humulus
Holly Azure Celastrina idella
Arrowhead Blue Glaucopsyche piasus
Silvery Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus
Sonoran Blue Philotes sonorensis
Small Blue Philotiella speciosa
Leona's Little Blue Philotiella leona
Square-spotted Blue Euphilotes battoides
Bernardino Blue Euphilotes bernardino
Glaucon Blue Euphilotes intermedia
Ellis's Blue Euphilotes ellisi
Bauer's Blue Euphilotes baueri
Pacific Dotted Blue Euphilotes enoptes
Ancilla Dotted Blue Euphilotes ancilla
Mojave Dotted Blue Euphilotes mojave
Rita Blue Euphilotes rita
Pallid Blue Euphilotes pallescens
Spalding's Blue Euphilotes spaldingi
Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus
Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isola
Miami Blue Cyclargus thomasi
Nickerbean Blue Cyclargus ammon
Northern Blue Plebejus idas
Anna's Blue Plebejus anna
Melissa Blue Plebejus melissa
Greenish Blue Plebejus saepiolus
San Emigdio Blue Plebejus emigdionis
Boisduval's Blue Plebejus icarioides
Shasta Blue Plebejus shasta
Acmon Blue Plebejus acmon
Lupine Blue Plebejus lupini
Veined Blue Plebejus neurona
Cranberry Blue Plebejus optilete
Arctic Blue Plebejus glandon
Sierra Blue Plebejus podarce
Heather Blue Plebejus cassiope
Texas Blue Plebejus texanus
   
METALMARKS FAMILY RIODINIDAE
   
Euselasia and relatives Subfamily Euselasiinae
 
Red-rayed Euselasia Euselasia hieronymi hieronymi
 
True Metalmarks Subfamily Riodininae
   
Purple-washed Eyed-Metalmark Mesosemia lamachus
Quilted Metalmark  Napaea umbra
Long-tailed Metalmark Rhetus arcius thia
Little Metalmark Calephelis virginiensis
Northern Metalmark Calephelis borealis
Swamp Metalmark Calephelis muticum
Fatal Metalmark Calephelis nemesis
Rounded Metalmark Calephelis perditalis
Wright's Metalmark Calephelis wrighti
Rawson's Metalmark Calephelis rawsoni
Freeman's Calephelis Calephelis freemani
Arizona Metalmark Calephelis arizonensis
Red-bordered Metalmark Caria ino
Bumblebee Metalmark Baeotis zonata zonata
Blue Metalmark Lasaia sula peninsularis
Gray Lasaia Lasaia sessilis
Blue-gray Lasaia (W Mexico & AZ) Lasaia maria maria
Blue-gray Lasaia (E Mexico & TX) Lasaia maria anna
Red-bordered Pixie Melanis pixe
Carousing Anteros Anteros carausius
Sturnula Metalmark Calydna sturnula
White-spotted Emesis  Emesis aurimna
Great Emesis  Emesis mandana furor
Tegula Emesis Emesis tegula
Thorn-scrub Emesis  Emesis poeas
Zela Metalmark Emesis zela
Ares Metalmark Emesis ares
Curve-winged Metalmark Emesis emesia
Falcate Metalmark Emesis tenedia
Mormon Metalmark Apodemia mormo
Mexican Metalmark Apodemia duryi
Behr's Metalmark Apodemia virgulti
Davenport's Metalmark Apodemia virgulti davenporti
Sonoran Metalmark Apodemia mejicanus
Palmer's Metalmark Apodemia palmerii
Falcate Metalmark Apodemia hypoglauca hypoglauca
Hepburn's Metalmark Apodemia hepburni
Walker's Metalmark Apodemia walkeri
Narrow-winged Metalmark Apodemia multiplaga
Crescent Metalmark  Apodemia phyciodoides
Nais Metalmark Apodemia nais
Chisos Metalmark Apodemia chisosensis
Tiny Metalmark  Adelotypa eudocia
   
BRUSHFOOTS FAMILY NYMPHALIDAE
   
Snouts Subfamily Libytheinae
   
American Snout Libytheana carinenta larvata
American Snout Libytheana carinenta streckeri
   
Monarch and relatives Subfamily Danainae
   
Monarch Danaus plexippus
Queen Danaus gilippus
Soldier Danaus eresimus
Tiger Mimic-Queen Lycorea halia
   
Clearwings and Tigerwings Tribe Ithomiini
   
Cream-spotted Tigerwing Tithorea tarricina duenna
Paula’s Clearwing Oleria paula
Klug's Clearwing Dircenna klugii
Cotytto Clearwing Pteronymia cotytto
"Darkened" Rusty Clearwing Greta morgane oto
   
Heliconians and Fritillaries Subfamily Heliconiinae
   
Tribe Heliconiini Longwings
   
Mexican Silverspot Dione moneta
Juno Longwing Dione juno huascuma
Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae
Julia Heliconian Dryas iulia
Banded Orange Heliconian Dryadula phaetusa
Isabella's Heliconian Eueides isabella
Zebra Heliconian Heliconius charithonia
Erato Heliconian Heliconius erato petiverana
Tiger-striped Longwing  Heliconius ismenius telchinia
   
Tribe Argynnini Fritillaries
   
Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia
Mexican Fritillary Euptoieta hegesia
Diana Fritillary Speyeria diana
Great Spangled Fritillary Speyeria cybele
Aphrodite Fritillary Speyeria aphrodite
Regal Fritillary Speyeria idalia
Nokomis Fritillary Speyeria nokomis
Edwards's Fritillary Speyeria edwardsii
Coronis Fritillary Speyeria coronis
Zerene Fritillary Speyeria zerene
Carol's Fritillary Speyeria carolae
Callippe Fritillary Speyeria callippe
Great Basin Fritillary Speyeria egleis
Unsilvered Fritillary Speyeria adiaste
Atlantis Fritillary Speyeria atlantis
Northwestern Fritillary Speyeria hesperis
Hydaspe Fritillary Speyeria hydaspe
Mormon Fritillary Speyeria mormonia
Mountain Fritillary Boloria alaskensis
Bog Fritillary Boloria eunomia
Silver-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene
Meadow Fritillary Boloria bellona
Frigga Fritillary Boloria frigga
Dingy Fritillary Boloria improba
Relict Fritillary Boloria kriemhild
Pacific Fritillary Boloria epithore
Polaris Fritillary Boloria polaris
Freija Fritillary Boloria freija
Cryptic Fritillary Boloria natazhati
Alberta Fritillary Boloria alberta
Astarte Fritillary Boloria astarte
Purplish Fritillary Boloria chariclea
   
True Brushfoots Subfamily Nymphalinae
   
Dotted Checkerspot Poladryas minuta
Arachne Checkerspot Poladryas arachne
Theona Checkerspot Chlosyne theona
Black Checkerspot Chlosyne cyneas
Fulvia Checkerspot Chlosyne fulvia
Leanira Checkerspot Chlosyne leanira
California Patch Chlosyne californica
Bordered Patch Chlosyne lacinia
Definite Patch Chlosyne definita
Banded Patch Chlosyne endeis
Crimson Patch Chlosyne janais
Rosita Patch Chlosyne rosita
Red-spotted Patch Chlosyne melitaeoides
Eumeda Checkerspot Chlosyne eumeda
Gorgone Checkerspot Chlosyne gorgone
Silvery Checkerspot Chlosyne nycteis
Harris's Checkerspot Chlosyne harrisii
Northern Checkerspot Chlosyne palla
Gabb's Checkerspot Chlosyne gabbii
Sagebrush Checkerspot Chlosyne acastus
Rockslide Checkerspot Chlosyne whitneyi
Hoffmann's Checkerspot Chlosyne hoffmanni
Elf Microtia elva
Tiny Checkerspot Dymasia dymas
Elada Checkerspot Texola elada
Hepburn's Checkerspot Texola elada hepburni
Vesta Crescent Phyciodes graphica
Painted Crescent Phyciodes picta
California Crescent Phyciodes orseis
Pale Crescent Phyciodes pallida
Mylitta Crescent Phyciodes mylitta
Phaon Crescent Phyciodes phaon
Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos
Northern Crescent Phyciodes cocyta
Tawny Crescent Phyciodes batesii
Field Crescent Phyciodes pulchella
Cuban Crescent Anthanassa frisia
Pale-banded Crescent Anthanassa tulcis
Texan Crescent Anthanassa texana
Ardys Crescent Anthanassa ardys ardys
Black Crescent Anthanassa ptolyca
Montane Crescent Anthanassa sitalces cortes
Chestnut Crescent Anthanassa argentea
Brown Crescent Anthanassa atronia
Black-bordered Crescent    Tegosa anieta
Guatemalan Crescent Tegosa guatemalena
Mayan Crescent  Castilia myia
Gray-based Crescent Castilia griseobasalis
Longwing Crescent Eresia phillyra phillyra
Gillette's Checkerspot Euphydryas gillettii
Baltimore Checkerspot Euphydryas phaeton
Edith's Checkerspot Euphydryas editha
Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona chalcedona
Hennei's Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona hennei
Edith’s Checkerspot, Quino Checkerspot Euphydryas editha quino
Anicia Checkerspot Euphydryas anicia
Mimic Hypolimnas misippus
Common Buckeye Junonia coenia
Tropical Buckeye Junonia evarete
Mangrove Buckeye Junonia genoveva
White Peacock Anartia jatrophae
Banded Peacock Anartia fatima
  Anartia chrysopelea
Malachite Siproeta stelenes
Rusty-tipped Page Siproeta epaphus
Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis
Eastern Comma Polygonia comma
Satyr Comma Polygonia satyrus
Spotless Anglewing Polygonia haroldii
Green Comma Polygonia faunus
Hoary Comma Polygonia gracilis
Gray Comma Polygonia progne
Oreas Comma Polygonia oreas
Compton Tortoiseshell Polygonia vaualbum
Milbert's Tortoiseshell Polygonia milberti
Small Tortoiseshell Polygonia urticae
Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa
California Tortoiseshell Nymphalis californica
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
West Coast Lady Vanessa annabella
American Lady Vanessa virginiensis
Dirce Beauty Colobura dirce dirce
Orange Mapwing Hypanartia lethe
Orion Cecropian Historis odius
Tailed Cecropian Historis acheronta
Blomfild's Beauty Smyrna blomfildia
   
Sisters and Admirals Subfamily Limenitidinae
   
Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis
Viceroy Limenitis archippus
Lorquin's Admiral Limenitis lorquini
Weidemeyer's Admiral Limenitis weidemeyerii
California Sister Adelpha bredowii
Arizona Sister Adelpha eulalia
Paroeca Sister Adelpha paroeca paroeca
Band-celled Sister Adelpha fessonia
Spot-celled Sister Adelpha basiloides
Iphicleola Sister Adelpha iphicleola iphicleola
Rayed Sister  Adelpha lycorias melanthe
Many-banded Daggerwing Marpesia chiron
Ruddy Daggerwing Marpesia petreus
Antillean Daggerwing Marpesia eleuchea
Waiter Daggerwing Marpesia zerynthia
   
Exotic Brushfoots Subfamily Biblidinae
   
Red Rim Biblis hyperia
Common Mestra Mestra amymone
Blue-frosted Banner Catonephele numilia esite
Dingy Purplewing Eunica monima
Florida Purplewing Eunica tatila
Mexican Bluewing Myscelia ethusa
Whitened Bluewing Myscelia cyaniris cyaniris
Blackened Bluewing Myscelia cyananthe
Blue-eyed Sailor Dynamine dyonis
Mexican Sailor  Dynamine postverta mexicana
Anna’s Eighty-eight Diaethria anna
Astala Eighty-eight Diaethria astala
Common Banner Epiphile adrasta
Orange Banner Temenis laothoe
Gray Cracker Hamadryas februa
Pale Cracker Hamadryas amphichloe
Glaucous Cracker Hamadryas glauconome
Black-patched Cracker Hamadryas atlantis
Variable Cracker Hamadryas feronia
Guatamalan Cracker Hamadryas guatemalena
Brownish Cracker Hamadryas iphthime
Red Cracker Hamadryas amphinome
   
Leafwings and relatives Subfamily Charaxinae
   
Pearly Leafwing Consul electra electra
Florida Leafwing Anaea troglodyta
Tropical Leafwing Anaea aidea
Goatweed Leafwing Anaea andria
Angled Leafwing Memphis glycerium
Pale-spotted Leafwing Memphis pithyusa
  Memphis echemus 
Forrer's Leafwing  Memphis forreri
One-spotted Prepona Archaeoprepona demophon centralis
Two-spotted Prepona Archaeoprepona demophoon gulina
   
Emperors Subfamily Apaturinae
   
Hackberry Emperor Asterocampa celtis
Empress leilia Asterocampa leilia
Tawny Emperor Asterocampa clyton
"Cream-banded" Dusky Emperor Asterocampa idyja
Silver Emperor Doxocopa laure
Pavon Emperor Doxocopa pavon
   
Morphos Subfamily Morphinae
   
Common Morpho Morpho peleides
White Morpho Morpho polyphemus
   
Owl Butterflies Tribe Brassolini
   
Lowland Owl-Butterfly Opsiphanes invirae relucens
   
Satyrs Subfamily Satyrinae
   
White-spotted Satyr Manataria hercyna maculata
Dirty-blue Satyr  Cepheuptychia glaucina
Southern Pearly-Eye Enodia portlandia
Northern Pearly-Eye Enodia anthedon
Creole Pearly-Eye Enodia creola
Eyed Brown Satyrodes eurydice
Appalachian Brown Satyrodes appalachia
Plain Satyr Cissia pompilia
Stub-tailed Gemmed-Satyr Cyllopsis hedemanni tamaulipensis
Nabokov's Satyr Cyllopsis pyracmon
Nayarit Gemmed-Satyr Cyllopsis nayarit
Canyonland Satyr Cyllopsis pertepida
dos Passos' Gemmed-Satyr  Cyllopsis dospassosi
Gemmed Satyr Cyllopsis gemma
Red-webbed Satyr Euptychia rubrofasciata
Westwood’s Satyr Euptychia westwoodi
Carolina Satyr Hermeuptychia sosybius
Georgia Satyr Neonympha areolatus
Helicta Satyr Neonympha helicta
Mitchell's Satyr Neonympha mitchellii
Little Wood-Satyr Megisto cymela
Red Satyr Megisto rubricata
Mexican Pine-Satyr Paramacera xicaque
White Satyr Pareuptychia ocirrhoe
Variable Satyr Pindis squamistriga
Thamyra Satyr Taygetis thamyra
Stub-tailed Satyr Taygetis virgilia
Hayden's Ringlet Coenonympha haydenii
Common Ringlet Coenonympha tullia
Common Wood-Nymph  Cercyonis pegala
Great Basin Wood-Nymph  Cercyonis sthenele
Mead’s Wood-Nymph  Cercyonis meadii
Small Wood-Nymph  Cercyonis oetus
Vidler's Alpine Erebia vidleri
Ross's Alpine Erebia rossii
Disa Alpine Erebia disa
Taiga Alpine Erebia mancinus
Magdalena Alpine Erebia magdalena
Mt. McKinley Alpine Erebia mackinleyensis
Banded Alpine Erebia fasciata
Red-disked Alpine Erebia discoidalis
Theano Alpine Erebia pawloskii
Young's (Four-dotted) Alpine Erebia youngi
Eskimo Alpine Erebia occulta
Reddish Alpine Erebia lafontainei
Colorado Alpine Erebia callias
Common Alpine Erebia epipsodea
Red-bordered Satyr Gyrocheilus patrobas
Ridings's Satyr Neominois ridingsii
Philip's (Early) Arctic Oeneis philipi
Polixenes Arctic Oeneis polixenes
Jutta Arctic Oeneis jutta
Melissa Arctic Oeneis melissa
Sentinel Arctic Oeneis alpina
White-veined Arctic Oeneis bore
Chryxus Arctic Oeneis chryxus
Alberta Arctic Oeneis alberta
Great Arctic Oeneis nevadensis
Macoun's Arctic Oeneis macounii
Uhler's Arctic Oeneis uhleri
   
SKIPPERS SUPERFAMILY HESPERIOIDEA, FAMILY HESPERIIDAE
   
Firetips Subfamily Pyrrhopyginae
   
Widespread Myscelus Myscelus amystis hages
Dyar's Myscelus Myscelus perissodora
Dull Firetip Apyrrothrix araxes
   
Spreadwing Skippers Subfamily Pyrginae
   
Mangrove Skipper Phocides pigmalion
Belus Skipper Phocides belus
Guava Skipper Phocides polybius
Urania Skipper  Phocides urania urania
Mercurial Skipper Proteides mercurius
Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus
Zestos Skipper Epargyreus zestos
Broken Silverdrop Epargyreus exadeus
Spineless Silverdrop Epargyreus aspina
Wind’s Silverdrop Epargyreus windi
Hammock Skipper Polygonus leo
Manuel’s Skipper  Polygonus savigny
White-striped Longtail Chioides albofasciatus
Zilpa Longtail Chioides zilpa
Gold-spotted Aguna Aguna asander
Emerald Aguna Aguna claxon
Tailed Aguna Aguna metophis
Mottled Longtail Typhedanus undulatus
Eight-spotted Longtail Polythrix octomaculata
Mexican Longtail Polythrix mexicanus
Short-tailed Skipper Zestusa dorus
White-crescent Longtail Codatractus alcaeus
Arizona Skipper Codatractus arizonensis
Melon Mottled-Skipper  Codatractus melon
Valeriana Skipper Codatractus valeriana
Long-tailed Skipper Urbanus proteus
Bell's Longtail  Urbanus belli
Pronus Longtail Urbanus pronus
Esmeralda Longtail Urbanus esmeraldus
Dorantes Longtail Urbanus dorantes
Teleus Longtail Urbanus teleus
Tanna Longtail Urbanus tanna
Plain Longtail Urbanus simplicius
Brown Longtail Urbanus procne
White-tailed Longtail Urbanus doryssus
Two-barred Flasher Astraptes fulgerator
Small-spotted Flasher Astraptes egregius
Frosted Flasher Astraptes alardus
Gilbert's Flasher Astraptes alector
Yellow-tipped Flasher Astraptes anaphus
Golden Banded-Skipper Autochton cellus
Sonoran Banded-Skipper Autochton pseudocellus
Chisos Banded-Skipper Autochton cincta
Broad Banded-Skipper Autochton neis
Spike Banded-Skipper Autochton longipennis
Sharp Banded-Skipper Autochton zarex
Hoary Edge Achalarus lyciades
Desert Cloudywing Achalarus casica
White-edged Cloudywing Achalarus albociliatus
Coyote Cloudywing Achalarus toxeus
Jalapus Cloudywing Thessia jalapus
Drusius Cloudywing Thorybes drusius
Northern Cloudywing Thorybes pylades
Southern Cloudywing Thorybes bathyllus
Confused Cloudywing Thorybes confusis
Western Cloudywing Thorybes diversus
Mexican Cloudywing Thorybes mexicana
Portrillo Skipper Cabares potrillo
Longtailed Scarlet-eye Cephise aelius
Fritzgaertner's Flat Celaenorrhinus fritzgaertneri
Stallings's Flat Celaenorrhinus stallingsi
Stola Flat  Celaenorrhinus stola 
Falcate Skipper Spathilepia clonius
Acacia Skipper Cogia hippalus
Outis Skipper Cogia outis
Gold-costa Skipper Cogia caicus
Mimosa Skipper Cogia calchas
Starred Skipper Arteurotia tractipennis
Cleta Tufted-Skipper Polyctor cleta
Enops Tufted-Skipper Polyctor enops
Purplish-black Skipper Nisoniades rubescens
Godma Tufted-Skipper Nisoniades godma
Ephora Tufted-Skipper Nisoniades ephora
Glazed Pellicia Pellicia arina
Morning Glory Tufted-Skipper Pellicia dimidiata
Red-studded Skipper Noctuana stator
Cryptic Skipper Noctuana lactifera bipuncta
Wind’s Skipper Windia windi
Obscure Sootywing Bolla brennus
Mottled Bolla Bolla clytius
Golden-headed Scallopwing Staphylus ceos
Mazans Scallopwing Staphylus mazans
Hayhurst's Scallopwing Staphylus hayhurstii
Iguala Sootywing  Staphylus iguala
Variegated/Crab-Claw Skipper Gorgythion begga/vox
Ventral Blue-Skipper Quadrus cerialis
Tanned Blue-Skipper Quadrus lugubris
Blue-studded Skipper Sostrata nordica
Polla Blue-Skipper Paches polla
Orange-spotted Skipper Atarnes sallei
Bold Mylon Mylon lassia
Dark Mylon Mylon menippus
Common Mylon Mylon maimon
Pale Mylon  Mylon pelopidas
Hoary Skipper Carrhenes canescens
Glassy-winged Skipper Xenophanes tryxus
Crystal-winged Skipper Onenses hyalophora
Large Spurwing Antigonus nearchus
Common Spurwing  Antigonus erosus
White Spurwing Antigonus emorsa
West-Mexican Spurwing Antigonus funebris
Texas Powdered-Skipper Systasea pulverulenta
Arizona Powdered-Skipper Systasea zampa
Giant Sicklewing  Achlyodes busirus heros
Pale Sicklewing Achlyodes pallida
Sickle-winged Skipper Eantis tamenund
Hermit Skipper Grais stigmaticus
Brown-banded Skipper Timochares ruptifasciata
Many-banded Skipper Timochares trifasciata trifasciata
Common Anastrus Anastrus sempiternus
Common Bent-Skipper Ebrietas anacreon anacreon
White-patched Skipper Chiomara georgina
Mithrax Duskywing Chiomara mithrax
False Duskywing Gesta invisus
Florida Duskywing Ephyriades brunnea
Dreamy Duskywing Erynnis icelus
Sleepy Duskywing Erynnis brizo
Juvenal's Duskywing Erynnis juvenalis
Rocky Mountain Duskywing Erynnis telemachus
Propertius Duskywing Erynnis propertius
Meridian Duskywing Erynnis meridianus
Scudder's Duskywing Erynnis scudderi
Horace's Duskywing Erynnis horatius
Mournful Duskywing Erynnis tristis
Mottled Duskywing Erynnis martialis
Pacuvius Duskywing Erynnis pacuvius
Zarucco Duskywing Erynnis zarucco
Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis
Wild Indigo Duskywing Erynnis baptisiae
Columbine Duskywing Erynnis lucilius
Afranius Duskywing Erynnis afranius
Persius Duskywing Erynnis persius
Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus centaureae
Two-banded Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus ruralis
Mountain Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus xanthus
Small Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus scriptura
Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis
White Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus albescens
Desert Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus philetas
Tropical Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus oileus
Erichson's White-Skipper Heliopyrgus domicella
East-Mexican White-Skipper Heliopyrgus sublinea
Northern White-Skipper Heliopetes ericetorum
Turk's-cap White-Skipper Heliopetes macaira
Laviana White-Skipper Heliopetes laviana
Veined White-Skipper Heliopetes arsalte
Common Streaky-Skipper Celotes nessus
Scarce Streaky-Skipper Celotes limpia
Common Sootywing Pholisora catullus
Mexican Sootywing Pholisora mejicanus
Mojave Sootywing Hesperopsis libya
Saltbush Sootywing Hesperopsis alpheus
MacNeill's Sootywing Hesperopsis gracielae
   
Skipperlings Subfamily Heteropterinae
   
Arctic Skipper Carterocephalus palaemon
Russet Skipperling Piruna pirus
Chisos Skipperling Piruna haferniki
Four-spotted Skipperling Piruna polingii
Many-spotted Skipperling Piruna aea
Miller's Skipperling Piruna millerorum
Hour-glass Skipperling Piruna penaea
Fine-spotted Skipperling Piruna sina
   
Grass-Skippers Subfamily Hesperiinae
   
Malicious Skipper Synapte pecta
Faceted Skipper Synapte syraces
Salenus Faceted-Skipper Synapte salenus
Trailside Skipper Anthoptus epictetus
Redundant Skipper Corticea corticea
Gold-washed Skipper Vinius tryhana tryhana
Juventus Skipper Callimormus juventus
Saturnus Skipper Callimormus saturnus
Facilis Skipper Eutocus facilis
Clench's Skipper  Virga clenchi
Violet-frosted Skipper Mnasicles geta
Pale-rayed Skipper Vidius perigenes
Violet-patched Skipper Monca crispinus
Swarthy Skipper Nastra lherminier
Neamathla Skipper Nastra neamathla
Julia's Skipper Nastra julia
Three-spotted Skipper Cymaenes tripunctus
Fawn-spotted Skipper Cymaenes trebius
Pasture Skipper Vehilius stictomenes illudens
Flag Skipper Moeris striga stroma
Hyagnis Skipper Moeris hyagnis hyagnis
Black-spot Remella  Remella remus
Rita’s Remella  Remella rita
Guatemalan Remella Remella duena
Clouded Skipper Lerema accius
Liris Skipper  Lerema liris
Violet-studded Skipper Morys lyde
Fantastic Skipper Vettius fantasos
Green-backed Ruby-Eye Perichares philetes
Canna Skipper   Quinta cannae
Fogged Skipper Cynea irma
Osca Skipper  Rhinthon osca
Black-dotted Skipper Mucia zygia
Huastecan Skipper Decinea decinea huasteca
Double-dotted Skipper Decinea percosius
Hidden-ray Skipper Conga chydaea
Least Skipper Ancyloxypha numitor
Tropical Least Skipper Ancyloxypha arene
Garita Skipperling Oarisma garita
Poweshiek Skipperling Oarisma poweshiek
Edwards's Skipperling Oarisma edwardsii
Orange Skipperling Copaeodes aurantiaca
Southern Skipperling Copaeodes minima
Sunrise Skipper Adopaeoides prittwitzi
European Skipper Thymelicus lineola
Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus
Alkali Skipper Pseudocopaeodes eunus
Morrison's Skipper Stinga morrisoni
Uncas Skipper Hesperia uncas
Juba Skipper Hesperia juba
Common Branded Skipper Hesperia comma
Plains Branded Skipper Hesperia assiniboia
Western Branded Skipper Hesperia colorado
Apache Skipper Hesperia woodgatei
Ottoe Skipper Hesperia ottoe
Leonard's Skipper Hesperia leonardus
Pahaska Skipper Hesperia pahaska
Columbian Skipper Hesperia columbia
Cobweb Skipper Hesperia metea
Green Skipper Hesperia viridis
Dotted Skipper Hesperia attalus
Meske's Skipper Hesperia meskei
Dakota Skipper Hesperia dacotae
Lindsey's Skipper Hesperia lindseyi
Indian Skipper Hesperia sassacus
Sierra Skipper Hesperia miriamae
Nevada Skipper Hesperia nevada
Sachem Atalopedes campestris
Rhesus Skipper Polites rhesus
Carus Skipper Polites carus
Peck's Skipper Polites peckius
Sandhill Skipper Polites sabuleti
Draco Skipper Polites draco
Mardon Skipper Polites mardon
Tawny-edged Skipper Polites themistocles
Baracoa Skipper Polites baracoa
Crossline Skipper Polites origenes
Long Dash Polites mystic
Sonoran Skipper Polites sonora
Whirlabout Polites vibex
Southern Broken-Dash Wallengrenia otho
Northern Broken-Dash Wallengrenia egeremet
Little Glassywing Pompeius verna
Pompeius Skipper Pompeius pompeius
Arogos Skipper Atrytone arogos
Delaware Skipper Anatrytone logan
De la Maza's Skipper Anatrytone mazai
Potosi Skipper Anatrytone potosiensis
Byssus Skipper Problema byssus
Rare Skipper Problema bulenta
Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides
Rural Skipper Ochlodes agricola
Yuma Skipper Ochlodes yuma
Hobomok Skipper Poanes hobomok
Zabulon Skipper Poanes zabulon
Taxiles Skipper Poanes taxiles
Umber Skipper Poanes melane
Mulberry Wing Poanes massasoit
Broad-winged Skipper Poanes viator
Yehl Skipper Poanes yehl
Aaron's Skipper Poanes aaroni
Snow's Skipper Paratrytone snowi
Gala Skipper "Paratrytone" gala
Common Mellana Quasimellana eulogius
Palatka Skipper Euphyes pilatka
Black Dash Euphyes conspicua
Berry's Skipper Euphyes berryi
Dion Skipper Euphyes dion
Bay Skipper Euphyes bayensis
Dukes's Skipper Euphyes dukesi
Two-spotted Skipper Euphyes bimacula
Palmetto Skipper Euphyes arpa
Dun Skipper Euphyes vestris metacomet
Monk Skipper Asbolis capucinus
Dusted Skipper Atrytonopsis hianna
Loammi Skipper Atrytonopsis loammi
Deva Skipper Atrytonopsis deva
Moon-marked Skipper Atrytonopsis lunus
Viereck's Skipper Atrytonopsis vierecki
White-barred Skipper Atrytonopsis pittacus
Python Skipper Atrytonopsis python
Cestus Skipper Atrytonopsis cestus
Sheep Skipper Atrytonopsis edwardsi
Large Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes exoteria
Cassus Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes cassus
Bronze Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes aenus
Linda's Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes linda
Oslar's Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes oslari
Brock’s Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes brocki
Elissa Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes elissa
Pepper and Salt Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes hegon
Texas Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes texanae
Carolina Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes carolina
Reversed Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes reversa
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes aesculapius
Slaty Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes nereus
Nysa Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes nysa
Dotted Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes eos
Common Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes vialis
Dusky Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes alternata
Celia's Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes celia
Bell's Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes belli
Toltec Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes tolteca
Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes phylace
Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes fimbriata
Simius Roadside-Skipper "Amblyscirtes" simius
False Roadside-Skipper  Repens florus
Eufala Skipper Lerodea eufala
Violet-clouded Skipper Lerodea arabus
Twin-spot Skipper Oligoria maculata
Brazilian Skipper Calpodes ethlius
Salt Marsh Skipper Panoquina panoquin
Obscure Skipper Panoquina panoquinoides
Wandering Skipper Panoquina errans
Ocola Skipper Panoquina ocola
Purple-washed Skipper Panoquina lucas
Hecebolus Skipper Panoquina hecebolus
Evans's Skipper Panoquina evansi
Violet-banded Skipper Nyctelius nyctelius
Chalk-marked Skipper Thespieus dalman
Chestnut-marked Skipper Thespieus macareus
Litana Skipper Vacerra litana
Corusca Skipper Oxynthes corusca
Half-tailed Skipper Niconiades incomptus
Nikko Skipper Niconiades nikko
Luda Skipper Neoxeniades luda
   
Giant-Skippers Tribe Megathymini
   
Orange Giant-Skipper Agathymus neumoegeni
Poling's Giant-Skipper Agathymus polingi
Huachuca Giant-Skipper Agathymus evansi
Arizona Giant-Skipper Agathymus aryxna
Bauer's Giant-Skipper Agathymus baueri
Gentry's Giant-Skipper Agathymus gentryi
Mary's Giant-Skipper Agathymus mariae
Coahuila Giant-Skipper Agathymus estelleae
California Giant-Skipper Agathymus stephensi
Mojave Giant-Skipper Agathymus alliae
Yucca Giant-Skipper Megathymus yuccae
Strecker's Giant-Skipper Megathymus streckeri
Cofaqui Giant-Skipper Megathymus cofaqui
Ursine Giant-Skipper Megathymus ursus
Manfreda Giant-Skipper Stallingsia maculosus

 

 

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