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Butterflies of North America

North Carolina Butterflies

Aruba Butterflies
Peru Butterflies
Florida Butterflies
Michigan Butterflies
Montana Butterflies of the MPG Ranch Updated! 7 Jun 2014
Texas Rio Grande Valley Butterflies
Quebec, Canada Butterflies
Utah Butterflies
Washington Butterflies (Mt. Rainier & Mt. St. Helens)
Duke Forest Butterflies
Butterfly predation photos
Butterfly nectar plants
Exotic Butterflies

North American Butterflies (north of Mexico)

Following is a list of the species of most of the butterflies known from North America north of Mexico. Click on the butterfly name to take you to accounts for species I have photographs of (approximately 300 of the ~800 species). If that species is found in North Carolina, specific information for that state (my home state) is given.

Swallowtails, Parnassians (Papilionidae)

Eversmann's Parnassian (Parnassius eversmanni)
Clodius Parnassian (Parnassius clodius)
Phoebus Parnassian (Parnassius phoebus)
Sierra Nevada Parnassian (Parnassius behri)
Rocky Mountain Parnassian (Parnassius smintheus) Updated! 11 Aug 2014
Mylotes Cattleheart (Parides eurimedes)
White-dotted Cattleheart (Parides alopius)
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Polydamas Swallowtail (Battus polydamas)
Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus) Updated! 24 June 2014
Dark Kite-Swallowtail (Eurytides philolaus)
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Ozark Swallowtail (Papilio joanae)
Short-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio brevicauda)
Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon) NEW! 12 Aug 2014
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon) Updated!! 16 June 2014
Indra Swallowtail (Papilio indra)
Thoas Swallowtail (Papilio thoas)
Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
Schaus' Swallowtail (Papilio aristodemus)
Bahamian Swallowtail (Papilio andraemon)
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion)
Broad-banded Swallowtail (Papilio astyalus)
Androgeus Swallowtail (Papilio androgeus)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) Updated! 12 Oct 2013
Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio appalachiensis)
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis)
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus) Updated 26 July 2013
Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata) Updated 12 Aug 2014
Pale Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon) Updated 12 Aug 2014
Three-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio pilumnus)
Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes)
Magnificent Swallowtail (Papilio garamus)
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus)
Pink-spotted Swallowtail (Papilio rogersi)
Ruby-spotted Swallowtail (Papilio anchisiades)

Whites, Sulphurs (Pieridae)

Costa-spotted Mimic White (Enantia albania)
Mexican Dartwhite (Catasticta nimbice)
Pine White (Neophasia menapia) Updated! 8 Aug 2014
Chiricahua White (Neophasia terlooii)
Florida White (Appias drusilla)
Mountain White (Leptophobia aripa)
Becker's White (Pontia beckerii) Updated! 8 Aug 2014
Spring White (Pontia sisymbrii) Updated! 6 July 2014
Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Western White (Pontia occidentalis) Updated! 22 July 2014
Mustard White (Pieris oleracea)
Margined White (Pieris marginalis)
Arctic White(Pieris angelika)
West Virginia White (Pieris virginiensis)
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) NEW!! 27 Nov 2013
Great Southern White (Ascia monuste)
Giant White (Ganyra josephina)
Howarth's White (Ganyra howarthi)
Large Marble (Euchloe ausonides) Updated! 26 June 2014
Northern Marble (Euchloe creusa)
Pearly Marble (Euchloe hyantis)
Desert Marble (Euchloe lotta)
Olympia Marble (Euchloe olympia)
Desert Orangetip (Anthocharis cethura)
Pima Orangetip (Anthocharis c. pima)
Sara Orangetip (Anthocharis sara)
Julia Orangetip (Anthocharis julia) New!! 29 June 2014
Stella Orangetip(Anthocharis stella)
Southwestern Orangetip (Anthocharis thoosa)
Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea)
Gray Marble (Anthocharis lanceolata)
Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice) Updated!! 26 July 2014
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) Updated 12 Aug 2014
Western Sulphur (Colias occidentalis)
Christina Sulphur (Colias christina)
Queen Alexandra's Sulphur (Colias alexandra) Updated! 12 Aug 2014
Harford's Sulphur(Colias harfordii)
Mead's Sulphur (Colias meadii)
Coppermine Sulphur(Colias johanseni)
Hecla Sulphur (Colias hecla)
Labrador Sulphur (Colias nastes)
Scudder's Sulphur (Colias scudderi)
Giant Sulphur (Colias gigantea)
Pelidne Sulphur (Colias pelidne)
Pink-edged Sulphur (Colias interior) Updated! 12 Aug 2014
Palaeno Sulphur (Colias palaeno)
Canadian Sulphur (Colias canadensis)
Booth's Sulphur (Colias tyche)
Sierra Sulphur (Colias behrii)
California Dogface (Zerene eurydice)
Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia)
White Angled-Sulphur (Anteos chlorinde)
Yellow Angled-Sulphur (Anteos maerula)
Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) Updated 9 Jan 2014
Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)
Apricot Sulphur (Phoebis argante )
Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe)
Tailed Sulphur (Phoebis neocypris)
Statira Sulphur (Phoebis statira)
Orbed Sulphur (Phoebis orbis)
Lyside Sulphur (Kricogonia lyside)
Barred Yellow (Eurema daira)
Boisduval's Yellow (Eurema boisduvaliana)
Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana)
Salome Yellow (Eurema salome)
Ghost Yellow (Eurema albula)
Tailed Orange (Pyrisitia proterpia)
Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa)
Mimosa Yellow (Pyrisitia nise)
Shy Yellow (Pyrisitia messalina)
Dina Yellow (Pyrisitia dina)
Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe)
Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

Harvesters, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Blues (Lycaenidae)

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius) Updated 7 Apr 2013
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) Updated 12 Aug 2014
Gorgon Copper (Lycaena gorgon)
Bronze Copper (Lycaena hyllus)
Ruddy Copper (Lycaena rubidus)
Ferris' Copper (Lycaena ferrisi)
Blue Copper (Lycaena heteronea) Updated! 27 July 2014
Bog Copper (Lycaena epixanthe)
Dorcas Copper (Lycaena dorcas)
Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides) Updated 12 Aug 2014
Salt Marsh Copper (Lycaena dospassosi)
Lilac-bordered Copper (Lycaena nivalis)
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa) Updated! 28 July 2013
Hermes Copper (Lycaena hermes)
Colorado Hairstreak (Hypaurotis crysalus)
Golden Hairstreak (Habrodais grunus)
Atala (Eumaeus atala) Updated 22 Jan 2014
Mexican Cycadian (Eumaeus toxea)
Strophius Hairstreak (Allosmaitia strophius)
Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)
Creamy Stripe-streak (Arawacus jada)
Gold-bordered Hairstreak (Rekoa palegon)
Marius Hairstreak (Rekoa marius)
Black Hairstreak (Ocaria ocrisia)
Amethyst Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon maesites)
Telea Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon telea)
Silver-banded Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon simaethis)
Soapberry Hairstreak (Phaeostrymon alcestis)
Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus) Updated 26 July 2014
Behr's Hairstreak (Satyrium behrii)
Sagebrush Sooty Hairstreak (Satryium semiluna)
Western Sooty Hairstreak (Satryium fuliginosa)
Acadian Hairstreak (Satyrium acadica)
California Hairstreak (Satyrium californica) Updated! 7 July 2014
Sylvan Hairstreak (Satyrium sylvinus) Updated! 12 Aug 2014
Edwards' Hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii)
Banded Hairstreak (Satryium calanus)
Hickory Hairstreak (Satyrium caryaevorus)
King's Hairstreak (Satyrium kingi) Updated! 24 June 2014
Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops) NEW! 24 June 2014
Gold-hunter's Hairstreak (Satyrium auretorum)
Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak (Satyrium tetra)
Hedgerow Hairstreak (Satyrium saepium)
Oak Hairstreak (Satyrium favonius)
Ilavia Hairstreak (Satyrium ilavia)
Poling's Hairstreak (Satyrium polingi)
Clench's Greenstreak (Cyanophrys miserabilis)
Goodson's Greenstreak (Cyanophrys goodsoni)
Tropical Greenstreak (Cyanophrys herodotus)
Western Green Hairstreak (Callophrys affinis)
Coastal Green Hairstreak (Callophrys dumetorum)
Sheridan's Hairstreak (Callophrys sheridanii) NEW!! 16 May 2014
Xami Hairstreak (Callophrys xami)
Sandia Hairstreak (Callophrys mcfarlandi)
Brown Elfin (Callophrys augustinus) Updated!! 6 July 2014
Desert Elfin (Callophrys fotis)
Moss' Elfin (Callophrys mossii) New!! 19 May 2014
Hoary Elfin (Callophrys polios) New!! 26 June 2014
Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus)
Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)
Bog Elfin (Callophrys lanoraieensis)
Eastern Pine Elfin (Callophrys niphon)
Western Pine Elfin (Callophrys eryphon) Updated! 24 July 2014
Thicket Hairstreak (Callophrys spinetorum)
Johnson's Hairstreak (Callophrys johnsoni)
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) Updated! 8 Aug 2014
"Olive" Hairstreak (C. g. gryneus )
"Siva" Hairstreak (C. g. siva)
"Nelson's" Hairstreak (C. g. nelsoni) NEW! 8 Aug 2014
Thorne's Hairstreak (Callophrys thornei)
Muir's Hairstreak (Callophrys muiri)
Hessel's Hairstreak (Callophrys hesseli)
Aquamarine Hairstreak (Oenomaus ortygnus)
White-M Hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album)
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Avalon Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon avalona)
Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon rufofusca)
Red-lined Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon bebrycia)
Martial Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon martialis)
Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon yojoa)
White Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon albata)
Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon acis)
Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon alea)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapa)
Disguised Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon limenia)
Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon cestri)
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon bazochii)
Bromeliad Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon serapio)
Ruddy Hairstreak (Electrostrymon sangala)
Fulvous Hairstreak (Electrostrymon angelia)
Muted Hairstreak (Electrostrymon joya)
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (Calycopis isobeon)
Red-spotted Hairstreak (Tmolus echion)
Pearly-gray Hairstreak (Strephonota tephraeus)
Leda Ministreak (Ministrymon leda)
Clytie Ministreak (Ministrymon clytie)
Gray Ministreak (Ministrymon azia)
Sonoran Hairstreak (Hypostrymon critola)
Early Hairstreak (Erora laeta)
Arizona Hairstreak (Erora quaderna)
Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exilis)
Eastern Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium pseudofea)
Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius)
Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)
Cyna Blue (Zizula cyna)
Miami Blue (Cyclargus thomasi)
Nickerbean Blue (Cyclargus ammon)
Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)
Reakirt's Blue (Echinargus isola)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
Western Tailed-Blue (Cupido amyntula) Updated! 22 July 2014
Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)
Northern Azure (Celastrina lucia)
Hops Azure (Celastrina humulus)
Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta) Updated! 24 June 2014
Late Spring Azure (Celastrina serotina)
Echo Azure (Celastrina echo) Updated! 6 July 2014
Atlantic Holly Azure (Celastrina idella)
Appalachian Azure (Celastrina neglectamajor)
Dusky Azure (Celastrina nigra)
Sonoran Blue (Philotes sonorensis)
Square-spotted Blue (Euphilotes battoides)
Bernardino Blue (Euphilotes bernardino)
Dotted Blue (Euphilotes enoptes)
Ancilla Blue, 'Ancilla' Dotted Blue (Euphilotes ancilla, Euphilotes enoptes ancilla) Updated! 28 July 2014
Rocky Mountain Dotted Blue (Euphilotes ancilla)
Intermediate Blue (Euphilotes intermedia)
Mojave Blue (Euphilotes mojave)
Ellis' Blue (Euphilotes ellisi)
Bauer's Blue (Euphilotes baueri)
Rita Blue (Euphilotes rita )
Pallid Blue (Euphilotes pallescens)
Spalding's Blue (Euphilotes spaldingi)
Small Blue (Philotiella speciosa)
Leona's Blue (Philotiella leona)
Arrowhead Blue (Glaucopsyche piasus) Updated! 24 July 2014
Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus) Updated! 24 July 2014
Northern Blue, Crowberry Blue (Plebejus idas) Updated! 25 July 2014
Anna's Blue (Plebejus anna)
Friday's Blue (Plebejus fridayi)
Melissa Blue (Plebejus melissa) Updated 9 Aug 2014
"Karner" Melissa Blue (P. melissa samuelis)
Greenish Blue (Plebejus saepiolus) Updated 12 Aug 2014
San Emigdio Blue (Plebejus emigdionis)
Boisduval's Blue (Plebejus icarioides) Updated! 26 July 2014
Shasta Blue (Plebejus shasta)
Acmon Blue (Plebejus acmon) Updated! 18 July 2014
Lupine Blue (Plebejus lupini) Updated! 18 July 2014
Veined Blue (Plebejus neurona)
Cranberry Blue (Plebejus optilete)
Arctic Blue (Plebejus glandon) NEW! 19 July 2014
Heather Blue (Plebejus cassiope) = 'Heather' Arctic Blue (Plebejus glandon cassiope)
Sierra Blue (Plebejus podarce)

Metalmarks (Riodinidae)

Little Metalmark (Calephelis virginiensis)
Northern Metalmark (Calephelis borealis)
Fatal Metalmark (Calephelis nemesis)
Rounded Metalmark (Calephelis perditalis)
Wright's Metalmark (Calephelis wrighti)
Swamp Metalmark (Calephelis muticum)
Rawson's Metalmark (Calephelis rawsoni)
Arizona Metalmark (Calephelis arizonensis)
Freeman's Metalmark (Calephelis freemani)
Red-bordered Metalmark (Caria ino)
Blue Metalmark (Lasaia sula)
Maria's Metalmark (Lasaia maria)
Red-bordered Pixie (Melanis pixe)
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)
Sonoran Metalmark (Apodemia mejicanus)
Narrow-winged Metalmark (Apodemia multiplaga)
Hepburn's Metalmark (Apodemia hepburni)
Palmer's Metalmark (Apodemia palmerii)
Walker's Metalmark (Apodemia walkeri)
Crescent Metalmark (Apodemia phyciodoides)
Nais Metalmark (Apodemia nais)
Chisos Metalmark (Apodemia chisosensis)

Brushfoots (Nymphalidae)

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta) Updated 1 Dec 2013
Cuban Snout (Libytheana motya)
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) Updated 22 Jan 2014
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta)
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa)
Julia Heliconian (Dryas iulia)
Isabella's Heliconian (Eueides isabella)
Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charithonia) Updated 22 Jan 2014
Erato Heliconian (Heliconius erato)
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) Updated 24 Sep 2013
Mexican Fritillary (Euptoieta hegesia)
Diana Fritillary (Speyeria diana)
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) NEW!! 25 Sep 2013
Leto Fritillary (Speyeria leto)
Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeris aphrodite)
Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia)
Nokomis Fritillary (Speyeria nokomis)
Edwards' Fritillary (Speyeria edwardsii) NEW! 8 Aug 2014
Coronis Fritillary (Speyeria coronis)
Zerene Fritillary (Speyeria zerene) Updated 24 July 2014
Carol's Fritillary (Speyeria carolae)
Callippe Fritillary (Speyeria callippe) Updated! 24 July 2014
Great Basin Fritillary (Speyeria egleis) Updated! 10 Aug 2014
Unsilvered Fritillary (Speyeria adiaste)
Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis) Updated 24 July 2014
Northwestern Fritillary (Speyeria hesperis) NEW 11 Aug 2014
Hydaspe Fritillary (Speyeria hydaspe) Updated! 27 July 2014
Mormon Fritillary (Speyeria mormonia) Updated! 12 Dec 2013
Mountain Fritillary (Boloria alaskensis)
Bog Fritillary (Boloria eunomia)
Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene) Updated! 12 Aug 2014
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)
Alberta Fritillary (Boloria alberta)
Astarte Fritillary (Boloria astarte)
Cryptic Fritillary (Boloria natazhati)
Purplish Fritillary (Boloria chariclea)
Updated 11 Aug 2014 Dotted Checkerspot (Polydryas minuta)
Arachne Checkerspot (Polydryas 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 )
Medial Patch (Chlosyne eumeda)
Gorgone Checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)
Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
Harris' Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii)
Northern Checkerspot (Chlosyne palla) Updated 7 July 2014
Rockslide Checkerspot (Chlosyne whitneyi)
Sagebrush Checkerspot (Chlosyne acastus)
Gabb's Checkerspot (Chlosyne gabbii)
Hoffmann's Checkerspot (Chlosyne hoffmanni)
Elf (Microtia elva)
Tiny Checkerspot (Dymasia dymas )
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada)
Texan Crescent (Anthanassa texana)
Cuban Crescent (Anthanassa frisia)
Pale-banded Crescent (Anthanassa tulcis)
Black Crescent (Anthanassa ptolyca)
Chestnut Crescent (Anthanassa argentea)
Vesta Crescent (Phyciodes graphica)
Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta) Updated! 7 July 2014
Mimic Crescent (Phyciodes incognitus)
Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii)
Field Crescent (Phyciodes pulchella) Updated! 29 July 2014
Painted Crescent (Phyciodes picta)
California Crescent (Phyciodes orseis)
Pale Crescent (Phyciodes pallida) New! 24 July 2014
Mylitta Crescent (Phyciodes mylitta) Updated 6 July 2014
Black-bordered Tegosa (Tegosa anieta)
Gillette's Checkerspot (Euphydryas gillettii)
Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona )
Anicia Checkerspot (Euphydryas anicia)
Snowberry Checkerspot (Euphydryas colon) New! 26 July 2014
Edith's Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha) Updated! 6 July 2014
Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus)
Green Comma (Polygonia faunus) Updated! 9 Aug 2014
Hoary Comma, Zephyr Comma (Polygonia gracilis) Updated! 6 July 2014
Oreas Comma (Polygonia oreas)
Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)
Compton Tortoiseshell (Roddia vaualbum)
California Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis californica)
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) Updated 19 May 2014
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti)
Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) Updated!! 12 Aug 2014
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella) Updated 24 Sep 2013
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Orange Mapwing (Hypanartia lethe)
Mimic (Hypolimnas misippus)
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva) Updated 22 Jan 2014
Tropical Buckeye (Junonia evarete)
"Dark" Buckeye(J. g. form nigrosuffusa)
White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae) Updated 22 Jan 2014
Caribbean Peacock (Anartia chrysopelea)
Banded Peacock (Anartia fatima)
Malachite (Siproeta stelenes)
Rusty-tipped Page(Siproeta epaphus)
Red-spotted Admiral (Limenitis arthemis)
"White Admiral" (L. arthemis arthemis)
"Red-spotted Purple" (L. arthemis astyanax) Updated! 11 Nov 2013
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii)
Lorquin's Admiral (Limenitis lorquini) Updated 7 July 2014
Band-celled Sister (Adelpha fessonia)
California Sister (Adelpha bredowii)
Spot-celled Sister (Adelpha basiloides)
Common Banner (Epiphile adrasta)
Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa)
Blackened Bluewing (Myscelia cyananthe)
Dingy Purplewing (Eunica monima)
Florida Purplewing (Eunica tatila)
Blue-eyed Sailor (Dynamine dyonis)
Common Mestra (Mestra amymone)
Red Rim (Biblis hyperia)
Red Cracker (Hamadryas amphinome)
Gray Cracker (Hamadryas februa)
Variable Cracker (Hamadryas feronia)
Pale Cracker (Hamadryas amphichloe)
Guatemalan Cracker (Hamadryas guatemalena )
Brownish Cracker (Hamadryas iphthime)
Black-patched Cracker (Hamadryas atlantis)
Glaucous Cracker (Hamadryas glauconome)
Orion (Historis odius)
Tailed Cecropian(Historis acheronta)
Blomfild's Beauty (Smyrna blomfildia)
Waiter Daggerwing (Marpesia zerynthia)
Many-banded Daggerwing (Marpesia chiron)
Ruddy Daggerwing (Marpesia petreus)
Antillean Daggerwing (Marpesia eleuchea)
Tropical Leafwing (Anaea aidea)
Florida Leafwing (Anaea troglodyta)
Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)
Angled Leafwing (Memphis glycerium)
Pale-spotted Leafwing (Memphis pithyusa)
Chestnut Leafwing (Memphis echemus)
Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia)
Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)
Dusky Emperor (Asterocampa idyja)
Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon)
Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure)
White Morpho (Morpho polyphemus)
Southern Pearly-eye (Enodia portlandia)
Northern Pearly-eye (Enodia anthedon) Updated! 15 Nov 2013
Creole Pearly-eye (Enodia creola)
Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice)
Appalachian Brown (Lethe appalachia)
Nabokov's Satyr (Cyllopsis pyracmon)
Canyonland Satyr (Cyllopsis pertepida)
Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma)
Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius) Updated 27 Nov 2013
Georgia Satyr (Neonympha areolatus)
Helicta Satyr (Neonympha helicta)
Mitchell's Satyr (Neonympha mitchellii)
Little Wood-Satyr (Megisto cymela)
"Viola's Wood-Satyr"(Megisto cymela viola)
Red Satyr (Megisto rubricata)
Pine Satyr (Paramacera xicaque)
Hayden's Ringlet (Coenonympha haydenii)
Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia) Updated 6 July 2014
Common Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis pegala) Updated 9 Aug 2014
Mead's Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis meadii)
Great Basin Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis sthenele)
Small Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis oetus) Updated 12 Aug 2014
Vidler's Alpine (Erebia vidleri)
Ross' 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)
Four-dotted Alpine (Erebia youngi)
Common Alpine (Erebia epipsodea) Updated! 26 July 2014
Colorado Alpine (Erebia callias)
Reddish Alpine (Erebia lafontainei)
Eskimo Alpine (Erebia occulta)
Red-bordered Satyr (Gyrocheilus patrobas)
Ridings' Satyr (Neominois ridingsii)
Philip's Arctic(Oeneis philipi)
Great Arctic (Oeneis nevadensis)
Macoun's Arctic (Oeneis macounii)
Chryxus Arctic (Oeneis chryxus) Updated! 26 July 2014
Uhler's Arctic (Oeneis uhleri)
Alberta Arctic (Oeneis alberta)
White-veined Arctic (Oeneis bore)
Jutta Arctic (Oeneis jutta)
Sentinel Arctic (Oeneis alpina)
Melissa Arctic (Oeneis melissa)
Polixenes Arctic (Oeneis polixenes)
Monarch (Danaus plexippus) Updated 23 Sep 2013
Queen (Danaus gilippus)
Updated 8 Aug 2014 Soldier (Danaus eresimus)
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea halia)
Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii)

Skippers (Hesperiidae)

Dull Firetip (Apyrrothrix araxes)
Mangrove Skipper (Phocides pigmalion)
Beautiful Beamer (Phocides belus)
Guava Skipper (Phocides polybius)
Mercurial Skipper (Proteides mercurius)
Zestos Skipper (Epargyreus zestos)
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) Updated! 11 Nov 2013
Broken Silverdrop (Epargyreus exadeus)
Hammock Skipper (Polygonus leo)
Manuel's Skipper (Polygonus savigny)
White-striped Longtail (Chiodes albofasciatus)
Zilpa Longtail (Chiodes zilpa)
Gold-spotted Aguna (Aguna asander)
Emerald Aguna (Aguna claxon)
Tailed Aguna (Aguna metophis)
Mottled Longtail (Typhedanus undulatus)
Mexican Longtail (Polythrix mexicanus)
Eight-spotted Longtail (Polythrix octomaculata)
Short-tailed Skipper (Zestusa dorus)
White-crescent Longtail (Codatractus alcaeus)
Arizona Skipper (Codatractus arizonensis)
Valeriana Cloudywing (Codotractus valeriana)
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Double-striped 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)
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Desert Cloudywing (Achalarus casica)
Skinner's Cloudywing (Achalarus albociliatus)
Coyote Cloudywing (Achalarus toxeus)
Jalapus Cloudywing ( Thessia jalapus)
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
Western Cloudywing (Thorybes diversus)
Mexican Cloudywing (Thorybes mexicana)
Confused Cloudywing (Thorybes confusis)
Drusius Cloudywing (Thorybes drusius)
Potrillo Skipper (Cabares potrillo)
Fritzgaertner's Flat (Celaenorrhinus fritzgaertneri)
Stallings' Flat (Celaenorrhinus stallingsi)
Falcate Skipper (Spathilepia clonius)
Mimosa Skipper (Cogia calchas)
Acacia Skipper (Cogia hippalus)
Outis Skipper (Cogia outis)
Gold-costa Skipper(Cogia caicus)
Starred Skipper (Arteurotia tractipennis)
Purplish-black Skipper (Nisoniades rubescens)
Glazed Pellicia (Pellicia arina)
Morning Glory Pellicia (Pellicia dimidiata)
Red-studded Skipper (Noctuana stator)
Wind's Skipper (Windia windi)
Mottled Bolla (Bolla clytius)
Obscure Bolla (Bolla brennus)
Golden-headed Scallopwing (Staphylus ceos)
Mazans Scallopwing (Staphylus mazans)
Hayhurst's Scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii)
Variegated Skipper (Gorgythion begga)
Blue-studded Skipper (Sostrata nordica)
Hoary Skipper (Carrhenes canescens)
Glassy-winged Skipper (Xenophanes tryxus)
White Spurwing(Antigonus emorsa)
Texas Powdered Skipper (Systasea pulverulenta)
Arizona Powdered Skipper (Systasea zampa)
Sickle-winged Skipper (Eantis tamemund)
Hermit Skipper (Grais stigmaticus)
Brown-banded Skipper (Timochares ruptifasciata)
Tropical Duskywing (Anastrus sempiturnus)
White-patched Skipper (Chiomara georgina)
Slaty Skipper (Chiomara mithrax)
False Duskywing (Gesta invisus)
Florida Duskywing (Ephyriades brunnea)
Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)
Arizona' Juvenal's Duskywing(E. j. clitus)
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)
Columbine Duskywing (Erynnis lucilius)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)
Afranius Duskywing (Erynnis afranius)
Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)
Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus centaureae)
Appalachian Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus wyandot)
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)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)
Desert Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus philetas)
Erichson's White-Skipper (Heliopyrgus domicella)
Northern White-Skipper (Heliopetes ericetorum)
Laviana White-Skipper (Heliopetes laviana)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (Heliopetes macaira)
Veined White-Skipper (Heliopetes arsalte)
Common Streaky-Skipper (Celotes nessus)
Scarce Streaky-Skipper (Celotes limpia)
Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus) Updated!! 26 July 2014
Mexican Sootywing (Pholisora mejicanus)
Mohave Sootywing (Hesperopsis libya)
Saltbush Sootywing (Hesperopsis alpheus)
MacNeill's Sootywing (Hesperopsis gracielae)
Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon) NEW!! 7 June 2014
Russet Skipperling (Piruna pirus)
Four-spotted Skipperling (Piruna polingii)
Many-spotted Skipperling (Piruna aea)
Small-spotted Skipperling (Piruna penaea)
Chisos Skipperling (Piruna hafernicki)
Malicious Skipper (Synapte pecta)
Salenus Skipper (Synapte salenus)
Faceted Skipper (Synapte sp.)
Redundant Skipper (Corticea corticea)
Pale-rayed Skipper (Vidius perigenes)
Violet-patched Skipper (Monca crispinus)
Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Julia's Skipper (Nastra julia) Updated! 22 Jan 2014
Neamathla Skipper (Nastra neamathla)
Three-spotted Skipper (Cymaenes tripunctus)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (Cymaenes trebius)
Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius) Updated 27 Nov 2013
Liris Skipper(Lerema liris)
Fantastic Skipper (Vettius fantasos)
Green-backed Ruby-eye (Perichares philetes)
Osca Skipper (Rhinthon osca)
Double-dotted Skipper (Decinea percosius)
Hidden-ray Skipper (Conga chydaea)
Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)
Tropical Least Skipper (Ancyloxphya arene)
Poweshiek Skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)
Garita Skipperling (Oarisima garita) Updated! 29 July 2014
Edwards' Skipperling (Oarisima edwardsii)
Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiaca)
Southern Skipperling (Copaeodes minima)
Sunrise Skipper (Adopaeoides prittwitzi )
European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola) Updated! 9 Aug 2014
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Alkali Skipper (Pseudocopaeodes eunus)
Morrison's Skipper (Stinga morrisoni)
Uncas Skipper (Hesperia uncas)
Juba Skipper (Hesperia juba) Updated!! 26 Sep 2013
Common Branded Skipper (Hesperia comma) Updated! 10 July 2014
Plains Skipper (Hesperia assiniboia)
Western Branded Skipper (Hesperia colorado) Updated! 25 Sep 2013
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)
Rhesus Skipper (Polites rhesus)
Carus Skipper (Polites carus)
Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)
Sandhill Skipper (Polites sabuleti)
Mardon Skipper (Polites mardon)
Draco Skipper (Polites draco)
Baracoa Skipper (Polites baracoa)
Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)
Crossline Skipper (Polites origenes)
Long Dash (Polites mystic) Updated 12 Aug 2014
Sonoran Skipper (Polites sonora)
Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Northern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna) Updated 23 Sep 2013
Sachem (Atalopedes campestris) Updated 12 July 2013
Arogos Skipper (Atrytone arogos)
Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan) Updated 18 Nov 2013
Glowing Skipper (Anatrytone mazai)
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Rare Skipper (Problema bulenta)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides) Updated 9 Aug 2014
Rural Skipper (Ochlodes agricola)
Yuma Skipper (Ochlodes yuma)
Mulberry Wing (Poanes massasoit)
Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok)
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
Taxiles Skipper (Poanes taxiles)
Aaron's Skipper (Poanes aaroni) Updated 1 Dec 2013
Yehl Skipper (Poanes yehl)
Broad-winged Skipper (Poanes viator) Updated 27 Nov 2013
Umber Skipper (Poanes melane)
Snow's Skipper (Paratrytone snowi)
Common Mellana (Quasimellana eulogius)
Palmetto Skipper (Euphyes arpa)
Palatka Skipper (Euphyes pilatka) Updated 22 Jan 2014
Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion)
Bay Skipper (Euphyes bayensis)
Dukes' Skipper (Euphyes dukesi)
Black Dash (Euphyes conspicua)
Berry's Skipper (Euphyes berryi)
Two-spotted Skipper (Euphyes bimacula)
Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)
Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)
Dusted Skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna)
Crystal Skipper (Atrytonopsis new species I)
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)
Simius Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes simius)
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)
Pepper and Salt Skipper (Amblyscirtes hegon)
Elissa Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes elissa)
Texas Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes texanae)
Prenda Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes tolteca)
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes aesculapius) Updated! 24 June 2014
Carolina Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes carolina)
Reversed Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes reversa)
Slaty Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes nereus)
Nysa Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes nysa)
Dotted Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes eos)
Common Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes vialis) Updated! 26 July 2014
Celia's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes celia)
Bell's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes belli)
Dusky Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes alternata)
Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes phylace)
Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes fimbriata)
Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)
Violet-clouded Skipper (Lerodea arabus)
"Olive-clouded Skipper" (Lerodea a. dysaules )
Twin-spot Skipper (Oligoria maculata)
Brazilian Skipper (Calpodes ethlius)
Salt Marsh Skipper (Panoquina panoquin) Updated! 11 Nov 2013
Obscure Skipper (Panoquina panoquinoides)
Wandering Skipper (Panoquina errans)
Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola)
Hecebolus Skipper (Panoquina hecebolus)
Purple-washed Skipper (Panoquina lucas)
Evans' Skipper (Panoquina evansi)
Violet-banded Skipper (Nyctelius nyctelius)
Chestnut-marked Skipper (Thespieus macareus)
Orange Giant-Skipper (Agathymus neumoegeni )
Arizona Giant-Skipper (Agathymus aryxna)
Bauer's Giant-Skipper(Agathymus baueri)
Gentry's Giant-Skipper (Agathymus gentryi)
Huachuca Giant-Skipper (Agathymus evansi)
Mary's Giant-Skipper (Agathymus mariae)
California Giant-Skipper (Agathymus stephensi)
Coahuila Giant-Skipper (Agathymus estelleae)
Poling's Giant-Skipper (Agathymus polingi)
Mojave Giant-Skipper (Agathymus alliae)
Yucca Giant-Skipper (Megathymus yuccae)
Cofaqui Giant-Skipper (Megathymus cofaqui)
Strecker's Giant-Skipper (Megathmus streckeri)
Ursine Giant-Skipper (Megathymus ursus)
Manfreda Giant-Skipper (Stallingsia maculosus)

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