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Annual Durham Butterfly Count
Moth Photos
Moth Caterpillar Photos
Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina by Harry LeGrand and Tom Howard
Red-banded Hairstreak


Butterflies of North America

North Carolina Butterflies

Aruba Butterflies
Canada Butterflies
Colombia Butterflies
Peru Butterflies

Florida Butterflies
Maine Butterflies
Michigan Butterflies
Montana Butterflies of the MPG Ranch
Comparison of Speyeria fritillaries in western Montana
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 most of the butterfly species known from North America north of Mexico. This list generally follows the Pelham Catalog (2014) with some exceptions (e.g. the placement skippers after the true butterflies and the placement of the Giant-Skippers at the end of the skipper group). Note that the latest taxonomic arrangements deviate in several ways from previous arrangements, for example, sulphurs now are placed before whites. Click on the butterfly name to take you to account for species I have photographs of. If that species is found in North Carolina (my home state), specific information for that 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)
Mylotes Cattleheart (Parides eurimedes)
White-dotted Cattleheart (Parides alopius)
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Polydamas Swallowtail (Battus polydamas)
Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)
Dark Kite-Swallowtail (Eurytides philolaus)
Red-sided Swallowtail = Variable Swallowtail (Mimoides phaon)
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)
Thoas Swallowtail (Papilio thoas)
Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
Broad-banded Swallowtail (Papilio astyalus)
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion)
Schaus' Swallowtail (Papilio aristodemus)
Bahamian Swallowtail (Papilio andraemon)
Androgeus Swallowtail (Papilio androgeus)
Ruby-spotted Swallowtail (Papilio anchisiades)
Pink-spotted Swallowtail (Papilio rogeri)
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis)
Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio appalachiensis)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Mexican Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio alexiaris)
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)
Pale Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon)
Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata)
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus)
Three-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio pilumnus)
Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes)

Whites, Sulphurs (Pieridae)

Lyside Sulphur (Kricogonia lyside)
Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)
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)
Dina Yellow (Pyrisitia dina)
Shy Yellow (Pyrisitia messalina)
Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe)
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)
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 scudderi)
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)
White Angled-Sulphur (Anteos chlorinde)
Yellow Angled-Sulphur (Anteos maerula)
Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)
Tailed Sulphur (Phoebis neocypris)
Apricot Sulphur (Phoebis argante )
Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe)
Statira Sulphur (Aphrissa statiria = Phoebis statira)
Pink-spot Sulphur (Aphrissa neleis)
Orbed Sulphur (Aphrissa orbis)
Costa-spotted Mimic White (Enantia albania)
Desert Orangetip (Anthocharis cethura)
Sara Orangetip (Anthocharis sara)
Julia Orangetip (Anthocharis julia)
Stella Orangetip(Anthocharis stella)
Southwestern Orangetip (Anthocharis thoosa)
Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea)
Gray Marble (Anthocharis lanceolata)
Large Marble (Euchloe ausonides)
Olympia Marble (Euchloe olympia)
Northern Marble (Euchloe creusa)
Pearly Marble (Euchloe hyantis)
Desert Marble (Euchloe lotta)
Florida White (Glutophrissa drusilla = Appias drusilla)
Pine White (Neophasia menapia)
Chiricahua White (Neophasia terlooii)
Mexican Dartwhite (Catasticta nimbice)
Mountain White (Leptophobia aripa)
Arctic White (Pieris angelika)
Margined White (Pieris marginalis)
Mustard White (Pieris oleracea)
West Virginia White (Pieris virginiensis)
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Western White (Pontia occidentalis)
Spring White (Pontia sisymbrii)
Great Southern White (Ascia monuste)
Giant White (Ganyra josephina)
Howarth's White (Ganyra howarthi)

Harvesters, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Blues (Lycaenidae)

Harvester, Coppers
Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)
American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Lustrous Copper (Lycaena cupreus)
Tailed Copper (Lycaena arota)
Hermes Copper (Lycaena hermes)
Gray Copper (Lycaena dione)
Edith's Copper (Lycaena editha)
Great Copper (Lycaena xanthoides)
Gorgon Copper (Lycaena gorgon)
Ruddy Copper (Lycaena rubidus)
Blue Copper (Lycaena heteronea)
Bronze Copper (Lycaena hyllus)
Bog Copper (Lycaena epixanthe)
Dorcas Copper (Lycaena dorcas)
Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides)
Salt Marsh Copper (Lycaena dospassosi)
Lilac-bordered Copper (Lycaena nivalis)
Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa)

Colorado Hairstreak (Hypaurotis crysalus)
Golden Hairstreak (Habrodais grunus)
Mexican Cycadian (Eumaeus toxea)
Atala (Eumaeus atala)
Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)
Gold-bordered Hairstreak (Rekoa palegon)
Marius Hairstreak (Rekoa marius)
Creamy Stripe-streak (Arawacus jada)
Western Sooty Hairstreak (Satryium fuliginosa)
Sagebrush Sooty Hairstreak (Satryium semiluna)
Behr's Hairstreak (Satyrium behrii)
Acadian Hairstreak (Satyrium acadica)
California Hairstreak (Satyrium californica)
Sylvan Hairstreak (Satyrium sylvinus)
Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)
Edwards' Hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii)
Banded Hairstreak (Satryium calanus)
Hickory Hairstreak (Satyrium caryaevorus)
King's Hairstreak (Satyrium kingi)
Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)
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)
Soapberry Hairstreak (Phaeostrymon alcestis)
Black Hairstreak (Ocaria ocrisia)
Silver-banded Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon simaethis)
Amethyst Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon maesites)
Telea Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon telea)
Goodson's Greenstreak (Cyanophrys goodsoni)
Tropical Greenstreak (Cyanophrys herodotus)
Clench's Greenstreak (Cyanophrys miserabilis)
Western Green Hairstreak (Callophrys affinis)
Coastal Green Hairstreak (Callophrys dumetorum)
Sheridan's Hairstreak (Callophrys sheridanii)
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus), including Olive, Siva, and Nelson's (gryneus, siva, nelsoni)
Thorne's Hairstreak (Callophrys thornei)
Muir's Hairstreak (Callophrys muiri)
Hessel's Hairstreak (Callophrys hesseli)
Xami Hairstreak (Callophrys xami)
Sandia Hairstreak (Callophrys mcfarlandi)
Thicket Hairstreak (Callophrys spinetorum)
Johnson's Hairstreak (Callophrys johnsoni)
Brown Elfin (Callophrys augustinus)
Desert Elfin (Callophrys fotis)
Moss' Elfin (Callophrys mossii)
Hoary Elfin (Callophrys polios)
Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus)
Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)
Bog Elfin (Callophrys lanoraieensis)
Eastern Pine Elfin (Callophrys niphon)
Western Pine Elfin (Callophrys eryphon)
Strophius Hairstreak (Allosmaitia strophius)
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)
Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon acis)
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon bazochii)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapa)
Disguised Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon limenia)
Bromeliad Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon serapio)
Red-spotted Hairstreak (Strymon echion = Tmolus echion)
Leda Ministreak (Ministrymon leda)
Clytie Ministreak (Ministrymon clytie)
Gray Ministreak (Ministrymon azia)
Pearly-gray Hairstreak (Strephonota tephraeus)
Aquamarine Hairstreak (Oenomaus ortygnus)
White-M Hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album)
Sonoran Hairstreak (Hypostrymon critola)
Early Hairstreak (Erora laeta)
Arizona Hairstreak (Erora quaderna)
Ruddy Hairstreak (Electrostrymon hugon)
Muted Hairstreak (Electrostrymon joya)
Fulvous Hairstreak (Electrostrymon angelia)
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (Calycopis isobeon)

Northern Azure (Celastrina lucia)
Echo Azure (Celastrina echo)
Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)
Atlantic Holly Azure (Celastrina idella)
Cherry Gall Azure (Celastrina serotina)
Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)
Hops Azure (Celastrina humulus)
Appalachian Azure (Celastrina neglectamajor)
Dusky Azure (Celastrina nigra)
Arrowhead Blue (Glaucopsyche piasus)
Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)
Sonoran Blue (Philotes sonorensis)
Square-spotted Blue (Euphilotes battoides)
Glaucon Blue (Euphilotes glaucon)
Central Blue (Euphilotes centralis)
Bernardino Blue (Euphilotes bernardino)
Ellis' Blue (Euphilotes ellisii)
Bauer's Blue (Euphilotes baueri)
Mojave Blue (Euphilotes mojave)
Dotted Blue (Euphilotes enoptes)
Ancilla Blue = 'Ancilla' Dotted Blue (Euphilotes ancilla = Euphilotes enoptes ancilla)
Rita Blue (Euphilotes rita )
Pallid Blue (Euphilotes pallescens)
Spalding's Blue (Euphilotes spaldingi)
Small Blue (Philotiella speciosa)
Leona's Blue (Philotiella leona)
Cyna Blue (Zizula cyna)
Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exilis)
Eastern Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium pseudofea)
Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius)
Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
Western Tailed-Blue (Cupido amyntula)
Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)
Miami Blue (Cyclargus thomasi)
Nickerbean Blue (Cyclargus ammon)
Reakirt's Blue (Echinargus isola)
San Emigdio Blue (Plebejus emigdionis)
Greenish Blue (Icaricia saepiolus)
Boisduval's Blue (Icaricia icarioides)
Shasta Blue (Icaricia shasta)
Acmon Blue (Icaricia acmon)
Lupine Blue (Icaricia lupini)
Cotundra Blue (Icaricia cotundra)
Veined Blue (Plebejus neurona)
Northern Blue, Crowberry Blue (Plebejus idas)
Anna's Blue (Plebejus anna)
Friday's Blue (Plebejus fridayi)
Melissa Blue (Plebejus melissa)
Karner Blue (Plebejus samuelis)
Cranberry Blue (Agriades optilete)
Arctic Blue, Heather Blue (Agriades glandon)
Sierra Blue (Agriades podarce)
Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

Metalmarks (Riodinidae)

Northern Metalmark (Calephelis borealis)
Swamp Metalmark (Calephelis muticum)
Little Metalmark (Calephelis virginiensis)
Fatal Metalmark (Calephelis nemesis)
Rounded Metalmark (Calephelis perditalis)
Wright's Metalmark (Calephelis wrighti)
Rawson's Metalmark (Calephelis rawsoni)
Freeman's Metalmark (Calephelis freemani)
Arizona Metalmark (Calephelis arizonensis)
Red-bordered Metalmark (Caria ino)
Maria's Metalmark (Lasaia maria)
Blue Metalmark (Lasaia sula)
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)
Behr's Metalmark (Apodemia virgulti)
Sonoran Metalmark (Apodemia mejicanus)
Mexican Metalmark (Apodemia duryi)
Palmer's Metalmark (Apodemia palmerii)
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)

Brushfoots (Nymphalidae)

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)
Cuban Snout (Libytheana motya)

Milkweed Butterflies
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Queen (Danaus gilippus)
Soldier (Danaus eresimus)
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea halia)
Klug's Clearwing (Dircenna klugii)

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta)
Julia Heliconian (Dryas iulia)
Banded Orange Heliconian (Dryadula phaetusa)
Isabella's Heliconian (Eueides isabella)
Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charithonia)
Erato Heliconian (Heliconius erato)

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Mexican Fritillary (Euptoieta hegesia)
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)
Alberta Fritillary (Boloria alberta)
Astarte Fritillary (Boloria astarte)
Freija Fritillary (Boloria freija)
Cryptic Fritillary (Boloria natazhati)
Purplish Fritillary (Boloria chariclea)
Diana Fritillary (Speyeria diana)
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
Leto Fritillary (Speyeria leto)
Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeris aphrodite)
Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia)
Nokomis Fritillary (Speyeria nokomis)
Edwards' Fritillary (Speyeria edwardsii)
Coronis Fritillary (Speyeria coronis)
Carol's Fritillary (Speyeria carolae)
Zerene Fritillary (Speyeria zerene)
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)

Admirals, Sisters
Red-spotted Admiral (Limenitis arthemis)
"White Admiral" (L. arthemis arthemis)
"Red-spotted Purple" (L. arthemis astyanax)
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii)
Lorquin's Admiral (Limenitis lorquini)
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
Band-celled Sister (Adelpha fessonia)
Arizona Sister (Adelpha eulalia)
California Sister (Adelpha californica)
Spot-celled Sister (Adelpha basiloides)

Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)
Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia)
Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)
Dusky Emperor (Asterocampa idyja)
Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon)
Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure)

Purplewings, Crackers, & kin
Red Rim (Biblis hyperia)
Common Mestra (Mestra amymone)
Dingy Purplewing (Eunica monima)
Florida Purplewing (Eunica tatila)
Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa)
Blackened Bluewing (Myscelia cyananthe)
Gray Cracker (Hamadryas februa)
Pale Cracker (Hamadryas amphichloe)
Glaucous Cracker (Hamadryas glauconome)
Black-patched Cracker (Hamadryas atlantis)
Variable Cracker (Hamadryas feronia)
Guatemalan Cracker (Hamadryas guatemalena )
Brownish Cracker (Hamadryas iphthime)
Red Cracker (Hamadryas amphinome)
Common Banner (Epiphile adrasta)
Blue-eyed Sailor (Dynamine dyonis)

Waiter Daggerwing (Marpesia zerynthia)
Many-banded Daggerwing (Marpesia chiron)
Ruddy Daggerwing (Marpesia petreus)
Antillean Daggerwing (Marpesia eleuchea)

Ladies, Anglewings, Buckeyes, Checkerspots, Crescents, & kin
Orion (Historis odius)
Tailed Cecropian(Historis acheronta)
Blomfild's Beauty (Smyrna blomfildia)
Orange Mapwing (Hypanartia lethe)
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti)
Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis l-album)
California Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis californica)
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus)
Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)
Oreas Comma (Polygonia oreas)
Hoary Comma, Zephyr Comma (Polygonia gracilis)
Green Comma (Polygonia faunus)
White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)
Banded Peacock (Anartia fatima)
Caribbean Peacock (Anartia chrysopelea)
Malachite (Siproeta stelenes)
Rusty-tipped Page(Siproeta epaphus)
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Tropical Buckeye (Junonia evarete)
"Dark" Buckeye(J. g. form nigrosuffusa)
Mimic (Hypolimnas misippus)
Gillette's Checkerspot (Euphydryas gillettii)
Edith's Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha)
Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)
Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona )
Snowberry Checkerspot (Euphydryas colon)
Anicia Checkerspot (Euphydryas anicia)
Dotted Checkerspot (Polydryas minuta)
Arachne Checkerspot (Polydryas arachne)
Crimson Patch (Chlosyne janais)
Definite Patch (Chlosyne definita)
Banded Patch (Chlosyne endeis)
Red-spotted Patch (Chlosyne melitaeoides )
Medial Patch (Chlosyne eumeda)
Rosita Patch (Chlosyne rosita)
Theona Checkerspot (Chlosyne theona)
Black Checkerspot (Chlosyne cyneas)
Fulvia Checkerspot (Chlosyne fulvia)
Leanira Checkerspot (Chlosyne leanira)
Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
Gorgone Checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)
California Patch (Chlosyne californica)
Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)
Harris' Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii)
Hoffmann's Checkerspot (Chlosyne hoffmanni)
Rockslide Checkerspot (Chlosyne damoetus)
Sagebrush Checkerspot (Chlosyne acastus)
Gabb's Checkerspot (Chlosyne gabbii)
Northern Checkerspot (Chlosyne palla)
Sierra Nevada Checkerspot (Chlosyne whitneyi)
Elf (Microtia elva)
Tiny Checkerspot (Dymasia dymas )
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada)
Black-bordered Tegosa (Tegosa luka)
Cuban Crescent (Anthanassa frisia)
Pale-banded Crescent (Anthanassa tulcis)
Black Crescent (Anthanassa ptolyca)
Texan Crescent (Anthanassa texana)
Chestnut Crescent (Anthanassa argentea)
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)
'Mimic' Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta incognitus)
Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii)
Field Crescent (Phyciodes pulchella)

Florida Leafwing (Anaea troglodyta)
Tropical Leafwing (Anaea aidea)
Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)
Angled Leafwing (Fountainea glycerium)
Chestnut Leafwing (Memphis echemus)
Pale-spotted Leafwing (Memphis pithyusa)

Morphos, Pearly-Eyes, Browns, Satyrs, Wood-Nymphs, Alpines, Arctics
White Morpho (Morpho polyphemus)
Southern Pearly-eye (Lethe portlandia)
Northern Pearly-eye (Lethe anthedon)
Creole Pearly-eye (Lethe creola)
Eyed Brown (Lethe eurydice)
Appalachian Brown (Lethe appalachia)
Hayden's Ringlet (Coenonympha haydenii)
Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)
Nabokov's Satyr (Cyllopsis pyracmon)
Canyonland Satyr (Cyllopsis pertepida)
Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma)
Pine Satyr (Paramacera xicaque)
Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius)
Intricate Satyr (Hermeuptychia intricata)
South Texas Satyr (Hermeuptychia hermybius)
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)
Common Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
Mead's Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis meadii)
Great Basin Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis sthenele)
Disguised Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis incognita)
Small Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis oetus)
Red-bordered Satyr (Gyrocheilus patrobas)
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)
Common Alpine (Erebia epipsodea)
Red-disked Alpine (Erebia discoidalis)
Theano Alpine (Erebia pawloskii)
Four-dotted Alpine (Erebia youngi)
Reddish Alpine (Erebia lafontainei)
Eskimo Alpine (Erebia occulta)
Colorado Alpine (Erebia callias)
Ridings' Satyr (Neominois ridingsii)
Philip's Arctic(Oeneis philipi)
Polixenes Arctic (Oeneis polixenes)
Jutta Arctic (Oeneis jutta)
Melissa Arctic (Oeneis melissa)
Sentinel Arctic (Oeneis alpina)
White-veined Arctic (Oeneis bore taygete)
Chryxus Arctic (Oeneis chryxus)
Alberta Arctic (Oeneis alberta)
Great Arctic (Oeneis nevadensis)
Macoun's Arctic (Oeneis macounii)
Uhler's Arctic (Oeneis uhleri)
To see all arctics on one page, click here: all arctics

Skippers (Hesperiidae)

Longtails, Agunas, Flashers, Cloudywings, & kin
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)
Broken Silverdrop (Epargyreus exadeus)
Hammock Skipper (Polygonus leo)
Manuel's Skipper (Polygonus savigny)
White-striped Longtail (Chiodes albofasciatus)
Zilpa Longtail (Chiodes zilpa)
Mottled Longtail (Typhedanus undulatus)
Mexican Longtail (Polythrix mexicanus)
Eight-spotted Longtail (Polythrix octomaculata)
Gold-spotted Aguna (Aguna asander)
Tailed Aguna (Aguna metophis)
Emerald Aguna (Aguna claxon)
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)
Tehuacan Cloudywing, Dark Cloudywing (Achalarus tehuacana)
Skinner's Cloudywing (Achalarus albociliatus)
Coyote Cloudywing (Achalarus toxeus)
Jalapus Cloudywing ( Thessia jalapus)
Drusius Cloudywing (Thorybes drusius)
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
Confused Cloudywing (Thorybes confusis)
Western Cloudywing (Thorybes diversus)
Mexican Cloudywing (Thorybes mexicana)
Potrillo Skipper (Cabares potrillo)
Falcate Skipper (Spathilepia clonius)
Acacia Skipper (Cogia hippalus)
Outis Skipper (Cogia outis)
Gold-costa Skipper (Cogia caicus)
Mimosa Skipper (Cogia calchas)

Scallopwings, Sootywings, Duskywings, Checkered-Skippers, & kin
Dull Firetip (Apyrrothrix araxes)
Fritzgaertner's Flat (Celaenorrhinus fritzgaertneri)
Stallings' Flat (Celaenorrhinus stallingsi)
Starred Skipper (Arteurotia tractipennis)
Purplish-black Skipper (Nisoniades rubescens)
Glazed Pellicia (Pellicia arina)
Morning Glory Pellicia (Pellicia dimidiata)
Wind's Skipper (Windia windi)
Red-studded Skipper (Noctuana stator)
Obscure Bolla (Bolla brennus)
Mottled Bolla (Bolla clytius)
Golden-headed Scallopwing (Staphylus ceos)
Mazans Scallopwing (Staphylus mazans)
Hayhurst's Scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii)
Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)
Mexican Sootywing (Pholisora mejicanus)
Mohave Sootywing (Hesperopsis libya)
Saltbush Sootywing (Hesperopsis alpheus)
MacNeill's Sootywing (Hesperopsis gracielae)
Variegated Skipper (Gorgythion begga)
Blue-studded Skipper (Sostrata nordica)
Pale Mylon, Dingy Mylon (Mylon pelopidas)
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)
Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)
Columbine Duskywing (Erynnis lucilius)
Afranius Duskywing (Erynnis afranius)
Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)
Pale Sicklewing (Achlyodes pallida)
Sickle-winged Skipper (Eantis tamemund)
Hoary Skipper (Carrhenes canescens)
Glassy-winged Skipper (Xenophanes tryxus)
White Spurwing (Antigonus emorsa)
Erosus Spurwing (Antigonus erosus)
Texas Powdered Skipper (Systasea pulverulenta)
Arizona Powdered Skipper (Systasea zampa)
Common Streaky-Skipper (Celotes nessus)
Scarce Streaky-Skipper (Celotes limpia)
Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus centaureae)
'Appalachian' Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus centaureae 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)
Desert Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus philetas)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)
Erichson's White-Skipper (Heliopyrgus domicella)
Sublinea 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)

Grass Skippers
Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)
Russet Skipperling (Piruna pirus)
Chisos Skipperling (Piruna hafernicki)
Four-spotted Skipperling (Piruna polingii)
Many-spotted Skipperling (Piruna aea)
Small-spotted Skipperling (Piruna penaea)
Green-backed Ruby-eye (Perichares adela)
Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)
Tropical Least Skipper (Ancyloxphya arene)
Poweshiek Skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)
Garita Skipperling (Oarisima garita)
Edwards' Skipperling (Oarisima edwardsii)
Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiaca)
Southern Skipperling (Copaeodes minima)
Sunrise Skipper (Adopaeoides prittwitzi )
European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)
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' Skipper (Panoquina evansi)
Malicious Skipper (Synapte pecta)
Salenus Skipper (Synapte salenus)
Faceted Skipper (Synapte shiva)
Redundant Skipper (Corticea corticea)
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)
Elissa Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes elissa)
Pepper and Salt 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)
Prenda Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes tolteca)
Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes phylace)
Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes fimbriata)
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)
Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)
Violet-clouded Skipper = Olive-clouded Skipper (Lerodea arabus = Lerodea dysaules)
Butler's Skipper (Mnasilus allubita)
Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)
Liris Skipper (Lerema liris)
Fantastic Skipper (Vettius fantasos)
Osca Skipper (Rhinthon osca)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Alkali Skipper (Pseudocopaeodes eunus)
Uncas Skipper (Hesperia uncas)
Juba Skipper (Hesperia juba)
Common Branded Skipper (Hesperia comma)
Western Branded Skipper (Hesperia colorado)
Plains Skipper (Hesperia assiniboia)
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)
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)
Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)
Arogos Skipper (Atrytone arogos)
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
Rare Skipper (Problema bulenta)
Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok)
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
Taxiles Skipper (Poanes taxiles)
Mulberry Wing (Poanes massasoit)
Broad-winged Skipper (Poanes viator)
Aaron's Skipper (Poanes aaroni)
Yehl Skipper (Poanes yehl)
Umber Skipper (Poanes melane)
Morrison's Skipper (Stinga morrisoni)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Rural Skipper (Ochlodes agricola)
Yuma Skipper (Ochlodes yuma)
Snow's Skipper (Paratrytone snowi)
Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan)
Glowing Skipper (Anatrytone mazai)
Common Mellana (Quasimellana eulogius)
Simius Roadside-Skipper (Notamblyscirtes simius)
Palatka Skipper (Euphyes pilatka)
Black Dash (Euphyes conspicua)
Berry's Skipper (Euphyes berryi)
Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion)
Bay Skipper (Euphyes bayensis)
Dukes' Skipper (Euphyes dukesi)
Two-spotted Skipper (Euphyes bimacula)
Palmetto Skipper (Euphyes arpa)
Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)
Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)
Dusted Skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna)
Crystal Skipper (Atrytonopsis quinteri)
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)
Violet-banded Skipper (Nyctelius nyctelius)
Hidden-ray Skipper (Conga chydaea)
Double-dotted Skipper (Decinea percosius)
Twin-spot Skipper (Oligoria maculata)
Chestnut-marked Skipper (Thespieus macareus)

Orange Giant-Skipper (Agathymus neumoegeni )
Poling's Giant-Skipper (Agathymus polingi)
Arizona Giant-Skipper (Agathymus aryxna)
Huachuca Giant-Skipper (Agathymus evansi)
Bauer's Giant-Skipper(Agathymus baueri)
Gentry's Giant-Skipper (Agathymus gentryi)
Mary's Giant-Skipper (Agathymus mariae)
Gilbert's Giant-Skipper (Agathymus gilberti)
Coahuila Giant-Skipper (Agathymus estelleae)
California Giant-Skipper (Agathymus stephensi)
Mojave Giant-Skipper (Agathymus alliae)
Yucca Giant-Skipper (Megathymus yuccae)
Ursine Giant-Skipper (Megathymus ursus)
Cofaqui Giant-Skipper (Megathymus cofaqui)
Strecker's Giant-Skipper (Megathmus streckeri)
Manfreda Giant-Skipper (Stallingsia maculosus)

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