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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
A couple Butterflies from New Zealand and Tahiti

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
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. I am currently in the middle of updating this list to generally follow the Pelham Catalog (2020) with some exceptions (e.g. the placement skippers after the true butterflies, omitting a few species only known in the US by one or two south Texas records). Click on the butterfly name to take you to the 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)
Dark Kite-Swallowtail (Eurytides philolaus)
Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)
Red-sided Swallowtail, Variable Swallowtail (Mimoides phaon, Eurytides phaon)
Mylotes Cattleheart (Parides eurimedes)
White-dotted Cattleheart (Parides alopius)
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Polydamas Swallowtail (Battus polydamas)
Indra Swallowtail (Papilio indra)
Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
Short-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio brevicauda)
Ozark Swallowtail (Papilio joanae)
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Ruby-spotted Swallowtail (Papilio anchisiades, Heraclides anchisiades)
Pink-spotted Swallowtail (Papilio rogeri, Heraclides rogeri)
Androgeus Swallowtail (Papilio androgeus, Heraclides androgeus)
Schaus' Swallowtail (Papilio aristodemus, Heraclides arostodemus)
Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion, Heraclides ornythion)
Bahamian Swallowtail (Papilio andraemon, Heraclides andraemon)
Thoas Swallowtail (Papilio thoas, Heraclides thoas)
Eastern Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes, Heraclides cresphontes)
Western Giant Swallowtail (Papilio rumiko, Heraclides rumiko)
Three-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio pilumnus, Pterourus pilumnus)
Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus, Pterourus troilus)
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes, Pterourus palamedes)
Victorine Swallowtail (Papilio victorinus, Pterourus victorinus)
Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata, Pterourus multicaudata)
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus, Pterourus rutulus)
Pale Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon, Pterourus eurymedon)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus, Pterourus glaucus)
Mexican Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio alexiares, Pterourus alexiares)
Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis, Pterourus canadensis)
Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio appalachiensis, Pterourus appalachiensis)

Whites, Sulphurs (Pieridae)

Costa-spotted Mimic White (Enantia albania)
Lyside Sulphur (Kricogonia lyside)
Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)
Shy Yellow (Pyrisitia messalina)
Barred Yellow (Eurema daira)
Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa)
Mimosa Yellow (Pyrisitia nise)
Dina Yellow (Pyrisitia dina)
Tailed Orange (Pyrisitia proterpia)
Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe)
Boisduval's Yellow (Eurema boisduvaliana, Abaeis boisduvaliana)
Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana, Abaeis mexicana)
Salome Yellow (Eurema salome, Abaeis salome)
Ghost Yellow (Eurema albula, Abaeis albula)
Booth's Sulphur (Colias tyche)
Labrador Sulphur (Colias nastes)
Coppermine Sulphur (Colias johanseni)
Hecla Sulphur (Colias hecla)
Scudder's Sulphur (Colias scudderi)
Giant Sulphur (Colias gigantea)
Mead's Sulphur (Colias meadii)
Western Sulphur (Colias occidentalis)
Christina's Sulphur (Colias christina)
Queen Alexandra's Sulphur (Colias alexandra)
Harford's Sulphur (Colias harfordii)
Eriphyle Sulphur (Colias eriphyle)
Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
Pink-edged Sulphur (Colias interior)
Pelidne Sulphur (Colias pelidne)
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)
Sara Orangetip (Anthocharis sara)
Julia Orangetip (Anthocharis julia)
Southwestern Orangetip (Anthocharis thoosa)
Desert Orangetip (Anthocharis cethura)
Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea)
Gray Marble (Anthocharis lanceolata)
Large Marble (Euchloe ausonides)
Arctic Marble (Euchloe ochracea)
Northern Marble (Euchloe creusa)
Olympia Marble (Euchloe olympia)
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)
Great Southern White (Ascia monuste)
Giant White (Ganyra josephina)
Howarth's White (Ganyra howarthi)
Mountain White (Leptophobia aripa)
Spring White (Pontia sisymbrii)
Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Western White (Pontia occidentalis)
Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Arctic White (Pieris angelika)
Mustard White (Pieris oleracea)
Margined White (Pieris marginalis)
West Virginia White (Pieris virginiensis)

Harvesters, Coppers, Hairstreaks, Blues (Lycaenidae)

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

Colorado Hairstreak (Hypaurotis crysalus)
Golden Hairstreak (Habrodais grunus)
Mexican Cycadian (Eumaeus toxea)
Atala (Eumaeus atala)
Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)
Strophius Hairstreak (Allosmaitia strophius)
White-M Hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album)
Aquamarine Hairstreak (Oenomaus ortygnus)
Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (Calycopis isobeon)
Ruddy Hairstreak (Electrostrymon hugon)
Muted Hairstreak (Electrostrymon joya)
Fulvous Hairstreak (Electrostrymon angelia)
Sonoran Hairstreak (Hypostrymon critola)
Gold-bordered Hairstreak (Rekoa palegon)
Marius Hairstreak (Rekoa marius)
Creamy Stripe-streak (Arawacus jada)
Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon cestri)
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon bazochii)
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapa)
Disguised Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon limenia)
Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon rufofusca)
Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon yojoa)
Red-lined Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon bebrycia)
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Avalon Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon avalona)
Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon alea)
Martial Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon martialis)
Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon acis)
White Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon albata)
Bromeliad Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon serapio)
Gray Ministreak (Ministrymon azia)
Leda Ministreak (Ministrymon leda)
Clytie Ministreak (Ministrymon clytie)
Red-spotted Hairstreak (Strymon echion = Tmolus echion)
Pearly-gray Hairstreak (Strephonota tephraeus)
Black Hairstreak (Ocaria ocrisia)
Thicket Hairstreak (Callophrys spinetorum)
Johnson's Hairstreak (Callophrys johnsoni)
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus), including Olive, Siva, and Nelson's (gryneus, siva, nelsoni)
Loki Hairstreak (Callophrys loki), including Thorne's Hairstreak (Callophrys loki thornei)
Muir's Hairstreak (Callophrys muiri)
Hessel's Hairstreak (Callophrys hesseli)
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)
Sandia Hairstreak (Callophrys mcfarlandi)
Xami Hairstreak (Callophrys xami)
Sheridan's Hairstreak (Callophrys sheridanii)
Coastal Green Hairstreak (Callophrys dumetorum)
Western Green Hairstreak (Callophrys affinis)
Goodson's Greenstreak (Cyanophrys goodsoni)
Tropical Greenstreak (Cyanophrys herodotus)
Clench's Greenstreak (Cyanophrys miserabilis)
Silver-banded Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon simaethis)
Amethyst Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon maesites)
Telea Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon telea)
Early Hairstreak (Erora laeta)
Arizona Hairstreak (Erora quaderna)
Behr's Hairstreak (Satyrium behrii)
Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak (Satyrium tetra)
Hedgerow Hairstreak (Satyrium saepium)
Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)
Gold-hunter's Hairstreak (Satyrium auretorum)
Poling's Hairstreak (Satyrium polingi)
Oak Hairstreak (Satyrium favonius)
Ilavia Hairstreak (Satyrium ilavia)
Soapberry Hairstreak (Phaeostrymon alcestis)
King's Hairstreak (Satyrium kingi)
Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)
Hickory Hairstreak (Satyrium caryaevorus)
Banded Hairstreak (Satryium calanus)
Edwards' Hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii)
Acadian Hairstreak (Satyrium acadica)
California Hairstreak (Satyrium californica)
Sylvan Hairstreak (Satyrium sylvinus)
Western Sooty Hairstreak (Satryium fuliginosa)
Sagebrush Sooty Hairstreak (Satryium semiluna)

Cyna Blue (Zizula cyna)
Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exilis)
Eastern Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium pseudofea)
Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius)
Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)
Small Blue (Philotiella speciosa, Euphilotes speciosa)
Leona's Blue (Philotiella leona, Euphilotes leona)
Square-spotted Blue (Euphilotes battoides)
Bernardino Blue (Euphilotes bernardino)
El Segundo Blue (Euphilotes allyni)
Glaucon Blue (Euphilotes glaucon)
Bauer's Blue (Euphilotes baueri)
Central Blue (Euphilotes centralis)
Ellis' Blue (Euphilotes ellisii)
Ancilla Blue = 'Ancilla' Dotted Blue (Euphilotes ancilla, Euphilotes enoptes ancilla)
Stanfords' Blue (Euphilotes stanfordorum)
Mojave Blue (Euphilotes mojave)
Dotted Blue (Euphilotes enoptes)
Dammers' Blue (Euphilotes dammersi)
Columbian Blue (Euphilotes columbiae)
Spalding's Blue (Euphilotes spaldingi)
Rita Blue (Euphilotes columbiae)
Pallid Blue (Euphilotes pallescens)
Sonoran Blue (Philotes sonorensis)
Arrowhead Blue (Glaucopsyche piasus)
Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)
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)
Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
Western Tailed-Blue (Cupido amyntula)
Miami Blue (Cyclargus thomasi)
Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)
Nickerbean Blue (Cyclargus ammon)
Reakirt's Blue (Echinargus isola)
San Emigdio Blue (Plebejus emigdionis)
Shasta Blue (Icaricia shasta)
Veined Blue (Plebejus neurona, Icaricia neurona)
Acmon Blue (Icaricia acmon)
Lupine Blue (Icaricia lupini)
Cotundra Blue (Icaricia cotundra)
Greenish Blue (Icaricia saepiolus)
Boisduval's Blue (Icaricia icarioides)
Cranberry Blue (Agriades optilete)
Arctic Blue, Heather Blue (Agriades glandon)
Sierra Blue (Agriades podarce)
Northern Blue, Crowberry Blue (Plebejus idas)
Friday's Blue (Plebejus fridayi)
Anna's Blue (Plebejus anna)
Melissa Blue (Plebejus melissa)
Karner Blue (Plebejus samuelis)
Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)

Metalmarks (Riodinidae)

Red-bordered Metalmark (Caria ino)
Red-bordered Pixie (Melanis pixe)
Northern Metalmark (Calephelis borealis)
Swamp Metalmark (Calephelis muticum)
Little Metalmark (Calephelis virginiensis)
Rounded Metalmark (Calephelis perditalis)
Fatal Metalmark (Calephelis nemesis)
Arizona Metalmark (Calephelis arizonensis)
Freeman's Metalmark (Calephelis freemani)
Rawson's Metalmark (Calephelis rawsoni)
Wright's Metalmark (Calephelis wrighti)
Maria's Metalmark (Lasaia maria)
Blue Metalmark (Lasaia sula)
Curve-winged Metalmark (Emesis emesia, Curvie emesia)
Walker's Metalmark (Apodemia walkeri)
Hepburn's Metalmark (Apodemia hepburni)
Palmer's Metalmark (Apodemia palmerii)
Narrow-winged Metalmark (Apodemia multiplaga)
Mormon Metalmark (Apodemia mormo)
Behr's Metalmark (Apodemia virgulti)
Sonoran Metalmark (Apodemia mejicanus)
Mexican Metalmark (Apodemia duryi)
Nais Metalmark (Apodemia nais)
Chisos Metalmark (Apodemia chisosensis)
Ares Metalmark (Emesis ares)
Zela Metalmark (Emesis zela)
Falcate Metalmark (Emesis tenedia)
Crescent Metalmark (Apodemia phyciodoides, Emesis phycoidoides)

Brushfoots (Nymphalidae)

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

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

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

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Mexican Fritillary (Euptoieta hegesia)
Mountain Fritillary (Boloria alaskensis)
Bog Fritillary (Boloria eunomia)
Freija Fritillary (Boloria freija)
Cryptic Fritillary (Boloria natazhati)
Purplish Fritillary (Boloria chariclea)
Dingy Fritillary (Boloria improba)
Relict Fritillary (Boloria kriemhild)
Pacific Fritillary (Boloria epithore)
Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona)
Frigga Fritillary (Boloria frigga)
Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)
Astarte Fritillary (Boloria astarte)
Polaris Fritillary (Boloria polaris)
Alberta Fritillary (Boloria alberta)
Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia)
Diana Fritillary (Speyeria diana)
Nokomis Fritillary (Speyeria nokomis)
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
'Leto' Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele leto)
Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeris aphrodite)
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)
Hydaspe Fritillary (Speyeria hydaspe)
Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis)
Northwestern Fritillary (Speyeria hesperis)
Edwards' Fritillary (Speyeria edwardsii)
Mormon Fritillary (Speyeria mormonia)

Admirals, Sisters
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
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)
Arizona Sister (Adelpha eulalia)
California Sister (Adelpha californica)
Band-celled Sister (Adelpha fessonia)
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
Common Banner (Epiphile adrasta)
Dingy Purplewing (Eunica monima)
Florida Purplewing (Eunica tatila)
Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa)
Blackened Bluewing (Myscelia cyananthe)
Black-patched Cracker (Hamadryas atlantis)
Gray Cracker (Hamadryas februa)
Glaucous Cracker (Hamadryas glauconome)
Brownish Cracker (Hamadryas iphthime)
Variable Cracker (Hamadryas feronia)
Guatemalan Cracker (Hamadryas guatemalena )
Red Cracker (Hamadryas amphinome)
Red Rim (Biblis hyperia)
Common Mestra (Mestra amymone)
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)
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)
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella)
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)
Banded Peacock (Anartia fatima)
Caribbean Peacock (Anartia chrysopelea)
Malachite (Siproeta stelenes)
Rusty-tipped Page(Siproeta epaphus)
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Litoral Buckeye (Junonia litoralis) (I made this name up, accepted common name TBD)
Gray Buckeye (Junonia grisia)
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva, Junonia neildi)
Tropical Buckeye (Junonia evarete, Junonia zonalis)
Dark Buckeye(Junonia 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)
California Patch (Chlosyne californica)
Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)
Gorgone Checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)
Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
Harris' Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii)
Hoffmann's Checkerspot (Chlosyne hoffmanni)
Sagebrush Checkerspot (Chlosyne acastus)
Gabb's Checkerspot (Chlosyne gabbii)
Northern Checkerspot (Chlosyne palla)
Sierra Nevada Checkerspot (Chlosyne whitneyi)
Rockslide Checkerspot (Chlosyne damoetus)
Elf (Microtia elva)
Tiny Checkerspot (Dymasia dymas )
Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada)
Arizona Checkerspot (Texola perse)
Black-bordered Tegosa (Tegosa luka)
Texan Crescent (Anthanassa texana)
Black Crescent (Anthanassa ptolyca)
Cuban Crescent (Anthanassa frisia)
Pale-banded Crescent (Anthanassa tulcis)
Chestnut Crescent (Anthanassa argentea)
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)
'Mimic' Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta incognitus)
Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii)
Field Crescent (Phyciodes pulchella)
California Crescent (Phyciodes orseis)
Pale Crescent (Phyciodes pallida)
Mylitta Crescent (Phyciodes mylitta)
Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)
Painted Crescent (Phyciodes picta)
Vesta Crescent (Phyciodes graphica)

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

Ringlets, Pearly-Eyes, Browns, Satyrs, Wood-Nymphs, Alpines, Arctics
Hayden's Ringlet (Coenonympha haydenii)
Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)
Southern Pearly-eye (Lethe portlandia)
Northern Pearly-eye (Lethe anthedon)
Creole Pearly-eye (Lethe creola)
Eyed Brown (Lethe eurydice)
Appalachian Brown (Lethe appalachia)
Nabokov's Satyr (Cyllopsis pyracmon)
Canyonland Satyr (Cyllopsis pertepida)
Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma)
Pine Satyr (Paramacera xicaque)
Red Satyr (Megisto rubricata, Cissia rubricata)
Little Wood-Satyr (Megisto cymela)
Carolina Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius)
South Texas Satyr (Hermeuptychia hermybius)
Intricate Satyr (Hermeuptychia intricata)
Georgia Satyr (Neonympha areolatus)
Helicta Satyr (Neonympha helicta)
Mitchell's Satyr (Neonympha mitchellii)
Red-bordered Satyr (Gyrocheilus patrobas)
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)
Magdalena Alpine (Erebia magdalena)
Mt. McKinley Alpine (Erebia mackinleyensis)
Banded Alpine (Erebia fasciata)
Red-disked Alpine (Erebia discoidalis)
Ross' Alpine (Erebia rossii)
Disa Alpine (Erebia disa)
Taiga Alpine (Erebia mancinus)
Reddish Alpine (Erebia lafontainei)
Four-dotted Alpine (Erebia youngi)
Eskimo Alpine (Erebia occulta)
Theano Alpine (Erebia pawloskii)
Common Alpine (Erebia epipsodea)
Vidler's Alpine (Erebia vidleri)
Colorado Alpine (Erebia callias)
Uhler's Arctic (Oeneis uhleri)
Ridings' Satyr (Neominois ridingsii, Onenis ridingsii)
Jutta Arctic (Oeneis jutta)
Melissa Arctic (Oeneis melissa)
Philip's Arctic(Oeneis philipi)
Polixenes Arctic (Oeneis polixenes)
Sentinel Arctic (Oeneis alpina)
White-veined Arctic (Oeneis bore taygete)
Chryxus Arctic (Oeneis chryxus)
Tanana Arctic (Oeneis tanana)
Alberta Arctic (Oeneis alberta)
Great Arctic (Oeneis nevadensis)
Macoun's Arctic (Oeneis macounii)
To see all my 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)
Skinner's Cloudywing (Achalarus albociliatus, Cecropterus albociliatus)
Coyote Cloudywing (Achalarus toxeus, Cecropterus toxeus)
Jalapus Cloudywing ( Thessia jalapus, Cecropterus jalapus)
White-tailed Longtail (Urbanus doryssus, Cecropterus doryssus)
Small-spotted Flasher (Astraptes egregius, Cecropterus egregius)
Dorantes Longtail (Urbanus dorantes, Cecropterus dorantes)
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades, Cecropterus lyciades)
Desert Cloudywing (Achalarus casica, Cecropterus casica)
Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus, Cecropterus bathyllus)
Mexican Cloudywing (Thorybes mexicana, Cecropterus mexicana)
Western Cloudywing (Thorybes diversus, Cecropterus diversus)
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades, Cecropterus pylades)
Drusius Cloudywing (Thorybes drusius, Cecropterus drusius)
Tehuacan Cloudywing, Dark Cloudywing (Achalarus tehuacana, Cecropterus tehuacana)
Confused Cloudywing (Thorybes confusis, Cecropterus confusis)
Chisos Banded-Skipper (Autochton cincta, Cecropterus cincta)
Sonoran Banded-Skipper (Autochton pseudocellus, Cecropterus pseudocellus)
Plain Longtail (Urbanus simplicius, Spicauda simplicius)
Brown Longtail (Urbanus procne, Spicauda procne)
Teleus Longtail (Urbanus teleus, Spicauda teleus)
Tanna Longtail (Urbanus tanna, Spicauda tanna)
Esmeralda Longtail (Urbanus esmeraldus)
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Pronus Longtail (Urbanus pronus)
Double-striped Longtail (Urbanus alva, Urbanus belli alva)
Cobalt Longtail (Urbanus viterboana)
Two-barred Flasher (Astraptes fulgerator, Telegonus catemacoensis)
Green Flasher (Astraptes talus, Telegonus talus)
Frosted Flasher (Astraptes alardus, Telegonus alardus)
Gilbert's Flasher (Astraptes alector, Telegonus alector)
Yellow-tipped Flasher (Astraptes anaphus, Telegonus anaphus)
Golden Banded-Skipper (Autochton cellus, Telegonus cellus)
Potrillo Skipper (Cabares potrillo, Autochton potrillo)
Falcate Skipper (Spathilepia clonius)
Mercurial Skipper (Proteides mercurius)
Zestos Skipper (Epargyreus zestos)
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Broken Silverdrop (Epargyreus cruza, Epargyreus exadeus cruza)
White-striped Longtail (Chiodes albofasciatus)
Zilpa Longtail (Chiodes zilpa)
Tailed Aguna (Aguna metophis)
Gold-spotted Aguna (Aguna asander)
Emerald Aguna (Aguna claxon)
Arizona Skipper (Codatractus arizonensis)
White-crescent Longtail (Codatractus alcaeus)
Valeriana Cloudywing (Codotractus valeriana, Lobotractus valeriana)
50. Short-tailed Skipper (Zestusa dorus)
Mexican Longtail (Polythrix mexicanus, Ectomis mexicanus)
Eight-spotted Longtail (Polythrix octomaculata, Ectomis octomaculata)
Hammock Skipper (Polygonus leo)
Manuel's Skipper (Polygonus savigny)
Mottled Longtail (Typhedanus undulatus, Cogia undulatus)
Mimosa Skipper (Cogia calchas)
Acacia Skipper (Cogia hippalus)
Outis Skipper (Cogia outis)
Gold-costa Skipper (Cogia caicus)

Scallopwings, Sootywings, Duskywings, Checkered-Skippers, & kin
60. Fritzgaertner's Flat (Celaenorrhinus fritzgaertneri)
Stallings' Flat (Celaenorrhinus stallingsi)
Dull Firetip (Apyrrothrix araxes)
Hermit Skipper (Grais stigmaticus)
Pale Sicklewing (Achlyodes pallida, Eantis pallida)
Sickle-winged Skipper (Eantis tamenund, Eantis tamenund)
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)
Mottled Bolla (Bolla clytius, Clytius clytius)
Obscure Bolla (Bolla brennus)
Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)
Mexican Sootywing (Pholisora mejicanus)
Golden-headed Scallopwing (Staphylus ceos)
Mazans Scallopwing (Staphylus mazans)
Hayhurst's Scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii)
Mohave Sootywing (Hesperopsis libya)
Saltbush Sootywing (Hesperopsis alpheus)
MacNeill's Sootywing (Hesperopsis gracielae)
Texas Powdered Skipper (Systasea pulverulenta)
Arizona Powdered Skipper (Systasea zampa)
Hoary Skipper (Carrhenes canescens)
Glassy-winged Skipper (Xenophanes tryxus)
White Spurwing (Antigonus emorsa)
Erosus Spurwing (Antigonus erosus)
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, Burnsius communis)
White Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus albescens, Burnsius albescens)
Desert Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus philetas, Burnsius philetas)
Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus, Burnsius oileus)
Erichson's White-Skipper (Heliopyrgus domicella, Heliopetes domicella)
Sublinea White-Skipper (Heliopyrgus sublinea, Heliopetes sublinea)
Northern White-Skipper (Heliopetes ericetorum)
Laviana White-Skipper (Heliopetes laviana)
Turk's-cap White-Skipper (Heliopetes macaira)
Veined White-Skipper (Heliopetes arsalte)
Alana White-Skipper (Heliopetes alana)
Blue-studded Skipper (Sostrata nordica)
Tropical Duskywing (Anastrus sempiturnus)
Pale Mylon, Dingy Mylon (Mylon pelopidas, Hoodus pelopidas)
Variegated Skipper (Gorgythion begga)
White-patched Skipper (Chiomara georgina, Chiothion georgina)
Slaty Skipper (Chiomara mithrax)
Brown-banded Skipper (Timochares ruptifasciata)
Florida Duskywing (Ephyriades brunnea)
Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
False Duskywing (Gesta invisus, Erynnis invisus)
Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis)
Pacuvius Duskywing (Erynnis pacuvius)
Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)
'Arizona' Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis clitus)
Rocky Mountain Duskywing (Erynnis telemachus)
Propertius Duskywing (Erynnis propertius)
Meridian Duskywing (Erynnis meridianus)
Horace's Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)
Mournful Duskywing (Erynnis tristis)
Scudder's Duskywing (Erynnis scudderi)
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)

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)
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)
Simius Roadside-Skipper (Notamblyscirtes simius)
Common Mellana (Quasimellana eulogius)
Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan)
Glowing Skipper (Anatrytone mazai)
Arogos Skipper (Atrytone arogos)
Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus, Atrytone byssus)
Rare Skipper (Problema bulenta, Atrytone bulenta)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Whirlabout (Polites vibex, Hedone vibex)
Crossline Skipper (Polites origenes, Limochores origenes)
Sonoran Skipper (Polites sonora, Limochores sonora)
Long Dash (Polites mystic, Limochores mystic)
Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)
Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)
Sandhill Skipper (Polites sabuleti)
Mardon Skipper (Polites mardon)
Draco Skipper (Polites draco)
Baracoa Skipper (Polites baracoa)
Rhesus Skipper (Polites rhesus)
Carus Skipper (Polites carus)
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Northern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)
Violet-banded Skipper (Nyctelius nyctelius)
Hidden-ray Skipper (Conga chydaea)
Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)
Common Branded Skipper (Hesperia comma)
Western Branded Skipper (Hesperia colorado)
Plains Skipper (Hesperia assiniboia)
Juba Skipper (Hesperia juba)
Lindsey's Skipper (Hesperia lindseyi)
Sierra Skipper (Hesperia miriamae)
Nevada Skipper (Hesperia nevada)
Apache Skipper (Hesperia woodgatei)
Uncas Skipper (Hesperia uncas)
Leonard's Skipper (Hesperia leonardus)
Pahaska Skipper (Hesperia pahaska)
Columbian Skipper (Hesperia columbia)
Ottoe Skipper (Hesperia ottoe)
Green Skipper (Hesperia viridis)
Cobweb Skipper (Hesperia metea)
Dotted Skipper (Hesperia attalus)
Meske's Skipper (Hesperia meskei)
Dakota Skipper (Hesperia dacotae)
Indian Skipper (Hesperia sassacus)
Alkali Skipper (Pseudocopaeodes eunus)
Rural Skipper (Ochlodes agricola)
Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
Yuma Skipper (Ochlodes yuma)
Morrison's Skipper (Stinga morrisoni)
Aaron's Skipper (Poanes aaroni)
Yehl Skipper (Poanes yehl)
Mulberry Wing (Poanes massasoit)
Broad-winged Skipper (Poanes viator)
Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok, Lon hobomok)
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon, Lon zabulon)
Taxiles Skipper (Poanes taxiles, Lon taxiles)
Umber Skipper (Poanes melane, Lon melane)
Snow's Skipper (Paratrytone snowi)
Twin-spot Skipper (Oligoria maculata)
Double-dotted Skipper (Decinea percosius, Oligoria percosius)
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)
Chestnut-marked Skipper (Thespieus macareus)
Osca Skipper (Rhinthon osca)
Carolina Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes carolina)
Reversed Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes reversa)
Pepper and Salt Skipper (Amblyscirtes hegon)
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes aesculapius)
Nysa Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes nysa)
Dusky Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes alternata)
Common Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes vialis)
Bronze Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes aenus)
Linda's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes linda)
Cassus Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes cassus)
Texas Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes texanae)
Prenda Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes tolteca)
Celia's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes celia)
Bell's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes belli)
Slaty Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes nereus)
Dotted Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes eos)
Oslar's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes oslari)
Elissa Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes elissa)
Large Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes exoteria)
Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes phylace)
Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes fimbriata)
Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
Neamathla Skipper (Nastra neamathla)
Julia's Skipper (Nastra julia)
Pale-rayed Skipper (Vidius perigenes, Nastra perigenes)
Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)
Violet-clouded Skipper = Olive-clouded Skipper (Lerodea arabus = Lerodea dysaules)
Violet-patched Skipper (Monca crispinus)
Fantastic Skipper (Vettius fantasos, Troyus fantasos)
Three-spotted Skipper (Cymaenes tripunctus)
Fawn-spotted Skipper (Cymaenes trebius)
Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)
Liris Skipper (Lerema liris)
Butler's Skipper (Mnasilus allubita)
Redundant Skipper (Corticea corticea)
Monk Skipper (Asbolis capucinus)
Malicious Skipper (Synapte pecta)
Salenus Skipper (Synapte salenus)
Faceted Skipper (Synapte shiva)
European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)
Poweshiek Skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)
Garita Skipperling (Oarisma garita)
Edwards' Skipperling (Oarisma edwardsii)
Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiaca, Oarisma aurantiaca)
Southern Skipperling (Copaeodes minima, Oarisma minima)
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)
Brazilian Skipper (Calpodes ethlius)
Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)
Tropical Least Skipper (Ancyloxphya arene)
Sunrise Skipper (Adopaeoides prittwitzi )

Bauer's Giant-Skipper(Agathymus baueri)
Gentry's Giant-Skipper (Agathymus gentryi)
Arizona Giant-Skipper (Agathymus aryxna)
Huachuca Giant-Skipper (Agathymus evansi)
Orange Giant-Skipper (Agathymus neumoegeni )
Poling's Giant-Skipper (Agathymus polingi)
Mojave Giant-Skipper (Agathymus alliae)
California Giant-Skipper (Agathymus stephensi)
Mary's Giant-Skipper (Agathymus mariae)
Gilbert's Giant-Skipper (Agathymus gilberti)
Coahuila Giant-Skipper (Agathymus estelleae)
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)

Mystery duskywing caterpillar

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