Species List

BUTTERFLIES


Photos thanks to Tom Murray

Swallowtails (family Papilionidae)

Parnassians (Subfamily Parnassiinae)

  • Sierra Nevada Parnassian (Parnassius behrii)
  • Clodius Parnassian (Parnassius clodius)

Swallowtails (Subfamily Papilioninae)

  • Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
  • Pale Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon)
  • Indra Swallowtail (Papilio indra)
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata)
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)
  • Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)

Whites and Sulphurs (Family Pieridae)

Whites (Subfamily Pierinae)

  • Gray Marble (Anthocharis lanceolata)
  • Pacific Orangetip (Anthocharis sara)
  • Stella Orangetip (Anthocharis stella)
  • Large Marble (Euchloe ausonides)
  • California Marble (Euchloe hyantis)
  • Pine White (Neophasia menapia)
  • Margined White (Pieris marginalis)
  • Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
  • Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
  • Western White (Pontia occidentalis)
  • Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
  • Spring White (Pontia sisymbrii)

Sulphurs (Subfamily Coliadinae)

  • Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
  • Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodoce)

Gossamer-wing Butterflies (Family Lycaenidae)

Coppers (Subfamily Lycaeninae)

  • Tailed Copper (Lycaena arota)
  • Lustrous Copper (Lycaena cupreus)
  • Edith's Copper (Lycaena editha)
  • Gorgon Copper (Lycaena gorgon)
  • Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides)
  • Blue Copper (Lycaena heteronea)
  • Lilac-bordered Copper (Lycaena nivalis)
  • Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa)
  • Ruddy Copper (Lycaena rubidus)

Hairstreaks (Subfamily Theclinae)

  • Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)
  • Bramble Hairstreak (Callophrys affinis perplexa)
  • Brown Elfin (Callophrys (Incisalia) augustinus)
  • Western Pine Elfin (Callophrys (Incisalia) eryphon)
  • Barry's Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys (Mitoura) gryneus barryi)
  • Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys (Mitoura) gryneus nelsoni)
  • Johnson's Hairstreak (Callophrys (Loranthomitoura) johnsoni)
  • Moss’ Elfin (Callophrys (Incisalia) mossii windii)
  • Nelson’s Hairstreak (Callophrys (Mitoura) nelsoni)
  • 'Alpine' Sheridan's Hairstreak (Callophrys sheridani lemberti)
  • Thicket Hairstreak (Callophrys (Loranthomitoura) spinetorum)
  • Golden Hairstreak (Habrodais grunus)
  • Goldhunter’s Hairstreak (Satyrium auretorum)
  • Behr's Hairstreak (Satyrium behrii)
  • California Hairstreak (Satyrium californica)
  • Sooty Hairstreak (Satyrium fuliginosum)
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak (Satyruim saepium)
  • Sagebrush "Sooty" Hairstreak (Satyrium semiluna)
  • Sylvan Hairstreak (Satyruim sylvinus)
  • Mountain-Mahogany Hairstreak (Satyrium tetra)
  • Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

Blues (Subfamily Polyommatinae)

  • Echo Azure (Celastrina echo)
  • Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido amyntula)
  • Western Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
  • Square-dotted Blue (Euphilotes battoides)
  • Gluacon Dotted Blue (Euphilotes battoides glaucon)
  • Pacific Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes enoptes)
  • Intermediate Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes intermedia)
  • Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)
  • Arrowhead Blue (Glaucopsyche piasus)
  • Marine Blue(Leptotes marina)
  • Acmon Blue (Plebjus acmon)
  • Anna Blue (Plebjus anna)
  • Boisduval's Blue (Plebjus icarioides)
  • Lupine Blue (Plebjus lupini)
  • Melissa Blue (Plebjus melissa)
  • Sierra Nevada Blue (Plebjus podarce)
  • Shasta Blue (Plebjus shasta)
  • Greenish Blue (Plebejus saepiolus)

Brush-footed Butterflies (Family Nymphalidae)

Heliconians and Fritillaries (Subfamily Heliconiinae)

  • Pacific Fritillary (Boloria epithore)
  • Callippe Fritillary (Speyeria callippe juba)
  • Callippe Fritillary (Speyeria callippe nevadensis)
  • Callippe Fritillary (Speyeria callippe sierra)
  • Coronis Fritillary (Speyeria coronis)
  • Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele leto)
  • Great Basin Fritillary (Speyeria egleis)
  • Northwestern Fritillary (Speyeria hesperis irene)
  • Hydaspe Fritillary (Speyeria hydaspe)
  • Mormon Fritillary (Speyeria mormonia arge)
  • Zerene Fritillary (Speyeria zerene)

True Brush-foots (Subfamily Nymphalinae)

  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell(Aglais milberti)
  • Hoffmann's Checkerspot (Chlosyne hoffmanni)
  • Leanira Checkerspot (Chlosyne leanira)
  • Northern Checkerspot (Chlosyne palla)
  • Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona)
  • Edith’s Checkerspot (Euphydryas eidtha aurilacus)
  • Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
  • Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
  • California Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis californica)
  • Mylitta Crescent (Phyciodes mylitta)
  • California Crescent (Phyciodes orseis herlani )
  • Field Crescent (Phyciodes pulchella montana)
  • Field Crescent (Phyciodes pulchella ssp?)
  • Green Comma (Polygonia faunus)
  • Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
  • Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus)
  • West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella)
  • Red Admiral(Vanessa atalanta)
  • Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
  • American Lady (Vanessa viginiensis)

Admirals and Relatives (Subfamily Limenitidinae)

  • California Sister (Adelpha bredowii)
  • Lorquin's Admiral (Limenitis lorquini)

Satyrs (Subfamily Satyrinae)

  • Small Wood Nymph (Cercyonis oetus)
  • Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
  • Great Basin Wood Nymph (Cercyonis sthenele)
  • Ringless Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia ampelos)
  • 'California' Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia california)
  • Great Arctic (Oeneis nevadensis)

Monarchs (Subfamily Danainae)

  • Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Skippers (Familiy Hesperiidae)

Spread-wing Skippers (Subfamily Pyrginae)

  • Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
  • Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)
  • Pacuvius Duskywing (Erynnis pacuvius)
  • Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)
  • Propertius Duskywing (Erynnis propertius)
  • Mournful Duskywing (Erynnis tristis)
  • Northern White Skipper (Helioptes ericetorum)
  • Mexican Cloudywing (Thorybes mexicana)
  • Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
  • Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)
  • Two-Banded Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus ruralis)

Grass Skippers (Subfamily Hesperiinae)

  • Common Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes vialis)
  • Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)
  • Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)
  • Western Branded Skipper (Hesperia colorado)
  • Yosemite Branded Skipper (Hesperia colorado yosemite)
  • Juba Skipper (Hesperia juba)
  • Lindsey’s Skipper (Hesperia lindseyi)
  • Nevada Skipper (Hesperia nevada)
  • Rural Skipper (Ochlodes agricola)
  • Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
  • Umber Skipper (Poanes melane)
  • Sandhill Skipper (Polites sabuleti tecumseh )
  • Sonora Skipper (Polites sonora)

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