Taxonomic index


Family Hesperiidae - Skippers

Silver-spotted Skipper

Subfamily Pyrginae - Pyrgine Skippers
Epargyreus clarus - Silver-spotted Skipper
Urbanus proteus - Long-tailed Skipper
Achalarus lyciades - Hoary Edge
Thorybes bathyllus - Southern Cloudywing
Thorybes pylades - Northern Cloudywing
Staphylus hayhurstii - Hayhurst's Scallopwing

Genus Erynnis - Duskywings
Erynnis icelus - Dreamy Duskywing
Erynnis brizo - Sleepy Duskywing
Erynnis juvenalis - Juvenal's Duskywing
Erynnis propertius - Propertius Duskywing
Erynnis horatius - Horace's Duskywing
Erynnis martialis - Mottled Duskywing
Erynnis pacuvius - Pacuvius Duskywing
Erynnis zarucco - Zarucco Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis - Funereal Duskywing
Erynnis lucilius - Columbine Duskywing
Erynnis baptisiae - Wild Indigo Duskywing
Erynnis afranius - Afranius Duskywing
Erynnis persius - Persius Duskywing

Pyrgus centaureae - Grizzled Skipper
Pyrgus ruralis - Two-banded Checkered Skipper
Pyrgus scriptura - Small Checkered Skipper
Pyrgus communis - Common Checkered Skipper
Pholisora catullus - Common Sootywing

Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)

Subfamily Heteropterinae - Intermediate Skippers Carterocephalus palaemon - Arctic Skipper

Common Branded Skipper (Hesperia comma)

Subfamily Hesperiinae - Branded Skippers
Lerema accius - Clouded Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor - Least Skipper
Oarisma poweshiek - Poweshiek Skipperling
Oarisma garita - Garita Skipperling
Thymelicus lineola - European Skipper
Hylephila phyleus - Fiery Skipper

Genus Hesperia - Branded Skippers
Hesperia uncas - Uncas Skipper
Hesperia juba - Juba Skipper
Hesperia comma - Common Branded Skipper
Hesperia colorado - Western Branded Skipper
Hesperia assiniboia - Plains Skipper
Hesperia ottoe - Ottoe Skipper
Hesperia leonardus - Leonard's Skipper
Hesperia pahaska - Pahaska Skipper
Hesperia dacotae - Dakota Skipper
Hesperia sassacus - Indian Skipper
Hesperia nevada - Nevada Skipper

Polites peckius - Peck's Skipper
Polites sabuleti - Sandhill Skipper
Polites draco - Draco Skipper
Polites themistocles - Tawny-edged Skipper
Polites origenes - Crossline Skipper
Polites mystic - Long Dash Skipper
Polites rhesus - Rhesus Skipper
Polites sonora - Sonoran Skipper
Polites vibex - Whirlabout
Wallengrenia egeremet - Northern Broken-Dash
Pompeius verna - Little Glassywing
Atalopedes campestris - Sachem
Anatrytone logan - Delaware Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanoides - Woodland Skipper
Poanes massasoit - Mulberry Wing
Poanes hobomok - Hobomok Skipper
Poanes zabulon - Zabulon Skipper
Poanes viator - Broad-winged Skipper
Euphyes dion - Dion Skipper
Euphyes dukesi - Dukes' Skipper
Euphyes conspicua - Black Dash
Euphyes bimacula - Two-spotted Skipper
Euphyes vestris - Dun Skipper
Atrytonopsis hianna - Dusted Skipper
Amblyscirtes simius - Simius Roadside Skipper
Amblyscirtes oslari - Oslar's Roadside Skipper
Amblyscirtes hegon - Pepper and Salt Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis - Common Roadside Skipper
Calpodes ethlius - Brazilian Skipper
Panoquina ocola - Ocola Skipper

Family Papilionidae - Parnassians and Swallowtails

Eversmann's Parnassian (Parnassius eversmanni)

Subfamily Parnassiinae - Parnassians
Parnassius eversmanni - Eversmann's Parnassian
Parnassius clodius - Clodius Parnassian
Parnassius phoebus - Phoebus Parnassian
Parnassius smintheus - Rocky Mountain Parnassian

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Subfamily Papilioninae - Swallowtails
Battus philenor - Pipevine Swallowtail
Eurytides marcellus - Zebra Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes - Black Swallowtail
Papilio brevicauda - Short-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio machaon - Old World Swallowtail
Papilio zelicaon - Anise Swallowtail
Papilio indra - Indra Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes - Giant Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio canadensis - Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio rutulus - Western Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio multicaudatus - Two-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio eurymedon - Pale Swallowtail
Papilio troilus - Spicebush Swallowtail

Family Pieridae - Whites and Sulphurs

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)

Subfamily Pierinae - Whites, Marbles, and Orangetips
Neophasia menapia - Pine White
Pontia beckerii - Becker's White
Pontia sisymbrii - Spring White
Pontia protodice - Checkered White
Pontia occidentalis - Western White
Pieris angelika - Arctic White
Pieris marginalis - Margined White
Pieris oleracea - Mustard White
Pieris virginiensis - West Virginia White
Pieris rapae - Cabbage White
Ascia monuste - Great Southern White
Euchloe ausonides - Large Marble
Euchloe naina - Green Marble
Euchloe creusa - Northern Marble
Euchloe lotta - Desert Marble
Euchloe olympia - Olympia Marble
Anthocharis sara - Pacific Orangetip
Anthocharis stella - Stella Orangetip

Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)

Subfamily Coliadinae - Sulphurs
Colias philodice - Clouded Sulphur
Colias eurytheme - Orange Sulphur
Colias occidentalis - Western Sulphur
Colias alexandra - Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
Colias christina - Christina Sulphur
Colias meadii - Mead's Sulphur
Colias johanseni - Johansen's Sulphur
Colias hecla - Hecla Sulphur
Colias tyche - Booth's Sulphur
Colias canadensis - Canada Sulphur
Colias nastes - Labrador Sulphur
Colias gigantea - Giant Sulphur
Colias pelidne - Pelidne Sulphur
Colias interior - Pink-edged Sulphur
Colias chippewa - Heath Sulphur
Zerene cesonia - Southern Dogface
Phoebis sennae - Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis philea - Orange-barred Sulphur
Eurema mexicanum - Mexican Yellow
Eurema lisa - Little Yellow
Eurema nicippe - Sleepy Orange
Nathalis iole - Dainty Sulphur

Family Lycaenidae - Harvesters, Coppers, Hairstreaks, and Blues

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)

Subfamily Miletinae - Harvesters
Feniseca tarquinius - Harvester

American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)

Subfamily Lycaeninae - Coppers
Lycaena phlaeas - American Copper
Lycaena cuprea - Lustrous Copper
Lycaena dione - Grey Copper
Lycaena hyllus - Bronze Copper
Lycaena rubida - Ruddy Copper
Lycaena heteronea - Blue Copper
Lycaena epixanthe - Bog Copper
Lycaena dorcas - Dorcas Copper
Lycaena dospassosi - Maritime Copper
Lycaena helloides - Purplish Copper
Lycaena nivalis - Lilac-bordered Copper
Lycaena mariposa - Mariposa Copper

Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)

Subfamily Theclinae - Hairstreaks
Satyrium behrii - Behr's Hairstreak
Satyrium fuliginosum - Sooty Hairstreak
Satyrium acadicum - Acadian Hairstreak
Satyrium californicum - California Hairstreak
Satyrium sylvinum - Sylvan Hairstreak
Satyrium titus - Coral Hairstreak
Satyrium edwardsii - Edwards' Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus - Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium caryaevorum - Hickory Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops - Striped Hairstreak
Satyrium saepium - Hedgerow Hairstreak
Fixsenia favonius - Southern Hairstreak
Calycopis cecrops - Red-banded Hairstreak
Callophrys affinis - Western Green Hairstreak
Callophrys sheridanii - Sheridan's Hairstreak
Callophrys spinetorum - Thicket Hairstreak
Callophrys johnsoni - Johnson's Hairstreak
Callophrys rosneri - Rosner's Hairstreak
Callophrys barryi - Barry's Hairstreak
Callophrys grynea - Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys augustinus - Brown Elfin
Callophrys mossii - Moss's Elfin
Callophrys polia - Hoary Elfin
Callophrys irus - Frosted Elfin
Callophrys henrici - Henry's Elfin
Callophrys lanoraieensis - Bog Elfin
Callophrys niphon - Eastern Pine Elfin
Callophrys eryphon - Western Pine Elfin
Parrhasius m-album - White-M Hairstreak
Strymon melinus - Grey Hairstreak
Erora laeta - Early Hairstreak

Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon lucia)

Subfamily Polyommatinae - Blues
Leptotes marina - Marine Blue
Hemiargus isola - Reakirt's Blue
Everes comyntas - Eastern Tailed Blue
Everes amyntula - Western Tailed Blue
Celastrina ladon - Spring Azure
Celastrina neglecta - Summer Azure
Celastrina sp. - Cherry Gall Azure
Euphilotes battoides - Square-spotted Blue
Euphilotes ancilla - Rocky Mountain Dotted Blue
Glaucopsyche piasus - Arrowhead Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus - Silvery Blue
Lycaeides idas - Northern Blue
Lycaeides melissa - Melissa Blue
Plebejus saepiolus - Greenish Blue
Icaricia icarioides - Boisduval's Blue
Icaricia shasta - Shasta Blue
Icaricia lupini - Lupine Blue
Vacciniina optilete - Cranberry Blue
Agriades glandon - Arctic Blue

Family Riodinidae - Metalmarks

Mormon Metalmark (Apodemia mormo mormo)

Apodemia mormo - Mormon Metalmark

Family Nymphalidae - Brush-footed Butterflies

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

Subfamily Libytheinae - Snouts
Libytheana carinenta - American Snout

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

Subfamily Heliconiinae - Heliconians
Agraulis vanillae - Gulf Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

Subfamily Argynninae - Fritillaries
Euptoieta claudia - Variegated Fritillary
Euptoieta hegesia - Mexican Fritillary
Speyeria cybele - Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria aphrodite - Aphrodite Fritillary
Speyeria idalia - Regal Fritillary
Speyeria edwardsii - Edwards' Fritillary
Speyeria coronis - Coronis Fritillary
Speyeria zerene - Zerene Fritillary
Speyeria callippe - Callippe Fritillary
Speyeria atlantis - Atlantis Fritillary
Speyeria hesperis - Northwestern Fritillary
Speyeria hydaspe - Hydaspe Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia - Mormon Fritillary
Boloria napaea - Mountain Fritillary
Boloria eunomia - Bog Fritillary
Boloria selene - Silver-bordered Fritillary
Boloria bellona - Meadow Fritillary
Boloria frigga - Frigga Fritillary
Boloria improba - Dingy Fritillary
Boloria epithore - Pacific Fritillary
Boloria polaris - Polaris Fritillary
Boloria freija - Freija Fritillary
Boloria natazhati - Beringian Fritillary
Boloria alberta - Alberta Fritillary
Boloria astarte - Astarte Fritillary
Boloria chariclea - Arctic Fritillary

Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos tharos)

Subfamily Melitaeinae - Checkerspots and Crescents
Chlosyne gorgone - Gorgone Checkerspot
Chlosyne nycteis - Silvery Checkerspot
Chlosyne harrisii - Harris's Checkerspot
Chlosyne palla - Northern Checkerspot
Chlosyne acastus - Sagebrush Checkerspot
Chlosyne damoetas - Damoetas Checkerspot
Chlosyne hoffmanni - Hoffmann's Checkerspot
Phyciodes tharos - Pearl Crescent
Phyciodes cocyta - Northern Crescent
Phyciodes batesii - Tawny Crescent
Phyciodes pratensis - Field Crescent
Phyciodes pallidus - Pale Crescent
Phyciodes mylitta - Mylitta Crescent
Euphydryas gillettii - Gillette's Checkerspot
Euphydryas chalcedona - Variable Checkerspot
Euphydryas editha - Edith's Checkerspot
Euphydryas phaeton - Baltimore Checkerspot

Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis milberti)

Subfamily Nymphalinae - Anglewings, Tortoiseshells, Thistle Butterflies, and Peacocks
Genus Polygonia - Anglewings
Polygonia interrogationis - Question Mark
Polygonia comma - Eastern Comma
Polygonia satyrus - Satyr Comma
Polygonia faunus - Green Comma
Polygonia gracilis - Hoary Comma
Polygonia oreas - Oreas Comma
Polygonia progne - Grey Comma

Nymphalis vaualbum - Compton Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis californica - California Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis antiopa - Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis milberti - Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Vanessa virginiensis - American Lady
Vanessa cardui - Painted Lady
Vanessa annabella - West Coast Lady
Vanessa atalanta - Red Admiral
Junonia coenia - Common Buckeye

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta rubria)

Subfamily Limenitidinae - Admirals
Limenitis arthemis - White Admiral, Red-spotted Purple
Limenitis archippus - Viceroy
Limenitis weidemeyerii - Weidemeyer's Admiral
Limenitis lorquini - Lorquin's Admiral

Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa)

Subfamily Apaturinae - Emperors
Asterocampa celtis - Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa clyton - Tawny Emperor

Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia inornata)

Subfamily Satyrinae - Satyrs and Wood-Nymphs
Enodia anthedon - Northern Pearly-Eye
Satyrodes eurydice - Eyed Brown
Satyrodes appalachia - Appalachian Brown
Megisto cymela - Little Wood-Satyr
Coenonympha tullia - Common Ringlet
Coenonympha nipisiquit - Maritime Ringlet
Cercyonis pegala - Common Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis sthenele - Great Basin Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis oetus - Small Wood-Nymph

Genus Erebia - Alpines
Erebia vidleri - Vidler's Alpine
Erebia rossii - Ross's Alpine
Erebia disa - Disa Alpine
Erebia mancinus - Taiga Alpine
Erebia magdalena - Magdalena Alpine
Erebia mackinleyensis - Mt. McKinley Alpine
Erebia fasciata - Banded Alpine
Erebia discoidalis - Red-disked Alpine
Erebia pawlowskii - Yellow-dotted Alpine
Erebia youngi - Four-dotted Alpine
Erebia anyuica - Scree Alpine
Erebia lafontainei - Reddish Alpine
Erebia epipsodea - Common Alpine

Neominois ridingsii - Ridings' Satyr

Genus Oeneis - Arctics
Oeneis nevadensis - Great Arctic
Oeneis macounii - Macoun's Arctic
Oeneis chryxus - Chryxus Arctic
Oeneis uhleri - Uhler's Arctic
Oeneis alberta - Alberta Arctic
Oeneis bore - White-Veined Arctic
Oeneis jutta - Jutta Arctic
Oeneis melissa - Melissa Arctic
Oeneis polixenes - Polixenes Arctic
Oeneis rosovi - Philip's Arctic
Oeneis alpina - Sentinel Arctic

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Subfamily Danainae - Milkweed Butterflies
Danaus plexippus - Monarch

Reproduced with permission from The Butterflies of Canada by Ross A. Layberry, Peter W. Hall, and J. Donald Lafontaine. University of Toronto Press; 1998. Specimen photos courtesy of John T. Fowler.