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Southern Arizona Butterflies

Swallowtails   Family Papilionidae

Swallowtails   Subfamily Papilioninae

 White-dotted Cattleheart   Parides alopius
 Pipevine Swallowtail    Battus philenor
 Polydamas Swallowtail   Battus polydamas
 Black Swallowtail    Papilio polyxenes
 Giant Swallowtail   Papilio cresphontes
 Broad-banded Swallowtail    Papilio astyalus
 Western Tiger Swallowtail   Papilio rutulus
 Two-tailed Swallowtail   Papilio multicaudata
 Three-tailed Swallowtail   Papilio pilumnus
 
 

Whites and Sulphurs   Family Pieridae

Whites   Subfamily Pierinae

 Chiricahua White   Neophasia terlooti
 Florida White   Appias drusilla
 Spring White   Pontia sisymbrii
 Checkered White   Pontia protodice
 Cabbage White   Pieris rapae
 Great Southern White   Ascia monuste
 Howarth's White   Ascia howarthi
 Sonoran Marble Euchloe guaymensis
 Pearly Marble   Euchloe hyantis
 Desert Orangetip   Anthocharis cethura
 Sara Orangetip   Anthocharis sara
 

Sulphurs   Subfamily Coliadinae

 Clouded Sulphur   Colias philodice
 Orange Sulphur    Colias eurytheme
 Southern Dogface    Colias cesonia
 White Angled-Sulphur   Anteos clorinde
 Yellow Angled-Sulphur   Anteos maerula
 Cloudless Sulphur    Phoebis sennae
 Orange-barred Sulphur    Phoebis philea
 Large Orange Sulphur   Phoebis agarithe
 Tailed Sulphur   Phoebis neocypris
 Lyside Sulphur    Kricogonia lyside
 Barred Yellow   Eurema daira
 Boisduval's Yellow    Eurema boisduvaliana
 Mexican Yellow   Eurema mexicana
 Tailed Orange    Eurema proterpia
 Little Yellow    Eurema lisa
 Mimosa Yellow   Eurema nise
  Dina Yellow   Eurema dina
 Sleepy Orange   Eurema nicippe
 Dainty Sulphur   Nathalis iole
 

Gossamer-wing Butterflies   Family Lycaenidae

Hairstreaks   Subfamily Theclinae

 Colorado Hairstreak   Hypaurotis crysalus
 Golden Hairstreak   Habrodais grunus
 Great Purple Hairstreak   Atlides halesus
 Creamy Stripe-streak   Arawacus jada
 Marius Hairstreak    Rekoa marius (=spurina )
 Zebina Hairstreak   Rekoa zebina
 Silver-banded Hairstreak   Chlorostrymon simaethis
 Xami Hairstreak   Callophrys xami
 Soapberry Hairstreak   Phaeostrymon alcestis
 Brown Elfin   Callophrys augustinus
 Canyon Bramble Hairstreak   Callophrys apama
 Thicket Hairstreak   Callophrys spinatorum
 'Siva' Juniper Hairstreak   Callophrys gryneus siva
 Gray Hairstreak   Strymon melinus
 Red-lined Scrub-Hairstreak   Strymon bebrycia
 Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak   Strymon istapa
 Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak    Strymon cestri
 Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak   Strymon yojoa
 Leda Ministreak    Ministrymon leda
Gray Ministreak   Ministrymon azia
Sonoran Hairstreak   Hypostrymon critola
Arizona Hairstreak   Erora quaderna
 

Blues   Subfamily Polyommatinae

 Western Pygmy-Blue   Brephidium exile
  Marine Blue   Leptotes marina
 Cyna Blue   Zizula cyna
 Ceraunus Blue   Hemiargus ceraunus
 Reakirt's Blue   Hemiargus isola
 Eastern Tailed-Blue   Everes comyntas
 Western Tailed-Blue   Everes amyntula
 Spring Azure   Celastrina ladon
 Square-spotted Blue   Euphilotes battoides
 Rita Blue   Euphilotes rita
 Acmon Blue   Plebejus acmon

Metalmarks   Family Riodiniadae

 Fatal Metalmark   Calephelis nemesis
 Arizona Metalmark   Calephelis arizonensis
 Zela Metalmark   Emesis zela
 Ares Metalmark   Emesis ares
 Mormon Metalmark    Apodemia mormo
 Hepburn's Metalmark   Apodemia hepburni
 Palmer's Metalmark   Apodemia palmeri
 Nais Metalmark   Apodemia nais

Brush-footed Butterflies   Family Nymphalidae

Snouts   Subfamily Libytheinae

 American Snout   Libytheana carinenta (includes bachmanii and motya )
 

 Heliconians and Fritillaries   Subfamily Heliconiinae

Gulf Fritillary   Agraulis vanillae
 Julia Heleconian Dryas iulia
 Zebra Heleconian  Heliconius charitonia
 Variegated Fritillary   Euptoieta claudia
 Mexican Fritillary   Euptoieta hegesia
Atlantis Fritillary   Speyeria atlantis
 

True Brush-foots   Subfamily Nymphalinae

 Arachne Checkerspot   Polydryas arachne
 Theona Checkerspot   Thessalia theona
 Black Checkerspot   Thessalia cyneas
 Fulvia Checkerspot   Thessalia fulvia
 Bordered Patch   Chlosyne lacinia
 Crimson Patch    Chlosyne janais
 Rosita Patch    Chlosyne rosita
 Sagebrush Checkerspot   Chlosyne acastus (includes neumoegeni)
 Elf   Microtia elva
 Tiny Checkerspot    Dymasia dymas
 Elada Checkerspot   Texola elada
 Texan Crescent   Phyciodes texana
 Pale-banded Crescent   Phycoides tulcis
 Vesta Crescent   Phyciodes vesta
 Phaon Crescent   Phyciodes phaon
 Pearl Crescent   Phyciodes tharos
 Painted Crescent   Phyciodes picta
 Mylitta Crescent    Phycoides mylitta
 Variable Checkerspot   Euphydryas chalcedona
   'Chalcedon' Variable Checkerspot   Euphydryas chalcedona chalcedona
   'Anicia' Variable Checkerspot  Euphydryas chalcedona anicia
 Question Mark   Polygonia interrogationis
 Satyr Comma   Polygonia satyrus
 Hoary Comma   Polygonia gracilis (includes zephyrus)
 California Tortoiseshell    Nymphalis californica
Mourning Cloak   Nymphalis antiopa
Milbert's Tortoiseshell   Nymphalis milberti
American Lady   Vanessa virginiensis
Painted Lady   Vanessa cardui
West Coast Lady   Vanessa annabella
Red Admiral   Vanessa atalanta
Common Buckeye    Junonia coenia
 Tropical Buckeye   Junonia genoveva
 Malachite    Siproeta stelenes
 

Admirals and Relatives   Subfamily Limenitidinae

 Red-spotted Admiral  Limenitis arthemis
 Viceroy  Limenitis archippus
 Weidemeyer's Admiral   Limenitis weidemeyerii
 Band-celled Sister   Adelpha fessonia
 California Sister   Adelpha bredowii
 Blackened Bluewing   Myscelia cyananthe
 Dingy Purplewing   Eunica monima
 Common Mestra   Mestra amymone
 Glaucous Cracker   Hamadryas glauconome
 Black-patched Cracker   Hamadryas atlantis
 Many-banded Daggerwing   Marpesia chiron
 Ruddy Daggerwing   Marpesia petreus
 

Leafwings   Subfamily Charaxinae

 Tropical Leafwing   Anaea aidea
 Goatweed Leafwing   Anaea andria
 

Emperors   Subfamily Apaturinae

 Hackberry Emperor   Asterocampa celtis
 Empress Leilia   Asterocampa leilia
 Tawny Emperor   Asterocampa clyton
 "Cream-banded" Dusky Emperor   Asterocampa idyja argus
 

Morphos  Subfamily Morphinae

White Morpho   Morpho polyphemus
 

Satyrs   Subfamily Satyrinae

 Nabokov's Satyr   Cyllopsis pyracmon
 Canyonland Satyr   Cyllopsis pertepida
 Red Satyr     Megisto rubricata
 Pine Satyr   Paramacera allyni
 Mead's Wood-Nymph   Cercyonis meadii
 Red-bordered Satyr   Gyrocheilus patrobas
 

Monarchs   Subfamily Danainae

 Monarch   Danaus plexippus
 Queen    Danaus gilippus
 Soldier   Danaus eresimus
 
 

Skippers   Family Hesperiidae

Firetips   Subfamily Pyrrhopyginae

Dull Firetip   Pyrrhopyge araxes

Spread-wing Skippers   Subfamily Pyrginae

 Mercurial Skipper   Proteides mercurius
 Silver-spotted Skipper   Epargyreus clarus
 Hammock Skipper   Polygonus leo
 White-striped Longtail   Chioides catillus
 Zilpa Longtail    Chioides zilpa
 Gold-spotted Aguna   Aguna asander
 Mexican Longtail   Polythrix mexicanus
 Eight-spotted Longtail   Polythrix octomaculata
 Short-tailed Skipper   Zestusa dorus
 Arizona Skipper   Codatractus arizonensis
 Long-tailed Skipper   Urbanus proteus
 Dorantes Longtail   Urbanus dorantes
 Brown Longtail   Urbanus procne
 Two-barred Flasher  Astraptes fulgerarto
 Golden Banded-Skipper   Autochton cellus
 Desert Cloudywing   Achalarus casica
 Skinner's Cloudywing   Achalarus albociliatus
 Northern Cloudywing   Thorybes pylades
 Mexican Cloudywing    Thorybes mexicana
 Drusius Cloudywing   Thorybes drusius
 Valeriana Cloudywing   Codatractus mysie
 Potrillo Skipper   Cabares potrillo
 Fritzgaertner's Flat   Celaenorrhinus fritzgaertneri
 Acacia Skipper   Cogia hippalus
 Gold-costa Skipper   Cogia caicus
 Mottled Bolla   Bolla clytius
 Golden-headed Scallopwing    Staphylus ceos
 White Spurwing    Antigonus emorsus
 Texas Powdered-Skipper   Systasea pulverulenta
 Arizona Powdered-Skipper   Systasea zampa
 Hermit Skipper   Grais stigmatica
 Brown-banded Skipper   Timochares ruptifasciatus
 White-patched Skipper   Chiomara asychis
 Mithrax Skipper   Chiomara mithrax
 Dreamy Duskywing   Erynnis icelus
 Sleepy Duskywing   Erynnis brizo
 Juvenal's Duskywing   Erynnis juvenalis
 Meridian Duskywing   Erynnis meridianus
 Scudder's Duskywing   Erynnis scudderi
 Mournful Duskywing   Erynnis tristis
 Pacuvius Duskywing   Erynnis pacuvius
 Funereal Duskywing   Erynnis funeralis
 Afranius Duskywing   Erynnis afranius
 Persius Duskywing   Erynnis persius
 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   Heliopetes domicella
 Northern White-Skipper   Heliopetes ericetorum
 Laviana White-Skipper   Heliopetes laviana
 Common Streaky-Skipper   Celotes nessus
 Common Sootywing   Pholisora catullus
 Mohave Sootywing   Hesperopsis libya
 Saltbush Sootywing   Hesperopsis alpheus
 

Grass Skippers   Subfamily Hesperiinae

 Russet Skipperling   Piruna pirus
 Four-spotted Skipperling   Piruna polingi
 Many-spotted Skipperling   Piruna cingo
 Faceted Skipper  Synapte syraces
 Neamathla Skipper   Nastra neamathla
 Clouded Skipper   Lerema accius
 Tropical Least Skipper   Ancyloxypha arene
  Edwards' Skipperling    Oarisma edwardsii
 Orange Skipperling   Copaeodes aurantiacus
 Southern Skipperling  Copaeodes minimus
 Sunrise Skipper   Adopaeoides prittwitzi
 Fiery Skipper   Hylephila phyleus
 Morrison's Skipper   Stinga morrisoni
 Uncas Skipper   Hesperia uncas
 Common Branded Skipper   Hesperia comma
 Apache Skipper   Hesperia woodgatei
 Pahaska Skipper   Hesperia pahaska
 Green Skipper   Hesperia viridis
 Carus Skipper   Polites carus
 Sachem   Atalopedes campestris
 Snow's Skipper   Paratrytone snowi
Taxiles Skipper    Poanes taxiles
 Umber Skipper   Poanes melane
  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 edwardsii (=ovinia )
 Simius Roadside-Skipper   Amblyscirtes simius
Large Roadside-Skipper   Amblyscirtes exoteria
  Cassus Roadside-Skipper   Amblyscirtes cassus
 Bronze Roadside-Skipper   Amblyscirtes aenus
 Oslar's Roadside-Skipper   Amblyscirtes oslari
 Elissa Roadside-Skipper   Amblyscirtes elissa
  Texas Roadside-Skipper   Amblyscirtes texanae
  Toltec Roadside-Skipper   Amblyscirtes tolteca
Slaty Roadside-Skipper   Amblyscirtes nereus
  Nysa Roadside-Skipper   Amblyscirtes nysa
 Dotted Roadside-Skipper   Amblyscirtes eos
 Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper   Amblyscirtes phylace
 Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper   Amblyscirtes fimbriata
  Eufala Skipper  Lerodea eufala
 Violet-clouded Skipper    Lerodea arabus
  Brazilian Skipper   Calpodes ethlius
 Ocola Skipper   Panoquina ocola
 Purple-washed Skipper   Panoquina sylvicola
 Violet-banded Skipper  Nyctelius nyctelius
 

Giant-Skippers   Subfamily Megathyminae

 Arizona Giant-Skipper   Agathymus aryxna
 Huachuca Giant-Skipper   Agathymus evansi
 Poling's Giant-Skipper   Agathymus polingi
 Yucca Giant-Skipper    Megathymus yuccae (includes coloradensis )
 Ursine Giant-Skipper   Megathymus ursus


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