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Butterfly Name Translations

The common and latin butterfly names used on this website are from the "English Names for North American Butterflies," NABA, 2001. For cross-referencing with the Atlas of Oregon Butterflies (Hinchliff, 1994), in which many of the names are sub-species names, see the table below.

Common Name Latin Name Alt. Common Name (Hinchliff) Alt. Latin Name (Hinchliff)
Phoebus Parnassian Parnassius phoebus Parnassius smitheus Smintheus parnassian
Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata Papilio multicaudatus
Becker's White Pontia beckerii Pieris beckerii
Spring White Pontia sisymbrii Pieris sisymbrii
Checkered White Pontia protodice Pieris protodice
Western White Pontia occidentalis Pieris occidentalis
Large Marble Euchloe ausonides Creamy marble
Pelidne Sulphur Colias pelidne Skinner's sulphur
American Copper Lycaena phlaeas Beartooth copper
Lustrous Copper Lycaena cupreus Lycaena cuprea
Gorgon Copper Lycaena gorgon Lycaena rubida
Lilac-bordered Copper Lycaena nivalis Nivalis copper
Golden Hairstreak Habrodais grunus Chinquapin hairstreak
Coral Hairstreak Satyrium titus Harkenclenus titus
California Hairstreak Satyrium californica Satyrium californicum
'Coastal' Bramble Hairstreak Callophrys dumetorum viridis Green hairstreak Callophrys viridis
'Immaculate' Bramble Hairstreak Callophrys dumetorum affinis Washington hairstreak Callophrys affinis
Brown Elfin Callophrys augustinus Western brown elfin Incisalia augustinus
Moss' Elfin Callophrys mossii Incisalia mossii
Hoary Elfin Callophrys polios Obscure elfin Incisalia polia
Western Pine Elfin Callophrys eryphon Incisalia eryphon
Johnson's Hairstreak Callophrys johnsoni Mitoura johnsoni
Juniper Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus Cedar hairstreak Mitoura grynea
Western Pygmy-Blue Brephidium exile Pigmy blue
Spring Azure Celastrina ladon Echo blue Celastrina argiolus echo
Anna's Blue Lycaeides anna Plebejus anna
Northern Blue Lycaeides idas (=argyrognomon ) Plebejus idas
Melissa Blue Lycaeides melissa Plebejus melissa
Boisduval's Blue Plebejus icarioides Lupine blue
Lupine Blue Plebejus lupinus Buckwheat blue Plebejus lupini
Arctic Blue Agriades glandon Gray blue
Sagebrush Checkerspot Chlosyne acastus (includes neumoegeni ) Acastus checkerspot
Northern Crescent Phyciodes selenis Pasco crescent
Field Crescent Phyciodes campestris Phyciodes pratensis
California Crescent Phyciodes orseis Orseis crescent
Pale Crescent Phyciodes pallida Phyciodes pallidus
'Anicia' Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona anicia Euphydryas anicia
Satyr Comma Polygonia satyrus Satyr anglewing
Green Comma Polygonia faunus (includes hylas) Faun anglewing
Hoary Comma Polygonia gracilis (includes zephyrus) Zephyr anglewing
Gray Comma Polygonia progne Dark anglewing
American Lady Vanessa virginiensis American painted lady
Common Buckeye Junonia coenia Buckeye
Common Ringlet Coenonympha tullia Ringlet
Common Wood-Nymph Cercyonis pegala Large wood nymph
Great Basin Wood-Nymph Cercyonis sthenele Lesser wood nymph
Small Wood-Nymph Cercyonis oetus Dark wood nymph
Mexican Cloudywing Thorybes mexicana Nevada cloudy wing
Northern White-Skipper Heliopetes ericetorum Large white skipper
Mohave Sootywing Hesperopsis libya Lena's sooty wing
Uncas Skipper Hesperia uncas Macswain's skipper
Sonoran Skipper Polites sonora Sonora skipper
Common Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes vialis Roadside skipper




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