Butterfly Checklist of

Laguna Atascosa NWR

(Cumulative from 2001)

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Swallowtails   Family Papilionidae

Pipevine Swallowtail

Battus philenor

 

 

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Polydamas Swallowtail

Battus polydamas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Giant Swallowtail

Papilio cresphontes

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Ornythion Swallowtail

Papilio ornythion

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Whites and Sulphurs   Family Pieridae

Whites   Subfamily Pierinae

Florida White

Appias drusilla

X

X

 

 

Checkered White

Pontia protodice

 

X

X

X

Great Southern White

Ascia monuste

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Giant White

Ganyra josephina

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

Sulphurs   Subfamily Coliadinae

Orange Sulphur

Colias eurytheme

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

 

Southern Dogface

Colias cesonia

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

White Angled-Sulphur

Anteos clorinde

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow Angled-Sulphur

Anteos maerula

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

Cloudless Sulphur

Phoebis sennae

 X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

 X

X

X

 

Orange-barred Sulphur

Phoebis philea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large Orange Sulphur

Phoebis agarithe

 

X

 X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Lyside Sulphur

Kricogonia lyside

 X

X

 X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Mexican Yellow

Eurema mexicana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tailed Orange

Eurema proterpia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Little Yellow

Eurema lisa

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Mimosa Yellow

Eurema nise

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

Sleepy Orange

Eurema nicippe

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

 

Dainty Sulphur

Nathalis iole

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

Butterflies of Laguna Atascosa NWR

Jan Feb Mar Apr May  Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Gossamer-wing Butterflies   Family Lycaenidae

Hairstreaks   Subfamily Theclinae

Great Purple Hairstreak

Atlides halesus

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Chlorostrymon simaethis

X

X

X

X

X

Gray Hairstreak

Strymon melinus

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak

Strymon istapa

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

Red-crescent Scrub-Hair. Strymon rufofusca

X

Lantana Scrub-Hairstr.

Strymon bazochii

X

Dusky-blue Groundstreak

Calycopis isobeon

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

Clytie Ministreak

Ministrymon clytie

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Blues   Subfamily Polyommatinae

Western Pygmy-Blue

Brephidium exile

X

X

X

X

 

 X

X

X

Cassius Blue

Leptotes cassius

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Blue Leptotes marina X

Cyna Blue

Zizula cyna

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Ceraunus Blue

Hemiargus ceraunus

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Reakirt's Blue

Hemiargus isola

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

Metalmarks   Family Riodinidae

Fatal Metalmark

Calephelis nemesis

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

X

X

X

Rounded Metalmark

Calephelis perditalis

 

 

X

 

 X

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

Red-bordered Metalmark

Caria ino

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Blue Metalmark

Lasaia sula

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

 

X

X

X

X

Red-bordered Pixie

Melanis pixe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterflies of Laguna Atascosa NWR

Jan Feb Mar Apr May  Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Brush-footed Butterflies   Family Nymphalidae

Snouts   Subfamily Libytheinae

American Snout

Libytheana carinenta

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

Heliconians and Fritillaries   Subfamily Heliconiinae

Gulf Fritillary

Agraulis vanillae

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

Mexican Silverspot

Dione moneta

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banded Orange Helicon.

Dryadula phaetusa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Heliconian

Dryas iulia

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 X

X

X

X

Zebra Heliconian

Heliconius charitonius

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

Variegated Fritillary

Euptoieta claudia

 

 

X

 

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

Mexican Fritillary

Euptoieta hegesia

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

 

True Brush-foots   Subfamily Nymphalinae

Theona Checkerspot

Thessalia theona

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Bordered Patch

Chlosyne lacinia

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Definite Patch Chlosyne definita

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Elada Checkerspot

Texola elada

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

X

Texan Crescent

Phyciodes texana

X

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

Vesta Crescent

Phyciodes vesta

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

Phaon Crescent

Phyciodes phaon

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Pearl Crescent

Phyciodes tharos

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

 

Question Mark

Polygonia interrogationis

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

American Lady

Vanessa virginiensis

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

Red Admiral

Vanessa atalanta

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

Common Buckeye

Junonia coenia

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

White Peacock

Anartia jatrophae

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Butterflies of Laguna Atascosa NWR

Jan Feb Mar Apr May  Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Admirals and Relatives   Subfamily Limenitidinae

Mexican Bluewing

Myscelia ethusa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dingy Purplewing

Eunica monima

X

Common Mestra

Mestra amymone

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Red Rim

Biblis hyperia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gray Cracker

Hamadryas februa

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Blomfild's Beauty

Smyrna blomfildia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruddy Daggerwing

Marpesia petreus

X

Leafwings   Subfamily Charaxinae

Tropical Leafwing

Anaea aidea

 

 

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

Goatweed Leafwing

Anaea andria

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

X

 

Emperors   Subfamily Apaturinae

Hackberry Emperor

Asterocampa celtis

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

 

Empress Leilia

Asterocampa leilia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tawny Emperor

Asterocampa clyton

 

 

 

X

X

 X

X

X

X

X

Satyrs   Subfamily Satyrinae

Gemmed Satyr

Cyllopsis gemma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carolina Satyr

Hermeuptychia sosybius

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monarchs   Subfamily Danainae

Monarch

Danaus plexippus

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

Queen

Danaus gilippus

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Soldier

Danaus eresimus

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

Butterflies of Laguna Atascosa NWR

Jan Feb Mar Apr May  Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Skippers   Family Hesperiidae

Spread-wing Skippers   Subfamily Pyrginae

Guava Skipper

Phocides polybius

 

 

 

 X

X

X

 

Brown Longtail

Urbanus procne

 

 

 

X

X

 X

X

X

X

White-striped Longtail

Chioides catillus

 

X

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

X

 

Zilpa Longtail

Chioides zilpa

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

Long-tailed Skipper

Urbanus proteus

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

Dorantes Longtail

Urbanus dorantes

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

 

Teleus Longtail

Urbanus teleus

 

 

 

X

 

 

X

 

X

X

X

Two-barred Flasher Astraptes fulgerator X X

Potrillo Skipper

Cabares potrillo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

Mazans Scallopwing

Staphylus mazans

 

 

X

X

 

 

X

 

X

X

 X

X

Texas Powdered-Skipper

Systasea pulverulenta

X

Sickle-winged Skipper

Achlyodes thraso

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Brown-banded Skipper Timochares ruptifasciata X X

White-patched Skipper

Chiomara asychis

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

Mournful Duskywing

Erynnis tristis

X

Funereal Duskywing

Erynnis funeralis

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Checkered-Skip.

Pyrgus communis

White Checkered-Skipper

Pyrgus albescens

 X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Tropical Checkered-Skip.

Pyrgus oileus

 X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Desert Checkered-Skip.

Pyrgus philetas

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

 

Laviana White-Skipper

Heliopetes laviana

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Turk's-cap White-Skipper

Heliopetes macaira

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

Erichson’s White-Skipper

Heliopetes domicella

X

Common Sootywing

Pholisora catullus

 

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

X

X

 

Butterflies of Laguna Atascosa NWR

Jan Feb Mar Apr May  Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Grass Skippers   Subfamily Hesperiinae

Pale-rayed Skipper

Vidius perigenes

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Julia's Skipper

Nastra julia

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

Fawn-spotted Skipper

Cymaenes odilia

 X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

X

X

 

Clouded Skipper

Lerema accius

 X

X

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

Double-dotted Skipper

Decinea percosius

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

Southern Skipperling

Copaeodes minimus

 

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

X

X

X

Fiery Skipper

Hylephila phyleus

 X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Whirlabout

Polites vibex

 X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Southern Broken-Dash

Wallengrenia otho

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Sachem

Atalopedes campestris

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

Common Mellana

Quasimellana eulogius

X

Nysa Roadside-Skipper

Amblyscirtes nysa

 

 

X

X

 

 X

 

 

X

X

Celia's Roadside-Skipper

Amblyscirtes celia

 

 

X

 X

X

 X

X

X

X

X

X

Eufala Skipper

Lerodea eufala

X

X

X

 

X

 X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Olive-clouded Skipper

Lerodea dysaules

X

X

X

X

X

X

Brazilian Skipper

Calpodes ethlius

 

X

X

X

X

X

Obscure Skipper

Panoquina panoquinoides

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

Ocola Skipper

Panoquina ocola

X

X

X

 

Purple-washed Skipper Panoquina sylvicola X

Butterflies of Laguna Atascosa NWR

Jan Feb Mar Apr May  Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Data compiled by Ellie Thompson through July 26, 2003.

English and scientific names follow:  NABA Checklist and English Names of North American Butterflies. Second Edition. 2001. Cassie, B. et al.

Checklist layout and design by Ray Bieber of The Texas Connection.  

Mike Quinn of Texas Parks & Wildlife assisted with the maintenance of this form.


27 Aug 2003 / Main South Texas Page