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Checklist of Butterflies
Seen at National Butterfly Center - Mission, Texas

Swallowtails / Whites and Yellows / Hairstreaks and Blues
Metalmarks / Brushfoots / Skippers



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Total Species: 200


Swallowtails (Family Papilionidae)

  1. Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
  2. Polydamas Swallowtail (Battus polydamas)
  3. Dark Kite-Swallowtail (Eurytides philolaus)
  4. Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
  5. Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
  6. Ornythion Swallowtail (Papilio ornythion)
  7. Broad-banded Swallowtail (Papilio astyalus)
  8. Ruby-spotted Swallowtail (Papilio anchisiades)

Whites and Yellows (Sulphurs) Family Pieridae

Whites Subfamily Pierinae

  1. Florida White (Appias drusilla)
  2. Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
  3. Great Southern White (Ascia monuste)
  4. Giant White (Ganyra josephina)
  5. Common Melwhite (Melete lycimnia isandra)
  6. Cross-barred White (Itaballia demophile) - 1st U.S. Record - December 7, 2004

Sulphurs Subfamily Coliadinae

  1. Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
  2. Southern Dogface (Colias cesonia)
  3. White Angled-Sulphur (Anteos clorinde)
  4. Yellow Angled-Sulphur (Anteos maerula)
  5. Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
  6. Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)
  7. Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe)
  8. Lyside Sulphur (Kricogonia lyside)
  9. Barred Yellow (Eurema daira)
  10. Boisduval's Yellow (Eurema boisduvaliana)
  11. Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana)
  12. Tailed Orange (Eurema proterpia)
  13. Little Yellow (Eurema lisa)
  14. Mimosa Yellow (Eurema nise)
  15. Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)
  16. Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

Gossamer-wing Butterflies (Family Lycaenidae)

Hairstreaks Subfamily Theclinae

  1. Strophius Hairstreak (Allosmaitia strophius)
  2. Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)
  3. Smudged Hairstreak (Rekoa stagira) - 1st U.S. Record - December 28, 2005
  4. Marius Hairstreak (Rekoa marius)
  5. Silver-banded Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon simaethis)
  6. Clench's Greenstreak (Cyanophrys miserabilis)
  7. Tropical Greenstreak (Cyanophrys herodotus)
  8. Xami Hairstreak (Callophrys xami)
  9. Aquamarine Hairstreak (Oenomaus ortygnus)
  10. Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
  11. Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon rufofusca)
  12. Red-lined Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon bebrycia)
  13. Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon yojoa)
  14. White Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon albata)
  15. Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon alea)
  16. Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapa)
  17. Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon bazochii)
  18. Ruddy Hairstreak (Electrostrymon sangala)
  19. Dusky-blue Groundstreak (Calycopis isobeon)
  20. Pearly-gray Hairstreak (Siderus tephraeus)
  21. Clytie Ministreak (Ministrymon clytie)
  22. Gray Ministreak (Ministrymon azia)

Blues Subfamily Polyommatinae

  1. Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exile)
  2. Cassius Blue (Leptotes cassius)
  3. Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)
  4. Cyna Blue (Zizula cyna)
  5. Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)
  6. Reakirt's Blue (Hemiargus isola)
  7. Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas)

Metalmarks (Family Riodinidae)

  1. Fatal Metalmark (Calephelis nemesis)
  2. Rounded Metalmark (Calephelis perditalis)
  3. Rawson's Metalmark (Calephelis rawsoni)
  4. Red-bordered Metalmark (Caria ino)
  5. Red-bordered Pixie (immature) (Melanis pixe)
  6. Curve-winged Metalmark (Emesis emesia)

Brush-footed Butterflies (Family Nymphalidae)

Snouts Subfamily Libytheinae

  1. American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

Heliconians and Fritillaries Subfamily Heliconiinae

  1. Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
  2. Mexican Silverspot (Dione moneta)
  3. Julia Heliconian (Dryas iulia)
  4. Isabella's Heliconian (Eueides isabella)
  5. Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charithonia)
  6. Erato Heliconian (Heliconius erato)
  7. Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
  8. Mexican Fritillary (Euptoieta hegesia)

True Brushfoots Subfamily Nymphalinae

  1. Theona Checkerspot (chlosyne theona)
  2. Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)
  3. Crimson Patch (Chlosyne janais)
  4. Rosita Patch (Chlosyne rosita)
  5. Red-spotted Patch (Chlosyne marina) - 11/13/06
  6. Tiny Checkerspot (Dymasia dymas)
  7. Elada Checkerspot (Texola elada)
  8. Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
  9. Pale-banded Crescent (Phyciodes tulcis)
  10. Chestnut Crescent (Phyciodes argentea)
  11. Vesta Crescent (Phyciodes vesta)
  12. Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)
  13. Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
  14. Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
  15. American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
  16. Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
  17. Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
  18. Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
  19. Tropical Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
  20. White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)
  21. Banded Peacock (Anartia fatima)
  22. Malachite (Siproeta stelenes)

Admirals and Relatives Subfamily Limenitidinae

  1. Viceroy (Limenitis archippus) 10/25/07
  2. Band-celled Sister (Adelpha fessonia)
  3. Spot-celled Sister (Adelpha basiloides)
  4. Common Banner (Epiphile adrasta) 12/27/06
  5. Orange Banner (Temenis laothoe)
  6. Mexican Bluewing (Myscelia ethusa)
  7. Dingy Purplewing (Eunica monima) 06/30/07
  8. Florida Purplewing (Eunica tatila)
  9. Blue-eyed Sailor (Dynamine dyonis)
  10. Four-spotted Sailor (Dynamine postverta) - 1st U.S. Record - December 3, 2005
  11. Common Mestra (Mestra amymone)
  12. Red Rim (Biblis hyperia)
  13. Gray Cracker (Hamadryas februa)
  14. Guatemalan Cracker (Hamadryas guatemalena)
  15. Blomfild's Beauty (Smyrna blomfildia)
  16. Many-banded Daggerwing (Marpesia chiron)
  17. Ruddy Daggerwing (Marpesia petreus)

Leafwings and Relatives Subfamily Charaxinae

  1. One-spotted Prepona (Archaeoprepona demophon) 1st U.S. Record - November 18, 2007
  2. Tropical Leafwing (Anaea aidea)
  3. Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)
  4. Angled Leafwing (Anaea glycerium)
  5. Guatemalan Leafwing Anaea (Memphis) forreri - 2nd U.S. Record - February 8, 2008
  6. Pale-spotted Leafwing (Anaea pithyusa)

Emperors Subfamily Apaturinae

  1. Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)
  2. Empress Leilia (Asterocampa leilia)
  3. Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)
  4. Pavon Emperor (Doxocopa pavon)
  5. Silver Emperor (Doxocopa laure

Satyrs Subfamily Satyrinae

  1. Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma)
  2. Carolina aka Hermes Satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius)

Clearwings Subfamily Ithominae

  1. Broad-tipped Clearwing (Pteronymia cotytto) - 1st U.S. Record December 7, 2005

Monarchs Subfamily Danainae

  1. Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
  2. Queen (Danaus gilippus)
  3. Soldier (Danaus eresimus)

Skippers (Family Hesperiidae)

Spread-wing Skippers Subfamily Pyrginae

  1. Guava Skipper (Phocides polybius)
  2. Hammock Skipper (Polygonus leo) 07/15/06
  3. White-striped Longtail (Chioides catillus)
  4. Zilpa Longtail (Chioides zilpa)
  5. Gold-spotted Aguna (Aguna asander) 09/10/06
  6. Tailed Aguna (Aguna metophis) 11/05/08
  7. Eight-spotted Longtail (Polythrix octomaculata) 11/14/07
  8. White-crescent Longtail (Codatractus alcaeus)
  9. Tawny Mottled-Skipper (Codatractus bryaxis) 1st U.S. Record October 24, 2008
  10. Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
  11. Turquoise Longtail (Urbanus evona) 1st U.S. Record December 6, 2003
  12. Dorantes Longtail (Urbanus dorantes)
  13. Teleus Longtail (Urbanus teleus) 11/10/08
  14. Brown Longtail (Urbanus procne)
  15. White-tailed Longtail (Urbanus doryssus)
  16. Two-barred Flasher (Astraptes fulgerator)
  17. Gilbert's Flasher (Astraptes gilberti)
  18. Yellow-tipped Flasher (Astraptes anaphus) 09/08/07
  19. Coyote Cloudywing (Achalarus toxeus)  
  20. Potrillo Skipper (Cabares potrillo)
  21. Falcate Skipper (Spathilepia clonius)
  22. Mimosa Skipper (Cogia calchas)
  23. Starred Skipper (Arteurotia tractipennis)
  24. Glazed Pellicia (Pellicia arina)
  25. Golden-headed Scallopwing (Staphylus ceos)
  26. Mazans Scallopwing (Staphylus mazans)
  27. Variegated Skipper (Gorgythion begga)
  28. Hoary Skipper (Carrhenes canescens)
  29. Texas Powdered-Skipper (Systasea pulverulenta)
  30. Sickle-winged Skipper (Achlyodes thraso)
  31. Hermit Skipper (Grais stigmatica)
  32. Brown-banded Skipper (Timochares ruptifasciatus)
  33. White-patched Skipper (Chiomara asychis)
  34. Horace's Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)
  35. Mournful Duskywing (Erynnis tristis)
  36. Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis)
  37. White Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus albescens)
  38. Tropical Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus oileus)
  39. Desert Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus philetas)
  40. Erichson's White Skipper (Heliopetes domicella)
  41. Laviana White-Skipper (Heliopetes laviana)
  42. Turk's-cap White-Skipper (Heliopetes macaira)
  43. East-Mexican White-Skipper  (Heliopetes sublinea)
  44. Veined White-Skipper (Heliopetes arsalte)
  45. Common Streaky-Skipper (Celotes nessus
  46. Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)

Grass-Skippers Subfamily Hesperiinae

  1. Malicious Skipper (Synapte malitiosa)
  2. Julia's Skipper (Nastra julia)
  3. Fawn-spotted Skipper (Cymaenes odilia)
  4. Greenish Brown Skipper a.k.a. Butler's Brown-Skipper (Mnasilus allubita) 1st U.S. Record 11/08/08
  5. Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)
  6. Green-backed Ruby-eye (Perichares philetes)
  7. Double-dotted Skipper (Decinea percosius)
  8. Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiacus)
  9. Southern Skipperling (Copaeodes minimus)
  10. Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
  11. Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
  12. Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
  13. Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)
  14. Common Mellana (Quasimellana eulogius)
  15. Nysa Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes nysa)
  16. Celia's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes celia)
  17. Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)
  18. Olive-clouded Skipper (Lerodea dysaules)
  19. Brazilian Skipper (Calpodes ethlius)
  20. Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola)
  21. Hecebolus Skipper (Panoquina hecebola)
  22. Purple-washed Skipper (Panoquina sylvicola)
  23. Evans' Skipper (Panoquina fusina)
  24. Violet-banded Skipper (Nyctelius nyctelius)

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

Compiled by Gil Quintanilla

 

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