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Swallowtails (Family Papilionidae)

Parnassians (Subfamily Parnassiinae)
NoAct NoPicEversmann's Parnassian (Parnassius eversmanni)
NoAct NoPicPhoebus Parnassian (Parnassius phoebus)
SpAct Pic Rocky Mountain Parnassian (Parnassius smintheus)
Swallowtails (Subfamily Papilioninae)
SpAct Pic Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
SpAct Pic Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis)

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Whites and Sulphurs (Family Pieridae)

Whites (Subfamily Pierinae)
SpAct Pic Western White (Pontia occidentalis)
NoAct Pic Arctic White (Pieris angelika)
NoAct NoPicMecky's White (Pieris meckyae)
SpAct Pic Margined White (Pieris marginalis)
SpAct Pic Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
SpAct Pic Large Marble (Euchloe ausonides)
NoAct NoPicGreen Marble (Euchloe naina)
SpAct Pic Northern Marble (Euchloe creusa)
Sulphurs (Subfamily Coliadinae)
SpAct Pic Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)
SpAct Pic Christina Sulphur (Colias christina)
NoAct NoPicHecla Sulphur (Colias hecla)
NoAct NoPicBooth's Sulphur (Colias tyche)
SpAct Pic Labrador Sulphur (Colias nastes)
SpAct NoPic Giant Sulphur (Colias gigantea)
NoAct NoPicChippewa Sulphur (Colias chippewa)
NoAct NoPicCanadian Sulphur (Colias canadensis)

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Gossamer-wing Butterflies (Family Lycaenidae)

Coppers (Subfamily Lycaeninae)
SpAct Pic American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
SpAct NoPic Dorcas Copper (Lycaena dorcas)
SpAct Pic Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa)
Hairstreaks (Subfamily Theclinae)
SpAct Pic Brown Elfin (Callophrys augustinus)
SpAct Pic Hoary Elfin (Callophrys polios)
Blues (Subfamily Polyommatinae)
SpAct Pic Reakirt's Blue (Hemiargus isola)
SpAct Pic Western Tailed-Blue (Everes amyntula)
SpAct Pic Spring Azure (Celastrina "ladon")
SpAct Pic Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)
SpAct Pic Northern Blue (Lycaeides idas)
SpAct Pic Greenish Blue (Plebeius saepiolus)
NoAct NoPicCranberry Blue (Vacciniina optilete)
SpAct NoPic Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon)

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Brush-footed Butterflies (Family Nymphalidae)

Heliconians and Fritillaries (Subfamily Heliconiinae)
SpAct Pic Zerene Fritillary (Speyeria zerene)
SpAct Pic Northwestern Fritillary (Speyeria hesperis)
SpAct Pic Mormon Fritillary (Speyeria mormonia)
SpAct NoPic Mountain Fritillary (Boloria napaea)
SpAct Pic Bog Fritillary (Boloria eunomia)
SpAct Pic Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)
SpAct Pic Frigga Fritillary (Boloria frigga)
SpAct Pic Dingy Fritillary (Boloria improba)
NoAct NoPicPolaris Fritillary (Boloria polaris)
SpAct Pic Freija Fritillary (Boloria freija)
SpAct Pic Astarte Fritillary (Boloria astarte)
SpAct Pic Arctic Fritillary (Boloria chariclea)
NoAct NoPicCryptic Fritillary (Boloria natazhati)
True Brush-foots (Subfamily Nymphalinae)
SpAct Pic Field Crescent (Phyciodes pratensis)
SpAct Pic Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona)
SpAct Pic Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus)
SpAct Pic Green Comma (Polygonia faunus)
SpAct Pic Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis)
SpAct Pic Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis vaualbum)
SpAct Pic Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
SpAct Pic Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis milberti)
SpAct Pic Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
SpAct Pic Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Admirals and Relatives (Subfamily Limenitidinae)
SpAct Pic Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)
Satyrs (Subfamily Satyrinae)
SpAct Pic Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)
NoAct Pic Ross' Alpine (Erebia rossii)
NoAct Pic Disa Alpine (Erebia disa)
SpAct NoPic Taiga Alpine (Erebia mancinus)
NoAct Pic Mt. McKinley Alpine (Erebia mackinleyensis)
NoAct Pic Banded Alpine (Erebia fasciata)
SpAct Pic Red-disked Alpine (Erebia discoidalis)
SpAct Pic Yellow-dotted Alpine (Erebia pawlowskii)
NoAct NoPicFour-dotted Alpine (Erebia youngi)
NoAct NoPicScree Alpine (Erebia anyuica)
NoAct Pic Reddish Alpine (Erebia kozhantshikovi)
SpAct Pic Common Alpine (Erebia epipsodea)
SpAct Pic Chryxus Arctic (Oeneis chryxus)
SpAct Pic Uhler's Arctic (Oeneis uhleri)
SpAct Pic White-veined Arctic (Oeneis bore)
SpAct Pic Jutta Arctic (Oeneis jutta)
NoAct NoPicSentinel Arctic (Oeneis alpina)
SpAct Pic Melissa Arctic (Oeneis melissa)
SpAct Pic Polixenes Arctic (Oeneis polixenes)
NoAct NoPicPhilip's Arctic (Oeneis rosovi)

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Skippers (Family Hesperiidae)

Spread-wing Skippers (Subfamily Pyrginae)
SpAct Pic Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)
SpAct Pic Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus centaureae)
Grass Skippers (Subfamily Hesperiinae)
SpAct Pic Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)
SpAct Pic Common Branded Skipper (Hesperia comma)

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