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Butterflies of Colorado

Butterflies of Colorado


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Swallowtails (Family Papilionidae)

Parnassians (Subfamily Parnassiinae)
SpAct Pic Clodius Parnassian (Parnassius clodius)
SpAct Pic Rocky Mountain Parnassian (Parnassius smintheus)
Swallowtails (Subfamily Papilioninae)
SpAct Pic Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
SpAct Pic Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
SpAct Pic Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
SpAct Pic Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
SpAct Pic Indra Swallowtail (Papilio indra)
SpAct Pic Thoas Swallowtail (Papilio thoas)
SpAct Pic Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
SpAct Pic Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
SpAct Pic Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)
SpAct Pic Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata)
SpAct Pic Pale Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon)
SpAct Pic Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)

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Whites and Sulphurs (Family Pieridae)

Whites (Subfamily Pierinae)
SpAct Pic Pine White (Neophasia menapia)
SpAct Pic Florida White (Appias drusilla)
SpAct Pic Becker's White (Pontia beckerii)
SpAct Pic Spring White (Pontia sisymbrii)
SpAct Pic Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
SpAct Pic Western White (Pontia occidentalis)
SpAct Pic Margined White (Pieris marginalis)
SpAct Pic Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
SpAct Pic Great Southern White (Ascia monuste)
SpAct Pic Large Marble (Euchloe ausonides)
SpAct Pic Desert Marble (Euchloe lotta)
SpAct Pic Olympia Marble (Euchloe olympia)
SpAct Pic Southern Rocky Mountain Orangetip (Anthocharis julia)
SpAct Pic Southwestern Orangetip (Anthocharis thoosa)
Sulphurs (Subfamily Coliadinae)
SpAct Pic Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)
SpAct Pic Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
SpAct Pic Queen Alexandra's Sulphur (Colias alexandra)
SpAct Pic Mead's Sulphur (Colias meadii)
SpAct Pic Labrador Sulphur (Colias nastes)
SpAct Pic Scudder's Sulphur (Colias scudderi)
SpAct Pic Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia)
SpAct Pic White Angled-Sulphur (Anteos clorinde)
SpAct Pic Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
SpAct Pic Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)
SpAct Pic Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe)
SpAct Pic Lyside Sulphur (Kricogonia lyside)
SpAct Pic Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana)
SpAct Pic Little Yellow (Eurema lisa)
SpAct Pic Mimosa Yellow (Eurema nise)
SpAct Pic Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)
SpAct Pic Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

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Gossamer-wing Butterflies (Family Lycaenidae)

Coppers (Subfamily Lycaeninae)
SpAct Pic Tailed Copper (Lycaena arota)
SpAct Pic American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
SpAct Pic Lustrous Copper (Lycaena cupreus)
SpAct Pic Gray Copper (Lycaena dione)
SpAct Pic Edith's Copper (Lycaena editha)
SpAct Pic Bronze Copper (Lycaena hyllus)
SpAct Pic Ruddy Copper (Lycaena rubidus)
SpAct Pic Blue Copper (Lycaena heteronea)
SpAct Pic Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides)
SpAct Pic Lilac-bordered Copper (Lycaena nivalis)
Hairstreaks (Subfamily Theclinae)
SpAct Pic Colorado Hairstreak (Hypaurotis crysalus)
SpAct Pic Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)
SpAct Pic Soapberry Hairstreak (Phaeostrymon alcestis)
SpAct Pic Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)
SpAct Pic Behr's Hairstreak (Satyrium behrii)
SpAct Pic Sooty Hairstreak (Satyrium fuliginosum)
SpAct Pic Acadian Hairstreak (Satyrium acadica)
SpAct Pic California Hairstreak (Satyrium californica)
SpAct Pic Sylvan Hairstreak (Satyrium sylvinus)
SpAct Pic Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)
SpAct Pic Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)
SpAct Pic Hedgerow Hairstreak (Satyrium saepium)
SpAct Pic Southern Hairstreak (Fixsenia favonius)
SpAct Pic Western Green Hairstreak (Callophrys affinis)
SpAct Pic Sheridan's Green Hairstreak (Callophrys sheridani)
SpAct NoPic Desert Green Hairstreak (Callophrys comstocki)
SpAct Pic Sandia Hairstreak (Callophrys mcfarlandi)
SpAct Pic Brown Elfin (Callophrys augustinus)
SpAct Pic Desert Elfin (Callophrys fotis)
SpAct Pic Moss' Elfin (Callophrys mossii)
SpAct Pic Hoary Elfin (Callophrys polios)
SpAct Pic Western Pine Elfin (Callophrys eryphon)
SpAct Pic Thicket Hairstreak (Callophrys spinetorum)
SpAct Pic Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
SpAct Pic White M Hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album)
SpAct Pic Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
SpAct Pic Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
SpAct Pic Leda Ministreak (Ministrymon leda)
SpAct Pic Gray Ministreak (Ministrymon azia)
Blues (Subfamily Polyommatinae)
SpAct Pic Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exile)
SpAct Pic Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)
SpAct Pic Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)
SpAct Pic Reakirt's Blue (Hemiargus isola)
SpAct Pic Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas)
SpAct Pic Western Tailed-Blue (Everes amyntula)
SpAct Pic Spring Azure (Celastrina "ladon")
SpAct Pic Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)
SpAct Pic Hops Azure (Celastrina humulus)
SpAct Pic Western Square-dotted Blue (Euphilotes battoides)
SpAct Pic Ellis' Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes ellisi)
SpAct Pic Rocky Mountain Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes ancilla)
SpAct Pic Rita Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes rita)
SpAct Pic Spalding's Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes spaldingi)
SpAct Pic Arrowhead Blue (Glaucopsyche piasus)
SpAct Pic Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)
SpAct Pic Northern Blue (Lycaeides idas)
SpAct Pic Melissa Blue (Lycaeides melissa)
SpAct Pic Greenish Blue (Plebeius saepiolus)
SpAct Pic Boisduval's Blue (Plebeius icarioides)
SpAct Pic Shasta Blue (Plebeius shasta)
SpAct Pic Lupine Blue (Plebeius lupini)
SpAct NoPic Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon)

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Metalmarks (Family Riodinidae)

SpAct Pic Mormon Metalmark (Apodemia mormo)
SpAct Pic Nais Metalmark (Apodemia nais)

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Brush-footed Butterflies (Family Nymphalidae)

Snouts (Subfamily Libytheinae)
SpAct Pic American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)
Heliconians and Fritillaries (Subfamily Heliconiinae)
SpAct Pic Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
SpAct Pic Julia (Dryas julia)
SpAct Pic Zebra (Heliconius charithonius)
SpAct Pic Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
SpAct Pic Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
SpAct Pic Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)
SpAct Pic Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia)
SpAct Pic Nokomis Fritillary (Speyeria nokomis)
SpAct Pic Edwards' Fritillary (Speyeria edwardsii)
SpAct Pic Coronis Fritillary (Speyeria coronis)
SpAct Pic Zerene Fritillary (Speyeria zerene)
SpAct Pic Callippe Fritillary (Speyeria callippe)
SpAct Pic Great Basin Fritillary (Speyeria egleis)
SpAct Pic Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis)
SpAct Pic Northwestern Fritillary (Speyeria hesperis)
SpAct Pic Hydaspe Fritillary (Speyeria hydaspe)
SpAct Pic Mormon Fritillary (Speyeria mormonia)
SpAct Pic Bog Fritillary (Boloria eunomia)
SpAct Pic Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)
SpAct Pic Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona)
SpAct Pic Frigga Fritillary (Boloria frigga)
SpAct Pic Dingy Fritillary (Boloria improba)
SpAct NoPic Relict Fritillary (Boloria kriemhild)
SpAct Pic Freija Fritillary (Boloria freija)
SpAct Pic Arctic Fritillary (Boloria chariclea)
True Brush-foots (Subfamily Nymphalinae)
SpAct Pic Dotted Checkerspot (Poladryas minuta)
SpAct Pic Fulvia Checkerspot (Thessalia fulvia)
SpAct Pic Leanira Checkerspot (Thessalia leanira)
SpAct Pic Gorgone Checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)
SpAct Pic Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
SpAct Pic Northern Checkerspot (Chlosyne palla)
SpAct Pic Rockslide Checkerspot (Chlosyne whitneyi)
SpAct Pic Sagebrush Checkerspot (Chlosyne acastus)
SpAct Pic Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
SpAct Pic Vesta Crescent (Phyciodes vesta)
SpAct Pic Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)
SpAct Pic Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
SpAct Pic Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)
SpAct Pic Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii)
SpAct Pic Field Crescent (Phyciodes pratensis)
SpAct Pic Painted Crescent (Phyciodes picta)
SpAct Pic Pale Crescent (Phyciodes pallida)
SpAct Pic Mylitta Crescent (Phyciodes mylitta)
SpAct Pic Gillette's Checkerspot (Euphydryas gillettii)
SpAct Pic Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona)
SpAct Pic Edith's Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha)
SpAct Pic Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
SpAct Pic Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
SpAct Pic Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus)
SpAct Pic Green Comma (Polygonia faunus)
SpAct Pic Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis)
SpAct Pic Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)
SpAct Pic Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis vaualbum)
SpAct Pic California Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis californica)
SpAct Pic Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
SpAct Pic Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis milberti)
SpAct Pic American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
SpAct Pic Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
SpAct Pic West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella)
SpAct Pic Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
SpAct Pic Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
SpAct Pic Tropical Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
Admirals and Relatives (Subfamily Limenitidinae)
SpAct Pic Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)
SpAct Pic 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
SpAct Pic Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
SpAct Pic Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii)
SpAct Pic Lorquin's Admiral (Limenitis lorquini)
SpAct Pic California Sister (Adelpha bredowii)
SpAct Pic Common Mestra (Mestra amymone)
SpAct Pic Ruddy Daggerwing (Marpesia petreus)
Leafwings (Subfamily Charaxinae)
SpAct Pic Tropical Leafwing (Anaea troglodyta)
SpAct Pic Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)
Emperors (Subfamily Apaturinae)
SpAct Pic Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)
Satyrs (Subfamily Satyrinae)
SpAct Pic Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice)
SpAct Pic Canyonland Satyr (Cyllopsis pertepida)
SpAct Pic Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela)
SpAct Pic Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)
SpAct Pic Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
SpAct Pic Mead's Wood Nymph (Cercyonis meadii)
SpAct Pic Great Basin Wood Nymph (Cercyonis sthenele)
SpAct Pic Small Wood Nymph (Cercyonis oetus)
SpAct Pic Magdalena Alpine (Erebia magdalena)
SpAct Pic Yellow-dotted Alpine (Erebia pawlowskii)
SpAct Pic Colorado Alpine (Erebia callias)
SpAct Pic Common Alpine (Erebia epipsodea)
SpAct Pic Ridings' Satyr (Neominois ridingsii)
SpAct Pic Wyoming Satyr (Neominois wyomingo)
SpAct Pic Chryxus Arctic (Oeneis chryxus)
SpAct Pic Uhler's Arctic (Oeneis uhleri)
SpAct Pic Alberta Arctic (Oeneis alberta)
SpAct Pic White-veined Arctic (Oeneis bore)
SpAct Pic Jutta Arctic (Oeneis jutta)
SpAct Pic Melissa Arctic (Oeneis melissa)
SpAct Pic Polixenes Arctic (Oeneis polixenes)
Monarchs (Subfamily Danainae)
SpAct Pic Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
SpAct Pic Queen (Danaus gilippus)
SpAct Pic Soldier (Danaus eresimus)

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Skippers (Family Hesperiidae)

Spread-wing Skippers (Subfamily Pyrginae)
SpAct Pic Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
SpAct Pic Short-tailed Skipper (Zestusa dorus)
SpAct Pic Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
SpAct Pic Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
SpAct Pic Western Cloudywing (Thorybes diversus)
SpAct Pic Mexican Cloudywing (Thorybes mexicana)
SpAct Pic Hayhurst's Scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii)
SpAct Pic Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)
SpAct Pic Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
SpAct Pic Rocky Mountain Duskywing (Erynnis telemachus)
SpAct Pic Horace's Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)
SpAct Pic Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis)
SpAct Pic Pacuvius Duskywing (Erynnis pacuvius)
SpAct Pic Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis)
SpAct Pic Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)
SpAct Pic Afranius Duskywing (Erynnis afranius)
SpAct Pic Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)
SpAct Pic Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus centaureae)
SpAct Pic Two-banded Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus ruralis)
SpAct Pic Mountain Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus xanthus)
SpAct Pic Small Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus scriptura)
SpAct Pic Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)
SpAct Pic White Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus albescens)
SpAct Pic Northern White-Skipper (Heliopetes ericetorum)
SpAct Pic Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)
SpAct Pic Mexican Sootywing (Pholisora mejicana)
SpAct Pic Mohave Sootywing (Hesperopsis libya)
SpAct Pic Saltbush Sootywing (Hesperopsis alpheus)
Grass Skippers (Subfamily Hesperiinae)
SpAct Pic Russet Skipperling (Piruna pirus)
SpAct Pic Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)
SpAct Pic Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)
SpAct Pic Garita Skipperling (Oarisma garita)
SpAct Pic Edwards' Skipperling (Oarisma edwardsii)
SpAct Pic Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiacia)
SpAct Pic European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)
SpAct Pic Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
SpAct Pic Morrison's Skipper (Stinga morrisoni)
SpAct Pic Uncas Skipper (Hesperia uncas)
SpAct Pic Juba Skipper (Hesperia juba)
SpAct Pic Western Branded Skipper (Hesperia colorado)
SpAct Pic Apache Skipper (Hesperia woodgatei)
SpAct Pic Ottoe Skipper (Hesperia ottoe)
SpAct Pic Leonard's Skipper (Hesperia leonardus)
SpAct Pic Pahaska Skipper (Hesperia pahaska)
SpAct Pic Green Skipper (Hesperia viridis)
SpAct Pic Nevada Skipper (Hesperia nevada)
SpAct Pic Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)
SpAct Pic Rhesus Skipper (Polites rhesus)
SpAct Pic Carus Skipper (Polites carus)
SpAct Pic Sandhill Skipper (Polites sabuleti)
SpAct Pic Draco Skipper (Polites draco)
SpAct Pic Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)
SpAct Pic Crossline Skipper (Polites origenes)
SpAct Pic Long Dash (Polites mystic)
SpAct Pic Sonora Skipper (Polites sonora)
SpAct Pic Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)
SpAct Pic Arogos Skipper (Atrytone arogos)
SpAct Pic Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan)
SpAct Pic Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
SpAct Pic Yuma Skipper (Ochlodes yuma)
SpAct Pic Snow's Skipper (Paratrytone snowi)
SpAct Pic Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok)
SpAct Pic Taxiles Skipper (Poanes taxiles)
SpAct Pic Two-spotted Skipper (Euphyes bimacula)
SpAct Pic Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)
SpAct Pic Dusted Skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna)
SpAct Pic Viereck's Skipper (Atrytonopsis vierecki)
SpAct Pic Simius Roadside-Skipper ("Amblyscirtes" simius)
SpAct Pic Bronze Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes aenus)
SpAct Pic Oslar's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes oslari)
SpAct Pic Nysa Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes nysa)
SpAct Pic Dotted Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes eos)
SpAct Pic Common Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes vialis)
SpAct Pic Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes phylace)
SpAct Pic Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)
Giant-Skippers (Subfamily Megathyminae)
SpAct Pic Yucca Giant-Skipper (Megathymus yuccae)
SpAct Pic Strecker's Giant-Skipper (Megathymus streckeri)

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