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Butterflies of Illinois

Butterflies of Illinois


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Swallowtails (Family Papilionidae)

Swallowtails (Subfamily Papilioninae)
SpAct Pic Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
SpAct Pic Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)
SpAct Pic Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
SpAct Pic Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
SpAct Pic Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
SpAct Pic Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)

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Whites and Sulphurs (Family Pieridae)

Whites (Subfamily Pierinae)
SpAct Pic Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
SpAct Pic Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
SpAct Pic Olympia Marble (Euchloe olympia)
SpAct Pic Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea)
Sulphurs (Subfamily Coliadinae)
SpAct Pic Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)
SpAct Pic Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
SpAct Pic Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia)
SpAct Pic Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
SpAct Pic Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)
SpAct Pic Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana)
SpAct Pic Little Yellow (Eurema lisa)
SpAct Pic Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)
SpAct Pic Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

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Gossamer-wing Butterflies (Family Lycaenidae)

Harvesters (Subfamily Miletinae)
SpAct Pic Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)
Coppers (Subfamily Lycaeninae)
SpAct Pic American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
SpAct Pic Gray Copper (Lycaena dione)
SpAct Pic Bronze Copper (Lycaena hyllus)
SpAct Pic Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides)
Hairstreaks (Subfamily Theclinae)
SpAct Pic Atala (Eumaeus atala)
SpAct Pic Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)
SpAct Pic Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)
SpAct Pic Acadian Hairstreak (Satyrium acadica)
SpAct Pic Edwards' Hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii)
SpAct Pic Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)
SpAct Pic Hickory Hairstreak (Satyrium caryaevorum)
SpAct Pic Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)
SpAct Pic Southern Hairstreak (Fixsenia favonius)
SpAct Pic Hoary Elfin (Callophrys polios)
SpAct Pic Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus)
SpAct Pic Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)
SpAct Pic Eastern Pine Elfin (Callophrys niphon)
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)
Blues (Subfamily Polyommatinae)
SpAct Pic Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)
SpAct Pic Reakirt's Blue (Hemiargus isola)
SpAct Pic Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas)
SpAct Pic Spring Azure (Celastrina "ladon")
SpAct Pic Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)
SpAct Pic Dusky Azure (Celastrina nigra)
SpAct Pic Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

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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 Zebra (Heliconius charithonius)
SpAct Pic Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
SpAct Pic Diana (Speyeria diana)
SpAct Pic Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
SpAct Pic Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)
SpAct Pic Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia)
SpAct Pic Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)
SpAct Pic Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona)
True Brush-foots (Subfamily Nymphalinae)
SpAct Pic Gorgone Checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)
SpAct Pic Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
SpAct Pic Harris' Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii)
SpAct Pic Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
SpAct Pic Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
SpAct Pic Baltimore (Euphydryas phaeton)
SpAct Pic Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
SpAct Pic Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
SpAct Pic Green Comma (Polygonia faunus)
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 Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
SpAct Pic Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
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)
Leafwings (Subfamily Charaxinae)
SpAct Pic Tropical Leafwing (Anaea troglodyta)
SpAct Pic Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)
Emperors (Subfamily Apaturinae)
SpAct Pic Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)
SpAct Pic Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)
Satyrs (Subfamily Satyrinae)
SpAct Pic Northern Pearly Eye (Enodia anthedon)
SpAct Pic Creole Pearly Eye (Enodia creola)
SpAct Pic Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice)
SpAct Pic Appalachian Brown (Satyrodes appalachia)
SpAct Pic Gemmed Satyr (Cyllopsis gemma)
SpAct Pic Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela)
SpAct Pic Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
Monarchs (Subfamily Danainae)
SpAct Pic Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
SpAct Pic Queen (Danaus gilippus)

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Skippers (Family Hesperiidae)

Spread-wing Skippers (Subfamily Pyrginae)
SpAct Pic Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
SpAct Pic Golden-banded Skipper (Autochton cellus)
SpAct Pic Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
SpAct Pic Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
SpAct Pic Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
SpAct Pic Hayhurst's Scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii)
SpAct Pic Brown-banded Skipper (Timochares ruptifasciatus)
SpAct Pic Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)
SpAct Pic Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
SpAct Pic Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)
SpAct Pic Horace's Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)
SpAct Pic Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis)
SpAct Pic Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
SpAct Pic Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)
SpAct Pic Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)
SpAct Pic Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus centaureae)
SpAct Pic Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)
SpAct Pic Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)
Grass Skippers (Subfamily Hesperiinae)
SpAct Pic Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
SpAct Pic Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)
SpAct Pic Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)
SpAct Pic Poweshiek Skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)
SpAct Pic European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)
SpAct Pic Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
SpAct Pic Ottoe Skipper (Hesperia ottoe)
SpAct Pic Leonard's Skipper (Hesperia leonardus)
SpAct Pic Cobweb Skipper (Hesperia metea)
SpAct Pic Indian Skipper (Hesperia sassacus)
SpAct Pic Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)
SpAct Pic Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)
SpAct Pic Crossline Skipper (Polites origenes)
SpAct Pic Long Dash (Polites mystic)
SpAct Pic Northern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)
SpAct Pic Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
SpAct Pic Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)
SpAct Pic Arogos Skipper (Atrytone arogos)
SpAct Pic Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan)
SpAct Pic Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)
SpAct Pic Mulberry Wing (Poanes massasoit)
SpAct Pic Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok)
SpAct Pic Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
SpAct Pic Yehl Skipper (Poanes yehl)
SpAct Pic Broad-winged Skipper (Poanes viator)
SpAct Pic Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion)
SpAct Pic Dukes' Skipper (Euphyes dukesi)
SpAct Pic Black Dash (Euphyes conspicua)
SpAct Pic Two-spotted Skipper (Euphyes bimacula)
SpAct Pic Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)
SpAct Pic Dusted Skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna)
SpAct NoPic Linda's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes linda)
SpAct Pic Pepper and Salt Skipper (Amblyscirtes hegon)
SpAct Pic Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes aesculapius)
SpAct Pic Carolina Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes carolina)
SpAct NoPic Reversed Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes reversa)
SpAct Pic Common Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes vialis)
SpAct NoPic Bell's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes belli)
SpAct Pic Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)
SpAct Pic Brazilian Skipper (Calpodes ethlius)
SpAct Pic Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola)

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