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Butterflies of Montana

Butterflies of Montana


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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 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 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
SpAct Pic Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis)
SpAct Pic Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)
SpAct Pic Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata)
SpAct Pic Pale Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon)

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Whites and Sulphurs (Family Pieridae)

Whites (Subfamily Pierinae)
SpAct Pic Pine White (Neophasia menapia)
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 Large Marble (Euchloe ausonides)
SpAct Pic Northern Marble (Euchloe creusa)
SpAct Pic Desert Marble (Euchloe lotta)
SpAct Pic Olympia Marble (Euchloe olympia)
SpAct Pic Stella Orangetip (Anthocharis stella)
Sulphurs (Subfamily Coliadinae)
SpAct Pic Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)
SpAct Pic Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)
SpAct NoPic Western Sulphur (Colias occidentalis)
SpAct Pic Christina Sulphur (Colias christina)
SpAct Pic Queen Alexandra's Sulphur (Colias alexandra)
SpAct Pic Mead's Sulphur (Colias meadii)
SpAct Pic Labrador Sulphur (Colias nastes)
SpAct NoPic Giant Sulphur (Colias gigantea)
SpAct Pic Pelidne Sulphur (Colias pelidne)
SpAct Pic Pink-edged Sulphur (Colias interior)
SpAct Pic Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
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 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)
SpAct Pic Mariposa Copper (Lycaena mariposa)
Hairstreaks (Subfamily Theclinae)
SpAct Pic Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)
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 Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)
SpAct Pic Hedgerow Hairstreak (Satyrium saepium)
SpAct Pic Western Green Hairstreak (Callophrys affinis)
SpAct Pic Sheridan's Green Hairstreak (Callophrys sheridani)
SpAct Pic Brown Elfin (Callophrys augustinus)
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 Nelson's Hairstreak (Callophrys nelsoni)
SpAct Pic Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Blues (Subfamily Polyommatinae)
SpAct Pic Western Tailed-Blue (Everes amyntula)
SpAct Pic Spring Azure (Celastrina "ladon")
SpAct Pic Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)
SpAct Pic Western Square-dotted Blue (Euphilotes battoides)
SpAct Pic Rocky Mountain Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes ancilla)
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)

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Brush-footed Butterflies (Family Nymphalidae)

Heliconians and Fritillaries (Subfamily Heliconiinae)
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 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 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 NoPic Relict Fritillary (Boloria kriemhild)
SpAct Pic Pacific Fritillary (Boloria epithore)
SpAct Pic Freija Fritillary (Boloria freija)
SpAct NoPic Alberta Fritillary (Boloria alberta)
SpAct Pic Astarte Fritillary (Boloria astarte)
SpAct Pic Arctic Fritillary (Boloria chariclea)
True Brush-foots (Subfamily Nymphalinae)
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 Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
SpAct Pic Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)
SpAct Pic Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii)
SpAct Pic Field Crescent (Phyciodes pratensis)
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 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)
Admirals and Relatives (Subfamily Limenitidinae)
SpAct Pic Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)
SpAct Pic 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
SpAct Pic White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis)
SpAct Pic Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
SpAct Pic Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii)
SpAct Pic Lorquin's Admiral (Limenitis lorquini)
Satyrs (Subfamily Satyrinae)
SpAct Pic Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice)
SpAct Pic Hayden's Ringlet (Coenonympha haydenii)
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 Red-disked Alpine (Erebia discoidalis)
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)

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Skippers (Family Hesperiidae)

Spread-wing Skippers (Subfamily Pyrginae)
SpAct Pic Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
SpAct Pic Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
SpAct Pic Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)
SpAct Pic Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis)
SpAct Pic Pacuvius Duskywing (Erynnis pacuvius)
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 Small Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus scriptura)
SpAct Pic Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)
SpAct Pic Northern White-Skipper (Heliopetes ericetorum)
SpAct Pic Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)
SpAct Pic Mohave Sootywing (Hesperopsis libya)
Grass Skippers (Subfamily Hesperiinae)
SpAct Pic Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)
SpAct Pic Garita Skipperling (Oarisma garita)
SpAct Pic European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)
SpAct Pic Uncas Skipper (Hesperia uncas)
SpAct Pic Juba Skipper (Hesperia juba)
SpAct Pic Common Branded Skipper (Hesperia comma)
SpAct Pic Ottoe Skipper (Hesperia ottoe)
SpAct Pic Leonard's Skipper (Hesperia leonardus)
SpAct Pic Pahaska Skipper (Hesperia pahaska)
SpAct Pic Plains Skipper (Hesperia assiniboia)
SpAct Pic Nevada Skipper (Hesperia nevada)
SpAct Pic Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)
SpAct Pic Rhesus Skipper (Polites rhesus)
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 Arogos Skipper (Atrytone arogos)
SpAct Pic Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan)
SpAct Pic Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
SpAct Pic Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)
SpAct Pic Dusted Skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna)
SpAct Pic Simius Roadside-Skipper ("Amblyscirtes" simius)
SpAct Pic Oslar's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes oslari)
SpAct Pic Common Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes vialis)
Giant-Skippers (Subfamily Megathyminae)
SpAct Pic Strecker's Giant-Skipper (Megathymus streckeri)

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