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Butterflies of Nevada

Butterflies of Nevada


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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 Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
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 Desert Marble (Euchloe lotta)
SpAct Pic California Marble (Euchloe hyantis)
SpAct Pic Desert Orangetip (Anthocharis cethura)
SpAct Pic Stella Orangetip (Anthocharis stella)
SpAct Pic Southwestern Orangetip (Anthocharis thoosa)
SpAct Pic Gray Marble (Anthocharis lanceolata)
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 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 Boisduval's Yellow (Eurema boisduvaliana)
SpAct Pic Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana)
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 Lustrous Copper (Lycaena cupreus)
SpAct Pic Edith's Copper (Lycaena editha)
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 Golden Hairstreak (Habrodais grunus)
SpAct Pic Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)
SpAct Pic Silver-banded Hairstreak (Chlorostrymon simaethis)
SpAct Pic Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)
SpAct Pic Behr's Hairstreak (Satyrium behrii)
SpAct Pic Sooty Hairstreak (Satyrium fuliginosum)
SpAct Pic California Hairstreak (Satyrium californica)
SpAct Pic Sylvan Hairstreak (Satyrium sylvinus)
SpAct Pic Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak (Satyrium tetra)
SpAct Pic Hedgerow Hairstreak (Satyrium saepium)
SpAct Pic Western Green Hairstreak (Callophrys affinis)
SpAct Pic Sheridan's Green Hairstreak (Callophrys sheridani)
SpAct NoPic Desert Green Hairstreak (Callophrys comstocki)
SpAct Pic Brown Elfin (Callophrys augustinus)
SpAct Pic Desert Elfin (Callophrys fotis)
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)
SpAct Pic Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapa)
SpAct Pic Leda Ministreak (Ministrymon leda)
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 Bernardino Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes bernardino)
SpAct Pic Ellis' Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes ellisi)
SpAct NoPic Bauer's Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes baueri)
SpAct NoPic Intermediate Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes intermedia)
SpAct Pic Pacific Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes enoptes)
SpAct Pic Mojave Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes mojave)
SpAct Pic Rocky Mountain Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes ancilla)
SpAct Pic Pallid Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes pallescens)
SpAct Pic Spalding's Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes spaldingi)
SpAct Pic Small Dotted-Blue (Philotiella speciosa)
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 Acmon Blue (Plebeius acmon)
SpAct Pic Lupine Blue (Plebeius lupini)
SpAct Pic Sierra Nevada Blue (Agriades podarce)

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Metalmarks (Family Riodinidae)

SpAct Pic Fatal Metalmark (Calephelis nemesis)
SpAct Pic Wright's Metalmark (Calephelis wrighti)
SpAct Pic Mormon Metalmark (Apodemia mormo)
SpAct Pic Palmer's Metalmark (Apodemia palmeri)

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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 Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
SpAct Pic Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
SpAct Pic Nokomis Fritillary (Speyeria nokomis)
SpAct Pic Coronis Fritillary (Speyeria coronis)
SpAct Pic Zerene Fritillary (Speyeria zerene)
SpAct Pic Carol's Fritillary (Speyeria carolae)
SpAct Pic Callippe Fritillary (Speyeria callippe)
SpAct Pic Great Basin Fritillary (Speyeria egleis)
SpAct Pic Northwestern Fritillary (Speyeria hesperis)
SpAct Pic Mormon Fritillary (Speyeria mormonia)
SpAct Pic Pacific Fritillary (Boloria epithore)
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 California Patch (Chlosyne californica)
SpAct Pic Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)
SpAct Pic Northern Checkerspot (Chlosyne palla)
SpAct Pic Sagebrush Checkerspot (Chlosyne acastus)
SpAct Pic Hoffmann's Checkerspot (Chlosyne hoffmanni)
SpAct Pic Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
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 California Crescent (Phyciodes orseis)
SpAct Pic Pale Crescent (Phyciodes pallida)
SpAct Pic Mylitta Crescent (Phyciodes mylitta)
SpAct Pic Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona)
SpAct Pic Edith's Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha)
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 Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
SpAct Pic Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii)
SpAct Pic Lorquin's Admiral (Limenitis lorquini)
SpAct Pic California Sister (Adelpha bredowii)
Emperors (Subfamily Apaturinae)
SpAct Pic Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)
Satyrs (Subfamily Satyrinae)
SpAct Pic Canyonland Satyr (Cyllopsis pertepida)
SpAct Pic Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)
SpAct Pic Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
SpAct Pic Great Basin Wood Nymph (Cercyonis sthenele)
SpAct Pic Small Wood Nymph (Cercyonis oetus)
SpAct Pic Ridings' Satyr (Neominois ridingsii)
SpAct Pic Chryxus Arctic (Oeneis chryxus)
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 Hammock Skipper (Polygonus leo)
SpAct Pic Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
SpAct Pic Mexican Cloudywing (Thorybes mexicana)
SpAct Pic Golden-headed Scallopwing (Staphylus ceos)
SpAct Pic Arizona Powdered Skipper (Systasea zampa)
SpAct Pic White-patched Skipper (Chiomara georgina)
SpAct Pic Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)
SpAct Pic Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
SpAct Pic Rocky Mountain Duskywing (Erynnis telemachus)
SpAct Pic Propertius Duskywing (Erynnis propertius)
SpAct Pic Meridian Duskywing (Erynnis meridianus)
SpAct Pic Pacuvius Duskywing (Erynnis pacuvius)
SpAct Pic Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis)
SpAct Pic Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)
SpAct Pic Two-banded Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus ruralis)
SpAct Pic Small Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus scriptura)
SpAct Pic Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)
SpAct Pic White Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus albescens)
SpAct Pic Erichson's White-Skipper (Heliopetes domicella)
SpAct Pic Northern White-Skipper (Heliopetes ericetorum)
SpAct Pic Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)
SpAct Pic Mohave Sootywing (Hesperopsis libya)
SpAct Pic Saltbush Sootywing (Hesperopsis alpheus)
SpAct Pic MacNeill's Sootywing (Hesperopsis gracielae)
Grass Skippers (Subfamily Hesperiinae)
SpAct Pic Julia's Skipper (Nastra julia)
SpAct Pic Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiacia)
SpAct Pic Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
SpAct NoPic Alkali Skipper (Pseudocopaeodes eunus)
SpAct Pic Uncas Skipper (Hesperia uncas)
SpAct Pic Juba Skipper (Hesperia juba)
SpAct Pic Western Branded Skipper (Hesperia colorado)
SpAct Pic Pahaska Skipper (Hesperia pahaska)
SpAct Pic Lindsey's Skipper (Hesperia lindseyi)
SpAct Pic Sierra Skipper (Hesperia miriamae)
SpAct Pic Nevada Skipper (Hesperia nevada)
SpAct Pic Sandhill Skipper (Polites sabuleti)
SpAct Pic Draco Skipper (Polites draco)
SpAct Pic Sonora Skipper (Polites sonora)
SpAct Pic Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)
SpAct Pic Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
SpAct Pic Yuma Skipper (Ochlodes yuma)
SpAct Pic Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)
SpAct Pic Python Skipper (Atrytonopsis python)
SpAct Pic Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)
SpAct Pic Brazilian Skipper (Calpodes ethlius)
Giant-Skippers (Subfamily Megathyminae)
SpAct NoPic Mojave Giant-Skipper (Agathymus alliae)
SpAct Pic Yucca Giant-Skipper (Megathymus yuccae)

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