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Butterflies of South Dakota

Butterflies of South Dakota


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Swallowtails (Family Papilionidae)

Parnassians (Subfamily Parnassiinae)
SpAct Pic Rocky Mountain Parnassian (Parnassius smintheus)
Swallowtails (Subfamily Papilioninae)
SpAct Pic Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
SpAct Pic Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)
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 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)
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 Spring White (Pontia sisymbrii)
SpAct Pic Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
SpAct Pic Western White (Pontia occidentalis)
SpAct Pic Mustard White (Pieris oleracea)
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 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 Pic Christina Sulphur (Colias christina)
SpAct Pic Queen Alexandra's Sulphur (Colias alexandra)
SpAct Pic Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia)
SpAct Pic Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
SpAct Pic Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe)
SpAct Pic Barred Yellow (Eurema daira)
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 Ruddy Copper (Lycaena rubidus)
SpAct Pic Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides)
Hairstreaks (Subfamily Theclinae)
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 Brown Elfin (Callophrys augustinus)
SpAct Pic Hoary Elfin (Callophrys polios)
SpAct Pic Western Pine Elfin (Callophrys eryphon)
SpAct Pic Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
SpAct Pic Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
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 Western Tailed-Blue (Everes amyntula)
SpAct Pic Spring Azure (Celastrina "ladon")
SpAct Pic Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)
SpAct Pic Rocky Mountain Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes ancilla)
SpAct Pic Arrowhead Blue (Glaucopsyche piasus)
SpAct Pic Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)
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)

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 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 Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis)
SpAct Pic Northwestern Fritillary (Speyeria hesperis)
SpAct Pic Mormon Fritillary (Speyeria mormonia)
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 Sagebrush Checkerspot (Chlosyne acastus)
SpAct Pic Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
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 Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona)
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)
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 Common Mestra (Mestra amymone)
Leafwings (Subfamily Charaxinae)
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 Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice)
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 Small Wood Nymph (Cercyonis oetus)
SpAct Pic Ridings' Satyr (Neominois ridingsii)
SpAct Pic Chryxus Arctic (Oeneis chryxus)
SpAct Pic Uhler's Arctic (Oeneis uhleri)
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 Hayhurst's Scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii)
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 Afranius Duskywing (Erynnis afranius)
SpAct Pic Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)
SpAct Pic Small Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus scriptura)
SpAct Pic Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)
SpAct Pic Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)
Grass Skippers (Subfamily Hesperiinae)
SpAct Pic Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)
SpAct Pic Poweshiek Skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)
SpAct Pic Garita Skipperling (Oarisma garita)
SpAct Pic Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
SpAct Pic Uncas Skipper (Hesperia uncas)
SpAct Pic Juba Skipper (Hesperia juba)
SpAct Pic Western Branded Skipper (Hesperia colorado)
SpAct Pic Ottoe Skipper (Hesperia ottoe)
SpAct Pic Leonard's Skipper (Hesperia leonardus)
SpAct Pic Pahaska Skipper (Hesperia pahaska)
SpAct Pic Dakota Skipper (Hesperia dacotae)
SpAct Pic Nevada Skipper (Hesperia nevada)
SpAct Pic Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)
SpAct Pic Rhesus Skipper (Polites rhesus)
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 Woodland Skipper (Ochlodes sylvanoides)
SpAct Pic Mulberry Wing (Poanes massasoit)
SpAct Pic Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok)
SpAct Pic Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
SpAct Pic Taxiles Skipper (Poanes taxiles)
SpAct Pic Broad-winged Skipper (Poanes viator)
SpAct Pic Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion)
SpAct Pic Two-spotted Skipper (Euphyes bimacula)
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)
SpAct Pic Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)
Giant-Skippers (Subfamily Megathyminae)
SpAct Pic Strecker's Giant-Skipper (Megathymus streckeri)

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