California Butterflies

Last update:   August 2, 2017

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Papilionidae - Parnassians and Swallowtails
Clodius Parnassian
     Parnassius clodius
Pipevine Swallowtail
     Battus philenor
Western Tiger Swallowtail
     Papilio rutulus
Pale Swallowtail
     Papilio eurymedon
Pieridae - Whites and Sulphurs
Margined White
     Pieris marginalis
Cabbage White
     Pieris rapae
Large Marble
     Euchloe ausonides
Gray Marble
     Anthocharis lanceolata
Pacific Orangetip
     Anthocharis sara
Sierra Sulphur
     Colias behrii
California Dogface
     Zerene eurydice
Lycaenidae - Coppers, Hairstreaks, and Blues
Lustrous Copper
     Lycaena cupreus
Great Copper
     Lycaena xanthoides
Edith's Copper
     Lycaena editha
Gorgon Copper
     Lycaena gorgon
Ruddy Copper
     Lycaena rubidus
Blue Copper
     Lycaena heteronea
Purplish Copper
     Lycaena helloides
Golden Hairstreak
     Habrodais grunus
Great Purple Hairstreak
     Atlides halesus
Sooty Hairstreak
     Satyrium fuliginosum
California Hairstreak
     Satyrium californica
Sylvan Hairstreak
     Satyrium sylvinus
          Satyrium sylvinus sylvinus
          Satyrium sylvinus dryope
Mountain-Mahogany Hairstreak
     Satyrium tetra
Hedgerow Hairstreak
     Satyrium saepium
Western Green Hairstreak
     Callophrys affinis
Coastal Green Hairstreak
     Callophrys dumetorum
Sheridan's Hairstreak
     Callophrys sheridanii
Muir's Hairstreak
     Callophrys muiri
Brown Elfin
     Callophrys augustinis
Moss' Elfin
     Callophrys mossii
          Callophrys mossii bayensis
Western Pine Elfin
     Callophrys eryphon
Gray Hairstreak
     Strymon melinus
Eastern Tailed-Blue
     Everes comyntas
Spring Azure
     Celastrina ladon
Pacific Dotted-Blue
     Euphilotes enoptes
          Euphilotes enoptes bayensis
Silvery Blue
     Glaucopsyche lygdamus
Marine Blue
     Leptotes marina
Sierra Nevada Blue
     Agriades podarce
Friday's Blue
     Plebejus fridayi
Greenish Blue
     Plebejus saepiolus
San Emigdio Blue
     Plebulina emigdionis
Boisduval's Blue
     Icaricia icarioides
          Icaricia icarioides parapheres
Shasta Blue
     Icaricia shasta
Acmon Blue
     Icaricia acmon
Riodinidae - Metalmarks
Mormon Metalmark
     Apodemia mormo
          Apodemia mormo langei
Nymphalidae - Brushfoots
Gulf Fritillary
     Agraulis vanillae
Zerene Fritillary
     Speyeria zerene
          Speyeria zerene puntareyes
Callippe Fritillary
     Speyeria callippe
          Speyeria callippe liliana
Pacific Fritillary
     Boloria epithore
Leanira Checkerspot
     Thessalia leanira
Northern Checkerspot
     Chlosyne palla
Sagebrush Checkerspot
     Chlosyne acastus
Field Crescent
     Phyciodes pulchella
Mylitta Crescent
     Phyciodes mylitta
Variable Checkerspot
     Euphydryas chalcedona
Edith's Checkerspot
     Euphydryas editha
Satyr Comma
     Polygonia satyrus
California Tortoiseshell
     Nymphalis californica
Mourning Cloak
     Nymphalis antiopa
Milbert's Tortoiseshell
     Nymphalis milberti
Red Admiral
     Vanessa atalanta
American Lady
     Vanessa virginiensis
Painted Lady
     Vanessa cardui
West Coast Lady
     Vanessa annabella
Common Buckeye
     Junonia coenia
Lorquin's Admiral
     Limenitis lorquini
California Sister
     Adelpha bredowii
Common Ringlet
     Coenonympha tullia
Common Wood-Nymph
     Cercyonis pegala
Chryxus Arctic
     Oeneis chryxus
Monarch
     Danaus plexippus
Hesperiidae - Skippers
Northern Cloudywing
     Thorybes pylades
Mournful Duskywing
     Erynnis tristis
Pacuvius Duskywing
     Erynnis pacuvius
          Erynnis pacuvius lilius
Two-banded Checkered-Skipper
     Pyrgus ruralis
Common Checkered-Skipper
     Pyrgus communis
Northern White-Skipper
     Heliopetes ericetorum
Mohave Sootywing
     Hesperopsis libya
Fiery Skipper
     Hylephila phyleus
Columbian Skipper
     Hesperia columbia
Lindsey's Skipper
     Hesperia lindseyi
Sandhill Skipper
     Polites sabuleti
Sonoran Skipper
     Polites sonora
Woodland Skipper
     Ochlodes sylvanoides
Rural Skipper
     Ochlodes agricola
Umber Skipper
     Poanes melane



Alan Wight
Sonoma County, California
Email:  shwand@sonic.net