Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona:

Hesperiidae( Skippers )

Golden-banded Skipper (Autochton cellus)

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Hesperiidae

[111 Species listed, all figured]

Subfamily Pyrrhopyginae

  1. Dull firetip skipper --- Pyrrhopyge araxes arizonae

Subfamily Pyrginae (Spread-wing Skippers)

  1. Proteides mercurius mercurius (very rare stray)
  2. Silver-spotted skipper --- Epargyreus clarus huachuca
  3. Hammock skipper --- Polygonus leo histrio
  4. White-striped longtail skipper --- Chioides catillus albofasciatus
  5. Zilpa longtail skipper --- Chioides zilpa namba. Rare stray.
  6. Gold-spotted Aguna --- Aguna asander. Very rare stray.
  7. Mexican Longtail Skipper --- Polythrix asine mexicana. Very rare stray.
  8. Short-tailed skipper --- Zetusa dorus
  9. Arizona skipper --- Codatractus arizonensis
  10. Long-tailed Skipper --- Urbanus proteus. Stray.
  11. Dorantes Longtail Skipper --- Urbanus dorantes dorantes.
  12. Brown Longtail Skipper --- Urbanus procne . Very rare stray.
  13. Blue Flasher --- Astrapes fulgerator azul. Very rare stray.
  14. Golden-banded Skipper --- Autochton cellus
  15. Autochton pseudocellus. (Locally extinct, common in Mexico)
  16. Desert Cloudywing Skipper --- Achalarus casica
  17. Skinner's Cloudywing Skipper --- Achalarus albociliatus Very rare stray.
  18. Northern Cloudywing Skipper --- Thorybes pylades
  19. Mexican Cloudywing Skipper --- Thorybes mexicanus dobra
  20. White-banded Cloudywing skipper --- Thorybes drusius
  21. Potrillo Skipper --- Cabares potillo Very rare stray.
  22. Celaenorrhinus fritzgaertneri. (Very rare stray)
  23. Acacia skipper --- Cogia hippalus
  24. Caicus skipper --- Cogia caicus moschus
  25. Mysie cloudywing skipper --- Cogia mysie
  26. Mottled Bolla skipper --- Bolla clytius. Rare stray.
  27. Golden-headed scallopwing skipper --- Staphylus ceos
  28. Emorsus skipper --- Antigonus emorsus. Rare stray.
  29. Texas powdered skipper skipper --- Systasea pulverunlenta
  30. Arizona powdered skipperskipper --- Systasea zampa [ larvae ]
  31. Brown-banded skipper --- Timochares ruptifasciatus Rare stray.
  32. White-patched skipper --- Chiomara asychis genorgina. Stray.
  33. Gesta skipper --- Gesta gesta invisus. Very rare stray.
  34. Dreamy duskywing skipper --- Erynnis icelus --- [ Distinguishing SE Arizona Erynnis species --- under construction ]
  35. Sleepy duskywing skipper --- Erynnis brizo burgessi
  36. Juvenal's duskywing skipper --- Erynnis juvenalis clitus
  37. Meridian duskywing skipper --- Erynnis meridianus
  38. Scudder's duskywing skipper --- Erynnis scudderi
  39. Mournful duskywing skipper --- Erynnis tristis tatius
  40. Pacuvius duskywing skipper --- Erynnis pacuvius pacuvius
  41. Funeral duskywing skipper --- Erynnis funeralis [ larvae ]
  42. Erynnis afranius. (Very rare stray)
  43. Persius duskywing skipper --- Erynnis persius fredricki
  44. Small Checkered-Skipper --- Pyrgus scritura [larvae: Photo 1 --- Photo 2 --- Pupae ]
  45. Common Checkered-skipper --- Pyrgus communis
  46. White common Checkered-skipper --- Pyrgus albescens
  47. Tropical Checkered-skipper --- Pyrgus oileus
  48. Desert Checkered-skipper --- Pyrgus philetas
  49. Erickson's White-skipper --- Heliopetes domicella
  50. Northern White-skipper --- Heliopetes ericetorum
  51. Laviana White-skipper --- Heliopetes lavianus. Stray.
  52. Common Streaky-skipper --- Celotes nessus
  53. Common Sootywing Skipper --- Pholisora catullus
  54. Mexican Sootywing Skipper --- Pholisora mejicana
  55. Mohave Sootywing Skipper --- Hesperopsis libya libya
  56. Saltbush Sootywing Skipper --- Hesperiosis alpheus alpheus

Subfamily Heteropterinae

  1. Russet Skipperling --- Piruna pirus
  2. Four-spotted Skipperling --- Piruna polingi
  3. Many-spotted Skipperling --- Piruna cingo

Subfamily Hesperiinaee (Grass skippers)

  1. Facted Skipper --- Synapte syraces shiva. Very rare stray.
  2. Nastra neamathla. (Very rare stray)
  3. Clouded Skipper --- Lerema accius. Stray.
  4. Tropical Least Skipper --- Ancyloxypha arena
  5. Edward's Skipperling --- Oarisma edwardsii
  6. Orange Skipperling --- Copaeodes aurantiacus [larvae: side view 1 --//-- side view 2]
  7. Southern Skipperling --- Copaeodes minimus. Rare stray.
  8. Sunrise Skipperling --- Adopaeoides prittwitzi
  9. Fiery Skipper --- Hylephia phyleus
  10. Carus Skipper --- Yvretta carus carus
  11. Morrison's Skipper --- Stinga morrisoni
  12. Uncas Skipper --- Hesperia uncas lasus
  13. Common Branded Skipper --- Hesperia comma susanae
  14. Apache Skipper --- Hesperia woodgatei
  15. Pahaska Skipper --- Hesperia pahaska williamsi
  16. Green Skipper --- Hesperia viridis
  17. Sachem Skipper --- Atalopedes campestris
  18. Snow's Skipper --- Ochlodes snowi
  19. Taxiles Skipper --- Poanes taxiles
  20. Umber Skipper --- Paratrytone melane vitellina. Rare stray? [ larva --//-- nest --//-- pupa ]
  21. Deva Skipper --- Atrytonopsis deva --- [ Distinguishing SE Arizona Atrytonopsis species --- under construction ]
  22. Moon-marked Skipper --- Atrytonopsis lunus
  23. Viereck's Skipper --- Atrytonopsis vierecki
  24. White-barred Skipper --- Atrytonopsis pittacus
  25. Python Skipper --- Atrytonopsis python
  26. Cestus Skipper --- Atrytonopsis cestus
  27. Sheep Skipper --- Atrytonopsis edwardsi
  28. Simius Roadside-Skipper --- Amblyscrites simius --- [ Distinguishing SE Arizona Amblyscrites species --- under construction ]
  29. Large Roadside-Skipper --- Amblyscrites exoteria
  30. Cassus Roadside-Skipper --- Amblyscrites cassus
  31. Bronze Roadside-Skipper --- Amblyscrites aenus
  32. Oslar's Roadside-Skipper --- Amblyscrites oslari
  33. Elissa Roadside-Skipper --- Amblyscrites elissa
  34. Texas Roadside-Skipper --- Amblyscrites texanae
  35. Amblyscrites prenda
  36. Slaty Roadside-Skipper --- Amblyscrites nereus
  37. Nysa Roadside-Skipper --- Amblyscrites nysa
  38. Dotted Roadside-Skipper --- Amblyscrites eos
  39. White-edged Roadside-Skipper --- Amblyscrites phylace
  40. Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper --- Amblyscrites fimbriata
  41. Eufala Skipper --- Lerodea eufala
  42. Arabus Skipper Lerodea arabus
  43. Brazilian Skipper -- Calpodes ethlius. Rare stray.
  44. Ocola Skipper --- Panoquina ocola. Rare stray.
  45. Purple-Washed Skipper --- Panoquina sylvicola. Very rare stray.
  46. Violet-banded Skipper --- Nyctelius nyctelius Very rare stray.

Subfamily Megathyminae (Giant Skippers)

  1. Arizona Giant Skipper --- Agathymus aryxna
  2. Huachuca Giant Skipper --- Agathymus evansi
  3. Poling's Giant Skipper --- Agathymus polingi
  4. Yucca Giant Skipper --- Megathymus yuccae arizonae
  5. The Bear --- Megathymus ursus ursus


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