Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona:

Libytheidae ( Snouts) and Nymphalidae ( Brush-footed butterflies)

Arizona Sister (Adelpha bredowii eulalia)

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Libytheidae (Snouts)

  1. American Snout --- Libytheana bachmanii larvata. [ underside] [ pupa ]


Nymphalidae (Brush-footed butterflies)

Subfamily Heliconiinae

  1. Gulf Fritillary --- Agraulis vanillae incarnata. [ larvae ]
  2. Mexican Silverspot --- Dione moneta.
  3. Eueides isabella zorcaon Very rare stray.
  4. Zebra --- Heliconius charitonius vazquezae. Stray.

Subfamily Argynninae (Fritillaries)

  1. Variegated Fritillary --- Euptoieta claudia [ larvae ---//-- pupa ]
  2. Mexican Fritillary --- Euptoieta hegesia hoffmanni
  3. Nokomis Fritillary--- Speyeria nokomis coerulescens. Likely locally extinct, present in Mexico.
  4. Atlantis Fritillary--- Speyeria atlantis nausicaa

Subfamily Melitaeinae (Checkerspots)

  1. Arachne checkerspot --- Poladryas arachne.
  2. Theona Checkerspot --- Thessalia theona thekla
  3. Black Checkerspot --- Thessalia cyneas
  4. Fulvia Checkerspot --- Thessalia fulvia coronado.
  5. California Patch --- Chlosyne california. Very rare stray.
  6. Bordered Patch --- Chlosyne lacinia crocale
  7. Chlosyne rosita montana. Rare stray.
  8. Sabino Checkerspot --- Chlosyne neumoegeni sabina.
  9. Elf --- Microtia elva. Rare stray.
  10. Tiny Checkerspot --- Dymasia dymas chara.
  11. Elada Checkerspot --- Texola elada perse.
  12. Texas Cresent --- Anthanassa texana texana.
  13. Tulcis Cresent --- Anthanassa tulcis. Very rare stray.
  14. Vesta Cresent --- Phycoides vesta.
  15. Phaon Cresent --- Phyciodes phaon
  16. Pearl Cresent --- Phyciodes tharos tharos
  17. Painted Crescent --- Phyciodes pictus pictus
  18. Mylitta Crescent --- Phyciodes mylitta thebais. [ egg cluster ]
  19. Hermosa Checkerspot --- Euphydryas anicia hermosa
  20. Klot's Checkerspot --- Euphydryas chalcedona klotsi

Subfamily Nymphalinae

  1. Question Mark --- Polygonia interrogationis.
  2. Satyr Anglewing --- Polygonia satyrus satyrus.
  3. Zephyr Anglewing --- Polygonia zephyrus.
  4. California Tortoiseshell --- Nymphalis californica californica.
  5. Mourning Cloak --- Nymphalis anitopa antiopa.
  6. Milbert's Tortoiseshell --- Nymphalis milberti.
  7. American Painted Lady --- Vanessa virginensis.
  8. Painted Lady --- Vanessa cardui. [ larvae ]
  9. West Coast Lady --- Vanessa annabella. [ larvae --//-- pupae side -- back ]
  10. Red Admiral --- Vanessa atalanta rubria.
  11. Common Buckeye --- Junonia coenia. [ larvae ]
  12. Dark Buckeye --- Junonia nigrosuffusa
  13. Malachite --- Siproeta stelenes biplagiata. Very rare stray.

Subfamily Limenitidinae (Admirals and Relatives)

  1. Arizona red-spotted purple --- Limenitis arthemis arizonensis. [ underside]
  2. Viceroy --- Limenitis archippus obsoleta.
  3. Weidemeyer's Admiral --- Limenitis weidemerii angustifascia
  4. Arizona Sister --- Adelpha bredowii eulalia.
  5. Blackend Bluewing --- Myscelia cyananthe skinneri. Rare stray.
  6. Dingy Purplewing --- Eunica monima. Rare stray.
  7. Common mestra --- Mestra amymone. Stray. [ larvae]
  8. Glaucous Cracker --- Hamadryas glauconome grisea. Very rare stray.
  9. Black-patched Cracker --- Hamadryas atlantis lelaps [ underside ]Very rare stray.
  10. Many-banded Daggerwing --- Marpesia chirion. Very rare stray.
  11. Ruddy Daggerwing --- Marpesia petreus. Rare stray.

Subfamily Charaxinae (Leafwings)

  1. Tropical Leafwing --- Anaea aidea.
  2. Goatweed Leafwing --- Anaea andria.

Subfamily Apaturinae (Emperors)

  1. Hackberry Emperor --- Asterocampa celtis antonia [ Pupa ]
  2. Empress Leilia --- Asterocampa leilia. [Foodplant: Celtus pallida ]
  3. Tawny Emperor --- Asterocampa clyton texana
  4. Dusky Emperor --- Asterocampa idyja argus . Very rare stray.
  5. Silver Emperor --- Doxocopa laure. Very rare stray.

Subfamily Morphinae (Morpho)

  1. White Morpho --- Morpho polyphemus. Very rare stray.

Subfamily Satyrinae (Satyrs)

  1. Nabokov's Satyr --- Cyllopsis pyracmon nabokovi.
  2. Henshaw's Satyr --- Cyllopsis henshawi
  3. Dorothy's Canyonland Satyr --- Cyllopsis pertepida dorothea.
  4. Cyllopsis pertepida maniola
  5. Red Satyr --- Megisto rubricata cheneyorum.
  6. Pine Satyr --- Paramacera allyni
  7. Mead's Wood Nymph --- Cercyonis meadii mexicana. Rare stray.
  8. Red-bordered Satyr --- Gyrocheilus patrobas tritonia.
  9. Alberta Arctic --- Oenis alberta daura

Subfamily Danainae (Milkweed butterflies)

  1. Monarch --- Danaus plexippus. [larvae: photo 1 -- photo 2 -- pupa]
  2. Queen --- Danaus gilippus strigosus. [ larvae
  3. Soldier --- Danaus eresimus montezuma. Rare stray.


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