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Butterflies of Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 96 butterfly species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Epargyreus clarus Silver-spotted Skipper
Thorybes pylades Northern Cloudywing
Thorybes bathyllus Southern Cloudywing
Erynnis icelus Dreamy Duskywing
Erynnis brizo Sleepy Duskywing
Erynnis juvenalis Juvenal's Duskywing
Erynnis horatius Horace's Duskywing
Erynnis martialis Mottled Duskywing
Erynnis baptisiae Wild Indigo Duskywing
Erynnis lucilius Columbine Duskywing
Erynnis persius Persius Duskywing
Pyrgus communis Common Checkered-Skipper
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Nastra lherminier Swarthy Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor Least Skipper
Thymelicus lineola European Skipper
Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper
Hesperia leonardus Leonard's Skipper
Hesperia metea Cobweb Skipper
Polites peckius Peck's Skipper
Polites themistocles Tawny-edged Skipper
Polites origenes Crossline Skipper
Polites vibex Whirlabout
Wallengrenia egeremet Northern Broken-Dash
Pompeius verna Little Glassywing
Anatrytone logan Delaware Skipper
Poanes hobomok Hobomok Skipper
Poanes zabulon Zabulon Skipper
Poanes massasoit Mulberry Wing
Poanes viator Broad-winged Skipper
Euphyes conspicua Black Dash
Euphyes dion Dion Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis Common Roadside-Skipper
Panoquina panoquin Salt Marsh Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes Black Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio troilus Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes Giant Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Anthocharis midea Falcate Orangetip
Pieris rapae Cabbage White
Pontia protodice Checkered White
Colias philodice Clouded Sulphur
Colias eurytheme Orange Sulphur
Phoebis sennae Cloudless Sulphur
Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow
Abaeis nicippe Sleepy Orange

Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Lycaena phlaeas American Copper
Lycaena hyllus Bronze Copper
Lycaena epixanthe Bog Copper
Callophrys gryneus Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys augustinus Brown Elfin
Callophrys polios Hoary Elfin
Callophrys irus Frosted Elfin
Callophrys henrici Henry's Elfin
Callophrys niphon Eastern Pine Elfin
Satyrium titus Coral Hairstreak
Satyrium edwardsii Edwards' Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops Striped Hairstreak
Calycopis cecrops Red-banded Hairstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Parrhasius m album White-M Hairstreak
Cupido comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blue
Celastrina ladon Spring Azure

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Libytheana carinenta American Snout
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Speyeria cybele Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria aphrodite Aphrodite Fritillary
Speyeria idalia Regal Fritillary
Speyeria atlantis Atlantis Fritillary
Boloria selene Silver-bordered Fritillary
Boloria bellona Meadow Fritillary
Limenitis arthemis Red-spotted Purple or White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis astyanax 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple
Asterocampa celtis Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa clyton Tawny Emperor
Phyciodes tharos Pearl Crescent
Euphydryas phaeton Baltimore Checkerspot
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Polygonia comma Eastern Comma
Polygonia progne Gray Comma
Nymphalis antiopa Mourning Cloak
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral
Vanessa cardui Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis American Lady
Satyrodes eurydice Eyed Brown
Satyrodes appalachia Appalachian Brown
Megisto cymela Little Wood-Satyr
Cercyonis pegala Common Wood-Nymph