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Butterflies of Arizona, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 365 butterfly species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Apyrrothrix araxes Dull Firetip
Proteides mercurius Mercurial Skipper
Epargyreus clarus Silver-spotted Skipper
Polygonus leo Hammock Skipper
Chioides albofasciatus White-striped Longtail
Chioides zilpa Zilpa Longtail
Aguna asander Gold-spotted Aguna
Polythrix octomaculata Eight-spotted Longtail
Polythrix mexicanus Mexican Longtail
Zestusa dorus Short-tailed Skipper
Codatractus arizonensis Arizona Skipper
Codatractus valeriana Valeriana Skipper
Urbanus proteus Long-tailed Skipper
Urbanus dorantes Dorantes Longtail
Urbanus procne Brown Longtail
Astraptes fulgerator Two-barred Flasher
Autochton cellus Golden Banded-Skipper
Autochton pseudocellus Sonoran Banded-Skipper
Achalarus casica Desert Cloudywing
Achalarus albociliatus Skinner's Cloudywing
Achalarus toxeus Coyote Cloudywing
Thessia jalapus Jalapus Cloudywing
Thorybes drusius Drusius Cloudywing
Thorybes pylades Northern Cloudywing
Thorybes mexicana Mexican Cloudywing
Cabares potrillo Potrillo Skipper
Celaenorrhinus fritzgaertneri Fritzgaertner's Flat
Cogia hippalus Acacia Skipper
Cogia caicus Gold-costa Skipper
Windia windi Wind's Skipper
Bolla clytius Mottled Bolla
Staphylus ceos Golden-headed Scallopwing
Antigonus emorsa White Spurwing
Mylon pelopidas Pale Mylon / Dingy Mylon
Systasea pulverulenta Texas Powdered Skipper
Systasea zampa Arizona Powdered Skipper
Grais stigmaticus Hermit Skipper
Timochares ruptifasciata Brown-banded Skipper
Chiomara georgina White-patched Skipper
Chiomara mithrax Slaty Skipper
Erynnis icelus Dreamy Duskywing
Erynnis brizo Sleepy Duskywing
Erynnis juvenalis Juvenal's Duskywing
Erynnis telemachus Rocky Mountain Duskywing
Erynnis meridianus Meridian Duskywing
Erynnis scudderi Scudder's Duskywing
Erynnis horatius Horace's Duskywing
Erynnis tristis Mournful Duskywing
Erynnis pacuvius Pacuvius Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis Funereal Duskywing
Erynnis afranius Afranius Duskywing
Erynnis persius Persius Duskywing
Pyrgus xanthus Mountain Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus scriptura Small Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus communis Common Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus albescens White Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus philetas Desert Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus oileus Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Heliopyrgus domicella Erichson's White-Skipper
Heliopetes ericetorum Northern White-Skipper
Heliopetes laviana Laviana White-Skipper
Celotes nessus Common Streaky-Skipper
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Hesperopsis libya Mohave Sootywing
Hesperopsis alpheus Saltbush Sootywing
Hesperopsis gracielae MacNeill's Sootywing
Piruna pirus Russet Skipperling
Piruna polingii Four-spotted Skipperling
Piruna aea Many-spotted Skipperling
Synapte syraces Bold Faceted Skipper
Synapte shiva Faded Faceted Skipper
Nastra julia Julia's Skipper
Lerema accius Clouded Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor Least Skipper
Ancyloxypha arene Tropical Least Skipper
Oarisma garita Garita Skipperling
Oarisma edwardsii Edwards' Skipperling
Copaeodes aurantiaca Orange Skipperling
Copaeodes minima Southern Skipperling
Adopaeoides prittwitzi Sunrise Skipper
Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper
Stinga morrisoni Morrison's Skipper
Hesperia uncas Uncas Skipper
Hesperia juba Juba Skipper
Hesperia colorado Western Branded Skipper
Hesperia woodgatei Apache Skipper
Hesperia pahaska Pahaska Skipper
Hesperia viridis Green Skipper
Hesperia lindseyi Lindsey's Skipper
Hesperia nevada Nevada Skipper
Polites rhesus Rhesus Skipper
Polites carus Carus Skipper
Polites peckius Peck's Skipper
Polites sabuleti Sandhill Skipper
Polites draco Draco Skipper
Polites themistocles Tawny-edged Skipper
Polites mystic Long Dash
Polites sonora Sonora Skipper
Anatrytone logan Delaware Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanoides Woodland Skipper
Ochlodes yuma Yuma Skipper
Poanes taxiles Taxiles Skipper
Poanes melane Umber Skipper
Paratrytone snowi Snow's Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Atrytonopsis deva Deva Skipper
Atrytonopsis lunus Moon-marked Skipper
Atrytonopsis vierecki Viereck's Skipper
Atrytonopsis pittacus White-barred Skipper
Atrytonopsis python Python Skipper
Atrytonopsis cestus Cestus Skipper
Atrytonopsis edwardsi Sheep Skipper
Amblyscirtes exoteria Large Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes cassus Cassus Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes aenus Bronze Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes oslari Oslar's Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes elissa Elissa Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes texanae Texas Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes nereus Slaty Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes nysa Nysa Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes eos Dotted Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis Common Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes tolteca Prenda Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes phylace Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes fimbriata Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper
NotAmblyscirtes simius Simius Roadside-Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper
Lerodea arabus Olive-clouded Skipper
Calpodes ethlius Brazilian Skipper
Panoquina ocola Ocola Skipper
Panoquina lucas Purple-washed Skipper
Nyctelius nyctelius Violet-banded Skipper
Agathymus neumoegeni Orange Giant-Skipper
Agathymus polingi Poling's Giant-Skipper
Agathymus evansi Huachuca Giant-Skipper
Agathymus aryxna Arizona Giant-Skipper
Agathymus baueri Bauer's Giant-Skipper
Agathymus gentryi Gentry's Giant-Skipper
Agathymus alliae Mojave Giant-Skipper
Megathymus yuccae Yucca Giant-Skipper
Megathymus streckeri Strecker's Giant-Skipper
Megathymus ursus Ursine Giant-Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Parides alopius White-dotted Cattleheart
Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus polydamas Polydamas Swallowtail
Papilio machaon Old World Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes Black Swallowtail
Papilio zelicaon Anise Swallowtail
Papilio indra Indra Swallowtail
Papilio rutulus Western Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio multicaudata Two-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio pilumnus Three-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes Giant Swallowtail
Papilio astyalus Broad-banded Swallowtail
Papilio anchisiades Ruby-spotted Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Anthocharis cethura Desert Orangetip
Anthocharis thoosa Southwestern Orangetip
Euchloe guaymasensis Sonoran Marble
Euchloe lotta Desert Marble
Euchloe hyantis California Marble
Appias drusilla Florida White
Neophasia menapia Pine White
Neophasia terlooii Chiricahua White
Pieris marginalis Margined White
Pieris rapae Cabbage White
Pontia beckerii Becker's White
Pontia protodice Checkered White
Pontia occidentalis Western White
Pontia sisymbrii Spring White
Ascia monuste Great Southern White
Ganyra howarthi Howarth's White
Colias philodice Clouded Sulphur
Colias eurytheme Orange Sulphur
Colias alexandra Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
Zerene cesonia Southern Dogface
Anteos maerula Yellow Angled-Sulphur
Anteos clorinde White Angled-Sulphur
Phoebis sennae Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe Large Orange Sulphur
Phoebis philea Orange-barred Sulphur
Phoebis neocypris Tailed Sulphur
Kricogonia lyside Lyside Sulphur
Eurema daira Barred Yellow
Eurema boisduvaliana Boisduval's Yellow
Eurema mexicana Mexican Yellow
Pyrisitia proterpia Tailed Orange
Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow
Pyrisitia nise Mimosa Yellow
Pyrisitia dina Dina Yellow
Abaeis nicippe Sleepy Orange
Nathalis iole Dainty Sulphur

Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Lycaena arota Tailed Copper
Lycaena rubidus Ruddy Copper
Lycaena ferrisi Ferris' Copper
Lycaena heteronea Blue Copper
Hypaurotis crysalus Colorado Hairstreak
Habrodais grunus Golden Hairstreak
Atlides halesus Great Purple Hairstreak
Callophrys affinis Western Green Hairstreak
Callophrys sheridanii Sheridan's Green Hairstreak
Callophrys sheridanii comstocki Desert Green Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys spinetorum Thicket Hairstreak
Callophrys xami Xami Hairstreak
Callophrys augustinus Brown Elfin
Callophrys fotis Desert Elfin
Callophrys eryphon Western Pine Elfin
Cyanophrys longula Long-winged Greenstreak
Rekoa marius Marius Hairstreak
Arawacus jada Creamy Stripestreak
Satyrium ilavia Ilavia Hairstreak
Satyrium titus Coral Hairstreak
Satyrium sylvinus Sylvan Hairstreak
Satyrium saepium Hedgerow Hairstreak
Satyrium behrii Behr's Hairstreak
Phaeostrymon alcestis Soapberry Hairstreak
Ocaria ocrisia Black Hairstreak
Chlorostrymon simaethis Silver-banded Hairstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Strymon bebrycia Red-lined Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon yojoa Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon cestri Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon istapa Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon bazochii Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
Ministrymon leda Leda Ministreak
Ministrymon clytie Clytie Ministreak
Ministrymon azia Gray Ministreak
Hypostrymon critola Sonoran Hairstreak
Erora quaderna Arizona Hairstreak
Leptotes marina Marine Blue
Zizula cyna Cyna Blue
Brephidium exilis Western Pygmy-Blue
Cupido comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blue
Cupido amyntula Western Tailed-Blue
Celastrina ladon Spring Azure
Celastrina echo Echo Azure
Glaucopsyche piasus Arrowhead Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus Silvery Blue
Philotiella speciosa Small Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes battoides Western Square-dotted Blue
Euphilotes bernardino Bernardino Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes ellisi Ellis' Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes baueri Bauer's Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes enoptes Pacific Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes mojave Mojave Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes rita Rita Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes pallescens Pallid Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes spaldingi Spalding's Dotted-Blue
Hemiargus ceraunus Ceraunus Blue
Echinargus isola Reakirt's Blue
Plebejus melissa Melissa Blue (includes Karner Blue)
Plebejus saepiolus Greenish Blue
Plebejus icarioides Boisduval's Blue
Plebejus acmon Acmon Blue
Plebejus lupini Lupine Blue
Plebejus glandon Arctic Blue

Riodinidae Metalmarks

Calephelis nemesis Fatal Metalmark
Calephelis wrighti Wright's Metalmark
Calephelis arizonensis Arizona Metalmark
Baeotis zonata Bumblebee Metalmark
Lasaia maria Maria's Metalmark
Emesis zela Zela Metalmark
Emesis ares Ares Metalmark
Apodemia mormo Mormon Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus Sonoran Metalmark
Apodemia palmeri Palmer's Metalmark
Apodemia hepburni Hepburn's Metalmark
Apodemia phyciodoides Crescent Metalmark
Apodemia nais Nais Metalmark

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Libytheana carinenta American Snout
Danaus eresimus Soldier
Dione moneta Mexican Silverspot
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
Eueides isabella Isabella's Heliconian
Heliconius charithonia Zebra Heliconian
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Euptoieta hegesia Mexican Fritillary
Speyeria aphrodite Aphrodite Fritillary
Speyeria nokomis Nokomis Fritillary
Speyeria coronis Coronis Fritillary
Speyeria hesperis Northwestern Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia Mormon Fritillary
Historis acheronta Tailed Cecropian
Smyrna blomfildia Blomfild's Beauty
Limenitis arthemis Red-spotted Purple or White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis arizonensis Arizona Red-spotted Purple
Limenitis weidemeyerii Weidemeyer's Admiral
Adelpha bredowii Bredow's Sister
Adelpha eulalia Arizona Sister
Marpesia chiron Many-banded Daggerwing
Marpesia petreus Ruddy Daggerwing
Asterocampa celtis Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa leilia Empress Leilia
Asterocampa clyton Tawny Emperor
Asterocampa idyja Dusky Emperor
Doxocopa laure Silver Emperor