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Butterflies of Colorado, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 286 butterfly species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Epargyreus clarus Silver-spotted Skipper
Zestusa dorus Short-tailed Skipper
Thorybes pylades Northern Cloudywing
Thorybes bathyllus Southern Cloudywing
Thorybes mexicana Mexican Cloudywing
Staphylus hayhurstii Hayhurst's Scallopwing
Erynnis icelus Dreamy Duskywing
Erynnis brizo Sleepy Duskywing
Erynnis telemachus Rocky Mountain Duskywing
Erynnis horatius Horace's Duskywing
Erynnis martialis Mottled Duskywing
Erynnis pacuvius Pacuvius Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis Funereal Duskywing
Erynnis baptisiae Wild Indigo Duskywing
Erynnis afranius Afranius Duskywing
Erynnis persius Persius Duskywing
Pyrgus centaureae Grizzled Skipper
Pyrgus ruralis Two-banded Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus xanthus Mountain Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus scriptura Small Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus communis Common Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus albescens White Checkered-Skipper
Heliopetes ericetorum Northern White-Skipper
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Pholisora mejicanus Mexican Sootywing
Hesperopsis libya Mohave Sootywing
Hesperopsis alpheus Saltbush Sootywing
Piruna pirus Russet Skipperling
Lerema accius Clouded Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor Least Skipper
Oarisma garita Garita Skipperling
Oarisma edwardsii Edwards' Skipperling
Copaeodes aurantiaca Orange Skipperling
Thymelicus lineola European 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 ottoe Ottoe Skipper
Hesperia leonardus Leonard's Skipper
Hesperia pahaska Pahaska Skipper
Hesperia viridis Green 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 origenes Crossline Skipper
Polites mystic Long Dash
Polites sonora Sonora Skipper
Atrytone arogos Arogos Skipper
Anatrytone logan Delaware Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanoides Woodland Skipper
Ochlodes yuma Yuma Skipper
Poanes hobomok Hobomok Skipper
Poanes taxiles Taxiles Skipper
Paratrytone snowi Snow's Skipper
Euphyes bimacula Two-spotted Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Atrytonopsis hianna Dusted Skipper
Atrytonopsis vierecki Viereck's Skipper
Amblyscirtes aenus Bronze Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes oslari Oslar's Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes nysa Nysa Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes eos Dotted Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis Common Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes phylace Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper
NotAmblyscirtes simius Simius Roadside-Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper
Megathymus yuccae Yucca Giant-Skipper
Megathymus streckeri Strecker's Giant-Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Parnassius smintheus Rocky Mountain Parnassian
Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail
Papilio machaon Old World Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes Black Swallowtail
Papilio zelicaon Anise Swallowtail
Papilio indra Indra Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio rutulus Western Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio eurymedon Pale Swallowtail
Papilio multicaudata Two-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio troilus Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio thoas Thoas Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes Giant Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Anthocharis julia Southern Rocky Mountain Orangetip
Anthocharis thoosa Southwestern Orangetip
Euchloe ausonides Large Marble
Euchloe olympia Olympia Marble
Euchloe lotta Desert Marble
Appias drusilla Florida White
Neophasia menapia Pine 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
Colias philodice Clouded Sulphur
Colias eurytheme Orange Sulphur
Colias alexandra Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
Colias meadii Mead's Sulphur
Colias scudderi Scudder's Sulphur
Zerene cesonia Southern Dogface
Anteos clorinde White Angled-Sulphur
Phoebis sennae Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe Large Orange Sulphur
Phoebis philea Orange-barred Sulphur
Kricogonia lyside Lyside Sulphur
Eurema mexicana Mexican Yellow
Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow
Pyrisitia nise Mimosa Yellow
Abaeis nicippe Sleepy Orange
Nathalis iole Dainty Sulphur

Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Lycaena arota Tailed Copper
Lycaena phlaeas American Copper
Lycaena cupreus Lustrous Copper
Lycaena dione Gray Copper
Lycaena editha Edith's Copper
Lycaena hyllus Bronze Copper
Lycaena rubidus Ruddy Copper
Lycaena heteronea Blue Copper
Lycaena helloides Purplish Copper
Lycaena dorcas Dorcas Copper
Lycaena nivalis Lilac-bordered Copper
Hypaurotis crysalus Colorado Hairstreak
Atlides halesus Great Purple Hairstreak
Callophrys affinis Western Green Hairstreak
Callophrys apama "Apama" Western Green Hairstreak
Callophrys sheridanii Sheridan's Green Hairstreak
Callophrys sheridanii comstocki Desert Green Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys spinetorum Thicket Hairstreak
Callophrys mcfarlandi Sandia Hairstreak
Callophrys augustinus Brown Elfin
Callophrys mossii Moss' Elfin
Callophrys fotis Desert Elfin
Callophrys polios Hoary Elfin
Callophrys eryphon Western Pine Elfin
Satyrium favonius Oak Hairstreak
Satyrium titus Coral Hairstreak
Satyrium acadica Acadian Hairstreak
Satyrium californica California Hairstreak
Satyrium sylvinus Sylvan Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops Striped Hairstreak
Satyrium saepium Hedgerow Hairstreak
Satyrium behrii Behr's Hairstreak
Satyrium fuliginosum Sooty Hairstreak
Phaeostrymon alcestis Soapberry Hairstreak
Calycopis cecrops Red-banded Hairstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Ministrymon leda Leda Ministreak
Ministrymon azia Gray Ministreak
Parrhasius m album White-M Hairstreak
Leptotes marina Marine Blue
Brephidium exilis Western Pygmy-Blue
Cupido comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blue
Cupido amyntula Western Tailed-Blue
Celastrina ladon Spring Azure
Celastrina lucia Northern Azure
Celastrina neglecta Summer Azure
Celastrina humulus Hops Azure
Glaucopsyche piasus Arrowhead Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus Silvery Blue
Euphilotes battoides Western Square-dotted Blue
Euphilotes ellisi Ellis' Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes ancilla Rocky Mountain Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes rita Rita Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes spaldingi Spalding's Dotted-Blue
Hemiargus ceraunus Ceraunus Blue
Echinargus isola Reakirt's Blue
Plebejus idas Northern Blue
Plebejus melissa Melissa Blue (includes Karner Blue)
Plebejus saepiolus Greenish Blue
Plebejus icarioides Boisduval's Blue
Plebejus shasta Shasta Blue
Plebejus acmon Acmon Blue
Plebejus lupini Lupine Blue
Plebejus glandon Arctic Blue
Plebejus glandon rusticus 'Rustic' Arctic Blue

Riodinidae Metalmarks

Apodemia mormo Mormon Metalmark
Apodemia nais Nais Metalmark

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Libytheana carinenta American Snout
Danaus eresimus Soldier
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
Dryas iulia Julia Heliconian
Heliconius charithonia Zebra Heliconian
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Speyeria cybele Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria aphrodite Aphrodite Fritillary
Speyeria idalia Regal Fritillary
Speyeria nokomis Nokomis Fritillary
Speyeria edwardsii Edwards' Fritillary
Speyeria coronis Coronis Fritillary
Speyeria zerene Zerene Fritillary
Speyeria callippe Callippe Fritillary
Speyeria egleis Great Basin Fritillary
Speyeria atlantis Atlantis Fritillary
Speyeria hesperis Northwestern Fritillary
Speyeria hydaspe Hydaspe Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia Mormon Fritillary
Boloria eunomia Bog Fritillary
Boloria selene Silver-bordered Fritillary
Boloria bellona Meadow Fritillary
Boloria frigga Frigga Fritillary
Boloria improba Dingy Fritillary
Boloria freija Freija Fritillary
Boloria chariclea Arctic Fritillary
Limenitis arthemis Red-spotted Purple or White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis astyanax 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple
Limenitis weidemeyerii Weidemeyer's Admiral
Adelpha eulalia Arizona Sister
Marpesia petreus Ruddy Daggerwing
Asterocampa celtis Hackberry Emperor
Mestra amymone Common Mestra
Poladryas minuta Dotted Checkerspot
Poladryas arachne Arachne Checkerspot
Chlosyne fulvia Fulvia Checkerspot
Chlosyne leanira Leanira Checkerspot
Chlosyne nycteis Silvery Checkerspot
Chlosyne gorgone Gorgone Checkerspot
Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch
Chlosyne whitneyi Rockslide Checkerspot
Chlosyne acastus Sagebrush Checkerspot
Chlosyne palla Northern Checkerspot
Phyciodes graphica Vesta or Graphic Crescent
Phyciodes picta Painted Crescent
Phyciodes pallida Pale Crescent
Phyciodes mylitta Mylitta Crescent
Phyciodes phaon Phaon Crescent
Phyciodes tharos Pearl Crescent
Phyciodes cocyta Northern Crescent
Phyciodes batesii Tawny Crescent
Phyciodes pulchella Field Crescent
Anthanassa texana Texan Crescent
Euphydryas editha Edith's Checkerspot
Euphydryas chalcedona Chalcedon Checkerspot
Euphydryas anicia Anicia Checkerspot
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Junonia evarete Tropical Buckeye
Polygonia comma Eastern Comma
Polygonia satyrus Satyr Comma
Polygonia faunus Green Comma
Polygonia gracilis Hoary Comma
Polygonia zephyrus Zephyr Comma
Polygonia progne Gray Comma
Aglais milberti Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis vaualbum Compton Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis antiopa Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis californica California Tortoiseshell
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral
Vanessa cardui Painted Lady
Vanessa annabella West Coast Lady
Vanessa virginiensis American Lady
Anaea andria Goatweed Leafwing
Satyrodes eurydice Eyed Brown
Coenonympha tullia Common Ringlet
Cyllopsis pertepida Canyonland Satyr
Megisto cymela Little Wood-Satyr
Erebia magdalena Magdalena Alpine
Erebia epipsodea Common Alpine
Erebia pawlowskii Yellow-dotted Alpine
Erebia callias Colorado Alpine
Neominois ridingsii Ridings' Satyr
Neominois wyomingo Wyoming Satyr
Oeneis polixenes Polixenes Arctic
Oeneis jutta Jutta Arctic
Oeneis melissa Melissa Arctic
Oeneis bore White-veined Arctic
Oeneis chryxus Chryxus Arctic
Oeneis alberta Alberta Arctic
Oeneis uhleri Uhler's Arctic
Cercyonis pegala Common Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis meadii Mead's Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis sthenele Great Basin Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis oetus Small Wood-Nymph