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Butterflies of New Mexico, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 326 butterfly species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Apyrrothrix araxes Dull Firetip
Epargyreus clarus Silver-spotted Skipper
Polygonus leo Hammock Skipper
Chioides albofasciatus White-striped Longtail
Zestusa dorus Short-tailed Skipper
Codatractus arizonensis Arizona Skipper
Urbanus proteus Long-tailed Skipper
Urbanus dorantes Dorantes Longtail
Urbanus procne Brown Longtail
Autochton cellus Golden Banded-Skipper
Achalarus casica Desert Cloudywing
Thorybes drusius Drusius Cloudywing
Thorybes pylades Northern Cloudywing
Thorybes mexicana Mexican Cloudywing
Cogia hippalus Acacia Skipper
Cogia caicus Gold-costa Skipper
Staphylus ceos Golden-headed Scallopwing
Xenophanes tryxus Glassy-winged Skipper
Antigonus emorsa White Spurwing
Systasea pulverulenta Texas Powdered Skipper
Systasea zampa Arizona Powdered Skipper
Grais stigmaticus Hermit Skipper
Timochares ruptifasciata Brown-banded Skipper
Chiomara georgina White-patched 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 martialis Mottled Duskywing
Erynnis pacuvius Pacuvius Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis Funereal Duskywing
Erynnis afranius Afranius Duskywing
Erynnis persius Persius Duskywing
Pyrgus centaureae Grizzled Skipper
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
Celotes nessus Common Streaky-Skipper
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Pholisora mejicanus Mexican Sootywing
Hesperopsis libya Mohave Sootywing
Hesperopsis alpheus Saltbush Sootywing
Piruna pirus Russet Skipperling
Piruna polingii Four-spotted Skipperling
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
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 nevada Nevada Skipper
Polites rhesus Rhesus Skipper
Polites carus Carus Skipper
Polites sabuleti Sandhill Skipper
Polites draco Draco Skipper
Polites themistocles Tawny-edged Skipper
Polites origenes Crossline 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 vestris Dun Skipper
Atrytonopsis hianna Dusted 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 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 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
Agathymus neumoegeni Orange Giant-Skipper
Agathymus polingi Poling's Giant-Skipper
Agathymus aryxna Arizona Giant-Skipper
Agathymus mariae Mary's Giant-Skipper
Megathymus yuccae Yucca Giant-Skipper
Megathymus streckeri Strecker's Giant-Skipper
Megathymus ursus Ursine Giant-Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Parnassius smintheus Rocky Mountain Parnassian
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 eurymedon Pale Swallowtail
Papilio multicaudata Two-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio palamedes Palamedes Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes Giant Swallowtail
Papilio astyalus Broad-banded Swallowtail
Papilio ornythion Ornythion Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Anthocharis cethura Desert Orangetip
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
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 josephina Giant 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 maerula Yellow Angled-Sulphur
Anteos clorinde White Angled-Sulphur
Phoebis sennae Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe Large Orange Sulphur
Phoebis philea Orange-barred Sulphur
Aphrissa statira Statira 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
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 hyllus Bronze Copper
Lycaena rubidus Ruddy Copper
Lycaena heteronea Blue Copper
Lycaena helloides Purplish 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 gryneus Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys spinetorum Thicket Hairstreak
Callophrys xami Xami Hairstreak
Callophrys mcfarlandi Sandia Hairstreak
Callophrys augustinus Brown Elfin
Callophrys fotis Desert Elfin
Callophrys polios Hoary Elfin
Callophrys henrici Henry's Elfin
Callophrys eryphon Western Pine Elfin
Satyrium favonius Oak Hairstreak
Satyrium ilavia Ilavia Hairstreak
Satyrium polingi Poling's Hairstreak
Satyrium titus Coral Hairstreak
Satyrium sylvinus Sylvan Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops Striped Hairstreak
Satyrium saepium Hedgerow Hairstreak
Satyrium behrii Behr's Hairstreak
Phaeostrymon alcestis Soapberry Hairstreak
Chlorostrymon simaethis Silver-banded Hairstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Strymon bebrycia Red-lined Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon istapa Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Ministrymon leda Leda Ministreak
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
Glaucopsyche piasus Arrowhead Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus Silvery Blue
Euphilotes battoides Western Square-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 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 arizonensis Arizona Metalmark
Emesis zela Zela Metalmark
Emesis ares Ares Metalmark
Apodemia mormo Mormon Metalmark
Apodemia duryi Mexican Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus Sonoran Metalmark
Apodemia palmeri Palmer's Metalmark
Apodemia nais Nais Metalmark

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Libytheana carinenta American Snout
Danaus eresimus Soldier
Dione moneta Mexican Silverspot
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
Dryadula phaetusa Banded Orange Heliconian
Eueides isabella Isabella's Heliconian
Heliconius charithonia Zebra Heliconian
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Euptoieta hegesia Mexican Fritillary
Speyeria cybele Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria aphrodite Aphrodite Fritillary
Speyeria nokomis Nokomis Fritillary
Speyeria edwardsii Edwards' Fritillary
Speyeria atlantis Atlantis Fritillary
Speyeria hesperis Northwestern Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia Mormon Fritillary
Boloria selene Silver-bordered Fritillary
Boloria freija Freija Fritillary
Boloria chariclea Arctic Fritillary
Limenitis arthemis Red-spotted Purple or White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis arizonensis Arizona Red-spotted Purple
Limenitis weidemeyerii Weidemeyer's Admiral
Adelpha eulalia Arizona Sister
Marpesia petreus Ruddy Daggerwing
Asterocampa celtis Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa leilia Empress Leilia
Asterocampa clyton Tawny Emperor
Doxocopa laure Silver Emperor
Mestra amymone Common Mestra
Eunica monima Dingy Purplewing
Myscelia cyananthe Blackened Bluewing
Hamadryas februa Gray Cracker
Poladryas minuta Dotted Checkerspot
Poladryas arachne Arachne Checkerspot
Chlosyne janais Crimson Patch
Chlosyne definita Definite Patch
Chlosyne rosita Rosita Patch
Chlosyne theona Theona Checkerspot
Chlosyne fulvia Fulvia Checkerspot
Chlosyne nycteis Silvery Checkerspot
Chlosyne gorgone Gorgone Checkerspot
Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch
Chlosyne acastus Sagebrush Checkerspot
Dymasia dymas Tiny Checkerspot
Texola elada Elada Checkerspot
Phyciodes graphica Vesta or Graphic Crescent
Phyciodes picta Painted 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 chalcedona Chalcedon Checkerspot
Euphydryas anicia Anicia Checkerspot
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Junonia evarete Tropical Buckeye
Anartia jatrophae White Peacock
Siproeta stelenes Malachite
Siproeta epaphus Rusty-tipped Page
Polygonia satyrus Satyr Comma
Polygonia faunus Green Comma
Polygonia gracilis Hoary Comma