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Butterflies of North Dakota, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 149 butterfly species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Epargyreus clarus Silver-spotted Skipper
Thorybes pylades Northern Cloudywing
Erynnis icelus Dreamy Duskywing
Erynnis brizo Sleepy Duskywing
Erynnis juvenalis Juvenal's Duskywing
Erynnis afranius Afranius Duskywing
Erynnis persius Persius Duskywing
Pyrgus scriptura Small Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus communis Common Checkered-Skipper
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Hesperopsis libya Mohave Sootywing
Carterocephalus palaemon Arctic Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor Least Skipper
Oarisma garita Garita Skipperling
Oarisma poweshiek Poweshiek Skipperling
Thymelicus lineola European Skipper
Hesperia uncas Uncas Skipper
Hesperia assiniboia Plains Skipper
Hesperia ottoe Ottoe Skipper
Hesperia leonardus Leonard's Skipper
Hesperia pahaska Pahaska Skipper
Hesperia dacotae Dakota Skipper
Polites rhesus Rhesus Skipper
Polites peckius Peck's Skipper
Polites themistocles Tawny-edged Skipper
Polites origenes Crossline Skipper
Polites mystic Long Dash
Wallengrenia egeremet Northern Broken-Dash
Atrytone arogos Arogos Skipper
Anatrytone logan Delaware Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanoides Woodland Skipper
Poanes hobomok Hobomok Skipper
Poanes massasoit Mulberry Wing
Poanes viator Broad-winged Skipper
Euphyes dion Dion Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Atrytonopsis hianna Dusted Skipper
Amblyscirtes oslari Oslar's Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis Common Roadside-Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper
Megathymus streckeri Strecker's Giant-Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Papilio machaon Old World Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes Black Swallowtail
Papilio zelicaon Anise Swallowtail
Papilio canadensis Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio multicaudata Two-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio troilus Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes Giant Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Euchloe ausonides Large Marble
Euchloe olympia Olympia Marble
Pieris oleracea Mustard White
Pieris rapae Cabbage White
Pontia protodice Checkered White
Pontia occidentalis Western White
Pontia sisymbrii Spring White
Colias philodice Clouded Sulphur
Colias eurytheme Orange Sulphur
Colias alexandra Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
Zerene cesonia Southern Dogface
Phoebis sennae Cloudless Sulphur
Eurema mexicana Mexican Yellow
Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow
Pyrisitia nise Mimosa Yellow
Nathalis iole Dainty Sulphur

Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Lycaena phlaeas American Copper
Lycaena dione Gray Copper
Lycaena hyllus Bronze Copper
Lycaena rubidus Ruddy Copper
Lycaena helloides Purplish Copper
Callophrys sheridanii Sheridan's Green Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys polios Hoary Elfin
Callophrys eryphon Western Pine Elfin
Satyrium titus Coral Hairstreak
Satyrium acadica Acadian Hairstreak
Satyrium edwardsii Edwards' Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops Striped Hairstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Cupido comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blue
Cupido amyntula Western Tailed-Blue
Celastrina ladon Spring Azure
Celastrina neglecta Summer Azure
Glaucopsyche lygdamus Silvery Blue
Echinargus isola Reakirt's Blue
Plebejus melissa Melissa Blue (includes Karner Blue)
Plebejus saepiolus Greenish Blue
Plebejus icarioides Boisduval's Blue
Plebejus shasta Shasta Blue
Plebejus lupini Lupine Blue
Plebejus glandon Arctic Blue

Riodinidae Metalmarks

Apodemia mormo Mormon Metalmark

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Libytheana carinenta American Snout
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Speyeria cybele Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria aphrodite Aphrodite Fritillary
Speyeria idalia Regal Fritillary
Speyeria edwardsii Edwards' Fritillary
Speyeria callippe Callippe Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia Mormon 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
Limenitis weidemeyerii Weidemeyer's Admiral
Asterocampa celtis Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa clyton Tawny Emperor
Chlosyne nycteis Silvery Checkerspot
Chlosyne gorgone Gorgone Checkerspot
Chlosyne harrisii Harris' Checkerspot
Chlosyne acastus Sagebrush Checkerspot
Phyciodes tharos Pearl Crescent
Phyciodes cocyta Northern Crescent
Phyciodes batesii Tawny Crescent
Anthanassa texana Texan Crescent
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Polygonia comma Eastern Comma
Polygonia satyrus Satyr Comma
Polygonia faunus Green Comma
Polygonia gracilis Hoary 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
Enodia anthedon Northern Pearly-eye
Satyrodes eurydice Eyed Brown
Coenonympha tullia Common Ringlet
Megisto cymela Little Wood-Satyr
Erebia discoidalis Red-disked Alpine
Neominois ridingsii Ridings' Satyr
Oeneis alberta Alberta Arctic
Oeneis uhleri Uhler's Arctic
Cercyonis pegala Common Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis meadii Mead's Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis oetus Small Wood-Nymph