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Butterflies of South Dakota, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 180 butterfly species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Epargyreus clarus Silver-spotted Skipper
Thorybes pylades Northern Cloudywing
Staphylus hayhurstii Hayhurst's Scallopwing
Erynnis icelus Dreamy Duskywing
Erynnis brizo Sleepy Duskywing
Erynnis juvenalis Juvenal's Duskywing
Erynnis horatius Horace's Duskywing
Erynnis martialis Mottled Duskywing
Erynnis afranius Afranius Duskywing
Erynnis persius Persius Duskywing
Pyrgus scriptura Small Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus communis Common Checkered-Skipper
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Ancyloxypha numitor Least Skipper
Oarisma garita Garita Skipperling
Oarisma poweshiek Poweshiek Skipperling
Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper
Hesperia uncas Uncas Skipper
Hesperia juba Juba Skipper
Hesperia colorado Western Branded Skipper
Hesperia ottoe Ottoe Skipper
Hesperia leonardus Leonard's Skipper
Hesperia pahaska Pahaska Skipper
Hesperia dacotae Dakota Skipper
Hesperia nevada Nevada 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
Pompeius verna Little Glassywing
Atrytone arogos Arogos Skipper
Anatrytone logan Delaware Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanoides Woodland Skipper
Poanes hobomok Hobomok Skipper
Poanes zabulon Zabulon Skipper
Poanes taxiles Taxiles Skipper
Poanes massasoit Mulberry Wing
Poanes viator Broad-winged Skipper
Euphyes dion Dion Skipper
Euphyes bimacula Two-spotted Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Atrytonopsis hianna Dusted Skipper
Amblyscirtes oslari Oslar's Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis Common Roadside-Skipper
NotAmblyscirtes simius Simius Roadside-Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper
Megathymus streckeri Strecker's Giant-Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Parnassius smintheus Rocky Mountain Parnassian
Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail
Eurytides marcellus Zebra Swallowtail
Papilio machaon Old World Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes Black Swallowtail
Papilio zelicaon Anise Swallowtail
Papilio indra Indra Swallowtail
Papilio canadensis Canadian Tiger 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 cresphontes Giant Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Anthocharis stella Stella Orangetip
Euchloe ausonides Large Marble
Euchloe olympia Olympia Marble
Neophasia menapia Pine White
Pieris marginalis Margined White
Pieris oleracea Mustard White
Pieris rapae Cabbage 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 christina Christina Sulphur
Colias alexandra Queen Alexandra's Sulphur
Zerene cesonia Southern Dogface
Phoebis sennae Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe Large Orange Sulphur
Eurema daira Barred Yellow
Eurema mexicana Mexican Yellow
Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow
Abaeis nicippe Sleepy Orange
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 gryneus Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys augustinus Brown Elfin
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
Leptotes marina Marine Blue
Cupido comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blue
Cupido amyntula Western Tailed-Blue
Celastrina ladon Spring Azure
Celastrina neglecta Summer Azure
Glaucopsyche piasus Arrowhead Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus Silvery Blue
Euphilotes ancilla Rocky Mountain Dotted-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 coronis Coronis Fritillary
Speyeria zerene Zerene Fritillary
Speyeria callippe Callippe Fritillary
Speyeria atlantis Atlantis Fritillary
Speyeria hesperis Northwestern 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
Mestra amymone Common Mestra
Chlosyne nycteis Silvery Checkerspot
Chlosyne gorgone Gorgone Checkerspot
Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch
Chlosyne acastus Sagebrush Checkerspot
Phyciodes pallida Pale 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
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
Anaea andria Goatweed Leafwing
Enodia anthedon Northern Pearly-eye
Satyrodes eurydice Eyed Brown
Coenonympha tullia Common Ringlet
Megisto cymela Little Wood-Satyr
Neominois ridingsii Ridings' Satyr
Oeneis uhleri Uhler's Arctic
Cercyonis pegala Common Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis meadii Mead's Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis oetus Small Wood-Nymph