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Butterflies of Texas, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 476 butterfly species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Apyrrothrix araxes Dull Firetip
Phocides belus Belus Skipper
Phocides palemon Guava Skipper
Proteides mercurius Mercurial Skipper
Epargyreus clarus Silver-spotted Skipper
Epargyreus exadeus Broken Silverdrop
Polygonus leo Hammock Skipper
Polygonus savigny Manuel's Skipper
Chioides albofasciatus White-striped Longtail
Chioides zilpa Zilpa Longtail
Aguna asander Gold-spotted Aguna
Aguna claxon Emerald Aguna
Aguna metophis Tailed Aguna
Typhedanus undulatus Mottled Longtail
Polythrix octomaculata Eight-spotted Longtail
Polythrix mexicanus Mexican Longtail
Zestusa dorus Short-tailed Skipper
Codatractus alcaeus White-crescent Longtail
Codatractus arizonensis Arizona Skipper
Urbanus proteus Long-tailed Skipper
Urbanus belli Double-striped Longtail
Urbanus pronus Pronus Longtail
Urbanus esmeraldus Esmeralda Longtail
Urbanus dorantes Dorantes Longtail
Urbanus teleus Teleus Longtail
Urbanus tanna Tanna Longtail
Urbanus simplicius Plain Longtail
Urbanus procne Brown Longtail
Urbanus doryssus White-tailed Longtail
Astraptes fulgerator Two-barred Flasher
Astraptes egregius Small-spotted Flasher
Astraptes alardus Frosted Flasher
Astraptes alector Gilbert's Flasher
Astraptes anaphus Yellow-tipped Flasher
Autochton cellus Golden Banded-Skipper
Autochton pseudocellus Sonoran Banded-Skipper
Autochton cincta Chisos Banded-Skipper
Achalarus lyciades Hoary Edge
Achalarus casica Desert Cloudywing
Achalarus tehuacana Tehuacan or Dark Cloudywing
Achalarus albociliatus Skinner's Cloudywing
Achalarus toxeus Coyote Cloudywing
Thessia jalapus Jalapus Cloudywing
Thorybes drusius Drusius Cloudywing
Thorybes pylades Northern Cloudywing
Thorybes bathyllus Southern Cloudywing
Thorybes confusis Confused Cloudywing
Cabares potrillo Potrillo Skipper
Celaenorrhinus fritzgaertneri Fritzgaertner's Flat
Celaenorrhinus stallingsi Stallings' Flat
Spathilepia clonius Falcate Skipper
Cogia hippalus Acacia Skipper
Cogia outis Outis Skipper
Cogia calchas Mimosa Skipper
Arteurotia tractipennis Starred Skipper
Nisoniades rubescens Purplish-black Skipper
Pellicia arina Glazed Pellicia
Pellicia dimidiata Morning Glory Pellicia
Noctuana stator Red-studded Skipper
Bolla brennus Obscure Bolla
Bolla clytius Mottled Bolla
Staphylus ceos Golden-headed Scallopwing
Staphylus hayhurstii Hayhurst's Scallopwing
Staphylus mazans Mazans Scallopwing
Staphylus azteca Aztec Scallopwing
Gorgythion begga Variegated Skipper
Sostrata nordica Blue-studded Skipper
Carrhenes canescens Hoary Skipper
Xenophanes tryxus Glassy-winged Skipper
Systasea pulverulenta Texas Powdered Skipper
Systasea zampa Arizona Powdered Skipper
Achlyodes pallida Pale Sicklewing
Eantis tamenund Northern Sicklewing
Grais stigmaticus Hermit Skipper
Timochares ruptifasciata Brown-banded Skipper
Anastrus sempiternus Common Anastrus
Chiomara georgina White-patched Skipper
Gesta invisus False 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 zarucco Zarucco Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis Funereal Duskywing
Erynnis baptisiae Wild Indigo Duskywing
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 macaira Turk's-cap White-Skipper
Heliopetes laviana Laviana White-Skipper
Heliopetes arsalte Veined White-Skipper
Celotes nessus Common Streaky-Skipper
Celotes limpia Scarce Streaky-Skipper
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Pholisora mejicanus Mexican Sootywing
Hesperopsis alpheus Saltbush Sootywing
Piruna pirus Russet Skipperling
Piruna haferniki Chisos Skipperling
Piruna polingii Four-spotted Skipperling
Piruna microstictus Small-spotted Skipperling
Synapte malitiosa Malicious Skipper
Synapte salenus Salenus Skipper
Corticea corticea Redundant Skipper
Vidius perigenes Pale-rayed Skipper
Monca crispinus Violet-patched Skipper
Nastra lherminier Swarthy Skipper
Nastra neamathla Neamathla Skipper
Nastra julia Julia's Skipper
Cymaenes trebius Fawn-spotted Skipper
Lerema accius Clouded Skipper
Lerema ancillaris Liris Skipper
Vettius fantasos Fantastic Skipper
Perichares philetes Green-backed Ruby-eye
Rhinthon osca Osca Skipper
Decinea percosius Double-dotted Skipper
Conga chydaea Hidden-ray Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor Least Skipper
Ancyloxypha arene Tropical Least Skipper
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 woodgatei Apache Skipper
Hesperia ottoe Ottoe Skipper
Hesperia pahaska Pahaska Skipper
Hesperia metea Cobweb Skipper
Hesperia viridis Green Skipper
Hesperia attalus Dotted Skipper
Hesperia meskei Meske's Skipper
Polites rhesus Rhesus Skipper
Polites carus Carus Skipper
Polites peckius Peck's Skipper
Polites themistocles Tawny-edged Skipper
Polites origenes Crossline Skipper
Polites vibex Whirlabout
Wallengrenia egeremet Northern Broken-Dash
Wallengrenia otho Southern Broken-Dash
Pompeius verna Little Glassywing
Atrytone arogos Arogos Skipper
Anatrytone logan Delaware Skipper
Anatrytone mazai Glowing Skipper
Problema byssus Byssus Skipper
Poanes zabulon Zabulon Skipper
Poanes taxiles Taxiles Skipper
Poanes viator Broad-winged Skipper
Poanes aaroni Aaron's Skipper
Poanes yehl Yehl Skipper
Poanes melane Umber Skipper
Quasimellana eulogius Common Mellana
Euphyes dion Dion Skipper
Euphyes bayensis Bay Skipper
Euphyes dukesi Dukes' Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Atrytonopsis hianna Dusted Skipper
Atrytonopsis vierecki Viereck's Skipper
Atrytonopsis pittacus White-barred Skipper
Atrytonopsis python Python Skipper
Atrytonopsis edwardsi Sheep Skipper
Amblyscirtes cassus Cassus Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes aenus Bronze Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes oslari Oslar's Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes hegon Pepper and Salt Skipper
Amblyscirtes texanae Texas Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes aesculapius Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes nereus Slaty Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes nysa Nysa Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes eos Dotted Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis Common Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes alternata Dusky Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes celia Celia's Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes belli Bell's Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes phylace Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper
NotAmblyscirtes simius Simius Roadside-Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper
Lerodea arabus Olive-clouded Skipper
Mnasilus allubita Butler's Skipper
Oligoria maculata Twin-spot Skipper
Calpodes ethlius Brazilian Skipper
Panoquina panoquin Salt Marsh Skipper
Panoquina panoquinoides Obscure Skipper
Panoquina ocola Ocola Skipper
Panoquina lucas Purple-washed Skipper
Panoquina hecebolus Hecebolus Skipper
Panoquina evansi Evans' Skipper
Saliana esperi Perching Saliana
Nyctelius nyctelius Violet-banded Skipper
Thespieus macareus Chestnut-marked Skipper
Agathymus neumoegeni Orange Giant-Skipper
Agathymus mariae Mary's Giant-Skipper
Agathymus remingtoni Coahuila Giant-Skipper
Megathymus yuccae Yucca Giant-Skipper
Megathymus streckeri Strecker's Giant-Skipper
Megathymus ursus Ursine Giant-Skipper
Stallingsia maculosus Manfreda Giant-Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus polydamas Polydamas Swallowtail
Eurytides philolaus Dark Kite-Swallowtail
Eurytides marcellus Zebra Swallowtail
Mimoides phaon Variable Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes Black Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio rutulus Western Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio multicaudata Two-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio pilumnus Three-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio troilus Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio palamedes Palamedes Swallowtail
Papilio garamus Magnificent Swallowtail
Papilio victorinus Victorine Swallowtail
Papilio thoas Thoas Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes Giant Swallowtail
Papilio astyalus Broad-banded Swallowtail
Papilio ornythion Ornythion Swallowtail
Papilio anchisiades Ruby-spotted Swallowtail
Papilio rogeri Pink-spotted Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Enantia albania Costa-spotted Mimic-White
Anthocharis cethura Desert Orangetip
Anthocharis thoosa Southwestern Orangetip
Anthocharis midea Falcate Orangetip
Euchloe olympia Olympia Marble
Euchloe lotta Desert Marble
Appias drusilla Florida White
Melete lycimnia Common Melwhite
Neophasia menapia Pine White
Catasticta nimbice Mexican Dartwhite
Pieriballia viardi Viardi White
Itaballia demophile Cross-barred White
Leptophobia aripa Mountain White
Pieris rapae Cabbage White
Pontia protodice Checkered White
Pontia sisymbrii Spring White
Ascia monuste Great Southern White
Ganyra josephina Giant White
Colias philodice Clouded Sulphur
Colias eurytheme Orange 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
Aphrissa statira Statira Sulphur
Kricogonia lyside Lyside Sulphur
Eurema daira Barred Yellow
Eurema boisduvaliana Boisduval's Yellow
Eurema mexicana Mexican Yellow
Eurema salome Salome Yellow
Eurema albula Ghost 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 dione Gray Copper
Hypaurotis crysalus Colorado Hairstreak
Eumaeus toxea Mexican Cycadian
Atlides halesus Great Purple Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus gryneus 'Olive' Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys spinetorum Thicket Hairstreak
Callophrys xami Xami Hairstreak
Callophrys mcfarlandi Sandia Hairstreak
Callophrys irus Frosted Elfin
Callophrys henrici Henry's Elfin
Callophrys niphon Eastern Pine Elfin
Cyanophrys goodsoni Goodson's Greenstreak
Cyanophrys herodotus Tropical Greenstreak
Cyanophrys miserabilis Clench's Greenstreak
Rekoa palegon Gold-bordered Hairstreak
Rekoa marius Marius Hairstreak
Kisutam sillus Sky-blue Groundstreak
Satyrium favonius Oak Hairstreak
Satyrium favonius ontario 'Northern' Southern Hairstreak
Satyrium polingi Poling's Hairstreak
Satyrium titus Coral Hairstreak
Satyrium edwardsii Edwards' Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium kingi King's Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops Striped Hairstreak
Satyrium behrii Behr's Hairstreak
Phaeostrymon alcestis Soapberry Hairstreak
Ocaria ocrisia Black Hairstreak
Chlorostrymon simaethis Silver-banded Hairstreak
Chlorostrymon telea Telea Hairstreak
Allosmaitia strophius Strophius Hairstreak