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Butterflies and Moths of Brazoria County, Texas, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 191 butterfly and moth species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Epargyreus clarus Silver-spotted Skipper
Chioides albofasciatus White-striped Longtail
Urbanus proteus Long-tailed Skipper
Urbanus dorantes Dorantes Longtail
Thorybes pylades Northern Cloudywing
Thorybes bathyllus Southern Cloudywing
Staphylus mazans Mazans Scallopwing
Timochares ruptifasciata Brown-banded Skipper
Erynnis brizo Sleepy Duskywing
Erynnis horatius Horace's Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis Funereal Duskywing
Erynnis baptisiae Wild Indigo Duskywing
Pyrgus communis Common Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus oileus Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Heliopetes macaira Turk's-cap White-Skipper
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Monca crispinus Violet-patched Skipper
Nastra neamathla Neamathla Skipper
Nastra julia Julia's Skipper
Lerema accius Clouded Skipper
Lerema ancillaris Liris Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor Least Skipper
Copaeodes minima Southern Skipperling
Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper
Polites themistocles Tawny-edged Skipper
Polites vibex Whirlabout
Wallengrenia otho Southern Broken-Dash
Pompeius verna Little Glassywing
Anatrytone logan Delaware Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper
Oligoria maculata Twin-spot Skipper
Calpodes ethlius Brazilian Skipper
Panoquina panoquin Salt Marsh Skipper
Panoquina panoquinoides Obscure Skipper
Panoquina ocola Ocola Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus polydamas Polydamas Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes Black Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio troilus Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio palamedes Palamedes Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes Giant Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Anthocharis midea Falcate Orangetip
Ascia monuste Great Southern White
Colias eurytheme Orange Sulphur
Zerene cesonia Southern Dogface
Anteos clorinde White Angled-Sulphur
Phoebis sennae Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe Large Orange Sulphur
Phoebis philea Orange-barred Sulphur
Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow
Abaeis nicippe Sleepy Orange
Nathalis iole Dainty Sulphur

Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Callophrys henrici Henry's Elfin
Satyrium favonius Oak Hairstreak
Calycopis cecrops Red-banded Hairstreak
Calycopis isobeon Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Strymon istapa Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Brephidium exilis Western Pygmy-Blue
Brephidium pseudofea Eastern Pygmy-Blue
Cupido comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blue
Celastrina ladon Spring Azure
Celastrina neglecta Summer Azure
Hemiargus ceraunus Ceraunus Blue
Echinargus isola Reakirt's Blue

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Libytheana carinenta American Snout
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Asterocampa celtis Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa clyton Tawny Emperor
Phyciodes phaon Phaon Crescent
Phyciodes tharos Pearl Crescent
Anthanassa texana Texan Crescent
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral
Vanessa cardui Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis American Lady
Anaea andria Goatweed Leafwing
Megisto cymela Little Wood-Satyr
Hermeuptychia sosybius Carolina Satyr

Saturniidae Wild Silk Moths

Automeris io Io moth
Actias luna Luna moth
Antheraea polyphemus Polyphemus moth
Hyalophora cecropia Cecropia silkmoth
Citheronia regalis Royal Walnut Moth
Dryocampa rubicunda Rosy maple moth
Eacles imperialis Imperial moth

Sphingidae Sphinx Moths, Hawkmoths

Agrius cingulata Pink-spotted hawkmoth
Amorpha juglandis Walnut sphinx
Dolba hyloeus Pawpaw sphinx
Manduca rustica Rustic sphinx
Manduca sexta Carolina sphinx
Aellopos titan Titan sphinx
Amphion floridensis Nessus sphinx
Darapsa myron Virginia creeper sphinx
Eumorpha fasciatus Banded sphinx
Hyles lineata White-lined Sphinx
Xylophanes tersa Tersa Sphinx

Notodontidae Prominents

Heterocampa umbrata White-blotched Heterocampa
Nerice bidentata Double-toothed Prominent
Peridea angulosa Angulose Prominent

Noctuidae Owlet Moths, Miller Moths

Homophoberia apicosa Black Wedge-spot
Acronicta connecta Connected Dagger Moth
Harrisimemna trisignata Harris' Three Spot
Galgula partita The Wedgling
Mythimna unipuncta Armyworm Moth
Spodoptera latifascia Velvet Armyworm Moth
Helicoverpa zea Corn Earworm Moth

Erebidae Erebid Moths

Cisseps fulvicollis Yellow-collared Scape Moth
Cisthene plumbea Lead-Colored Lichen Moth
Clemensia albata Little White Lichen Moth
Cosmosoma myrodora Scarlet-Bodied Wasp Moth
Estigmene acrea Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth
Hypercompe scribonia Great Leopard Moth
Hyphantria cunea Fall Webworm Moth
Spilosoma virginica Virginian Tiger Moth or Yellow Woolybear Moth
Virbia aurantiaca Orange Holomelina
Lascoria ambigualis Ambiguous Moth
Palthis asopialis Faint-spotted Palthis Moth
Hypena scabra Green Cloverworm Moth
Ascalapha odorata Black Witch
Caenurgina erechtea Forage Looper Moth
Catocala ilia Ilia Underwing
Catocala micronympha Little Nymph Underwing
Melipotis indomita Indomitable Melipotis
Mocis marcida Withered Mocis
Orgyia detrita Fir Tussock Moth

Euteliidae Euteliid Moths

Eutelia pulcherrima Beautiful Eutelia

Nolidae Tuft Moths

Nycteola frigidana Frigid Owlet Moth

Oecophoridae Concealer Moths

Tineidae Clothes Moths

Acrolophus mycetophagus Frilly Grass Tubeworm Moth
Acrolophus piger Piger Tubeworm Moth
Acrolophus texanella Texas Grass Tubeworm Moth
Erechthias minuscula Caribbean Scavenger Moth

Psychidae Psychids, Bagworm Moths

Cryptothelea nigrita Nigrita Bagworm Moth

Yponomeutidae Yponomeutid Moths

Atteva aurea Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Lacturidae Tropical Burnet Moths

Sesiidae Sesiid Moths

Melittia calabaza Southwestern Squash Vine Borer

Cossidae Cossid Moths, Carpenter Moths

Cossula magnifica Pecan Carpenterworm Moth
Givira anna Anna Carpenterworm Moth

Tortricidae Tortricid Moths

Endothenia hebesana Verbena Bud Moth
Coelostathma discopunctana The Batman Moth
Platynota rostrana Omnivorous Platynota Moth

Megalopygidae Flannel Moths

Megalopyge opercularis Southern Flannel Moth

Limacodidae Limacodids, Slug Caterpillar Moths

Crambidae Crambid Snout Moths

Elophila obliteralis Waterlily Leafcutter Moth
Diaphania hyalinata Melonworm Moth
Herpetogramma phaeopteralis Dusky Herpetogramma
Pyrausta inornatalis Southern Pink Moth
Samea ecclesialis Assembly Moth
Spoladea recurvalis Hawaiian Beet Webworm
Udea rubigalis Celery Leaftier Moth
Uresiphita reversalis Genista Broom Moth

Pyralidae Pyralid Moths

Geometridae Geometer Moths, Looper Moths

Iridopsis defectaria Brown-shaded Gray
Macaria aemulataria Common Angle
Nematocampa resistaria Horned Spanworm Moth
Chlorochlamys chloroleucaria Blackberry Looper Moth
Synchlora frondaria Southern Emerald
Costaconvexa centrostrigaria The Bent-line Carpet
Idaea tacturata Dot-lined Wave
Pleuroprucha insulsaria Common Tan Wave
Timandra amaturaria Cross-lined Waved

Lasiocampidae Lasiocampid Moths

Malacosoma disstria Forest Tent Caterpillar Moth