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Butterflies and Moths of Brewster County, Texas, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 328 butterfly and moth species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Chioides albofasciatus White-striped Longtail
Codatractus arizonensis Arizona Skipper
Autochton cellus Golden Banded-Skipper
Autochton cincta Chisos Banded-Skipper
Achalarus casica Desert Cloudywing
Thorybes drusius Drusius Cloudywing
Thorybes pylades Northern Cloudywing
Cogia hippalus Acacia Skipper
Staphylus ceos Golden-headed Scallopwing
Staphylus azteca Aztec Scallopwing
Systasea pulverulenta Texas Powdered Skipper
Systasea zampa Arizona Powdered Skipper
Grais stigmaticus Hermit Skipper
Chiomara georgina White-patched Skipper
Erynnis brizo Sleepy Duskywing
Erynnis juvenalis Juvenal's Duskywing
Erynnis telemachus Rocky Mountain Duskywing
Erynnis meridianus Meridian Duskywing
Erynnis scudderi Scudder's Duskywing
Erynnis tristis Mournful Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis Funereal Duskywing
Pyrgus scriptura Small Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus albescens White Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus philetas Desert Checkered-Skipper
Heliopyrgus domicella Erichson's 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 haferniki Chisos Skipperling
Lerema accius Clouded Skipper
Ancyloxypha arene Tropical Least Skipper
Oarisma edwardsii Edwards' Skipperling
Copaeodes aurantiaca Orange Skipperling
Adopaeoides prittwitzi Sunrise Skipper
Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper
Stinga morrisoni Morrison's Skipper
Hesperia woodgatei Apache Skipper
Hesperia pahaska Pahaska Skipper
Hesperia viridis Green Skipper
Polites carus Carus Skipper
Anatrytone logan Delaware Skipper
Poanes taxiles Taxiles Skipper
Poanes melane Umber Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Atrytonopsis vierecki Viereck's Skipper
Atrytonopsis pittacus White-barred Skipper
Atrytonopsis python Python Skipper
Atrytonopsis edwardsi Sheep Skipper
Amblyscirtes aenus Bronze Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes oslari Oslar's Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes texanae Texas Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes nereus Slaty Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes nysa Nysa Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes eos Dotted Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes celia Celia's Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes phylace Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper
NotAmblyscirtes simius Simius Roadside-Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper
Calpodes ethlius Brazilian Skipper
Panoquina ocola Ocola Skipper
Agathymus neumoegeni Orange Giant-Skipper
Agathymus mariae Mary's Giant-Skipper
Megathymus yuccae Yucca Giant-Skipper
Megathymus ursus Ursine Giant-Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes Black Swallowtail
Papilio multicaudata Two-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes Giant Swallowtail
Papilio ornythion Ornythion Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Appias drusilla Florida White
Catasticta nimbice Mexican Dartwhite
Pieris rapae Cabbage White
Pontia protodice Checkered White
Ascia monuste Great Southern 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
Kricogonia lyside Lyside Sulphur
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

Atlides halesus Great Purple Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys xami Xami Hairstreak
Callophrys mcfarlandi Sandia Hairstreak
Callophrys henrici Henry's Elfin
Cyanophrys herodotus Tropical Greenstreak
Satyrium polingi Poling's Hairstreak
Phaeostrymon alcestis Soapberry Hairstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Strymon istapa Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon solitario Big Bend Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon megarus Megarus Scrub-Hairstreak
Ministrymon leda Leda Ministreak
Ministrymon azia Gray Ministreak
Erora quaderna Arizona Hairstreak
Leptotes cassius Cassius Blue
Leptotes marina Marine Blue
Zizula cyna Cyna Blue
Brephidium exilis Western Pygmy-Blue
Cupido comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blue
Celastrina ladon Spring Azure
Euphilotes rita Rita Dotted-Blue
Hemiargus ceraunus Ceraunus Blue
Echinargus isola Reakirt's Blue
Plebejus melissa Melissa Blue (includes Karner Blue)
Plebejus lupini Lupine Blue

Riodinidae Metalmarks

Calephelis nemesis Fatal Metalmark
Calephelis rawsoni Rawson's Metalmark
Emesis zela Zela Metalmark
Apodemia duryi Mexican Metalmark
Apodemia palmeri Palmer's Metalmark
Apodemia hepburni Hepburn's Metalmark
Apodemia chisosensis Chisos Metalmark

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Libytheana carinenta American Snout
Danaus eresimus Soldier
Dione moneta Mexican Silverspot
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
Eueides isabella Isabella's Heliconian
Heliconius charithonia Zebra Heliconian
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Limenitis arthemis Red-spotted Purple or White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis astyanax 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple
Adelpha eulalia Arizona Sister
Marpesia chiron Many-banded Daggerwing
Asterocampa celtis Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa leilia Empress Leilia
Asterocampa clyton Tawny Emperor
Biblis hyperia Red Rim
Mestra amymone Common Mestra
Myscelia ethusa Mexican Bluewing
Dynamine tithia Tithian Sailor
Diaethria anna Anna's Eighty-eight
Poladryas minuta Dotted Checkerspot
Chlosyne definita Definite Patch
Chlosyne theona Theona Checkerspot
Chlosyne fulvia Fulvia Checkerspot
Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch
Dymasia dymas Tiny Checkerspot
Texola elada Elada Checkerspot
Phyciodes graphica Vesta or Graphic Crescent
Phyciodes picta Painted Crescent
Phyciodes phaon Phaon Crescent
Anthanassa texana Texan Crescent
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Junonia evarete Tropical Buckeye
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral
Vanessa cardui Painted Lady
Vanessa annabella West Coast Lady
Vanessa virginiensis American Lady
Anaea aidea Tropical Leafwing
Anaea andria Goatweed Leafwing
Cyllopsis pertepida Canyonland Satyr
Megisto rubricata Red Satyr
Cercyonis meadii Mead's Wood-Nymph

Saturniidae Wild Silk Moths

Hemileuca chinatiensis Chinati sheepmoth
Agapema anona Mexican agapema
Antheraea oculea Oculea silkmoth
Antheraea polyphemus Polyphemus moth
Eupackardia calleta Calleta silkmoth
Sphingicampa hubbardi Hubbard's Small Silkmoth

Sphingidae Sphinx Moths, Hawkmoths

Adhemarius blanchardorum Blanchards' amplypterus
Agrius cingulata Pink-spotted hawkmoth
Amorpha juglandis Walnut sphinx
Cocytius antaeus Giant sphinx
Dolbogene hartwegii Hartweg's sphinx
Lintneria istar Istar sphinx
Manduca quinquemaculata Five-spotted hawkmoth
Manduca rustica Rustic sphinx
Manduca sexta Carolina sphinx
Pachysphinx occidentalis Big poplar sphinx
Smerinthus cerisyi One-eyed sphinx
Smerinthus saliceti Salicet sphinx
Sphinx chersis Great ash sphinx
Sphinx libocedrus Incense cedar sphinx
Erinnyis obscura Obscure sphinx
Eumorpha achemon Achemon sphinx
Eumorpha vitis Vine sphinx
Hemaris diffinis Snowberry Clearwing
Hyles lineata White-lined Sphinx
Pachylia ficus Fig sphinx
Proserpinus juanita Juanita sphinx
Xylophanes falco Falcon sphinx

Doidae Doid Moths

Notodontidae Prominents

Datana integerrima Walnut Caterpillar Moth
Heterocampa obliqua Oblique Heterocampa
Hyparpax aurora Pink Prominent
Hyperaeschra georgica Georgian Prominent
Oligocentria lignicolor White-Streaked Prominent
Schizura ipomoeae Morning-glory Prominent
Schizura unicornis Unicorn Caterpillar Moth

Noctuidae Owlet Moths, Miller Moths

Schinia bina Bina Flower Moth
Schinia gaurae Clouded Crimson
Alypia octomaculata Eight-spotted Forester
Xerociris wilsonii Wilson's Wood-nymph

Erebidae Erebid Moths

Arachnis picta Painted Tiger Moth
Cisthene tenuifascia Thin-Banded Lichen Moth
Crambidia cephalica Yellow-headed Lichen Moth
Crambidia pura Pure Lichen Moth
Estigmene acrea Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth
Horama panthalon Texas Wasp Moth
Hyphantria cunea Fall Webworm Moth
Lophocampa caryae Hickory Tussock Moth or Hickory Tiger Moth
Notarctia proxima Mexican Tiger Moth