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Butterflies and Moths of El Paso County, Texas, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 166 butterfly and moth species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Polygonus leo Hammock Skipper
Chioides albofasciatus White-striped Longtail
Codatractus arizonensis Arizona Skipper
Cogia hippalus Acacia Skipper
Staphylus ceos Golden-headed Scallopwing
Systasea pulverulenta Texas Powdered Skipper
Systasea zampa Arizona Powdered Skipper
Erynnis brizo Sleepy Duskywing
Erynnis telemachus Rocky Mountain Duskywing
Erynnis meridianus Meridian Duskywing
Erynnis tristis Mournful Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis Funereal Duskywing
Pyrgus communis Common Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus albescens White Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus philetas Desert Checkered-Skipper
Heliopyrgus domicella Erichson's White-Skipper
Celotes nessus Common Streaky-Skipper
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Hesperopsis alpheus Saltbush Sootywing
Ancyloxypha arene Tropical Least Skipper
Copaeodes aurantiaca Orange Skipperling
Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper
Stinga morrisoni Morrison's Skipper
Polites carus Carus Skipper
Atrytonopsis vierecki Viereck's Skipper
Atrytonopsis python Python Skipper
Amblyscirtes aenus Bronze Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes oslari Oslar's Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes texanae Texas Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes phylace Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala 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 rutulus Western Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio multicaudata Two-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes Giant Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Anthocharis cethura Desert Orangetip
Anthocharis thoosa Southwestern Orangetip
Euchloe lotta Desert Marble
Pieris rapae Cabbage White
Pontia protodice Checkered White
Pontia sisymbrii Spring White
Colias philodice Clouded Sulphur
Colias eurytheme Orange Sulphur
Zerene cesonia Southern Dogface
Anteos maerula Yellow Angled-Sulphur
Phoebis sennae Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe Large Orange Sulphur
Aphrissa statira Statira Sulphur
Kricogonia lyside Lyside Sulphur
Eurema daira Barred Yellow
Eurema boisduvaliana Boisduval's Yellow
Eurema mexicana Mexican Yellow
Pyrisitia proterpia Tailed Orange
Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow
Pyrisitia dina Dina Yellow
Abaeis nicippe Sleepy Orange
Nathalis iole Dainty Sulphur

Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Atlides halesus Great Purple Hairstreak
Callophrys spinetorum Thicket Hairstreak
Callophrys mcfarlandi Sandia Hairstreak
Satyrium polingi Poling's Hairstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Strymon bebrycia Red-lined Scrub-Hairstreak
Ministrymon leda Leda Ministreak
Leptotes marina Marine Blue
Brephidium exilis Western Pygmy-Blue
Celastrina ladon Spring Azure
Hemiargus ceraunus Ceraunus Blue
Echinargus isola Reakirt's Blue
Plebejus melissa Melissa Blue (includes Karner Blue)
Plebejus lupini Lupine Blue

Riodinidae Metalmarks

Apodemia mormo Mormon Metalmark
Apodemia duryi Mexican Metalmark
Apodemia mejicanus Sonoran Metalmark
Apodemia palmeri Palmer's Metalmark

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Libytheana carinenta American Snout
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
Heliconius charithonia Zebra Heliconian
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Euptoieta hegesia Mexican Fritillary
Smyrna blomfildia Blomfild's Beauty
Limenitis weidemeyerii Weidemeyer's Admiral
Adelpha eulalia Arizona Sister
Marpesia zerynthia Waiter Daggerwing
Asterocampa celtis Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa leilia Empress Leilia
Chlosyne definita Definite Patch
Chlosyne theona Theona Checkerspot
Chlosyne fulvia Fulvia Checkerspot
Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch
Chlosyne acastus Sagebrush Checkerspot
Dymasia dymas Tiny Checkerspot
Phyciodes graphica Vesta or Graphic Crescent
Phyciodes picta Painted Crescent
Phyciodes mylitta Mylitta Crescent
Phyciodes phaon Phaon Crescent
Phyciodes tharos Pearl Crescent
Anthanassa texana Texan Crescent
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Nymphalis antiopa Mourning Cloak
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
Gyrocheilus patrobas Red-bordered Satyr

Saturniidae Wild Silk Moths

Automeris io Io moth

Sphingidae Sphinx Moths, Hawkmoths

Manduca quinquemaculata Five-spotted hawkmoth
Manduca rustica Rustic sphinx
Pachysphinx occidentalis Big poplar sphinx
Aellopos clavipes Clavipes sphinx
Hyles lineata White-lined Sphinx

Notodontidae Prominents

Gluphisia septentrionis Common Gluphisia
Hyperaeschra georgica Georgian Prominent

Noctuidae Owlet Moths, Miller Moths

Schinia arcigera Arcigera Flower Moth
Schinia gaurae Clouded Crimson
Schinia lucens Leadplant Flower Moth
Schinia septentrionalis Northern Flower Moth

Erebidae Erebid Moths

Cycnia inopinatus Unexpected Cycnia
Estigmene acrea Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth
Halysidota harrisii Sycamore Tussock Moth
Hyphantria cunea Fall Webworm Moth
Ascalapha odorata Black Witch

Zygaenidae Zygaenid Moths

Harrisina metallica Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer

Crambidae Crambid Snout Moths

Uresiphita reversalis Genista Broom Moth