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Butterflies and Moths of Fort Bend County, Texas, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 133 butterfly and moth species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

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
Erynnis juvenalis Juvenal's 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
Nastra lherminier Swarthy Skipper
Nastra neamathla Neamathla Skipper
Lerema accius Clouded Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor Least Skipper
Copaeodes minima Southern Skipperling
Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper
Polites themistocles Tawny-edged Skipper
Polites vibex Whirlabout
Wallengrenia egeremet Northern Broken-Dash
Wallengrenia otho Southern Broken-Dash
Pompeius verna Little Glassywing
Poanes viator Broad-winged Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Amblyscirtes celia Celia's Roadside-Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper
Calpodes ethlius Brazilian 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 multicaudata Two-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio troilus Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio palamedes Palamedes Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes Giant Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Anthocharis midea Falcate Orangetip
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
Phoebis sennae Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe Large Orange Sulphur
Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow
Abaeis nicippe Sleepy Orange
Nathalis iole Dainty Sulphur

Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Atlides halesus Great Purple Hairstreak
Callophrys henrici Henry's Elfin
Satyrium favonius Oak Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops Striped Hairstreak
Phaeostrymon alcestis Soapberry Hairstreak
Chlorostrymon simaethis Silver-banded Hairstreak
Calycopis cecrops Red-banded Hairstreak
Calycopis isobeon Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Parrhasius m album White-M Hairstreak
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
Dryas iulia Julia Heliconian
Heliconius charithonia Zebra Heliconian
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Limenitis arthemis Red-spotted Purple or White Admiral
Asterocampa celtis Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa clyton Tawny Emperor
Chlosyne nycteis Silvery Checkerspot
Phyciodes graphica Vesta or Graphic 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
Anaea aidea Tropical Leafwing
Anaea andria Goatweed Leafwing
Enodia portlandia Southern Pearly-eye
Cyllopsis gemma Gemmed Satyr
Megisto cymela Little Wood-Satyr
Hermeuptychia sosybius Carolina Satyr

Saturniidae Wild Silk Moths

Antheraea polyphemus Polyphemus moth
Hyalophora cecropia Cecropia silkmoth
Citheronia regalis Royal Walnut Moth

Sphingidae Sphinx Moths, Hawkmoths

Agrius cingulata Pink-spotted hawkmoth
Manduca rustica Rustic sphinx
Manduca sexta Carolina sphinx
Amphion floridensis Nessus sphinx
Darapsa myron Virginia creeper sphinx
Enyo lugubris Mournful sphinx
Eumorpha achemon Achemon sphinx
Eumorpha vitis Vine sphinx
Hyles lineata White-lined Sphinx
Xylophanes tersa Tersa Sphinx

Notodontidae Prominents

Schizura unicornis Unicorn Caterpillar Moth

Noctuidae Owlet Moths, Miller Moths

Galgula partita The Wedgling
Noctua pronuba European Yellow Underwing
Schinia arcigera Arcigera Flower Moth
Schinia nundina Goldenrod Flower Moth

Erebidae Erebid Moths

Apantesis phalerata Harnessed Moth
Cisseps fulvicollis Yellow-collared Scape Moth
Clemensia albata Little White Lichen Moth
Estigmene acrea Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth
Euchaetes egle Milkweed Tussock Moth or Milkweed Tiger Moth
Haploa clymene Clymene Moth
Hypercompe scribonia Great Leopard Moth
Hyphantria cunea Fall Webworm Moth
Pyrrharctia isabella Isabella Tiger Moth or Banded Woolybear
Spilosoma congrua Agreeable Tiger Moth
Ascalapha odorata Black Witch
Zale lunata Lunate Zale
Dasychira meridionalis Southern Tussock Moth

Nolidae Tuft Moths

Elachistidae Grass Miner Moths

Megalopygidae Flannel Moths

Megalopyge opercularis Southern Flannel Moth

Crambidae Crambid Snout Moths

Diaphania hyalinata Melonworm Moth
Palpita kimballi Kimball's Palpita Moth
Pilocrocis ramentalis Scraped Pilocrocis
Udea rubigalis Celery Leaftier Moth