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Butterflies and Moths of Galveston County, Texas, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 99 butterfly and moth species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Proteides mercurius Mercurial Skipper
Epargyreus clarus Silver-spotted Skipper
Chioides albofasciatus White-striped Longtail
Aguna metophis Tailed Aguna
Urbanus proteus Long-tailed Skipper
Thorybes bathyllus Southern Cloudywing
Gesta invisus False Duskywing
Erynnis juvenalis Juvenal's Duskywing
Erynnis horatius Horace's Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis Funereal Duskywing
Nastra lherminier Swarthy Skipper
Nastra neamathla Neamathla Skipper
Nastra julia Julia's Skipper
Lerema accius Clouded Skipper
Copaeodes minima Southern Skipperling
Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper
Polites themistocles Tawny-edged Skipper
Polites vibex Whirlabout
Wallengrenia otho Southern Broken-Dash
Poanes viator Broad-winged Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Amblyscirtes celia Celia's Roadside-Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper
Oligoria maculata Twin-spot Skipper
Calpodes ethlius Brazilian Skipper
Panoquina panoquin Salt Marsh Skipper
Panoquina panoquinoides Obscure 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 cresphontes Giant Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Anthocharis midea Falcate Orangetip
Pieris rapae Cabbage White
Pontia protodice Checkered White
Ascia monuste Great Southern White
Ganyra josephina Giant White
Colias philodice Clouded Sulphur
Colias eurytheme Orange Sulphur
Anteos maerula Yellow Angled-Sulphur
Phoebis sennae Cloudless Sulphur
Abaeis nicippe Sleepy Orange
Nathalis iole Dainty Sulphur

Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Satyrium favonius Oak Hairstreak
Phaeostrymon alcestis Soapberry Hairstreak
Calycopis cecrops Red-banded Hairstreak
Calycopis isobeon Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Parrhasius m album White-M Hairstreak
Leptotes marina Marine Blue
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

Riodinidae Metalmarks

Calephelis virginiensis Little Metalmark

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Libytheana carinenta American Snout
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Limenitis arthemis astyanax 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple
Asterocampa celtis Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa clyton Tawny Emperor
Phyciodes phaon Phaon Crescent
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral
Vanessa cardui Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis American Lady
Anaea andria Goatweed Leafwing
Cyllopsis gemma Gemmed Satyr
Megisto cymela Little Wood-Satyr
Hermeuptychia sosybius Carolina Satyr

Saturniidae Wild Silk Moths

Antheraea polyphemus Polyphemus moth
Eacles imperialis Imperial moth

Sphingidae Sphinx Moths, Hawkmoths

Ceratomia undulosa Waved sphinx
Manduca rustica Rustic sphinx
Protambulyx strigilis Streaked sphinx
Sphinx geminus Gemmed sphinx
Aellopos fadus Fadus sphinx
Aellopos titan Titan sphinx
Eumorpha fasciatus Banded sphinx
Eumorpha pandorus Pandorus Sphinx
Xylophanes tersa Tersa Sphinx

Notodontidae Prominents

Noctuidae Owlet Moths, Miller Moths

Noctua pronuba European Yellow Underwing
Spodoptera latifascia Velvet Armyworm Moth

Erebidae Erebid Moths

Estigmene acrea Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth
Hypercompe scribonia Great Leopard Moth
Virbia aurantiaca Orange Holomelina
Ascalapha odorata Black Witch
Zale lunata Lunate Zale

Megalopygidae Flannel Moths

Megalopyge opercularis Southern Flannel Moth

Lasiocampidae Lasiocampid Moths

Tolype velleda Large Tolype Moth