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Butterflies and Moths of Harris County, Texas, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 270 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
Thorybes confusis Confused Cloudywing
Staphylus hayhurstii Hayhurst's Scallopwing
Staphylus mazans Mazans Scallopwing
Eantis tamenund Northern Sicklewing
Chiomara georgina White-patched Skipper
Erynnis juvenalis Juvenal's Duskywing
Erynnis horatius Horace's Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis Funereal Duskywing
Erynnis baptisiae Wild Indigo Duskywing
Pyrgus albescens White Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus oileus Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Nastra lherminier Swarthy Skipper
Nastra neamathla Neamathla Skipper
Nastra julia Julia's Skipper
Lerema accius Clouded Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor Least Skipper
Copaeodes aurantiaca Orange Skipperling
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 zabulon Zabulon Skipper
Poanes viator Broad-winged Skipper
Poanes yehl Yehl Skipper
Euphyes bayensis Bay Skipper
Euphyes dukesi Dukes' Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Amblyscirtes alternata Dusky Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes celia Celia's Roadside-Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper
Oligoria maculata Twin-spot Skipper
Calpodes ethlius Brazilian Skipper
Panoquina panoquinoides Obscure Skipper
Panoquina ocola Ocola Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus polydamas Polydamas Swallowtail
Eurytides marcellus Zebra 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
Ganyra josephina Giant White
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
Phoebis philea Orange-barred Sulphur
Kricogonia lyside Lyside Sulphur
Eurema daira Barred Yellow
Eurema mexicana Mexican Yellow
Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow
Abaeis nicippe Sleepy Orange
Nathalis iole Dainty Sulphur

Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Atlides halesus Great Purple Hairstreak
Callophrys irus Frosted Elfin
Callophrys henrici Henry's Elfin
Callophrys niphon Eastern Pine Elfin
Satyrium favonius Oak Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops Striped Hairstreak
Calycopis cecrops Red-banded Hairstreak
Calycopis isobeon Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Strymon istapa Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Parrhasius m album White-M Hairstreak
Leptotes cassius Cassius Blue
Leptotes marina Marine Blue
Brephidium exilis Western 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
Dryas iulia Julia 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 zerynthia Waiter Daggerwing
Asterocampa celtis Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa clyton Tawny Emperor
Mestra amymone Common Mestra
Chlosyne janais Crimson Patch
Chlosyne nycteis Silvery Checkerspot
Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch
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 virginiensis American Lady
Anaea andria Goatweed Leafwing
Enodia portlandia Southern Pearly-eye
Cyllopsis gemma Gemmed Satyr
Neonympha areolatus Georgia Satyr
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
Anisota virginiensis Pink-striped oakworm moth
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
Ceratomia undulosa Waved sphinx
Dolba hyloeus Pawpaw sphinx
Manduca quinquemaculata Five-spotted hawkmoth
Manduca rustica Rustic sphinx
Manduca sexta Carolina sphinx
Paratraea plebeja Plebeian sphinx
Smerinthus jamaicensis Twin-spotted sphinx
Amphion floridensis Nessus sphinx
Darapsa myron Virginia creeper sphinx
Deidamia inscriptum Lettered sphinx
Enyo lugubris Mournful sphinx
Erinnyis ello Ello sphinx
Erinnyis lassauxii Lassaux's sphinx
Eumorpha achemon Achemon sphinx
Eumorpha fasciatus Banded sphinx
Eumorpha labruscae Gaudy sphinx
Eumorpha pandorus Pandorus Sphinx
Eumorpha vitis Vine sphinx
Hyles lineata White-lined Sphinx
Proserpinus gaurae Proud sphinx
Proserpinus juanita Juanita sphinx
Pseudosphinx tetrio Tetrio sphinx
Xylophanes tersa Tersa Sphinx

Notodontidae Prominents

Clostera inclusa Angle-Lined Prominent
Datana ministra Yellow-necked Caterpillar Moth
Gluphisia septentrionis Common Gluphisia
Heterocampa guttivitta Maple Prominent
Heterocampa subrotata Small Heterocampa
Heterocampa umbrata White-blotched Heterocampa
Hyparpax aurora Pink Prominent
Hyperaeschra georgica Georgian Prominent
Lochmaeus bilineata Double-lined Prominent
Lochmaeus manteo Variable Oakleaf Caterpillar Moth
Nadata gibbosa White-dotted Prominent
Nerice bidentata Double-toothed Prominent
Oligocentria lignicolor White-Streaked Prominent
Peridea angulosa Angulose Prominent
Peridea ferruginea Chocolate Prominent
Schizura apicalis Plain Schizura
Schizura badia Chestnut Schizura
Schizura unicornis Unicorn Caterpillar Moth

Noctuidae Owlet Moths, Miller Moths

Tarache aprica Exposed Bird-dropping Moth
Acronicta rubricoma Ruddy Dagger Moth
Chrysodeixis includens Soybean Looper Moth
Mythimna unipuncta Armyworm Moth
Choephora fungorum Bent-Line Dart
Spodoptera latifascia Velvet Armyworm Moth
Heliothis virescens Tobacco Budworm Moth
Schinia arcigera Arcigera Flower Moth
Schinia bina Bina Flower Moth
Schinia gaurae Clouded Crimson
Schinia rivulosa Ragweed Flower Moth
Schinia thoreaui Thoreau's Flower Moth
Schinia trifascia Three-lined Flower Moth
Alypia octomaculata Eight-spotted Forester

Erebidae Erebid Moths

Apantesis nais Nais Tiger Moth
Apantesis phalerata Harnessed Moth
Apantesis vittata Banded Tiger Moth
Cisseps fulvicollis Yellow-collared Scape Moth
Cisthene packardii Packard's Lichen Moth
Cisthene plumbea Lead-Colored Lichen Moth
Cisthene subjecta Subject Lichen Moth
Cisthene tenuifascia Thin-Banded Lichen Moth
Clemensia albata Little White Lichen Moth
Crambidia lithosioides Dark Gray Lichen Moth
Dahana atripennis Black-Winged Dahana
Estigmene acrea Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth
Euchaetes egle Milkweed Tussock Moth or Milkweed Tiger Moth
Euerythra phasma Red-tailed Specter
Grammia arge Arge Tiger Moth
Grammia doris Doris Tiger Moth
Grammia figurata Figured Tiger Moth
Halysidota tessellaris Banded Tussock Moth or Pale Tiger Moth
Haploa colona Colona Moth
Haploa lecontei Leconte's Haploa
Hypercompe scribonia Great Leopard Moth
Hyphantria cunea Fall Webworm Moth
Hypoprepia fucosa Painted Lichen Moth
Pagara simplex Mouse-Colored Lichen Moth
Pygarctia abdominalis Yellow-Edged Pygarctia
Pyrrharctia isabella Isabella Tiger Moth or Banded Woolybear
Spilosoma congrua Agreeable Tiger Moth
Spilosoma virginica Virginian Tiger Moth or Yellow Woolybear Moth
Utetheisa ornatrix Bella Moth
Virbia aurantiaca Orange Holomelina
Virbia laeta Joyful Holomelina
Idia aemula Common Idia Moth
Ascalapha odorata Black Witch
Catocala ilia Ilia Underwing
Orgyia detrita Fir Tussock Moth

Nolidae Tuft Moths

Oecophoridae Concealer Moths

Elachistidae Grass Miner Moths

Psilocorsis cryptolechiella Black-fringed Psilocorsis Moth
Psilocorsis quercicella Oak Leaftier Moth
Psilocorsis reflexella Dotted Leaftier Moth

Yponomeutidae Yponomeutid Moths

Atteva aurea Ailanthus Webworm Moth

Megalopygidae Flannel Moths

Megalopyge opercularis Southern Flannel Moth

Crambidae Crambid Snout Moths

Diaphania hyalinata Melonworm Moth
Herpetogramma bipunctalis Two-spotted Herpetogramma
Hymenia perspectalis Spotted Beet Webworm Moth
Pyrausta inornatalis Southern Pink Moth
Spoladea recurvalis Hawaiian Beet Webworm

Geometridae Geometer Moths, Looper Moths

Melanchroia chephise White-tipped Black
Costaconvexa centrostrigaria The Bent-line Carpet
Haematopis grataria Chickweed Geometer

Lasiocampidae Lasiocampid Moths

Phyllodesma americana Lappet Moth