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Butterflies and Moths of Matagorda County, Texas, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 52 butterfly and moth species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Staphylus mazans Mazans Scallopwing
Eantis tamenund Northern Sicklewing
Erynnis horatius Horace's Duskywing
Pyrgus albescens White Checkered-Skipper
Lerema accius Clouded Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor Least Skipper
Copaeodes minima Southern Skipperling
Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper
Polites vibex Whirlabout
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper
Panoquina panoquin Salt Marsh Skipper
Panoquina ocola Ocola Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail
Eurytides marcellus Zebra Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes Black Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio troilus Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio palamedes Palamedes Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes Giant Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Pontia protodice Checkered White
Ascia monuste Great Southern White
Colias eurytheme Orange Sulphur
Zerene cesonia Southern Dogface
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

Satyrium favonius Oak Hairstreak
Calycopis isobeon Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Cupido comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blue

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Libytheana carinenta American Snout
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Asterocampa clyton Tawny Emperor
Phyciodes tharos Pearl Crescent
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Junonia evarete Tropical Buckeye
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral
Vanessa cardui Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis American Lady
Anaea andria Goatweed Leafwing
Hermeuptychia sosybius Carolina Satyr

Saturniidae Wild Silk Moths

Actias luna Luna moth
Antheraea polyphemus Polyphemus moth
Hyalophora cecropia Cecropia silkmoth

Notodontidae Prominents

Datana integerrima Walnut Caterpillar Moth

Noctuidae Owlet Moths, Miller Moths

Erebidae Erebid Moths

Cisseps fulvicollis Yellow-collared Scape Moth