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Butterflies and Moths of Montgomery County, Texas, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 208 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
Achalarus lyciades Hoary Edge
Thorybes pylades Northern Cloudywing
Thorybes bathyllus Southern Cloudywing
Cogia outis Outis Skipper
Staphylus mazans Mazans Scallopwing
Eantis tamenund Northern Sicklewing
Erynnis juvenalis Juvenal's Duskywing
Erynnis horatius Horace's Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis Funereal Duskywing
Erynnis baptisiae Wild Indigo Duskywing
Pyrgus oileus Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Nastra lherminier Swarthy Skipper
Lerema accius Clouded Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor Least Skipper
Copaeodes minima Southern Skipperling
Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper
Polites vibex Whirlabout
Wallengrenia egeremet Northern Broken-Dash
Wallengrenia otho Southern Broken-Dash
Pompeius verna Little Glassywing
Anatrytone logan Delaware Skipper
Poanes zabulon Zabulon Skipper
Poanes viator Broad-winged Skipper
Poanes yehl Yehl Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Amblyscirtes aesculapius Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis Common Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes celia Celia's Roadside-Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper
Oligoria maculata Twin-spot Skipper
Calpodes ethlius Brazilian 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 troilus Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio palamedes Palamedes Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes Giant Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Anthocharis midea Falcate Orangetip
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
Anteos clorinde White Angled-Sulphur
Phoebis sennae Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe Large Orange Sulphur
Phoebis philea Orange-barred Sulphur
Kricogonia lyside Lyside Sulphur
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 favonius ontario 'Northern' Southern 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
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
Limenitis arthemis astyanax 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple
Asterocampa celtis Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa clyton Tawny Emperor
Chlosyne nycteis Silvery Checkerspot
Chlosyne gorgone Gorgone Checkerspot
Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch
Phyciodes phaon Phaon Crescent
Phyciodes tharos Pearl Crescent
Anthanassa texana Texan Crescent
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Polygonia comma Eastern Comma
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
Enodia creola Creole Pearly-eye
Cyllopsis gemma Gemmed Satyr
Megisto cymela Little Wood-Satyr
Hermeuptychia sosybius Carolina Satyr

Saturniidae Wild Silk Moths

Actias luna Luna moth
Antheraea polyphemus Polyphemus moth
Callosamia promethea Promethea silkmoth
Hyalophora cecropia Cecropia silkmoth
Anisota senatoria Orange-tipped oakworm moth
Anisota stigma Spiny oakworm moth
Anisota virginiensis Pink-striped oakworm moth
Citheronia regalis Royal Walnut Moth
Dryocampa rubicunda Rosy maple moth
Eacles imperialis Imperial moth

Sphingidae Sphinx Moths, Hawkmoths

Amorpha juglandis Walnut sphinx
Ceratomia amyntor Elm sphinx
Ceratomia catalpae Catalpa sphinx
Ceratomia undulosa Waved sphinx
Dolba hyloeus Pawpaw sphinx
Isoparce cupressi Baldcypress sphinx
Manduca rustica Rustic sphinx
Pachysphinx modesta Modest sphinx
Paonias excaecata Blinded sphinx
Paratraea plebeja Plebeian sphinx
Smerinthus jamaicensis Twin-spotted sphinx
Aellopos titan Titan sphinx
Deidamia inscriptum Lettered sphinx
Enyo lugubris Mournful sphinx
Eumorpha fasciatus Banded sphinx
Eumorpha pandorus Pandorus Sphinx
Hyles lineata White-lined Sphinx

Notodontidae Prominents

Datana angusii Angus's Datana
Datana ministra Yellow-necked Caterpillar Moth
Ellida caniplaga Linden Prominent
Furcula cinerea Gray Furcula
Heterocampa biundata Wavy-lined Heterocampa
Heterocampa guttivitta Maple Prominent
Heterocampa obliqua Oblique Heterocampa
Heterocampa subrotata Small Heterocampa
Heterocampa umbrata White-blotched Heterocampa
Hyperaeschra georgica Georgian 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 badia Chestnut Schizura
Schizura ipomoeae Morning-glory Prominent
Schizura leptinoides Black-blotched Schizura
Schizura unicornis Unicorn Caterpillar Moth

Noctuidae Owlet Moths, Miller Moths

Schinia arcigera Arcigera Flower Moth
Schinia gaurae Clouded Crimson
Schinia rivulosa Ragweed Flower Moth
Schinia saturata Brown 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
Cisthene packardii Packard's Lichen Moth
Cisthene plumbea Lead-Colored Lichen Moth
Cisthene tenuifascia Thin-Banded Lichen Moth
Clemensia albata Little White Lichen Moth
Cycnia inopinatus Unexpected Cycnia
Estigmene acrea Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth
Euchaetes egle Milkweed Tussock Moth or Milkweed Tiger Moth
Euerythra phasma Red-tailed Specter
Grammia parthenice Parthenice Tiger Moth
Halysidota tessellaris Banded Tussock Moth or Pale Tiger Moth
Haploa clymene Clymene Moth
Haploa colona Colona Moth
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
Virbia laeta Joyful Holomelina
Virbia opella Tawny Holomelina

Nolidae Tuft Moths

Oecophoridae Concealer Moths

Elachistidae Grass Miner Moths

Psilocorsis quercicella Oak Leaftier Moth
Psilocorsis reflexella Dotted Leaftier Moth

Geometridae Geometer Moths, Looper Moths

Melanchroia chephise White-tipped Black

Apatelodidae Apatelodid Moths

Apatelodes torrefacta Spotted Apatelodes Moth