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Butterflies and Moths of Nueces County, Texas, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 169 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
Urbanus procne Brown Longtail
Achalarus toxeus Coyote Cloudywing
Thorybes confusis Confused Cloudywing
Staphylus mazans Mazans Scallopwing
Systasea pulverulenta Texas Powdered Skipper
Eantis tamenund Northern Sicklewing
Chiomara georgina White-patched Skipper
Gesta invisus False Duskywing
Erynnis horatius Horace's Duskywing
Erynnis tristis Mournful Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis Funereal Duskywing
Erynnis baptisiae Wild Indigo Duskywing
Pyrgus communis Common Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus albescens White Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus philetas Desert Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus oileus Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Heliopetes macaira Turk's-cap White-Skipper
Heliopetes laviana Laviana White-Skipper
Celotes nessus Common Streaky-Skipper
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Nastra julia Julia's Skipper
Lerema accius Clouded Skipper
Decinea percosius Double-dotted Skipper
Ancyloxypha numitor Least Skipper
Copaeodes aurantiaca Orange Skipperling
Copaeodes minima Southern Skipperling
Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper
Hesperia viridis Green Skipper
Polites vibex Whirlabout
Wallengrenia otho Southern Broken-Dash
Atrytone arogos Arogos Skipper
Poanes viator Broad-winged Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Amblyscirtes nysa Nysa Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes eos Dotted Roadside-Skipper
Amblyscirtes celia Celia's Roadside-Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper
Calpodes ethlius Brazilian Skipper
Panoquina ocola Ocola Skipper
Stallingsia maculosus Manfreda Giant-Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus polydamas Polydamas Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes Black Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio palamedes Palamedes Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes Giant Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Anthocharis midea Falcate Orangetip
Appias drusilla Florida White
Pontia protodice Checkered White
Ascia monuste Great Southern White
Colias eurytheme Orange Sulphur
Zerene cesonia Southern Dogface
Anteos clorinde White Angled-Sulphur
Phoebis sennae Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe Large Orange Sulphur
Aphrissa statira Statira Sulphur
Kricogonia lyside Lyside Sulphur
Eurema mexicana Mexican Yellow
Pyrisitia lisa Little Yellow
Pyrisitia nise Mimosa Yellow
Abaeis nicippe Sleepy Orange
Nathalis iole Dainty Sulphur

Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Atlides halesus Great Purple Hairstreak
Callophrys xami Xami Hairstreak
Satyrium favonius Oak Hairstreak
Calycopis isobeon Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Strymon alea Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon istapa Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Ministrymon clytie Clytie Ministreak
Ministrymon azia Gray Ministreak
Leptotes marina Marine Blue
Zizula cyna Cyna Blue
Brephidium exilis Western Pygmy-Blue
Cupido comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blue
Hemiargus ceraunus Ceraunus Blue
Echinargus isola Reakirt's Blue

Riodinidae Metalmarks

Calephelis nemesis Fatal Metalmark
Calephelis perditalis Rounded Metalmark
Caria ino Red-bordered Metalmark

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Libytheana carinenta American Snout
Dione moneta Mexican Silverspot
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Marpesia petreus Ruddy Daggerwing
Asterocampa celtis Hackberry Emperor
Asterocampa leilia Empress Leilia
Asterocampa clyton Tawny Emperor
Mestra amymone Common Mestra
Eunica monima Dingy Purplewing
Hamadryas februa Gray Cracker
Dynamine dyonis Blue-eyed Sailor
Chlosyne janais Crimson Patch
Chlosyne definita Definite Patch
Chlosyne theona Theona Checkerspot
Chlosyne lacinia Bordered Patch
Dymasia dymas Tiny Checkerspot
Texola elada Elada Checkerspot
Phyciodes graphica Vesta or Graphic Crescent
Phyciodes phaon Phaon Crescent
Phyciodes tharos Pearl Crescent
Anthanassa tulcis Tulcis Crescent
Anthanassa texana Texan Crescent
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Junonia evarete Tropical Buckeye
Anartia jatrophae White Peacock
Siproeta stelenes Malachite
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral
Vanessa cardui Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis American Lady
Anaea andria Goatweed Leafwing
Cyllopsis gemma Gemmed Satyr
Hermeuptychia sosybius Carolina Satyr

Saturniidae Wild Silk Moths

Automeris io Io moth
Antheraea polyphemus Polyphemus moth
Eupackardia calleta Calleta silkmoth

Sphingidae Sphinx Moths, Hawkmoths

Manduca rustica Rustic sphinx
Eumorpha fasciatus Banded sphinx
Eumorpha pandorus Pandorus Sphinx
Eumorpha vitis Vine sphinx
Hyles lineata White-lined Sphinx

Notodontidae Prominents

Datana contracta Contracted Datana

Noctuidae Owlet Moths, Miller Moths

Schinia arcigera Arcigera Flower Moth
Schinia florida Primrose Moth
Schinia gaurae Clouded Crimson
Schinia nundina Goldenrod Flower Moth
Schinia rivulosa Ragweed Flower Moth
Schinia saturata Brown Flower Moth

Erebidae Erebid Moths

Apantesis phalerata Harnessed Moth
Cisseps fulvicollis Yellow-collared Scape Moth
Estigmene acrea Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth
Euerythra trimaculata Three-spotted Specter
Halysidota tessellaris Banded Tussock Moth or Pale Tiger Moth
Virbia aurantiaca Orange Holomelina
Ascalapha odorata Black Witch
Thysania zenobia Owl Moth
Orgyia detrita Fir Tussock Moth

Nolidae Tuft Moths

Oecophoridae Concealer Moths

Elachistidae Grass Miner Moths

Cossidae Cossid Moths, Carpenter Moths

Prionoxystus robiniae Carpenterworm Moth

Megalopygidae Flannel Moths

Megalopyge opercularis Southern Flannel Moth

Crambidae Crambid Snout Moths

Palpita flegia Satin White Palpita Moth