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Butterflies and Moths of King County, Washington, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 147 butterfly and moth species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Epargyreus clarus Silver-spotted Skipper
Thorybes pylades Northern Cloudywing
Erynnis icelus Dreamy Duskywing
Erynnis persius Persius Duskywing
Pyrgus ruralis Two-banded Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus communis Common Checkered-Skipper
Carterocephalus palaemon Arctic Skipper
Hesperia juba Juba Skipper
Hesperia colorado Western Branded Skipper
Polites sabuleti Sandhill Skipper
Polites mardon Mardon Skipper
Polites sonora Sonora Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanoides Woodland Skipper
Euphyes vestris Dun Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis Common Roadside-Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Parnassius clodius Clodius Parnassian
Papilio polyxenes Black Swallowtail
Papilio zelicaon Anise Swallowtail
Papilio rutulus Western Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio eurymedon Pale Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Anthocharis sara Pacific Orangetip
Neophasia menapia Pine White
Pieris marginalis Margined White
Pieris rapae Cabbage White
Pontia beckerii Becker's White
Pontia occidentalis Western White
Colias philodice Clouded Sulphur
Colias eurytheme Orange Sulphur
Colias occidentalis Western Sulphur

Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Lycaena helloides Purplish Copper
Lycaena mariposa Mariposa Copper
Callophrys nelsoni Nelson's Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys spinetorum Thicket Hairstreak
Callophrys johnsoni Johnson's Hairstreak
Callophrys augustinus Brown Elfin
Satyrium sylvinus Sylvan Hairstreak
Satyrium saepium Hedgerow Hairstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Cupido amyntula Western Tailed-Blue
Celastrina echo Echo Azure
Glaucopsyche lygdamus Silvery Blue
Plebejus anna Anna's Blue
Plebejus saepiolus Greenish Blue
Plebejus icarioides Boisduval's Blue

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Speyeria cybele Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria coronis Coronis Fritillary
Speyeria zerene Zerene Fritillary
Speyeria hydaspe Hydaspe Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia Mormon Fritillary
Boloria epithore Pacific Fritillary
Limenitis lorquini Lorquin's Admiral
Chlosyne hoffmanni Hoffmann's Checkerspot
Phyciodes mylitta Mylitta Crescent
Phyciodes pulchella Field Crescent
Euphydryas editha Edith's Checkerspot
Euphydryas chalcedona Chalcedon Checkerspot
Polygonia satyrus Satyr Comma
Polygonia faunus Green Comma
Polygonia gracilis Hoary Comma
Polygonia oreas Oreas Comma
Aglais milberti Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis antiopa Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis californica California Tortoiseshell
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral
Vanessa cardui Painted Lady
Vanessa annabella West Coast Lady
Vanessa virginiensis American Lady
Coenonympha tullia Common Ringlet
Erebia vidleri Vidler's Alpine
Oeneis nevadensis Great Arctic
Cercyonis pegala Common Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis oetus Small Wood-Nymph

Drepanidae Hooktip and False Owlet Moths

Habrosyne scripta Lettered Habrosyne
Drepana arcuata Arched Hooktip

Saturniidae Wild Silk Moths

Antheraea polyphemus Polyphemus moth
Hyalophora euryalus Ceanothus silkmoth

Sphingidae Sphinx Moths, Hawkmoths

Paonias excaecata Blinded sphinx
Smerinthus cerisyi One-eyed sphinx
Hyles lineata White-lined Sphinx
Proserpinus flavofasciata Yellow-banded sphinx

Notodontidae Prominents

Nadata gibbosa White-dotted Prominent

Noctuidae Owlet Moths, Miller Moths

Acronicta dactylina Fingered Dagger Moth
Feralia comstocki Comstock's Sallow
Apamea amputatrix Yellow-headed Cutworm Moth
Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing Moth
Noctua pronuba European Yellow Underwing
Raphia frater The Brother Moth

Erebidae Erebid Moths

Arctia caja Garden Tiger Moth or Great Tiger Moth
Ctenucha rubroscapus Red-Shouldered Ctenucha
Hyphantria cunea Fall Webworm Moth
Lophocampa argentata Silver-Spotted Tiger Moth
Lophocampa maculata Spotted Tussock Moth or Yellow-Spotted Tiger Moth
Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger Moth
Spilosoma virginica Virginian Tiger Moth or Yellow Woolybear Moth
Tyria jacobaeae Cinnabar Moth
Idia americalis American Idia Moth
Ascalapha odorata Black Witch
Catocala relicta White Underwing
Orgyia antiqua Rusty Tussock Moth

Oecophoridae Concealer Moths

Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth

Elachistidae Grass Miner Moths

Gelechiidae Twirler Moths

Sesiidae Sesiid Moths

Synanthedon tipuliformis Currant Borer Moth

Tortricidae Tortricid Moths

Crambidae Crambid Snout Moths

Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie

Pyralidae Pyralid Moths

Plodia interpunctella Indian-Meal Moth
Aglossa pinguinalis Large Tabby

Pterophoridae Pterophorid Moths, Plume Moths

Emmelina monodactyla Morning-glory Plume Moth

Geometridae Geometer Moths, Looper Moths

Campaea perlata Pale Beauty
Hesperumia sulphuraria Sulphur Moth
Neoalcis californiaria Brown-lined Looper Moth
Nepytia phantasmaria Phantom Hemlock Looper
Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald
Coryphista meadii Barberry Geometer
Mesoleuca gratulata Half-white Carpet Moth
Rheumaptera subhastata White-banded Black
Trichodezia albovittata White-striped Black
Triphosa haesitata Tissue Moth
Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave

Lasiocampidae Lasiocampid Moths

Malacosoma californicum Western Tent Caterpillar Moth

Micropterigidae Mandibulate Archaic Moths