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Butterflies and Moths of Santa Clara County, California, United States

The BAMONA database currently includes verified sighting records for 188 butterfly and moth species from this region.
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Hesperiidae Skippers

Thorybes pylades Northern Cloudywing
Erynnis brizo Sleepy Duskywing
Erynnis propertius Propertius Duskywing
Erynnis tristis Mournful Duskywing
Erynnis pacuvius Pacuvius Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis Funereal Duskywing
Erynnis persius Persius Duskywing
Pyrgus ruralis Two-banded Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus scriptura Small Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus communis Common Checkered-Skipper
Heliopetes ericetorum Northern White-Skipper
Pholisora catullus Common Sootywing
Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper
Hesperia juba Juba Skipper
Hesperia colorado Western Branded Skipper
Hesperia columbia Columbian Skipper
Hesperia lindseyi Lindsey's Skipper
Polites sabuleti Sandhill Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanoides Woodland Skipper
Ochlodes agricola Rural Skipper
Poanes melane Umber Skipper
Lerodea eufala Eufala Skipper

Papilionidae Parnassians and Swallowtails

Parnassius clodius Clodius Parnassian
Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail
Papilio zelicaon Anise Swallowtail
Papilio rutulus Western Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio eurymedon Pale Swallowtail
Papilio multicaudata Two-tailed Swallowtail

Pieridae Whites and Sulphurs

Anthocharis sara Pacific Orangetip
Euchloe ausonides Large Marble
Pieris marginalis Margined White
Pieris rapae Cabbage White
Pontia protodice Checkered White
Pontia sisymbrii Spring White
Colias eurytheme Orange Sulphur
Zerene eurydice California Dogface
Phoebis sennae Cloudless Sulphur

Lycaenidae Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Lycaena arota Tailed Copper
Lycaena xanthoides Great Copper
Lycaena gorgon Gorgon Copper
Lycaena helloides Purplish Copper
Habrodais grunus Golden Hairstreak
Atlides halesus Great Purple Hairstreak
Callophrys affinis Western Green Hairstreak
Callophrys dumetorum Coastal Green Hairstreak
Callophrys muiri Muir's Hairstreak
Callophrys spinetorum Thicket Hairstreak
Callophrys augustinus Brown Elfin
Satyrium californica California Hairstreak
Satyrium sylvinus Sylvan Hairstreak
Satyrium auretorum Gold-hunter's Hairstreak
Satyrium tetra Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak
Satyrium saepium Hedgerow Hairstreak
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak
Brephidium exilis Western Pygmy-Blue
Cupido comyntas Eastern Tailed-Blue
Cupido amyntula Western Tailed-Blue
Celastrina echo Echo Azure
Glaucopsyche lygdamus Silvery Blue
Philotes sonorensis Sonoran Blue
Euphilotes bernardino Bernardino Dotted-Blue
Euphilotes enoptes Pacific Dotted-Blue
Plebejus saepiolus Greenish Blue
Plebejus icarioides Boisduval's Blue
Plebejus acmon Acmon Blue
Plebejus lupini Lupine Blue

Riodinidae Metalmarks

Apodemia mormo Mormon Metalmark

Nymphalidae Brush-footed Butterflies

Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
Speyeria coronis Coronis Fritillary
Speyeria callippe Callippe Fritillary
Speyeria adiaste Unsilvered Fritillary
Boloria epithore Pacific Fritillary
Limenitis lorquini Lorquin's Admiral
Adelpha californica California Sister
Chlosyne leanira Leanira Checkerspot
Chlosyne gabbii Gabb's Checkerspot
Chlosyne palla Northern Checkerspot
Phyciodes mylitta Mylitta Crescent
Phyciodes pulchella Field Crescent
Euphydryas editha Edith's Checkerspot
Euphydryas chalcedona Chalcedon Checkerspot
Junonia coenia Common Buckeye
Polygonia satyrus Satyr Comma
Polygonia progne Gray 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
Cercyonis pegala Common Wood-Nymph
Cercyonis sthenele Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Drepanidae Hooktip and False Owlet Moths

Saturniidae Wild Silk Moths

Hemileuca eglanterina Western sheepmoth
Antheraea polyphemus Polyphemus moth
Hyalophora euryalus Ceanothus silkmoth

Sphingidae Sphinx Moths, Hawkmoths

Manduca quinquemaculata Five-spotted hawkmoth
Manduca sexta Carolina sphinx
Smerinthus cerisyi One-eyed sphinx
Sphinx chersis Great ash sphinx
Sphinx perelegans Elegant sphinx
Eumorpha achemon Achemon sphinx
Hyles lineata White-lined Sphinx
Proserpinus clarkiae Clark's sphinx
Proserpinus lucidus Pacific green sphinx

Notodontidae Prominents

Datana integerrima Walnut Caterpillar Moth
Datana ministra Yellow-necked Caterpillar Moth
Pheosia rimosa Black-rimmed Prominent
Phryganidia californica California Oakworm

Noctuidae Owlet Moths, Miller Moths

Chrysodeixis includens Soybean Looper Moth
Orthosia hibisci Speckled Green Fruitworm Moth
Feltia subterranea Subterranean Dart Moth
Hecatera dysodea Small Ranunculus Moth
Noctua pronuba European Yellow Underwing

Erebidae Erebid Moths

Arachnis picta Painted Tiger Moth
Ctenucha rubroscapus Red-Shouldered Ctenucha
Estigmene acrea Salt Marsh Moth or Acrea Moth
Grammia ornata Ornate Tiger Moth
Hemihyalea edwardsii Edwards' Glassywing
Hyphantria cunea Fall Webworm Moth
Lophocampa maculata Spotted Tussock Moth or Yellow-Spotted Tiger Moth
Notarctia proxima Mexican Tiger Moth
Spilosoma vestalis Vestal Tiger Moth
Ascalapha odorata Black Witch
Orgyia vetusta Western Tussock Moth

Oecophoridae Concealer Moths

Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth

Adelidae Adelid Moths

Elachistidae Grass Miner Moths

Agonopterix alstroemeriana Poison Hemlock Moth

Cossidae Cossid Moths, Carpenter Moths

Prionoxystus robiniae Carpenterworm Moth

Tortricidae Tortricid Moths

Clepsis peritana Garden Tortrix

Crambidae Crambid Snout Moths

Uresiphita reversalis Genista Broom Moth

Pterophoridae Pterophorid Moths, Plume Moths

Platyptilia carduidactyla Artichoke Plume Moth
Amblyptilia pica Geranium Plume Moth

Geometridae Geometer Moths, Looper Moths

Neoalcis californiaria Brown-lined Looper Moth
Synchlora aerata Wavy-Lined Emerald
Costaconvexa centrostrigaria The Bent-line Carpet
Disclisioprocta stellata Somber Carpet
Triphosa haesitata Tissue Moth