Friday, July 9, 2010

Butterflies and moths for Blanco County

Skippers (Hesperiidae)

Spread-wing Skippers (Pyrginae)
Hammock Skipper (Polygonus leo)
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades) *
Confused Cloudywing (Thorybes confusis)
Outis Skipper (Cogia outis)
Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)
Meridian Duskywing (Erynnis meridianus)
Horace's Duskywing (Erynnis horatius) *
Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis) *
Common Streaky-Skipper (Celotes nessus)
Zilpa longtail  (Chioides zilpa) *
Brazilian skipper (Calpodes ethlius) *
Sickle-winged skipper (Eantis tamenund) *
White-striped longtail (Chioides catillus) *

Grass Skippers (Hesperiinae)
Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius) *
Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)
Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiaca)
Southern Skipperling (Copaeodes minima) *
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus) *
Green Skipper (Hesperia viridis)
Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)
Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
Southern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia otho)
Northern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)
Arogos Skipper (Atrytone arogos)
Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan)
Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)
Nysa Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes nysa)
Dotted Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes eos)
Celia's Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes celia)
Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)
Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola) *

Giant-Skippers (Megathyminae)
Yucca Giant-Skipper (Megathymus yuccae)
Strecker's Giant-Skipper (Megathymus streckeri)


Parnassians and Swallowtails (Papilionidae)

Swallowtails (Papilioninae)
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) *
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) *
Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) *


Whites and Sulphurs (Pieridae)

Whites (Pierinae)
Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

Sulphurs (Coliadinae)
Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) *
Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia) *
Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) *
Lyside Sulphur (Kricogonia lyside)
Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana)
Large orange sulphur (Phoebis agrithe) * (9-9-16)
Little Yellow (Pyrisitia lisa) *
Sleepy Orange (Abaeis nicippe) *
Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole) *


Gossamer-wing Butterflies (Lycaenidae)

Hairstreaks (Theclinae)
Mexican Cycadian (Eumaeus toxea)
Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus) *
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)
Southern Hairstreak (Satyrium favonius)
Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)
Soapberry Hairstreak (Phaeostrymon alcestis)
Dusky-blue Groundstreak (Calycopis isobeon) *
Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus) *
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak (Strymon istapa)

Blues (Polyommatinae)
Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)
Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus) *
Reakirt's Blue (Echinargus isola)


Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)

Milkweed Butterflies (Danainae)
Monarch (Danaus plexippus) *
Queen (Danaus gilippus) *

Longwings (Heliconiinae)
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) *
Julia Heliconian (Dryas iulia) *
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia) *

True Brushfoots (Nymphalinae)
Theona Checkerspot (Chlosyne theona)
Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia) *
Graphic Crescent (Phyciodes graphica)
Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon) *
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) *
Texan Crescent (Anthanassa texana) *
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) *
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) *
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) *
American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) *

Admirals and Relatives (Limenitidinae)
Red-spotted Purple or White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis)
'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
Common Mestra (Mestra amymone) *

Leafwings (Charaxinae)

Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)

Emperors (Apaturinae)
Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis) *
Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton) *

Satyrs and Wood-Nymphs (Satyrinae)
Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela)
Red Satyr (Megisto rubricata)
Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)


Wild Silk Moths (Saturniidae)

Giant Silkworm Moths (Saturniinae)
Luna moth (Actias luna)
Polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus) *


Sphinx Moths, Hawkmoths (Sphingidae)

Sphinginae (Sphinginae)
Pink-spotted Hawkmoth (Agrius cingulata)
Walnut Sphinx (Amorpha juglandis)
White-lined Sphinx (Hyles lineata) *
Five-spotted hawk moth (Manduca quinquemaculatus) *

Macroglossinae (Macroglossinae)
Azalea Sphinx (Darapsa choerilus (pholus))
Snowberry Clearwing (Hemaris diffinis) *
Titan sphinx (Aellopos titan) *
Vine sphinx (Eumorpha vitis) *
Nessus sphinx (Amphion floridensis) *


Doid Moths (Doidae)
Doa ampla (Doa ampla)


Prominents (Notodontidae)
Black-Etched Prominent (Cerura scitiscripta)
Common Gluphisia (Gluphisia septentrionis)
Heterocampa astartoides (Heterocampa astartoides)
Heterocampa benitensis (Heterocampa benitensis)
White-blotched Heterocampa (Heterocampa umbrata)
Pink Prominent (Hyparpax aurora)
Georgian Prominent (Hyperaeschra georgica)
Double-lined Prominent (Lochmaeus bilineata)
Drab Prominent (Misogada unicolor)
White-dotted Prominent (Nadata gibbosa)
White-Streaked Prominent (Oligocentria lignicolor)
Schizura errucata (Schizura errucata)
Morning-glory Prominent (Schizura ipomoeae)
Unicorn Caterpillar Moth (Schizura unicornis)


Tiger Moths and Lichen Moths (Arctiidae)

Pericopine Moths (Pericopinae)
Gnophaela aequinoctialis (Gnophaela aequinoctialis)

Lichen Moths (Lithosiinae)
Lead-Colored Lichen Moth (Cisthene plumbea)
Thin-Banded Lichen Moth (Cisthene tenuifascia)
Yellow-headed Lichen Moth (Crambidia cephalica)
Painted Lichen Moth (Hypoprepia fucosa)
Black-and-yellow Lichen Moth (Lycomorpha pholus) *
Mouse-Colored Lichen Moth (Pagara simplex)

Tiger Moths (Arctiinae)
Delicate Cycnia or Dogbane Tiger Moth (Cycnia tenera)
Ectypia bivittata (Ectypia bivittata)
Euchaetes bolteri (Euchaetes bolteri)
Three-spotted Specter (Euerythra trimaculata)
Figured Tiger Moth (Grammia figurata)
Banded Tussock Moth or Pale Tiger Moth (Halysidota tessellaris)
Fall Webworm Moth (Hyphantria cunea)
Pygarctia eglensis (Pygarctia eglensis)
Salt marsh (Estigmene acrea) *
Texas wasp moth (Horama panthalon) *

Syntomine Moths (Syntominae)

Yellow-Collared Scape Moth (Cisseps fulvicollis)


Owlet Moths, Miller Moths (Noctuidae)

Heliothentine Moths, Flower Moths (Heliothentinae)
Schinia chrysella (Schinia chrysella)
Schinia citrinella (Schinia citrinella)
Clouded Crimson (Schinia gaurae)
Schinia jaguarina (Schinia jaguarina)
Brown Flower Moth (Schinia saturata)
Schinia volupia (Schinia volupia)

Forester Moths (Agaristinae)

Eight-spotted Forester (Alypia octomaculata)


Oecophorid Moths (Oecophoridae)

Stenomatine Moths (Stenomatinae)
Antaeotricha leucillana (Antaeotricha leucillana)
Antaeotricha osseella (Antaeotricha osseella)

Ethmiine Moths (Ethmiinae)
Ethmia longimaculella (Ethmia longimaculella)


Goemetrid and Swallowtail Moths (Geometroidea)

White-tipped black moth (Melanchroia chephise) *



* Spotted in our Texas Wildscape

(Note: You can create a checklist of butterflies and moths for your own county on Butterflies and Moths of North America.)

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