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Butterflies, Moths,
Dragonflies, Damselflies,
and Grasshoppers

in
Arizona

 

noting those during 
Focus On Nature Tours 
in January-July-August-September



Lists of Arizona Butterflies,
Moths, and Grasshoppers
compiled by Armas Hill


LINKS TO MOTHS, and
DRAGONFLIES & DAMSELFLIES
and GRASSHOPPERS



Photo at right: a GULF FRITILLARY, Agraulis vanillae 
(photographed by Doris Potter during the FONT tour in Arizona in August 2008) 


Arizona has the second-highest number of butterfly species in the US, after Texas. In this list, there are 313 species.


SPECIES IN THE LIST IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA are noted with an (SO). 
Subspecies indicated in the list are those that occur in Arizona.  

Codes relating to illustrations in various books:
 

Numbers noted as (BAPG:xx) refer to pages in the "Butterflies of Arizona - A Photographic Guide", by Bob Stewart, Priscilla Brodkin & Hank Brodlin  (with excellent photographs). 

Numbers noted as (PW:xx) refer to plates in the "Peterson Field Guide to Western Butterflies", by Paul A. Opler & Amy Bartlett Wright. (PWp:xx) refers to a page with a photo. 

Numbers noted as (K:xx) refer to pages in the "Kaufman Focus Guide to Butterflies of North America", by Jim Brock & Kenn Kaufman.

Additional Codes:

(i/E): introduced from Europe
(r): rare in Arizona

(ph):  species with a photo in the FONT website


THOSE BUTTERFLIES NOTED WITH AN (*) SEEN DURING FONT ARIZONA TOURS 


Among the Butterfly groupings in this list, links to :

Swallowtails & Parnassians     Whites & Sulphurs     Coppers, Hairstreaks, & Blues

Metalmarks     Brushfoots     Satyrs     Skippers


Other Links:


Upcoming FONT Birding & Nature Tours in Arizona  

A List & Photo Gallery of Arizona Birds, in 2 parts:
Part #1: Quails to Becard     Part #2: Flycatchers to Buntings

Arizona Mammals  (with some photos)     

Arizona Reptiles & Amphibians  (with some photos)

Other Lists & Photo Galleries of Butterflies & Moths Elsewhere 

Alphabetical Directory of Butterflies by Genus with Photos in the FONT Website

Directory of Photos in this Website




A VARIEGATED FRITILLARY
photographed during the FONT tour in Arizona in August 2010
(photo by Marie Gardner)

List of Butterflies:


          FAMILY PAPILIONIDAE: PARNASSIANS & SWALLOWTAILS

          Subfamily PAPILIONINAE


          Genus PARIDES 

  1. White-dotted Cattleheart  ______  (PW:2)
    Parides alopius


    Genus BATTUS

  2. Pipevine Swallowtail  (ph) (*) ______  (BAPG:23) (PW:2) (K:27)  Flies in AZ: mid Jan-mid Nov
    Battus philendor






    Pipevine Swallowtails photographed during a FONT tour in Arizona in 2008
    (photos by Doris Potter)

  3. Polydamas Swallowtail  ______  (PW:2)  (rare stray in so. Arizona)
    Battus polydamas


    Genus PAPILIO

  4. Western Tiger Swallowtail (*)  ______  (BAPG:17)  (PW:6) (K:23)  Flies in AZ: Jun-Jul
    Papilio rutulus   

  5. Two-tailed Swallowtail  (ph) (*)  ______  (BAPG:19)  (PW:6) (K:23)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-mid Nov
    Papilio multicaudata 



    Two-tailed Swallowtail
    (photo by Frank Stermitz)

  6. Three-tailed Swallowtail  ______  (PW:6)  (rare stray from Mexico to se Arizona)
    Papilio pilumnus

  7. Black Swallowtail  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:9 & 11) (PW:3) (K:29)  Flies in AZ: mid Feb-early Nov, in se AZ
    Papilio polyxenes asterius  (BAPG:9)









    Black Swallowtails
    (upper photo by Doris Potter, during a FONT tour in Arizona;
     middle & lower photos by Howard Eskin)

  8. Old World Swallowtail  (ph)   ______  (PW:3)
    Papilio machaon bairdii  (BAPG:13) 
    Flies in AZ: Apr-Sep

  9. Anise Swallowtail  ______  (BAPG:15) (PW:3)  (in Arizona, only in far-north)  Flies in AZ: late May-early Jul
    Papilio zelicaon

  10. Indra Swallowtail ______  (BAPG:13) (PW:4)  (in Arizona, only in far-north)  Flies in AZ: May-Jun & Jul-Aug
    Papilio indra

  11. Giant Swallowtail  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:21) (PW:4) (K:39)  Flies in AZ: mid Mar-mid Nov
    Papilio cresphontes



    A Giant Swallowtail photographed during the FONT tour in Arizona in August 2010
    (photo by Marie Gardner)

  12. Broad-banded Swallowtail  (ph)  ______  (PW:4)  (rare stray from Mexico to so. Arizona)
    Papilio astyalus 


    FAMILY PIERIDAE:  WHITES & SULPHURS



    Genus PIERIS

  13. Margined White  ______  (PW:8)
    Pieris marginalis

  14. Cabbage White (or Cabbage Butterfly) (i/E) (ph) (*) ______  (BAPG:31) (PW:8) (K:47)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Pieris rapae






    Two photographs of Cabbage Whites
    (photos by Marie Gardner)

  15. Mustard White  ______  (BAPG:31)  Flies in AZ: May-Aug
    Pieris napi


    Genus PONTIA

  16. Becker's White  _______  (BAPG:31)  (PW:7)  Flies in AZ: Apr-Sep
    Pontia beckerii

  17. Checkered White  (ph) (*) ______  (BAPG:29) (PW:7) (K:49)  Flies in AZ: Mar-Oct
    Pontia protodice



    A Checkered White photographed during 
    the August 2010 tour in southern Arizona 
    (photo by Rise Hill)

  18. Spring White (*) ______  (BAPG:29) (PW:7) (K:49)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-Jun
    Pontia sisymbrii

  19. Western White  ______  (PW:8)  (in Arizona, in far-north)
    Pontia occidentalis


    Genus NEOPHASIA

  20. Pine White  ______  (BAPG:27)  (PW:7)  Flies in AZ: late Jul-early Sep
    Neophasia menapia

  21. Chiricahua White ______  (BAPG:25 & 27) (PW:7) (K:51) (a specialty of a few mountain ranges in southeast Arizona)  Flies in AZ: mid Jun-mid Nov, more so in the fall
    Neophasia teriootii


    Genus GANYRA

  22. Howarth's White ______ (PW:8) (K:53) (a Mexican species that strays to southern Arizona)
    Ganyra howarthi


    Genus EUCHLOE

  23. Large Marble  ______  (BAPG:text) (PW:8)  Flies in AZ: May-early Jul
    Euchloe ausonides

  24. Sonoran Marble ______  (PW:9)  (a Mexican species, very rare in se Arizona)
    Euchloe guaymasensis

  25. Desert Marble ______  (PW:9)  
    Euchloe lotta

  26. Pearly Marble  ______  (BAPG:33)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-early May
    Euchloe hyantis
     


    Genus ANTHOCHARIS

  27. Sara Orangetip ______  (BAPG:34) (K:59)  Flies in AZ: mid Jan-Apr
    Anthocharis sara

  28. (Pima) Desert Orangetip ______  (BAPG:35) (PW:9) (K:59) (color varies to yellow in eastern (Arizonian) portion of range)  Flies in AZ: early Feb-mid Apr
    Anthocharis cethura pima

  29. Southwestern Orangetip ______  (PW:9)
    Anthocharis thoosa


    Genus COLIAS


  30. Clouded Sulphur  (ph) (*) ______  (BAPG:41) (PW:10) (K:61)  Flies in AZ: last week of Apr-first week of Nov
    Colias philodice



    Clouded Sulphur
    (photo by Howard Eskin)

  31. Orange Sulphur  (ph) (*) ______  (BAPG:37) (PW:10) (K:61)  Flies in AZ: all-year in warmer areas
    Colias eurytheme



    Orange Sulphur
    (photo by Howard Eskin)

  32. Queen Alexandra's Sulphur (*) ______  (BAPG:41) (PW:10)  Flies in AZ: May-Aug
    Colias alexandra


    Genus EUREMA

  33. Barred Yellow ______  (BAPG:55)  (PW:13)  (an uncommon monsoon influx species)  Flies in AZ: early Aug-mid Oct
    Eurema daira

  34. Sleepy Orange (Sulphur)  (ph) (*) ______  (BAPG:57) (PW:13) (K:69)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Eurema nicippe



    A cluster of Sleepy Oranges at rest "like gold doubloons in a pirate's treasure chest",
    (photographed by Doris Potter during the September '08 FONT tour in Sonora, Mexico)   

  35. Tailed Orange ______ (PW:13) (K:69)  Flies in AZ: mid Jul-first week of Jan 
    Eurema protepia

  36. Little Yellow  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:53)  (PW:13)  (an uncommon influx species in Arizona, that may breed occasionally)  Flies in AZ: late Apr-mid May & early Jul-Oct 
    Eurema lisa

  37. Mimosa Yellow  ______  (BAPG:53)  (PW:13)  (an irregular influx species from Mexico, that might occasionally breed in Arizona)  Flies in AZ: mid Apr-3rd week of June & mid Aug-mid Sep
    Eurema nise

  38. Mexican Yellow ______  (BAPG:51) (PW:13) (K:73)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Eurema mexicana

  39. Boisduval's Yellow ______  (BAPG:51) (PW:13) (K:73) (a regular influx species from Mexico, that occasionally breeds in Arizona)  Flies in AZ: late Mar-late Nov
    Eurema boisduvaliana

  40. Dina Yellow ______  (BAPG:55) (PW:13) (K:73) (a rare, irregular monsoon influx species in Arizona from Mexico)  Flies in AZ: Aug-mid Sep
    Eurema dina 


    Genus ZERENE (or COLIAS)

  41. Southern Dogface  (ph) (*)  ______  (BAPG:39) (PW:12) (K:69)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Zerene
    (or Colias) cesonia



    Southern Dogface, photographed during the Aug '08 FONT tour in southern Arizona
    (photo by Doris Potter)


    Genus NATHALIS

  42. Dainty Sulphur (*) ______  (BAPG:57) (PW:13) (K:71)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Nathalis iole 


    Genus PHOEBIS

  43. Cloudless Sulphur  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:45) (PW:12) (K:75)  Flies in AZ: late Mar-early Jan
    Phoebis sennae

  44. Large Orange Sulphur (*) ______  (BAPG:47) (PW:13) (K:75)  Flies in AZ: Apr-early Nov, but mainly a regular monsoon influx species from late Jun
    Phoebis agarithe

  45. Orange-barred Sulphur ______  (BAPG:49) (PW:12) (K:75) (a rare monsoon influx straggler from Mexico, that occasionally breeds in Arizona)  Flies in AZ: end of Jul-beginning of Oct
    Phoebis philea

  46. Tailed Sulphur  ______  (BAPG:51)  (PWp:178)
    Phoebis neocypris



    Genus KROCOGONIA

  47. Lyside Sulphur ______  (BAPG:41) (PW:13) (K:77)  (a annual monsoon influx species)  Flies in AZ: 2nd week of Jul-3rd week of Nov
    Krocogonia lyside 


    Genus ANTEOS

  48. White-angled Sulphur  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:43) (PW:12) (K:77) (a Mexican species that just reaches southern Arizona, as a regular monsoon influx species)  Flies in AZ: mid Jul-mid Nov
    Anteos clorinde 



    White-angled Sulphur
    (photo by Doug Johnson)

  49. Yellow-angled Sulphur  ______  (BAPG:43)  (PW:12)  (a rare monsoon influx species from Mexico)  Flies in AZ: mid Aug-beginning of Nov 
    Anteos maerula 


    FAMILY LYCAENIDAE: COPPERS, HAIRSTREAKS, & BLUES


    Subfamily LYCAENINAE:  COPPERS

  50. Ferris' Copper  ______  (PWp:192)
    Lycaena ferrisi

  51. Blue Copper  ______  (BAPG:103)  (PW:15)  (in Arizona, in far-north)  Flies in AZ: mid Jul-Aug
    Lycaena heteronea

  52. Purplish Copper  ______  (BAPG:101) (PW:15)  (in Arizona, in far-north)  Flies in AZ: Jul-Aug
    Lycaena helloides

  53. Ruddy Copper  ______  (BAPG:99) (PW:99)  (in Arizona, in east in White Mtns)  Flies in AZ: Jun-Aug
    Lycaena rubidus 

    The Ruddy Copper in Arizona is a disjunct population that is by some considered a separate species.

  54. Tailed Copper  ______  (BAPG:103)  (in Arizona, in far-north)  Flies in AZ: Jul-Aug
    Lycaena arota 


    Subfamily THECLINAE:  HAIRSTREAKS

  55. Gray Hairstreak (*) ______  (BAPG:59) (PW:18) (K:93)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Strymon melinus

  56. Red-lined Scrub-Hairstreak  ______  (PW:18)
    Strymon bebrycia

  57. Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:69)  (PW:18)  Flies in AZ: mid Mar-early Jun & early Aug-Nov, multiple broods
    Strymon istapa

  58. Tailless Scrub-Hairstreak ______ (PW:18) (K:123) (a rare stray from Mexico)
    Strymon cestri  


    Genus PHAEOSTRYMON 

  59. Soapberry Hairstreak ______  (BAPG:61) (PW:16) (K:97)  Flies in AZ: mid May-mid Jun 
    Phaeostrymon alcestis


    Genus SATYRIUM 

  60. Ilavia Hairstreak ______  (BAPG:69)  (PW:16)  Flies in AZ: Jun
    Satyrium
    (formerly Fixsenia) ilavia

  61. Behr's Hairstreak  ______  (BAPG:69)  (PW:16)  Flies in AZ: Jul
    Satyrium behrii

  62. Sylvan Hairstreak  ______  (BAPG:71)  (PW:16)  Flies in AZ: mid Jul-mid Aug
    Satyrium sylvinus

  63. Coral Hairstreak  ______  (BAPG:71)  (PW:16)  (in Arizona, in far-north)  Flies in AZ: Jul-Aug
    Satyrium titus

  64. Hedgerow Hairstreak ______  (BAPG:71)  (PW:16)  Flies in AZ: late May-early Sep
    Satyrium saepium


    Genus CALLOPHRYS

  65. Western Green Hairstreak  ______  (PW:17)
    Callophrys affinis 

  66. (Desert) Sheridan's Hairstreak  (has been Desert Green Hairstreak)  ______  (BAPG:73)  (PW:17)  Flies in AZ: mid Jun-Jul
    Callophrys sheridanii comstocki

  67. Thicket Hairstreak  ______  (BAPG:75)  (PW:17)  Flies in AZ: late Mar-late Jul
    Callophrys spinetorum

  68. Brown Elfin  ______  (BAPG:67) (PW:17) (K:105)  Flies in AZ: Jan-May
    Callophrys augustinus

  69. Desert Elfin  ______  (BAPG:65)  (PW:17)  Flies in AZ: Apr-May
    Callophrys fotis

  70. Western Pine Elfin  ______  (BAPG:67)  (PW:18)  Flies in AZ: Jun-mid Jul
    Callophrys eryphon

  71. (Siva) Juniper Hairstreak ______  (BAPG:73) (PW:17) (K:111)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-mid Nov
    Callophrys gryneus siva 

  72. Xami Hairstreak ______  (BAPG:65) (PW:17) (K:117)  Flies in AZ: Mar-Nov
    Callophrys xami

  73. (Canyon) Bramble Hairstreak  ______  (BAPG:73)  Flies in AZ: Jun-Jul
    Callophrys dumetorum apama 


    Genus ATLIDES 

  74. Great Purple Hairstreak ______  (BAPG:75) (PW:15) (K:109)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-mid Nov
    Atlides halesus


    Genus HABRODAIS

  75. Golden Hairstreak  ______  (BAPG:67)  (PW:15)  Flies in AZ: late Jun-early Aug
    Habrodais grunus


    Genus HYPAUROTIS

  76. Colorado Hairstreak ______  (BAPG:63) (PW:15) (K:109) (found locally at thickets of Gambel Oak)  Flies in AZ: May-late Oct
    Hypaurotis crysalus  


    Genus CHLOROSTRYMON

  77. Silver-banded Hairstreak  ______  (BAPG:65)  (PW:15)  Flies in AZ: late Mar-late Jun & late Oct-mid Nov, 2 broods
    Chlorostrymon simaethis 


    Genus ERORA

  78. Arizona Hairstreak ______  (BAPG:63) (PW:18) (K:115)  Flies in AZ: early Mar-mid May & Jul-mid Aug, 2 broods
    Erora quaderna  


    Genus MINISTRYMON 

  79. Leda Ministreak ______  (BAPG:61) (PW:18) (K: 119)  Flies in AZ: early Apr-mid Dec
    Ministrymon leda


    Genus HYPOSTRYMON

  80. Sonoran Hairstreak ______ (PW:18) (K:119) (a very rare stray from Mexico)
    Hypostrymon critola


    Genus ARAWACUS

  81. Creamy Stripe-Streak  ______  (BAPG:75)  (PW:18)  Flies in AZ: mid Mar-Nov
    Arawacus jada 


    Subfamily  POLYOMMATINAE:  BLUES 


    Genus EVERES

  82. Eastern Tailed-Blue  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:85)  (PW:19)  Flies in AZ: early Mar-Nov
    Everes comyntas



    Above & below: an Eastern Tailed-Blue
    In the upper photo, notice the tails. 
    (photos by Marie Gardner)




  83. Western Tailed-Blue ______  (BAPG:85) (PW:19) (K:125)  Flies in AZ: late Apr-late Aug
    Everes amyntula 


    Genus GLAUCOPSYCHE

  84. Silvery Blue ______  (BAPG:91) (PW:20) (K:125)  Flies in AZ: May-Jul
    Glaucopsyche lygdamus


    Genus LEPTOTES

  85. Marine Blue  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:81) (PW:19) (K:127)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Leptotes marina



    A Marine Blue photographed during a FONT tour
    (photo by Doris Potter)


    Genus BREPHIDIUM

  86. Western Pygmy-Blue ______  (BAPG:79) (PW:19) (K:127)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Brephidium exile


    Genus ZIZULA

  87. Cyna Blue ______ (PW:19) (K:127) (a rare stray from Mexico)
    Zizula cyna


    Genus HEMIARGUS

  88. Ceraunus Blue ______  (BAPG:81) (PW:19) (K:129)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Hemiargus ceraunus

  89. Reakirt's Blue ______  (BAPG:83) (PW:19) (K:129)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Hemiargus isola


    Genus CELASTRINA

  90. Spring Azure  (ph) (*) ______  (BAPG:79) (PW:19) (K:131)  Flies in AZ: all-year 
    Celastrina ladon



    Spring Azures photographed during the FONT Tour in Arizona in August 2008
    (photo by Doris Potter)


    Genus AGRIADES

  91. Arctic Blue  ______  (BAPG:92)  (PW:21) (PWp:246)  Flies in AZ: Jul-Aug
    Agriades aquilo


    Genus LYCAEIDES

  92. Melissa Blue  ______  (BAPG:89)  (PW:20)  Flies in AZ: late Apr-early Sep
    Lycaeides melissa


    Genus PLEBEJUS 
    (or ICARICIA)

  93. Greenish Blue  ______  (BAPG:95)  (PW:20)  Flies in AZ: late May-early Aug
    Plebejus saepiolus

  94. Acmon Blue ______  (BAPG:89) (PW:21) (K:133)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Plebejus
    (formerly Icaricia) acmon

  95. Boisduval's Blue (*) ______  (BAPG:97) (PW:21) (K:135)  Flies in AZ: mid Jun-mid Aug
    Plebejus
    (formerly Icaricia) icarioides 

  96. Lupine Blue  ______  (PW:21) (PWp:253)
    Plebejus
    (formerly Icaricia) lupini


    Genus EUPHILOTES:  DOTTED-BLUES

  97. Western Square-dotted Blue ______ (PW:19)(PWp:236) (K:139)  Flies in AZ: Jul-early Aug
    Euphilotes battoides
      

  98. Bernardino Dotted-Blue  ______  (BAPG:87)  (PW:19) (PWp:237)
    Euphilotes bernardino centralis 

  99. Ellis' Dotted-Blue  ______  (PW:20)  (in Arizona, in far-north)
    Euphilotes ellisi

  100. Bauer's Dotted-Blue  ______  (PW:20)  (in Arizona, in northwest)
    Euphilotes baueri  

  101. Mojave Dotted-Blue  ______  (PW:20)  (in Arizona, in northwest)
    Euphilotes mojave

  102. Pallid Dotted-Blue  ______  (PW:20)  
    Euphilotes pallescens  

  103. Rita Dotted-Blue  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:87) (PW:20)(PWp:242) (K:141)  Flies in AZ: mid Aug-late Sep
    Euphilotes rita 
    Euphilotes rita ernmeli 
    (BAPG:text) 
    (in Arizona, in northeast)  Flies: late Aug-early Sep 



    A female Rita Dotted-Blue, Euphilotes rita ernmeli,
    photographed in northeastern Arizona 
    (photo by Linda Kor) 

  104. Spalding's Dotted-Blue  ______  (BAPG:89)  (PW:20)  Flies in AZ: Jul
    Euphilotes spaldingi


    Genus PHILOTIELLA

  105. Small Dotted-Blue  ______  (BAPG:91)  (PW:20)  Flies in AZ: May-early Jun
    Philotiella speciosa 

  106. Arrowhead Blue  ______  (BAPG:91)  (PW:20) (PWp:244)  Flies in AZ: late May-early Jul
    Glaucopsyche piasus


    FAMILY RIODINIDAE:  METALMARKS


    Genus CALEPHELIS

  107. Fatal Metalmark ______  (BAPG:111) (PW:22) (K:145)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Calephelis nemesis 

  108. Wright's Metalmark  ______  (BAPG:113)  (PW:22)  Flies in AZ: Feb-Dec
    Calephelis wrighti

  109. Rawson's Metalmark  ______  (PW:22)
    Calephelis rawsoni


  110. Arizona Metalmark ______  (BAPG:111)  (PWp:258) (K:145) (only in southeast Arizona)  Flies: all-year
    Calephelis (rawsoni) arizonensis


    Genus EMESIS

  111. Zela Metalmark ______  (BAPG:115) (PW:22) (K:147)  Flies in AZ: Feb-mid Sep
    Emesis zela

  112. Ares Metalmark  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:113) (PW:22) (K:147) (outside Mexico, only in southeast Arizona)  Flies in AZ: mid Jul-late Sep
    Emesis ares



    An Ares Metalmark
    (above) with a Painted Lady (below)
    photographed during the FONT tour in Arizona in August 2008 
    (photo by Doris Potter)


    Genus LASAIA

  113. Maria's Metalmark  ______  (PWp:259)  (A Mexican species, very rare in se Arizona)
    Lasaia maria


    Genus APODEMIA

  114. Sonoran Metalmark  ______  (PW:22)
    Apodemia mejicanus


  115. Nais Metalmark ______  (BAPG:109) (PW:22) (K:147)  Flies in AZ: mid Jun-mid Aug
    Apodemia nais

  116. Morman Metalmark (*) ______  (BAPG:105) (PW:22)(PWp:260) (K:149)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-mid Nov
    Apodemia (mormo) mejicanus
    (there may be more than 1 species in the Morman Metalmark complex) 

  117. Hepburn's Metalmark  ______  (BAPG:109) (PW:22)(PWp:263)  (a rare influx species, with a single certain Arizona record) 
    Apodemia hepburni

  118. Palmer's Metalmark ______  (BAPG:107)  (PW:22) (K:149)  Flies in AZ: late Apr-mid Nov
    Apodemia palmeri

  119. Crescent Metalmark  ______  (PWp:264)  (A Mexican species. Described from the Chiricahua Mtns in se Arizona, but not seen there in many years.)
    Apodemia phyciodoides


    FAMILY NYMPHALIDAE:  BRUSHFOOTS


    Subfamily LIBYTHEINAE:  SNOUTS

  120. American Snout  (*)   ______  (BAPG: 119) (PW:22) (K:223)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Libytheana carinenta


    Subfamily HELICONIINAE:  LONGWINGS


    Genus AGRAULIS


  121. Gulf Fritillary  (ph) (*) ______  (BAPG:121) (PW:23) (K:157)  Flies in AZ: Apr-Oct
    Agraulis vanillae






    Two photographs of the Gulf Fritillary
    (upper photo by Doris Potter during a FONT tour in Arizona in 2008;
     lower photo by Howard Eskin)


    Genus HELICONIUS

  122. Zebra Longwing  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:123)  (PW:23)  Flies in AZ: late Apr-late May & early Aug-mid Nov
    Heliconius charithonia

    The Zebra Longwing is an uncommon influx species in Arizona. 



    Zebra Longwing
    (photo by Doug Johnson)


    Genus EUPTOIETA


  123. Variegated Fritillary  (ph) (*)  ______  (BAPG:125) (PW:23) (K:157)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Euptoieta claudia






    Two photographs of the Variegated Fritillary
    (upper photo by Doris Potter, during a FONT tour in Arizona;  
     lower photo by Howard Eskin)

  124. Mexican Fritillary  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:127) (PW:23) (K:157) (a rare stray from Mexico)  Flies in AZ: mid Jun-late Nov
    Euptoieta hegesia



    Mexican Fritillary


    Genus SPEYERIA:  SILVERED FRITILLARIES

  125. Aphrodite Fritillary  ______  (BAPG:135) (PW:23)  (an isolated population in the White Mtns of eastern Arizona)  Flies in AZ: Jul-Aug
    Speyeria aphrodite

  126. Nokomis Fritillary  ______  (BAPG:129) (PW:23) (PWp:275)  Flies in AZ: Aug-Oct
    Speyeria nokomis

  127. Mormon Fritillary  ______  (BAPG:131) (PW:24) (PWp:281)  Flies in AZ: Jul-Aug
    Speyeria mormonia

  128. Coronis Fritillary  ______  (BAPG:133)  (in Arizona, in far north-central)  Flies in AZ: late Jun-Sep
    Speyeria coronis

  129. Atlantis Fritillary  ______  (BAPG:135)  Flies in AZ: early Jul-mid Aug
    Speyeria atlantis


    Subfamily NYMPHALINAE:  TRUE BRUSHFOOTS


    Genus POLADRYAS

  130. Dotted Checkerspot  ______  (PW:26)
    Poladryas minuta

  131. Arachne Checkerspot ______  (BAPG:137) (K:193)  Flies in AZ: mid Apr-mid Oct
    Polydryas arachne 


    Genus DYMASIA

  132. Tiny Checkerspot  (ph) (*)  ______  (BAPG:157) (PW:27) (K:181) (in Arizona, only southern)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Dymasia dymas



    The Tiny Checkerspot is a variable species. 
    Both of these photographs were taken during the FONT tour 
    in Arizona, USA & Sonora, Mexico in August 2010 
    (top photo by Marie Gardner; bottom photo by Rise Hill)    





    Genus TEXOLA

  133. Elada Checkerspot ______ (BAPG:157) (PW:27) (K:181)  Flies in AZ: mid Mar-early Dec
    Texola elada


    Genus PHYCIODES

  134. Texan Crescent  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:159) (PW:27) (K:183)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Phyciodes texana



    Texan Crescent, photographed during a FONT tour in Arizona 


  135. Tulcis Crescent ______  (PW:27)  (a stray from Mexico to so Arizona)
    Phyciodes tulcis

  136. Vesta Crescent  ______  (BAPG:161) (PW:27)  Flies in AZ: Late Mar-early May & early Aug-early Nov, 2 broods
    Phyciodes vesta

  137. Phaon Crescent  ______  (BAPG:163) (PW:28)  Flies in AZ: mid May-mid Oct
    Phyciodes phaon

  138. Pearl Crescent ______  (BAPG:165) (PW:28) (PWp:306) (K:177)  Flies in AZ: late Mar-mid Nov
    Phyciodes tharos

  139. Northern Crescent ______  (BAPG:167) (PW:28)  Flies in AZ: Jun-Jul
    Phyciodes cocyta

  140. Tawny Crescent ______  (BAPG:159) (PW:28)  (in Arizona, in north)  Flies in AZ: May-early Jul
    Phyciodes batesii

  141. Field Crescent  ______  (BAPG:169) (PW:28)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-late Sep
    Phyciodes pratensis

  142. Painted Crescent (*) ______  (BAPG:165&167) (PW:28) (K:181)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-late Oct
    Phyciodes picta

  143. Pale Crescent  ______  (BAPG:169) (PW:28)  Flies late Jun-early Aug
    Phyciodes pallida

  144. Mylitta Crescent  ______  (BAPG:171) (PW:28) (PWp:311) (K:179)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-late Sep
    Phyciodes mylitta 


    Genus EUPHYDRYAS

  145. Variable Checkerspot  ______  (BAPG:141&143)  (PW:28)  Flies in AZ: mid Feb-mid May & Oct 
    Euphydryas chalcedona



    Genus MICROTIA

  146. Elf ______ (PW:27) (K:183) (a rare stray from Mexico)
    Microtia elva


    Genus CHLOSYNE:  PATCHES

  147. California Patch  ______  (BAPG:151) (PW:26)  Flies in AZ: Mar-Nov
    Chlosyne californica

  148. Sagebrush Checkerspot ______  (BAPG:139) (PW:27) (PWp:299) (K:187)  Flies in AZ: mid Feb-late May & a late brood in Sep
    Chlosyne acastus

  149. Bordered Patch  (ph) (*) ______  (BAPG:153) (PW:26) (K:189)  Flies in AZ: late Jan-mid Nov
    Chlosyne lacinia






    Bordered Patches, photographed during 
    FONT tours in Arizona, USA & Sonora, Mexico 
    (upper photo by Marie Gardner; lower photo by Doris Potter)

  150. Red-spotted Patch  ______  (PW:26)  (a Mexican species; rarely strays to so Arizona)
    Chlosyne marina

  151. Rosita Patch  (ph)  ______  (PW:26)  (a rare stray in se Arizona from Mexico)
    Chlosyne rosita



    A Rosita Patch and some other butterflies during the FONT tour
    in Sonora, Mexico in August 2010 
    (photo by Marie Gardner)

  152. Silvery Checkerspot  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:155) (PW:27)  Flies in AZ: June-mid July
    Chlosyne nyctesis 



    Silvery Checkerspot
    (photo by Howard Eskin)


  153. Fulvia Checkerspot (*) ______  (BAPG:149) (PW:26) (K:191)  Flies in AZ: Mar-late Jun, Aug
    Chlosyne fulvia 
    (formerly Thessalia fulvia)

    The genus THESSALIA was merged into CHLOSYNE in 2000. 

  154. Black Checkerspot ______  (BAPG:147) (PW:26) (PWp:292) (K:191) Flies in AZ: Mar-early Nov
    Chlosyne cyneas 
    (formerly Thessalia cyneas

    Outside Mexico, the Black Checkerspot occurs only in southeast Arizona. 

  155. Theona Checkerspot ______  (BAPG:145) (PW:26) (PWp:291) (K:193)  Flies in AZ: mid Mar-late Oct
    Chlosyne theona 
    (formerly Thessalia theona)

  156. Leanira Checkerspot  ______  (BAPG:151) (PW:26)  (in Arizona, in northwest)  Flies in AZ: Apr-Jun
    Chlosyne leanira  (formerly Thessalia leanira)


    Genus POLYGONIA

  157. Question Mark  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:173) (PW:29)  Flies in AZ: early Aug-early Nov
    Polygonia interrogationis



    Question Mark
    (photo by Marie Gardner)


  158. Satyr Comma ______ (BAPG:173) (PW:29) (K:197)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-mid Nov
    Polygonia satyrus

  159. Hoary Comma ______  (BAPG:177) (PW:29) (K:199)  Flies in AZ: May-Sep
    Polygonia gracilis

  160. Green Comma ______  (BAPG:175) (PW:29)  (two isolated populations in Arizona: in the mountains south of Flagstaff & in the White Mountains)  Flies in late Jun-mid Aug 
    Polygonia faunus  


    Genus NYMPHALIS

  161. California Tortoiseshell ______  (BAPG:179) (PW:29) (K:201)  Flies in AZ: early Mar-early Aug  
    Nymphalis californica

  162. Milbert's Tortoiseshell  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:179) (PW:29) (K:201)  Flies in AZ: early Jul-late Aug in se AZ; May-Oct in White Mtns 
    Nymphalis milberti



    Milbert's Tortoiseshell
    (photo by Doris Potter)

  163. Mourning Cloak  (ph) (*)  ______  (BAPG:189) (PW:29) (K:203)  Flies in AZ: Jan-mid Nov
    Nymphalis antiopa



    Mourning Cloak


    Genus VANESSA

  164. Red Admiral  (ph) (*) ______  (BAPG:187) (PW:29) (K:203)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Vanessa atalania

    The name Red Admiral is a latter-day contraction of its older name "Red Admirable". It is not closely related to the true admirals (in the genus Limenitis), but is instead a lady (in the genus Vanessa). 



    Two photographs of Red Admirals
    (above photo by Marie Gardner; lower photo of one on thistle by Howard Eskin)




  165. American Lady  (ph) (*) ______  (BAPG:181) (PW:29) (K:205)  Flies in AZ: all-year 
    Vanessa virginiensis



    Above & below: the American Lady
    (photo above by Howard Eskin,
     two photos below by Marie Gardner)









  166. Painted Lady  (ph) (*) ______  (BAPG:183) (PW:29) (K:205)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Vanessa cardui



    Painted Lady 
    (photo by Doris Potter during the FONT Arizona tour in August 2008) 


  167. West Coast Lady ______  (BAPG:185) (PW:29) (K:205)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Vanessa annabella


    Genus JUNONIA

  168. Common (or Northern) Buckeye  (ph) (*)  ______  (BAPG:191) (PW:30) (K:207)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Junonia coenia



    A Common Buckeye photographed during the FONT tour in Arizona in August 2008
    (photo by Doris Potter)

  169. Tropical Buckeye ______  (BAPG:193) (PW:30) (K:207) (a Mexican species in southern Arizona, rarely north)  Flies in AZ: Mar-early Jan
    Junonia evarete


    Genus ANARTIA

  170. White Peacock  (ph)  ______ (PW:30) (K:209) (strays north into Arizona and numerous other states)
    Anartia jatrophae



    White Peacock



    Genus SIPROETA

  171. Malachite  (ph)  ______  (PW:30)  (a rare vagrant to southeast Arizona)
    Siproeta stelenes  


    Genus LIMENITIS

  172. Red-spotted Purple  (ph) (*) ______  (BAPG:195) (PW:30) (K:211)  (also called Red-spotted Admiral)  Flies in AZ: late Mar-mid Nov
    Limenitis arthemis arizonensis 
    (conspecific with the more-northerly White Admiral)



    Red-spotted Purple
    (photo by Howard Eskin)


  173. Viceroy  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:197) (PW:30) (K:211)  Flies in AZ: mid Apr-mid Nov
    Limenitis archippus

    The Viceroy is a mimic of the widespread and conspicuous (but distasteful) Monarch. The Viceroy is recognized with its postmedian black line on the hindwing and a SINGLE row of white spots in the black marginal band.



    Viceroy
    (photo by Marie Gardner)

  174. Weidemeyer's Admiral ______  (BAPG:199) (PW:30) (K:213)  Flies in AZ: mid Jun-late Jul
    Limenitis weidemeyerii 


    Genus ADELPHA

  175. California Sister  (*) ______  (BAPG:201) (PW:30) (K:213)  Flies in AZ: early Apr-early Dec
    Adelpha bredowii 


    Genus MYSCELIA

  176. Blackened Bluewing ______  (PW:not illustrated)  (strays periodically into southern Arizona)
    Myscelia cyananthe


    Genus EUNICA

  177. Dingy Purplewing ______ (PW:30) (K:215)  (in southern Arizona, a rare stray from Mexico)
    Eunica monima


    Genus AMYMONE

  178. Common Mestra ______  (BAPG:203) (PW:31) (K:215)  (in Arizona, a rare monsoon influx species from Mexico, that occasionally has bred)  Flies in AZ: early Aug-mid Nov
    Mestra amymone 


    Genus HAMADRYAS 

  179. Black-patched Cracker ______  (PW:31)  (in southeast Arizona, a rare stray from Mexico)
    Hamadryas atlantis

  180. Glaucous Cracker ______  (PW:31)  (in southern Arizona, a rare stray from Mexico)
    Hamadryas glauconome


    Genus MARPESIA

  181. Many-banded Daggerwing ______  (PW:31) (in southern Arizona, strays north from Mexico)
    Marpesia chiron  

  182. Ruddy Daggerwing  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:205) (PW:31) (K:219)  (in Arizona, strays north from Mexico as a rare monsoon influx species)  Flies in AZ: early Aug-mid Oct
    Marpesia petreus 

    In the summer of 1983, the Ruddy Daggerwing invaded Arizona in large numbers, and was thought to have bred in southern Arizona on introduced figs. 



    Ruddy Daggerwing



    Genus ANAEA

  183. Goatweed Leafwing  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:207) (PW:31) (K:221)  Flies in AZ: mid Feb-mid May & early Jul-mid Oct, 2 broods
    Anaea andria



    Goatweed Leafwing, photographed during a FONT tour 
    (photo by Doris Potter)

  184. Tropical Leafwing ______  (BAPG:207) (PW:31) (K:221) (in Arizona, a stray from Mexico, but may breed)  Flies in AZ: mid Mar-late Jun & early Aug-mid Dec, at least 2 broods
    Anaea aidea


    Genus MEMPHIS

  185. Angled Leafwing ______  (PWp:343)
    Memphis glycarium


    Genus ASTEROCAMPA

  186. Empress Leilia  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:209) (PW:31) (K:223)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-mid Dec 
    Asterocampa leilia






    Two photographs of the Empress Leilia
    (upper photo by Howard Eskin;
     lower photo by Doris Potter during the FONT Arizona tour in 2008)

  187. Hackberry Emperor (*) ______ (BAPG:209) (PW:31) (K:223)  Flies in AZ: late Apr-late Oct
    Asterocampa celtis

  188. Tawny Emperor ______ (BAPG:211) (PW:31) (K:223)  Flies in AZ: late Apr-late Oct, 2 or 3 broods 
    Asterocampa clyton 

  189. (Cream-banded) Dusky Emperor ______ (PW:not illustrated) (K:225) (a rare stray from Mexico)
    Asterocampa idyja argus


    Genus MORPHO

  190. White Morpho ______  (PW:32)  (a rare stray in southeast Arizona from Mexico)
    Morpho polyphemus 


    Genus DANAUS

  191. Monarch  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:225) (PW:34) (K:227)  Flies in AZ: late summer & early fall
    Danaus plexippus






    Two photos above of Monarchs 
    (photos by Howard Eskin)

  192. Queen  (ph) (*) ______  (BAPG:227) (PW:34) (K:229)  Flies in AZ: all-year
    Danaus gilippus





    Two photos above of Queens
    (photos by Howard Eskin)

  193. Soldier  (ph)  ______  (BAPG:229) (PW:34) (K:229)  (a stray in southern Arizona from Mexico; a rare monsoon influx species) 
    (A Mullerian mimic with the
    Monarch, Queen, & ViceroyFlies in AZ: mid Aug-mid Nov
    Danaus eresimus


    SATYRS & WOOD-NYMPHS   


    Genus MEGOSTA

  194. Red Satyr ______  (BAPG:215) (PW:32) (K:231)  Flies in AZ: mid May-mid Nov
    Megosta rubricata


    Genus PARAMACERA

  195. Pine Satyr ______  (BAPG:215) (PW:32) (K:233) (outside Mexico, restricted to pine forests high in mountains in southeast Arizona)  Flies in AZ: late May-mid Aug
    Paramacera allyni


    Genus CYLLOPSIS

  196. Canyonland Satyr ______  (BAPG:213) (PW:32) (K:235)  Flies in AZ: late May-late Jul & mid Sep-mid Nov, 2 broods
    Cyllopsis pertepida

  197. Nabokov's Satyr ______  (BAPG:213) (PW:32) (K:235) (outside Mexico, in southeast Arizona)  Flies in AZ: early Apr-mid Oct
    Cyllopsis pyracmon


    Genus GYROCHEILUS

  198. Red-bordered Satyr ______  (BAPG:219) (PW:33) (K:235)  Flies in AZ: mid Aug-early Nov
    Gyrocheilus patrobas


    Genus NEOMINOIS 

  199. Riding's Satyr ______  (BAPG:223) (PW:33)  Flies in AZ: mid Jun-early Aug
    Neominois ridingsii


    Genus COENONYMPHA

  200. Common Ringlet ______  (BAPG:221) (PW:32)  Flies in AZ: Jun-Aug
    Coenonympha tullia


    Genus CERCYONIS 

  201. Common Wood-Nymph  (ph) ______  (BAPG:217) (PW:32) (K:237) (not in far-southern Arizona)  Flies in AZ: late Jun-early Jul
    Cercyonis pegala



    Common Wood-Nymph
    (photo by Marie Gardner)

  202. Great Basin Wood-Nymph ______  (BAPG:217) (PW:32)  (occurs along the northern border of Arizona)  Flies in AZ: late Jun-early Aug
    Cercyonis sthenele

  203. Mead's Wood-Nymph ______  (BAP:217) (PW:32) (K:237)  Flies in AZ: late Jun-early Sep 
    Cercyonis meadii 

  204. Small Wood-Nymph ______  (BAP:213) (PW:32)  Flies in AZ: late Jun-Aug
    Cercyonis oetus 


    Genus OENEIS

  205. Alberta Arctic  ______  (BAP:221) (PW:34)  (this species, normally north of Arizona, has 2 disjunct populations in the state: one in the San Francisco Peaks area, and one in the White Mountains)  Flies in AZ: May-Jun
    Oeneis alberta


    SKIPPERS


    Genus EPARGYREUS

  206. Silver-spotted Skipper  (ph)  ______  (BAP:233) (PW:35) (K:257)  Flies in AZ: mid Apr-late Sep
    Epargyreus clarus



    Above & below: Silver-spotted Skippers
    (upper photo by Marie Gardner; lower photo by Howard Eskin)





    Genus AUTOCHTON

  207. Golden-banded Skipper (*) ______  (BAP:241) (PW:36) (K:257)  Flies in AZ: mid Jun-early Sep
    Autochton cellus


    Genus APYRROTHRIX (formerly part of PYRRHOPYGE)

  208. Araxes Skipper (or Dull Firetip)  (ph) (*)  ______  (BAP:231&233) (PW:35) (K:257)  Flies in AZ: mid Jul-mid Oct
    Apyrrothrix
    (formerly Pyrrhopyge) araxes arizonae  subspecies in southeast Arizona (and extreme southwest New Mexico, locally in western Texas, and in northern Mexico)



    An Araxes Skipper, or Dull Firetip photographed during a FONT tour in Arizona in 2008
    (photo by Doris Potter)


    Genus ACHALARUS

  209. Desert Cloudywing ______  (BAP:237) (PW:36) (K:259) (outside Mexico, in southeastern Arizona and locally in Texas - Big Bend area)  Flies in AZ: late Apr-early Oct
    Achalarus casica


    Genus CODATRACTUS

  210. Arizona Skipper ______ (BAP:237) (PW:35) (K:259) (outside Mexico, in southeastern Arizona and locally in Texas - Big Bend area)  Flies in AZ: late Mar-mid Oct
    Codatractus arizonensis  

  211. Valeriana Skipper ______ (K:265) (outside Mexico, a rarity in far-southern Arizona)
    Codatractus mysie   


    Genus COGIA

  212. Acacia Skipper ______  (BAP:245) (K:259) (mostly a Mexican species)  Flies in AZ: mid Mar-mid Oct
    Cogia hippalus 

  213. Gold-Costa Skipper ______  (BAP:245) (K:259) (outside Mexico, in se Arizona & sw New Mexico)  Flies in AZ: mid Mar-mid May & mid Jul-early Sep, 2 broods
    Cogia caicus


    Genus THORYBES

  214. Northern Cloudywing  (ph)  ______  (BAP:243) (PW:36) (K:261)  Flies in AZ: late Apr-early Sep
    Thorybes pylades



    Northern Cloudywing
    (photo by Marie Gardner)

  215. Mexican Cloudywing  (ph)  ______  (BAP:243) (PW:37) (K:263)  Flies in AZ: late Apr-early Jul 
    Thorybes mexicanus



    A Mexican Cloudywing photographed during a FONT tour in Mexico
    (photo by Marie Gardner)

  216. Drusius Cloudywing  ______  (BAP:245) (PW:37) (K:263) (outside Mexico, in extreme southeastern Arizona and locally in Texas - in the Big Bend area)  Flies in AZ: Jul-late Aug
    Thorybes drusius


    Genus ZESTUSA

  217. Short-tailed Skipper ______  (BAP:237) (PW:35) (K:267)  Flies in AZ: early Jul-early Sep & in southeast AZ an additional spring flight mid Mar-early May
    Zestusa dorus


    Genus POLYGONUS

  218. Hammock Skipper ______ (BAP:233) (PW:35) (K:267) (in Arizona, a regular stray from Mexico, mid-July to late October)
    Polygonus leo 


    Genus URBANUS

  219. Long-tailed Skipper  (ph)  ______  (BAP:239) (PW:35) (K:269) (in Arizona, only far-southern)  Flies in AZ: mostly early Aug-mid Nov, also some records in Apr & May
    Urbanus proteus



    Above & below: Long-tailed Skipper
    (photos by Rise Hill)




  220. Dorantes Longtail  (ph)  ______ (PW:36) (K:269) (in Arizona, only far-southern, more common there than Long-tailed Skipper Flies in AZ: mid Jul-late Nov
    Urbanus dorantes



    A Dorantes Longtail photographed during a FONT tour in Central America
    (photo by Rise Hill)


    Genus CHIOIDES

  221. White-striped Longtail ______  (BAP:235) (PW:35) (K:271) (in Arizona, only far south-east)  Flies in AZ: early Mar-early Dec
    Chioides catillus

  222. Zilpa Longtail ______  (BAP:235) (PW:35) (K:271) (a rare stray from Mexico)  Flies in AZ: late Aug-late Oct, as a rare monsoon vagrant  
    Chioides zilpa 


    Genus AGUNA

  223. Gold-spotted Aguna ______ (PW:35) (K:273) (a rare stray from Mexico)
    Aguna asander


    Genus PROTEIDES 

  224. Mercurial Skipper  (ph)  ______ (PW:not illustrated) (K:273) (a rare stray from the tropics, most likely in southeast Arizona)
    Proteides mercurius 



    Mercurial Skipper
    (photo by Sherry Nelson)


    Genus SYSTASEA

  225. Arizona Powdered-Skipper ______  (BAG:247) (PW:37) (K:275)  Flies in AZ: all year
    Systasea zampa

  226. Texas Powdered-Skipper ______  (BAG:247) (PW:37) (K:275) (in Arizona, only southeast, near Mexican border)  Flies in AZ: early Aug-mid Nov
    Systasea pulverulenta 


    Genus TIMOCHARES

  227. Brown-banded Skipper ______ (PW:37) (K:277) (an irregular stray from Mexico)
    Timochares ruptifasciatus


    Genus CABARES

  228. Potrillo Skipper  (ph)  ______  (PW:37) (K:277) (a very rare stray from Mexico)
    Cabares potrillo



    Potrillo Skipper
    (photo courtesy of Shelley Hall)


    Genus GRAIS

  229. Hermit Skipper ______ (PW:37) (K:277) (Mexican, one recent Arizona record)
    Grais stigmaticus


    Genus CELAENORRHINUS

  230. Fritgaertner's Flat ______ (PW:37) (K:277) (a rare stray to Arizona from Mexico in the summer)
    Celaenorrhinus fritzgaertneri


    Genus ASTRAPTES

  231. Two-barred Flasher  (ph) ______  (PW:36) (K:279) (a rare stray from Mexico to southeast Arizona)
    Astraptes fulgerator 



    Two-barred Flasher
    (photo by Sherry Nelson)


    Genus ERYNNIS

  232. Juvenal's Duskywing ______  (BAP:251) (PW:38) (K:281) (local in mountains)  Flies in AZ: mid Mar-early Sep
    Erynnis juvenalis

  233. Funereal Duskywing  (ph)  ______  (BAP:257) (PW:38) (K:281)  Flies in AZ: all year
    Erynnis funeralis



    A Funereal Duskywing photographed during a FONT tour
    (photo by Rosemary Lloyd)

  234. Meridian Duskywing ______  (BAP:not illustrated) (PW:38) (K:283)  Flies in AZ: mid Jun-mid Sep
    Erynnis meridianus

  235. Pacuvius Duskywing  (ph)  ______  (BAP:255) (PW:38) (K:283)  Flies in AZ: late Mar-late Oct, at least 2 broods
    Erynnis pacuvius



    A Pacuvius Duskywing photographed in southeastern Arizona 
    (photo courtesy of Paul Roisen)

  236. Mournful Duskywing ______  (BAP:255) (PW:380 (K:283)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-late Oct
    Erynnis tristis

  237. Scudder's Duskywing ______  (BAP:not illustrated) (PW:38) (K:283) (outside Mexico, in southeast Arizona)  Flies in AZ: mid Apr-early Sep
    Erynnis scudderi 

  238. Dreamy Duskywing ______  (BAP:251) (PW:38) (K:285)  Flies in AZ: early Jun-early Jul
    Erynnis icelus

  239. Sleepy Duskywing ______  (BAP:251) (PW:38) (K:285) (in the spring, not the summer)  Flies in AZ: early Feb-early May
    Erynnis briza

  240. Afranius Duskywing ______  (BAP:257) (PW:38) (K:285)  Flies in AZ: May-mid Aug
    Erynnis afranius

  241. Perius Duskywing ______  (BAP:259) (PW:38) (K:285)  Flies in AZ: late Apr-early Jul
    Erynnis persius

  242. Rocky Mountain Duskywing ______  (BAP:253) (PW:38)  Flies in AZ: mid May-mid Jul
    Erynnis telemachus


    Genus PYRGUS

  243. Common Checkered-Skipper ______  (BAP:261) (PW:39) (K:289) (can not be distinguished in the field from the White Checkered-Skipper Flies in AZ: late May-early Oct
    Pyrgus communis 

  244. White-checkered Skipper ______  (BAP:not illustrated) (PW:390 (K:289) (recently determined to be species distinct from the Common Checkered-Skipper Flies in AZ: all year
    Pyrgus albescens

  245. Tropical Checkered-Skipper  (ph)  ______  (BAP:261) (PW:39) (K:289) (strays north into southern Arizona)  Flies in AZ: early Mar-mid Jun & early Sep-Nov
    Pyrgus oileus 



    Above & below: Tropical Checkered Skippers
    photographed during a FONT tour
    (photos by Marie Gardner)




  246. Desert Checkered-Skipper ______  (BAP:263) (PW:39) (K:289)  Flies in AZ: all year
    Pyrgus philetas

  247. Small Checkered-Skipper ______  (BAP:259) (PW:39) (K:291)  Flies in AZ: Feb-Oct
    Pyrgus scriptura


    Genus HELIOPETES

  248. Northern White-Skipper ______  (BAP:263) (PW:39) (K:293) (in central & northern Arizona)  Flies in AZ: early May-mid Jun & mid Sep-Nov, 2 broods
    Heliopetes erictorum

  249. Laviana White-Skipper ______  (BAP:265) (PW:39) (K:293) (a regular stray from Mexico into far-southern Arizona)  Flies in AZ: mid Apr-early May & mid sep-mid Nov, 2 broods or periods of influx 
    Heliopetes laviana 


    Genus HELIOPYRGUS 

  250. Erichson's White-Skipper ______  (BAP:263) (PW:39) (K:293) (in southern Arizona)  Flies in AZ: all year
    Heliopyrgus domicella


    Genus CHIOMARA

  251. White-patched Skipper ______  (BAP:249) (PW:37) (K:295) (a regular but rare stray from Mexico into southeast AZ)  Flies in AZ: most of the year
    Chiomara asychis 


    Genus CELOTES 

  252. Common Streaky-Skipper ______  (BAP:265) (PW:39) (K:295)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-mid Sep, 2 broods
    Celotes nessus


    Genus STAPHYLUS

  253. Golden-headed Scallopwing  (ph)  ______  (BAP:247) (PW:37) (K:297)  Flies in AZ: early Feb-mid Nov
    Staphylus ceos



    A Golden-headed Scallopwing photographed during a FONT tour in Arizona in 2008 
    (photo by Doris Potter)


    Genus BOLLA

  254. Mottled Bolla ______ (PW:37) (K:297) (rare stray from Mexico into southeast AZ)
    Bolla clytius


    Genus PHOLISORA

  255. Common Sootywing ______  (BAP:267) (PW:39) (K:299)  Flies in AZ: mid Apr-early Oct, 2 broods  
    Pholisora catullus

  256. Mexican Sootywing ______  (BAP:267) (PW:39) (K:299)
    Pholisora mejicana


    Genus HESPEROPSIS 

  257. Mojave Sootywing ______ (BAP:267) (PW:39) (K:299)  Flies in AZ: Apr-late Jul & Sep-Oct, 2 broods
    Hesperopsis libya

  258. Saltbrush Sootywing ______  (BAP:267) (PW:39) (K:299)  Flies in AZ: early Mar-late May & early Jul-early Sep, 2 broods
    Hesperopsis alpheus


    Genus PIRUNA

  259. Russet Skipperling ______  (BAP:269) (PW:40) (K:301)  Flies in AZ: May-Jun
    Piruna pirus

  260. Four-spotted Skipperling ______  (BAP:269) (PW:40) (K:301)  Flies in AZ: Jun-Aug
    Piruna polingi

  261. Many-spotted Skipperling ______ (BAP:271) (PW:40) (K:301)  Flies in AZ: Aug-early Sep
    Piruna cingo


    Genus HYLEPHILA

  262. Fiery Skipper  (ph)  ______  (BAP:279) (PW:40) (K:303)  Flies in AZ: all year
    Hylephila phyleus



    Fiery Skipper
    (photo by Rise Hill)


    Genus ATALOPEDES 

  263. Sachem ______  (BAP:287) (PW:42) (K:303)  Flies in AZ: early Apr-early Nov 
    Atalopedes campestris


    Genus ANCYLOXYPHA

  264. Tropical Least Skipper ______  (BAP:277) (PW:40) (K:305)  Flies in AZ: early Jul-mid Nov
    Ancyloxypha arene


    Genus COPAEODES 

  265. Orange Skipperling ______  (BAP:275) (PW:40) (K:305)  Flies in AZ: all year
    Copaeodes aurantiaca


    Genus OARISMA

  266. Garita Skipperling ______  (BAP:273) (PW:40) (K:307)  Flies in AZ: Jun-Aug
    Oarisma garita

  267. Edward's Skipperling ______  (BAP:275) (PW:40) (K:307)  Flies in AZ: late Jun-mid Aug
    Oarisma edwardsii


    Genus ADOPAEOIDES 

  268. Sunrise Skipper ______  (BAP:277) (PW:40) (K:307) (along the southern Arizona-Mexico border)  Flies in AZ: mid May-mid-Oct, 2 broods
    Adopaeoides prittwitzi


    Genus LEREMA 

  269. Clouded Skipper ______  (BAP:273) (PW:40) (K:309) (strays from Mexico into southeast Arizona)  Flies in AZ: mid Apr-early Dec
    Lerema accius 


    Genus HERPERIA

  270. Common Branded Skipper (*) ______  (BAP:281) (PW:41) (K:313)  Flies in AZ: early Jun-late Aug
    Hesperia comma 

  271. Green Skipper ______  (BAP:285) (PW:41) (K:315)  Flies in AZ: late Jul-mid Aug
    Hesperia viridis

  272. Pahaska Skipper ______  (BAP:285) (PW:41) (K:315)  Flies in AZ: mid Feb-early Jun & mid Jul-early Dec, 2 broods
    Hesperia pahaska

  273. Apache Skipper ______  (BAP:287) (PW:41) (K:315)  Flies in AZ: mid Sep-Oct
    Hesperia woodgatei

  274. Uncas Skipper ______  (BAP:283) (PW:40) (K:321)  Flies in AZ: mid Mar-late Apr & mid Aug-mid Sep, 2 broods
    Hesperia uncas


    Genus STINGA

  275. Morrison's Skipper ______  (BAP:281) (PW:40) (K:315)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-late May
    Stinga morrisoni


    Genus POLITES

  276. Rhesus Skipper ______  (BAP:283) (PW:41) (K:321)  Flies in AZ: May-Jun
    Polites rhesus

  277. Carus Skipper ______  (BAP:285) (PW:41) (K:321)
    Polites carus

  278. Tawny-edged Skipper ______ (PW:41) (K:325) (in central & northern Arizona)  Flies in AZ: May-Jul
    Polites themistocles


    Genus EUPHYES

  279. Dun Skipper ______  (BAP:303) (PW:42) (K:327)  Flies in AZ: Jun-Jul
    Euphyes vestris


    Genus PARATRYTONE

  280. Snow's Skipper ______ (PW:42) (K:329)  Flies in AZ: early Jun-late Sep
    Paratrytone snowi


    Genus POANES

  281. Taxiles Skipper (*) ______  (BAP:291) (PW:42) (K:331)  Flies in AZ: mid Jun-late Sep
    Poanes taxiles


    Genus ATRYTONOPSIS

  282. Deva Skipper ______  (BAP:303) (PW:42) (K:339)  Flies in AZ: late Apr-early Jul
    Atrytonopsis deva

  283. Viereck's Skipper ______ (PW:42) (K:339)
    Atrytonopsis vierecki

  284. Moon-marked Skipper ______  (BAP:305) (PW:42) (K:339)  Flies in AZ: mid Jul-late Aug
    Atrytonopsis lunus

  285. White-barred Skipper ______  (BAP:305) (PW:42) (K:341)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-early Jun & late Aug-late Oct, 2 broods
    Atrytonopsis pittacus

  286. Python Skipper ______  (BAP:307) (PW:42) (K:341)  Flies in AZ: late Apr-mid Jul
    Atrytonopsis python

  287. Cestus Skipper ______  (BAP:307) (PW:43) (K:341)  Flies in AZ: mid Apr-late May & mid-Aug-early Oct, 2 broods
    Atrytonopsis cestus

  288. Sheep Skipper ______  (BAP:307) (PW:43) (K:341)  Flies in AZ: early Apr-Jun & late Jul-mid Oct, 2 broods
    Atrytonopsis edwardsii


    Genus AMBLYSCIRTES

  289. Bronze Roadside-Skipper ______  (BAP:309)  (PW:43) (K:347)  Flies in AZ: late Apr-late Sep
    Amblyscirtes aenus

  290. Texas Roadside-Skipper ______  (BAP:313) (PW:43) (K:347)  Flies in AZ: mid Jul-mid Sep
    Amblyscirtes texanae

  291. Simius Roadside-Skipper ______  (BAP:309) (K:347)  Flies in AZ: late Jun-late Aug
    "Amblyscirtes" simius

  292. Large Roadside-Skipper ______  (BAP:311) (PW:43) (K:349) (not all that large)  Flies in AZ: mid Jun-early Sep
    Amblyscirtes exoteria

  293. Dotted Roadside-Skipper ______  (BAP:315) (PW:43) (K:349)  Flies in AZ: early Mar-mid Oct, at least 2 broods
    Amblyscirtes eos

  294. Toltec Roadside-Skipper ______  (BAP:313) (PW:43) (K:349) (outside Mexico, only in southeast Arizona)  Flies in AZ: mid May-mid Sep
    Amblyscirtes tolteca prenda

  295. Elissa Roadside-Skipper ______  (BAP:315) (PW:43) (K:349) (outside Mexico, only just north of the border in AZ & NM)  Flies in AZ: mid Jul-late Aug
    Amblyscirtes elissa

  296. Nysa Roadside-Skipper ______  (BAP:317) (PW:43) (K:351)  Flies in AZ: mid Mar-early Oct, several broods
    Amblyscirtes nysa

  297. Cassus Roadside-Skipper ______  (BAP:311) (PW:43) (K:351)  Flies in AZ: mid Jun-early Sep
    Amblyscirtes cassus

  298. Slaty Roadside-Skipper ______  (BAP:315) (PW:43) (K:351)  Flies in AZ: early Jul-late Aug
    Amblyscirtes nereus

  299. Orange-headed Roadside-Skipper ______  (BAP:321) (PW:43) (K:351)  Flies in AZ: early Jul-early Aug
    Amblyscirtes phylace

  300. Orange-edged Roadside-Skipper ______  (BAP:319) (PW:43) (K:351) (outside Mexico, in southeast Arizona only in Chiricahua and Huachuca Mountains)  Flies in AZ: late May-late Aug
    Amblyscirtes fimbriata


    Genus LERODEA

  301. Eufala Skipper ______  (BAP:319) (PW:43) (K:353)  Flies in AZ: late Jan-mid Dec, several broods
    Lerodea eufala

  302. Violet-clouded Skipper ______ (PW:43) (K:353)  (also called Olive-clouded Skipper)  Flies in AZ: late Feb-late Jun & early Aug-mid Dec, 2 broods
    Lerodea arabus


    Genus PANOQUINA 

  303. Ocola Skipper ______ (PW:43) (K:355) (a rare stray in southern Arizona from Mexico)
    Panoquina ocola


    Genus CALPODES

  304. Brazilian Skipper ______  (BAP:321) (PW:43) (K:357) (disperses on occasion north into Arizona)  Flies in AZ: mid Jul-mid Nov
    Calpodes ethlius


    Genus NYCTELIUS

  305. Violet-banded Skipper ______ (PW:43) (K:357) (periodic stray north into Arizona)
    Nyctelius nyctelius


    Genus MAGATHYMUS

  306. Yucca Giant-Skipper ______  (BAP:325) (PW:44) (K:359) (a spring-time butterfly)  Flies in AZ: mid Mar-early Apr
    Megathymus yuccae

  307. Strecker's Giant-Skipper ______  (BAP:327) (PW:44) (K:359) (in northeastern Arizona)  Flies in AZ: May
    Megathymus streckeri

  308. Ursine Giant-Skipper ______  (BAP:327) (PW:44) (K:359)  Flies in AZ: early Jul-late Aug
    Megathymus ursus


    Genus AGATHYMUS

  309. Arizona Giant-Skipper ______  (BAP:323) (PW:44) (K:361)  Flies in AZ: Sep-mid Nov
    Agathymus aryxna

  310. Orange Giant-Skipper ______  (BAP:323) (PW:44) (K:361)  Flies in AZ: mid Sep-mid Oct
    Agathymus neumoegeni

  311. Mojave Giant-Skipper ______  (BAP:not illustrated) (PW:44) (K:361) (in northeastern Arizona)  Flies in AZ: late Aug-mid Oct
    Agathymus alliae

  312. Huachuca Giant-Skipper ______  (BAP:325) (PW:44) (K:361) (only in Huachuca Mtns)  Flies: early Aug-mid Nov 
    Agathymus evansi

  313. Poling's Giant-Skipper ______  (BAP:323) (PW:44) (K:363)  Flies in AZ: late Sep-early Nov
    Agathymus polsingi  


    Some selected reference books regarding Butterflies:


    "Western Butterflies" (in the Peterson Field Guide Series), by Paul Opler & Amy Bartlett Wright, 2nd edition, 1999.
    "Butterflies of North America", by Jim Brock & Kenn Kaufmann (with 2,200 images & 70 photographs).
    "Butterflies of Arizona - A Photographic Guide", by Bob Stewart, Priscilla Brodkin, & Hank Brodkin, 2001.



    Moths

  314. White-lined Sphinx-Moth  (ph)  _____
    Hyles lineata



    Above: a White-lined Sphinx Moth 
    Below: the caterpillar of the White-lined Sphinx 
    Both photographs during the FONT tour in Arizona in August 2008
    (photos by Doris Potter)




    Grasshoppers in Arizona 
    & nearby Sonora, Mexico


    Stridulating Slant-faced Grasshoppers

    Family Acrididae, Subfamily Gompphocerinae


  315. Sumichrast's Toothpick Grasshopper  ______
    Achurum sumichrasti

  316. Club-horned Grasshopper  ______
    Aeropedellus clavatus

  317. White-whiskered Grasshopper  ______
    Agencotettix deorum

  318. Brown Winter Grasshopper  ______
    Amblytropidia mysteca

  319. Striped Slantfaced Grasshopper  ______
    Amphitornus coloradus

  320. Big-headed Grasshopper  ______
    Aulocara elliotti

  321. White-crossed Grasshopper  ______
    Aulocara femoratum

  322. Ebony Grasshopper  ______
    Boopedon nubilum

  323. Creosote Bush Grasshopper  ______
    Bootettix argentatus 

  324. Thomas' Broad-winged Grasshopper  ______
    Chlocaltis abdominalis

  325. Marsh Meadow Grasshopper  ______
    Chorthippus curtipennis

  326. Crenulated Grasshopper  ______
    Cordillacris crenulata

  327. Western Spotted-wing Grasshopper  ______
    Cordillacris occipitalis

  328. Texas Short-wing Slantfaced Grasshopper  ______
    Eritettix abortivus

  329. Velvet-striped Grasshopper  ______
    Eritettix simplex

  330. Rufous Grasshopper  ______
    Heliaula rufa

  331. Dessert Clicker Grasshopper  ______
    Ligurotettix coquilletti

  332. Two-striped Mermiria Grasshopper  ______
    Mermiria bivittata

  333. Lively Mermiria Grasshopper  ______
    Mermiria picta

  334. Obscure Grasshopper  ______
    Opeia obscura

  335. Spotted-wing Grasshopper  ______
    Orphulella pelidna

  336. Wyoming Toothpick Grasshopper  ______
    Paropomala wyomingensis

  337. Mantled Toothpick Grasshopper  ______
    Paropomala pallida 

  338. Snow's Toothpick Grasshopper  ______
    Prorocorypha snowi

  339. Four-spotted Grasshopper  ______
    Phlibostroma quadrimaculatum

  340. Brown-spotted Range Grasshopper  ______
    Psoloessa delicatula 

  341. Handsome Grasshopper  ______
    Syrbula admirabilis

  342. Montezuma's Grasshopper  ______
    Syrbula montezuma


    Band-winged Grasshoppers

    Family ACRIDIDAE, Subfamily OEDIPODINAE

  343. Speckle-winged Rangeland Grasshopper  ______   
    Arphia conspersa   

  344. Northwestern Red-winged Grasshopper  ______
    Arphia pseudonietana

  345. Clear-winged Grasshopper  ______
    Camnula pellucida

  346. Wrangler Grasshopper  ______
    Circotettix rabula

  347. Groove-headed Grasshopper  ______
    Conozoa sulcifrons

  348. Texas Cristate Grasshopper  ______
    Conozoa texana

  349. Pronotal Range Grasshopper  ______  (in far-northern Arizona)
    Cratypedes neglectus

  350. Hayden's Grasshopper  ______
    Derotmema haydeni

  351. Carolina Grasshopper  ______
    Dissosteira carolina

  352. Dusky Grasshopper  ______
    Encoptolophus costalis

  353. Southwestern Dusky Grasshopper  ______
    Encoptolophus subgracilis

  354. Three-banded Range Grasshopper  ______
    Hadrotettix trifasiatus

  355. Arroyo Grasshopper  ______
    Heliastus benjamini

  356. Wrinkled Grasshopper  ______
    Hippiscus ocelote

  357. Rehn's Slender Grasshopper  ______
    Hippopedon gracilipes

  358. Saussure's Blue-winged Grasshopper  ______
    Leprus intermedius

  359. Wheeler's Blue-winged Grasshopper  ______
    Leprus wheeleri

  360. Platt Range Grasshopper  ______
    Mestobregma plattei

  361. Dirt-colored Grasshopper  ______
    Mestobregma terricolor

  362. Blue-legged Grasshopper  ______
    Metator pardalinus

  363. Boll's Grasshopper  ______
    Spharagemon bolli

  364. Campestral Grasshopper  ______
    Spharagemon campestris

  365. Kiowa Rangeland Grasshopper  ______
    Trachyrhachys kiowa

  366. Shy Rose-winged Grasshopper  ______
    Trepidulus rosaceus 

  367. California Band-winged Grasshopper  ______
    Trimerotropis californica

  368. Blue-winged Grasshopper  ______
    Trimerotropis cyaneipennis

  369. Broad-banded Grasshopper  ______
    Trimerotropis latifasciata

  370. Black-winged Grasshopper  ______
    Trimerotropis melanoptera

  371. Crackling Forest Grasshopper  ______
    Trimerotropis verruculata

  372. Pallid-winged Grasshopper  ______
    Trimerotropis pallidipennis

  373. Great Crested Grasshopper  ______
    Trimerotropis formosus

  374. Red-shanked Grasshopper  ______
    Xanthippus corallipes


    Spur-throated Grasshoppers

    Family ACRIDIDAE, Subfamily CYRTACANTHACRIDINAE

  375. Narrow-winged Bush Grasshopper  ______
    Aeoloplides tenuipennis

  376. Pictured Grasshopper  ______
    Dactylotum bicolor

  377. Meadow Purple-striped Grasshopper  ______
    Hesperotettix viridis

  378. Narrow-winged Spurthroated Grasshopper  ______
    Melanoplus angustipennis

  379. Arizona Spurthroated Grasshopper  ______
    Melanoplus arizonae

  380. Two-striped Grasshopper  ______
    Melanoplus bivittatus

  381. Northern Spurthroated Grasshopper  ______
    Melanoplus borealis

  382. Sagebrush Grasshopper  ______
    Melanoplus bowditchi

  383. Yellowish Spurthroated Grasshopper  ______
    Melanoplus flavidus

  384. Little Pasture Spurthroated Grasshopper ______  (in far northern Arizona)
    Melanoplus confusus 

  385. Differential Grasshopper  ______
    Melanoplus differentialis

  386. Red-legged Grasshopper  (ph)  ______
    Melanoplus femurrubrum



    A Red-legged Grasshopper photographed during a FONT tour in Sonora, Mexico

    The hind tibiae of the Red-legged Grasshopper are usually red, but sometimes yellowish green.  

  387. Foedus Grasshopper  ______
    Melanoplus foedus

  388. Gladston's Spurthroated Grasshopper  ______
    Melanoplus gladstoni

  389. Arrow-weed Spurthroated Grasshopper  ______
    Melanoplus herbaceus

  390. Lakin's Grasshopper  ______
    Melanoplus lakinus

  391. Flabellate Grasshopper  ______
    Melanoplus occidentalis

  392. Packard's Grasshopper  ______
    Melanoplus packardii

  393. Migratory Grasshopper  ______
    Melanoplus sanguinipes

  394. Large-headed Grasshopper  ______
    Phoetaliotes nebrascensis

  395. Panther-spotted Grasshopper  ______
    Poecilotettix pantherinus

  396. Spotted Bird Grasshopper  ______
    Schistocerca lineata
    (or emarginata)

  397. Green Bird Grasshopper  ______
    Schistocerca shoshone 

  398. American Bird Grasshopper  ______
    Schistocerca americana

  399. Gray Bird Grasshopper  ______
    Schistocerca nitens

  400. Obscure Bird Grasshopper  ______
    Schistocerca obscura

  401. White-lined Bird Grasshopper  ______ 
    Schistocerca albolineata


    Lubber Grasshoppers

    Family ACRIDIDAE, Subfamily ROMALEINAE

  402. Plains Lubber Grasshopper  (ph)  ______
    Brachystola magna



    A Plains Lubber Grasshopper photographed during a FONT tour
    in Sonora, Mexico 
    (photo by Marie Gardner)

  403. Horse Lubber Grasshopper  ______  (in southern Arizona)
    Taeniopoda eques


    Pygmy Grasshoppers

    Family TETRIGIDAE


  404. Mexican Pygmy Grasshopper  ______
    Paratettix mexicanus


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