Monterey County Butterfly Species List

 

Papilionidae

pipevine swallowtail Battus philenor               

pale swallowtail Papilio eurymedon               

western tiger swallowtail Papilio rutulus

anise swallowtail Papilio zelicaon


Pieridae

sara (Pacific) orangetip Anthocharis sara

large marble  Euchloe ausonides   

mustard (margined) white  Pieris marginalis

cabbage white  Pieris rapae

checkered white  Pontia protodice

spring white  Pontia sisymbrii

california dogface  Colias (Zerene) eurydice

orange sulphur  Colias eurytheme

harford’s sulphur  Colias harfordii

cloudless sulphur  Phoebis sennae marcellina


Lycaenidae

tailed copper  Lycaena arota  

gorgon copper  Lycaena gorgon   

purplish copper  lycaena helloides

great copper Lycaena xanthoides

great purple hairstreak  Atlides halesus

inland green hairstreak  Callophrys perplexa

coastal green hairstreak  Callophrys dumetorum

Muir’s juniper hairstreak  Callophrys gryneus muiri

Nelson’s juniper hairstreak  Callophrys g. nelsoni

thicket hairstreak  Callophrys spinetorum

golden hairstreak  Habrodais grunus lorquini

gold-hunter’s hairstreak  Satyrium auretorum

California hairstreak  Satyrium californica

hedgerow hairstreak  Satyrium saepium

sylvan hairstreak  Satyrium sylvinus

mountain mahogany hairstreak  Satyrium tetra

gray hairstreak  Strymon melinus

western pine elfin  Callophrys eryphon

Moss’s elfin  Callophrys mossii

brown elfin  Callophrys augustinus

western pygmy-blue  Brephidium exile

echo azure  Celastrina ladon echo

Bernardino blue  Euphilotes battoides bernardino

dotted (Pacific) blue  Euphilotes enoptes

western tailed-blue  Everes amyntula

silvery blue  Glaucopsyche lygdamus

arrowhead blue  Glaucopsyche piasus

marine blue  Leptotes marina

melissa blue  Lycaeides melissa

sonoran blue  Philotes sonorensis

acmon blue  Plebejus acmon

Boisduval’s blue  Plebejus icarioides

lupine blue  Plebejus lupinus


Riodinidae

mormon metalmark  Apodemia m. mormo

Nymphalidae

gulf fritillary  Agraulis vanillae 

unsilvered fritillary  Speyeria adiaste

callippe fritillary  Speyeria callippe

coronis fritillary  Speyeria coronis

field crescent  Phyciodes campestris

mylitta crescent  Phyciodes mylitta

Gabb’s checkerspot  Chlosyne gabbii

northern checkerspot  Chlosyne palla

variable checkerspot  Euphydryas chalcedona

Edith’s checkerspot  Euphydryas editha

leanira checkerspot  Thessalia leanira

common buckeye  Junonia coenia

mourning cloak  Nymphalis antiopa

California tortoiseshell  Nymphalis californica

Milbert’s tortoiseshell  Nymphalis milberti

hoary comma  Polygonia gracilis

oreas (gray) comma  Polygonia progne oreas

satyr comma  Polygonia satyrus

red admiral  Vanessa atalanta

west coast lady  Vanessa annabella

painted lady  Vanessa cardui

American lady  Vanessa virginiensis

California sister  Adelpha bredowii

Lorquin’s admiral  Limenitis lorquini

monarch  Danaus plexippus

queen  Danaus gilippus

common wood-nymph  Cercyonis pegala

great basin wood-nymph  Cercyonis sthenele

common ringlet  Coenonympha tullia californica


Hesperiidae

silver-spotted skipper Epargyreus clarus   

sleepy duskywing  Erynnis brizo

funereal duskywing  Erynnis funeralis

pacuvius duskywing  Erynnis pacuvius

persius duskywing Erynnis persius

propertius duskywing  Erynnis propertius

mournful duskywing  Erynnis tristis

northern white-skipper  Heliopetes ericetorum

common sootywing Pholisora catullus

common checkered-skipper  Pyrgus communis

two-banded checkered-skipper  Pyrgus ruralis

northern cloudywing  Thorybes pylades

sachem  Atalopedes campestris

western branded skipper  Hesperia colorado

columbian skipper  Hesperia columbia

Lindsey’s skipper  Hesperia lindseyi

fiery skipper  Hylephila phyleus

rural skipper  Ochlodes agricola

woodland skipper  Ochlodes sylvanoides

umber skipper  Poanes melane

sandhill skipper  Polites sabuleti