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Santa Barbara Field Guides - Butterflies


Papilionidae - Swallowtails
Battus philenor - Pipevine Swallowtail
Papilio machaon bairdii - Baird's Old World Swallowtail
Papilio zelicaon - Anise Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes - Giant Swallowtail
Papilio rutulus - Western Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio eurymedon - Pale Swallowtail


Pieridae - Whites and Sulphurs
Pontia beckerii - Becker's White
Pontia sisymbrii - Spring White
Pontia protodice - Checkered White
Pontia occidentalis - Western White
Pieris rapae - Cabbage White
Euchloe ausonides - Large Marble
Euchloe hyantis - Pearly Marble
Anthocharis cethura - Desert Orangetip
Anthocharis sara - Pacific Orangetip
Anthocharis lanceolata - Gray Marble
Colias eurytheme - Orange Sulphur
Colias alexandra - Harford's Sulphur
Colias eurydice - California Dogface
Colias cesonia - Southern Dogface
Phoebis sennae - Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe - Large Orange sulphur
Eurema nicippe - Sleepy Orange
Nathalis iole - Dainty Sulphur


Nymphalidae - Monarchs, Checkerspots and Fritillaries
Libytheana carinenta - American Snout
Agraulis vanillae - Gulf Fritillary
Speyeria coronis - Coronis Fritillary
Speyeria callippe - Callippe Fritillary
Speyeria adiaste - Unsilvered Fritillary
Thessalia leanira - Leanira Checkerspot
Chlosyne gabbii - Gabb's Checkerspot
Phyciodes campestris - Field Crescent
Phyciodes mylitta - Mylitta Crescent
Euphydryas chalcedona - Variable Checkerspot
Euphydryas editha - Edith's Checkerspot
Polygonia satyrus - Satyr Comma
Polygonia gracilis - Hoary Comma
Nymphalis californica - California Tortoiseshell
Nymphalis antiopa - Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis milberti - Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Vanessa virginiensis - American Lady
Vanessa cardui - Painted Lady
Vanessa annabella - West Coast Lady
Vanessa atalanta - Red Admiral
Junonia coenia - Common Buckeye
Limenitis lorquini - Lorquin's Admiral
Adelpha bredowii - California Sister
Coenonympha tullia - Common Ringlet
Cercyonis sthenele - Great Basin Wood Nymph
Danaus plexippus - Monarch
Danaus gilippus - Queen


Lycaenidae - Hairstreaks and Blues
Lycaena arota - Tailed Copper
Lycaena xanthoides - Great Copper
Lycaena gorgon - Gorgon Copper
Lycaena heteronea - Blue Copper
Lycaena helloides - Purplish Copper
Habrodais grunus - Golden Hairstreak
Atlides halesus - Great Purple Hairstreak
Satyrium behri - Behr's Hairstreak
Satyrium californica - California Hairstreak
Satyrium sylvinus - Sylvan Hairstreak
Satyrium auretorum - Gold-hunter's Hairstreak
Satyrium tetra - Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak
Satyrium saepium - Hedgerow Hairstreak
Callophrys dumetorum - Bramble Hairstreak
Callophrys augustinus - Brown Elfin
Callophrys mossii - Moss' Elfin
Callophrys spinetorum - Thicket Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus - Juniper Hairstreak
Strymon melinus - Gray Hairstreak
Brephidium exile - Western Pygmy Blue
Leptotes marina - Marine Blue
Hemiargus isola - Reakirt's Blue
Everes amyntula - Western Tailed Blue
Celastrina ladon - Spring Azure
Philotes sonorensis - Sonoran Blue
Euphilotes battoides - Square-spotted Blue
Euphilotes enoptes - Dotted Blue
Philotiella speciosa - Small Dotted Blue
Glaucopsyche piasus - Arrowhead Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus - Silvery Blue
Lycaeides melissa - Melissa Blue
Plebejus saepiolus - Greenish Blue
Plebejus icarioides - Boisduval's Blue
Plebejus acmon - Acmon Blue
Plebejus lupinus - Lupine Blue


Riodinidae - Metalmarks
Calephelis nemesis - Fatal Metalmark
Apodemia mormo - Mormon Metalmark


Hesperiidae - Skippers
Epargyreus clarus - Silver-spotted Skipper
Urbanus proteus - Long-tailed Skipper
Thorybes pylades - Northern Cloudywing
Erynnis brizo - Sleepy Duskywing
Erynnis propertius - Propertius Duskywing
Erynnis tristis - Mournful Duskywing
Erynnis pacuvius - Pacuvius Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis - Funereal Duskywing
Pyrgus ruralis - Two-banded Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus scriptura - Small Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus communis - Common Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus albescens - White Checkered-Skipper
Heliopetes ericetorum - Northern White-Skipper
Pholisora catullus - Common Sootywing
Hylephila phyleus - Fiery Skipper
Hesperia columbia - Columbian Skipper
Hesperia lindseyi - Lindsey's Skipper
Polites sabuleti - Sandhill Skipper
Atalopedes campestris - Sachem
Ochlodes agricola - Rural Skipper
Ochlodes sylvanoides - Woodland Skipper
Poanes melane - Umber Skipper
Lerodea eufala - Eufala Skipper
Panoquina errans - Wandering Skipper

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