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Pages about individual butterfly species are divided up into sections based on families and subfamilies:

Swallowtails - Family Papilionidae


Subfamily Papilioninae

Fluted Swallowtails - Tribe Papilionini

Black Swallowtail - Papilio polyxenes

Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio glaucus

Spicebush Swallowtail - Papilio troilus

Giant Swallowtail - Papilio cresphontes

Aristolochia Swallowtails - Tribe Troidini

Pipevine Swallowtail - Battus philenor

Kite Swallowtails - Tribe Leptocircini

Zebra Swallowtail - Eurytides marcellus


Subfamily Parnassiinae


Sulfurs and Whites - Family Pieridae


Subfamily Dismorphiinae

Subfamily Coliadinae - Sulfurs

Orange/Common Sulfur - Colias eurytheme/philodice

Dog Face Sulfur - Colias cesonia

Cloudless Sulfur - Phoebis sennae

Large Orange Sulfur - Phoebis agarithe

Orange-Barred Sulfur - Phoebis philea

Little sulfur - Eurema lisa

Rambling Orange - Eurema nicippe

Wolf-Face Sulfur - Eurema mexicana

Dainty Sulfur - Nathalis iole


Subfamily Pierinae - Whites

Falcate Orange Tip - Anthocharis midea

Rosy Marble - Euchloe olympia

Checkered White - Pieris protodice

Cabbage Butterfly - Pieris rapae (non-native, introduced from Europe in 1800's)

Southern White - Ascia monuste

Tropical White - Appias drusilla



Brush Footed Butterflies - Family Nymphalidae


Subfamily Danainae - Milkweed Butteflies

Monarch - Danaus plexippus

Queen - Danaus gilippus


Subfamily Nymphalinae

True Brushfoots - Tribe Nymphalini

Viceroy - Limenitis archippus

Red-Spotted Purple - Limenitis arthemis

Buckeye - Precis coenia

Red Admiral - Vanessa atalanta

Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui

American Lady - Vanessa virginiensis

Question Mark - Polygonia interrogationis

Comma - Polygonia comma

Dark Gray Comma - Polygonia progne

Fire Rim Tortoise Shell - Nymphalis milberti

Western Tortoise Shell - Nymphalis californica

Comma Tortoise Shell - Nymphalis vau-album

Mourning Cloak - Nymphalis antiopa


Checkerspots and Crescents - Tribe Melitaeini

Baltimore - Euphydryas phaeton

Gorgone Checkerspot - Chlosyne gorgone

Streamside Checkerspot - Chlosyne nycteis

Pearl Crescent - Phyciodes tharos

Mat Plant Crescent - Phyciodes phaon

Texas Crescent - Phyciodes texana


Fritillaries - Tribe Argynnini

Meadow Fritillary - Boloria bellona

Great Spangled Fritillary - Speyeria cybele

Regal Fritillary - Speyeria idalia

Variegated Fritillary - Euptoieta claudia


Longwings - Tribe Heliconiini

Gulf Fritillary - Dione vanillae

Zebra Long Wing - Heliconius charitonia


Subfamily Apaturinae - Emperors

Hackberry Butterfly - Asterocampa celtis

Tawny Emperor - Asterocampa clyton


Subfamily Satyrinae - Satyrs

Creole Pearly Eye - Lethe creola

Southern Pearly Eye - Lethe portlandia

Northern Pearly Eye - Lethe anthedon

Woods Eyed Brown - Lethe appalachia

Jeweled Satyr - Cyllopsis gemma

Little Wood Satyr - Megisto cymela

Wood Nymph - Cersyonis pegala


Subfamily Charaxinae - Goatweed Butterflies

Goatweed Butterflye - Anaea andria



Little Butterflies - Family Lycaenidae


Subfamily Lycaeninae

Hairstreaks - Tribe Theclini

Coral Hairstreak - Harkenclenus titus

Northern Willow Hairstreak - Satyrium acadica

Striped Hairstreak - Satyrium liparops

Hickory Hairstreak - Satyrium caryaevorus

Banded Hairstreak - Satyrium calanus

Scrub Oak Hairstreak - Satyrium edwardsii

Red Banded Hairstreak - Calycopis cecrops

Eastern Pine Elfin - Callophrys niphon

Woodland Elfin - Callophrys henrici

Olive Hairstreak - Callophrys gryneus

Southern Oak Hairstreak - Fixsenia favonius

White-M Hairstreak - Parrhasius m-album

Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus


Blues - Tribe Polyommatini

Striped Blue - Leptotes marina

Tropical Blue - Lycaena cassius

Eastern Tailed Blue - Everes comyntas

Spring Azure - Celastrina argiolus

Spring Sooty - Celastrina nigra

Silvery Blue - Glaucopsyche lygdamus

Spring Sooty - Celastrina nigra

Mexican Blue - Hemiargus isola


Coppers - Tribe Lycaenini

Small Copper - Lycaena phlaeas

Bronze Copper - Lycaena hyllus

Gray Copper - Lycaena xanthoides


Harvesters - Tribe Miletini

Harvester - Feniseca tarquinius


Subfamily Riodininae - Metalmarks

Swamp Metalmark - Calephelis muticum


Snout Butterflies - Family Libytheidae

Snout Butterfly - Libytheana carinenta



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