Nebraska Butterfly, Skipper and Moth Lists

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Butterflies and Skippers

Scientific NameCommon Name
Family: HESPERIIDAE
Epargyreus clarus  Silver Spotted Skipper
Achalarus lyciades  Hoary Edge
Thorybes bathyllus  Southern Cloudywing
Thorybes pylades  Northern Cloudywing
Staphylus hayhurstii  Hayhurst’s Scallopwing
Grais stigmatica  Hermit
Erynnis brizo  Sleepy Duskywing
Erynnis juvenalis  Juvenal’s Duskywing
Erynnis horatius  Horace’s Duskywing
Erynnis martialis  Mottled Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis  Funereal Duskywing
Erynnis baptisiae  Wild Indigo Duskywing
Erynnis afranius  Afranius Duskywing
Erynnis persius  Persius Duskywing
Pyrgus scriptura  Small Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus communis  Common Checkered-Skippe
Pholisora catullus  Common Sootywing
Ancyloxypha numitor  Least Skipper
Oarisma garita  Garita Skipperling
Thymelicus lineola  European Skipper
Hylephila phyleus  Fiery Skipper
Hesperia uncas  Uncas Skipper
Hesperia juba  Juba Skipper
Hesperia colorado  Western Branded Skipper
Hesperia ottoe  Ottoe Skipper
Hesperia leonardus  Leonard’s Skipper
Hesperia pahaska  Pahaska Skipper
Hesperia metea  Cobweb Skipper
Hesperia viridis  Green Skipper
Hesperia attalus  Dotted Skipper
Polites rhesus  Rhesus Skipper
Polites carus  Carus Skipper
Polites peckius  Peck’s Skipper
Polites sabuleti  Sandhills Skipper
Polites themistocles  Tawny-edged Skipper
Polites origenes  Crossline Skipper
Polites mystic  Long Dash
Wallengrenia egeremet  Northern Broken-Dash
Pompeis verna  Little Glassywing
Atalopedes campestris  Sachem
Atrytone arogos  Arogos Skipper
Anattrytone logan  Delaware Skipper
Problema byssus  Byssus Skipper
Poanes massasoit  Mulberry Wing
Poanes hobomok  Hobomok Skipper
Poanes zabulon  Zabulon Skipper
Poanes taxiles  Taxiles Skipper
Poanes viator  Broad-winged Skipper
Euphyes dion  Dion Skipper
Euphyes conspicuous  Black Dash
Euphyes bimacula  Two-spotted Skipper
Euphyes vestris  Dun Skipper
Atrytonopsis hianna  Dusted Skipper
Amblyscirtes simius  Simius Roadside Skipper
Amblyscirtes oslari  Oslar’s Roadside Skipper
Amblyscirtes nysa  Nysa Roadside Skipper
Amblyscirtes vialis  Roadside Skipper
Lerodea eufala  Eufala Skipper
Calpodes ethlius  Brazilian Skipper
Megathymus yuccae  Yucca Giant Skipper
Megathymus streckeri  Strecker’s Giant Skipper
Family: PAPILIONIDAE
Parnassius phoebus  Phoebus’ Parnassian
Battus philenor  Pipe-vine Swallowtail
Eurytides marcellus  Zebra Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes  Black Swallowtail
Papilio machaon  Baird’s Swallowtail
Papilio zelicaon  Anise Swallowtail
Papilio indra  Indra Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes  Giant Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus  Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio rutulus  Western Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio multicaudata  Two-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio troilus  Spicebush Swallowtail
Papilio Palamedes  Palamedes Swallowtail
Family: PIERIDAE
Neophasia menapia  Pine White
Appias drusilla  Florida White
Pontia sisymbrii  California White
Pontia protodice  Checkered White
Pontia occidentalis  Western White
Pieris napi  Mustard White
Pieris rapae  Cabbage Butterfly
Euchloe ausonides  Large Marble
Euchloe olympia  Olympia Marble
Anthocharis midea  Falcate Orangetip
Colias philodice  Clouded Sulphur
Colias eurytheme  Alfalfa Butterfly
Colias alexandra  Queen Alexandra’s Sulphur
Zerene cesonia  Southern Dogface
Anteos clorinde  White Angled Sulphur
Anteos maerula  Yellow Brimstone
Phoebis sennae  Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis philea  Orange-barred Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe  Large Orange Sulphur
Kricogonia lyside  Lyside
Aphrissa statira  Statira Sulfur
Eurema daira  Barred Yellow
Eurema mexicana  Mexican Sulphur
Pyrisitia proterpia  Tailed Orange
Pyrisitia lisa  Little Yellow
Pyrisitia nise  Mimosa Sulphur
Abaeis nicippe  Sleepy Orange
Nathalis iole  Dainty Sulphur
Family: LYCAENIDAE
Feniseca tarquinius  Harvester
Lycaena phlaeas  Little Copper
Lycaena dione  Dione Copper
Lycaena hyllus  Bronze Copper
Lycaena rubida  Ruddy Copper
Lycaena helloides  Purplish Copper
Satyrium titus  Coral Hairstreak
Satyrium acadicum  Acadian Hairstreak
Satyrium edwardsii  Edwards’ Hairstreak
Satyrium calanus  Banded Hairstreak
Satyrium caryaevorum  Hickory Hairstreak
Satyrium liparops  Striped Hairstreak
Ministrymon leda  Leda Hairstreak
Calycopis cecrops  Red-banded Hairstreak
Callophrys affinis apama  Apama Hairstreak
Callophrys. gryneus  Olive Hairstreak
Callophrys. g. siva  Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys henrici  Henry’s Elfin
Callophrys niphon  Eastern Pine Elfin
Callophrys eryphon  Western Pine Elfin
Strymon melinus  Gray Hairstreak
Parrhasius m-album  White-M Hairstreak
Brephidium exilis  Pygmy Blue
Leptotes marina  Marine Blue
Echinargus isola  Reakirt’s Blue
Cupido comyntas  Eastern Tailed Blue
Cupido amyntula  Western Tailed Blue
Celastrina neglecta  Summer Azure
Celastrina ladon  Spring Azure
Euphilotes enoptes  Dotted Blue
Euphilotes rita  Rita Blue
Glaucopsyche piasus  Arrowhead Blue
Glaucopsyche lygdamus  Silvery Blue
Plebejus melissa  Melissa Blue
Plebejus saepiolus  Greenish Blue
Plebejus icarioides  Icarioides Blue
Plebejus shasta  Shasta Blue
Plebejus lupini  Lupine Blue
Family: NYMPHALIDAE
Libytheana carinenta  Snout Butterfly
Agraulis vanillae  Gulf Fritillary
Dryas iulia  Julia
Heliconius charithonia  Zebra
Euptoieta claudia  Variegated Fritillary
Speyeria cybele  Great Spangled Fritillary
Speyeria aphrodite  Aphrodite Fritillary
Speyeria idalia  Regal Fritillary
Speyeria edwardsii  Edwards’ Fritillary
Speyeria coronis  Coronis Fritillary
Speyeria zerene  Zerene Fritillary
Speyeria callippe  Callippe Fritillary
Speyeria atlantis  Atlantis Fritillary
Speyeria mormonia  Mormon Fritillary
Boloria selene  Silver-bordered Fritillary
Boloria bellona  Meadow Fritillary
Boloria titaniaTitania Fritillary
Poladryas arachne  Arachne Checkerspot
Chlosyne fulvia  Fulvia Checkerspot
Chlosyne lacinia  Bordered Patch
Chlosyne gorgone  Gorgone Checkerspot
Chlosyne nycteis  Silvery Checkerspot
Chlosyne acastus  Acastus Checkerspot
Anthanassa texana  Texan Crescent
Phyciodes.vesta  Vesta Crescent
Phyciodes phaon  Phaon Crescent
Phyciodes tharos  Pearl Crescent
Phyciodes cocyta  Northern Crescent
Phyciodes batesii  Tawny Crescent
Phyciodes. pratensis  Field Crescent
Phyciodes pictus  Painted Crescent
Phyciodes pallida  Pale Crescent
Phyciodes mylitta  Mylitta Crescent
Euphydryas anicia  Anicia Checkerspot
Euphydryas phaeton  Baltimore
Polygonia interrogationis  Question Mark
Polygonia comma  Eastern Comma
Polygonia satyrus  Satyr Anglewing
Polygonia zephyrus  Zephyr
Polygonia progne  Gray Comma
Nymphalis l-album  Compton Tortoise Shell
Nymphalis antiopa  Mourning Cloak
Aglais milberti  Milbert’s Tortoise Shell
Vanessa virginiensis  American Painted Lady
Vanessa cardui  Painted Lady
Vanessa annabella  West Coast Lady
Vanessa atalanta  Red Admiral
Junonia coenia  Buckeye
Anartia jatrophae  White Peacock
Limenitis arthemis Astyanax  Red-spotted Purple
Limenitis archippus  Viceroy
Limenitis weidemeyerii  Weidemeyer’s Admiral
Mestra amymone  Amymone
Marpesia petreus  Ruddy Dagger Wing
Anaea aidea  Tropical Leaf Wing
Anaea andria  Goatweed Butterfly
Asterocampa celtis  Hackberry Butterfly
Asterocampa clyton  Tawny Emperor
Lethe anthedon  Northern Pearly Eye
Lethe eurydice  Eyed Brown
Megisto cymela  Little Wood Satyr
Coenonympha tullia inornata  Inornate Ringlet
Coenonympha t. ochracea  Ochre Ringlet
Cercyonis pegala  Common Wood Nymph
Cercyonis meadii  Mead’s Wood Nymph
Cercyonis oetus  Dark Wood Nymph
Neominois ridingsii  Ridings’ Satyr
Oeneis uhleri  Varuna Arctic
Danaus plexippus  Monarch
Danaus gilippus  Queen

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