WISCONSIN'S
BUTTERFLY FAMILIES

 

Swallowtails 
  (Family Papilionidae)

       Swallowtails 
     (Subfamily Papilioninae)

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)

Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)

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Whites and Sulphurs
  (Family Pieridae)

       Whites (Subfamily Pierinae)

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

Mustard White (Pieris oleracea)

West Virginia White (Pieris virginiensis)

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)

Olympia Marble (Euchloe olympia)

Falcate Orangetip (Anthocharis midea)

 

       Sulphurs 
      (Subfamily Coliadinae)

Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)

Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

Pink-edged Sulphur (Colias interior)

Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia)

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)

Orange-barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)

Large Orange Sulphur (Phoebis agarithe)

Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana)

Little Yellow (Eurema lisa)

Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)

Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

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Gossamer-wing Butterflies 
  (Family Lycaenidae)

       Harvesters 
      (Subfamily Miletinae)

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)

 

      Coppers 
      (Subfamily Lycaeninae)

American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)

Gray Copper (Lycaena dione)

Bronze Copper (Lycaena hyllus)

Bog Copper (Lycaena epixanthe)

Dorcas Copper (Lycaena dorcas)

Purplish Copper (Lycaena helloides)

 

      Hairstreaks 
      (Subfamily Theclinae)

Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)

Acadian Hairstreak (Satyrium acadica)

Edwards' Hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii)

Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)

Hickory Hairstreak (Satyrium caryaevorum)

Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)

Brown Elfin (Callophrys augustinus)

Hoary Elfin (Callophrys polios)

Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus)

Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)

Eastern Pine Elfin (Callophrys niphon)

Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)

White M Hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album)

Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

Early Hairstreak (Erora laeta)

 

      Blues 
        (Subfamily Polyommatinae)

Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)

Reakirt's Blue (Hemiargus isola)

Eastern Tailed-Blue (Everes comyntas)

Western Tailed-Blue (Everes amyntula)

Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)

Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)

Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

Northern Blue (Lycaeides idas)

Melissa Blue (Lycaeides melissa)

Greenish Blue (Plebejus saepiolus)

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Metalmarks 
  (Family Riodinidae)

Swamp Metalmark (Calephelis mutica)

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Brush-footedButterflies
  (Family Nymphalidae)

    Snouts 
      (Subfamily Libytheinae)

            American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

      Heliconians and Fritillaries
      (Subfamily Heliconiinae)

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)

Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

Atlantis Fritillary (Speyeria atlantis)

Bog Fritillary (Boloria eunomia)

Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)

Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona)

Frigga Fritillary (Boloria frigga)

Freija Fritillary (Boloria freija)

      True Brush-foots 
      (Subfamily Nymphalinae)

California Patch (Chlosyne californica)

Gorgone Checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)

Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

Harris' Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii)

Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii)

Baltimore (Euphydryas phaeton)

Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)

Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)

Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus)

Green Comma (Polygonia faunus)

Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)

Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis vau-album)

Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis milberti)

American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

      Admirals and Relatives       
      (Subfamily Limenitidinae)

Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)

White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

 

      Leafwings 
      (Subfamily Charaxinae)

Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)

 

      Emperors 
     (Subfamily Apaturinae)

Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)

Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

     Satyrs (Subfamily Satyrinae)

Northern Pearly Eye (Enodia anthedon)

Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice)

Appalachian Brown (Satyrodes appalachia)

Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela)

Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)

Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

Red-disked Alpine (Erebia discoidalis)

Chryxus Arctic (Oeneis chryxus)

Jutta Arctic (Oeneis jutta)

      Monarchs (Subfamily Danainae)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

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Skippers 
  (Family Hesperiidae)

     Spread-wing Skippers 
      (Subfamily Pyrginae)

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)

Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)

Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)

Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)

Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)

Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)

Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)

Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis)

Columbine Duskywing (Erynnis lucilius)

Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)

Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)

Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)

Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)

 

      Grass Skippers 
      (Subfamily Hesperiinae)

Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)

Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)

Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)

Poweshiek Skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)

European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)

Common Branded Skipper (Hesperia comma)

Ottoe Skipper (Hesperia ottoe)

Leonard's Skipper (Hesperia leonardus)

Cobweb Skipper (Hesperia metea)

Indian Skipper (Hesperia sassacus)

Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)

Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)

Crossline Skipper (Polites origenes)

Long Dash (Polites mystic)

Northern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)

Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)

Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)

Arogos Skipper (Atrytone arogos)

Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan)

Byssus Skipper (Problema byssus)

Mulberry Wing (Poanes massasoit)

Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok)

Broad-winged Skipper (Poanes viator)

Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion)

Black Dash (Euphyes conspicua)

Two-spotted Skipper (Euphyes bimacula)

Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)

Dusted Skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna)

Pepper and Salt Skipper (Amblyscirtes hegon)

Common Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes vialis)

Eufala Skipper (Lerodea eufala)

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Comments or Questions about Butterflies - Contact rn@csd.uwm.edu

 

Giant Swallow Butterfly Image
Giant Swallowtail
Eastern Tiger Swallow Butterfly Image
Eastern Tiger Swallow
Falcate Orangetip Butterfly Image
Falcate OrangetipSouthern Dogface Butterfly Image
Southern DogfaceSleepy Orange Butterfly Image
Sleepy Orange
Harvester Butterfly Image
Harvester
Bog Copper Butterfly Image
Bog Copper
Striped Hairstreak Butterfly Image
Striped HairstreakJuniper Hairstreak Butterfly Image
Juniper HairstreakEastern Tailed-Blue Butterfly Image
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Summer Azure Butterfly Image
Summer Azure
Melissa Blue Butterfly Image
Melissa Blue
American Snout Butterfly Image
American Snout
Variegated Fritiallary Butterfly Image
Variegated Fritillary
Atlantis Fritillary Butterfly Image
Atlantis Fritillary
Silvery Checkerspot Butterfly Image
Silvery Checkerspot
Baltimore Butterfly Image
Baltimore
Common Buckeye Butterfly Image
Common Buckeye
White Admiral Butterfly Image
White Admiral
Goatweed Leafwing
Butterfly Image
Goatweed Leafwing
Hackberry Emperor Butterfly Image
Hackberry Emperor
Little Wood Satyr Butterfly Image
Little Wood Satyr
Common Wood Nymph Butterfly Image
Common Wood Nymph
Silver-Spotted Skipper Butterfly Image
Silver-Spotted Skipper
Common Checkered Skipper Butterfly Image
Common Checkered SkipperArctic Skipper Butterfly Image
Arctic Skipper
Northern Broken Dash Butterfly Image
Northern Broken Dash
Delaware
Skipper Butterfly Image
Delaware Skipper
Dusted Skipper
Butterfly Image
Dusted Skipper
Eufala Skipper Butterfly Image
Eufala Skipper

For textual accounts on each species noted, including sighting confirmations within the state of Wisconsin by county, most with color photographs, link to USGA Site below

http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/lepid/bflyusa/wi/toc.htm

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