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Butterflies of Tennessee

ed. note: This list was updated 4/28/2014.



Epargyreus clarus
Silver-spotted Skipper
 Urbanus proteus
  Long-tailed Skipper 
 Autochton cellus
 Golden Banded-Skipper
 Pyrgus communis 
 Common Checkered-Skipper 
 Pyrgus albescens
 White Checkered-Skipper
 Nastra lherminier
  Swarthy Skipper 
 Lerema accius
 Clouded Skipper
 Ancyloxypha numitor
 Least Skipper
 Hylephila phyleus
 Fiery Skipper 
  Hesperia leonardus
  Leonard’s Skipper
 Hesperia metea
 Cobweb Skipper
 Hesperia sassacus
 Indian Skipper
 Polites peckius
  Peck’s Skipper
 Polites themistocles
 Tawny-edged Skipper
 Polites origenes
 Crossline Skipper
 Poanes hobomok
 Hobomok Skipper
 Poanes zabulon
 Zabulon Skipper
 Paones viator
 Broad-winged Skipper
  Poanes yehi
 Yehi Skipper
 Euphyes dion
  Dion Skipper
 Euphyes vestries  Dun Skipper
  Atrytonopsis hianna
 Dusted Skipper
 Amblyscirtes linda
  Linda’s Roadside-Skipper
 Amblyscirtes hegon
  Pepper and Salt Skipper
 Amblyscirtes reversa
 Reversed Roadside-Skipper
  Amblyscirtes aesculapius
  Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper
 Amblyscirtes vialis
 Common Roadside-Skipper
 Amblyscirtes belli
 Bell’s Roadside-Skipper
 Lerodea eufala
 Eufala Skipper
 Panoquina ocola
 Ocola Skipper
 Erynnis icelus
 Dreamy Duskywing
 Erynnis brizo
 Sleepy Duskywing
 Erynnis juvenalis
  Juvenal’s Duskywing
 Erynnis horatius
 Horace’s Duskywing
  Erynnis martialis
 Mottled Duskywing
  Erynnis zarucco
 Zarucco Duskywing
 Erynnis baptisiae
 Wild Indigo Duskywing
 Urbanus dorantes
 Dorantes Longtail
 Achalarus lyciades  Hoary Edge


 Battus philenor    Pipevine Swallowtail
 Eurytides marcellus
 Zebra Swallowtail 
 Papilio polyxenes
 Black Swallowtail
 Papilio glaucus
 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
  Papilio troilus
  Spicebush Swallowtail
 Papilio palamedes
 Palamedes Swallowtail
 Papilio cresphontes  Giant Swallowtail


 Pontia protodice
  Checkered White
 Pieris rapae  Cabbage White


 Colias philodice
  Clouded Sulphur 
 Colias eurytheme
 Orange Sulphur
  Phoebis sennae
 Cloudless Sulphur
 Nathalis iole   Dainty Sulphur


  Eurema daira
  Barred Yellow
  Pyrisitia lisa   Little Yellow


 Altides halesus
  Great Purple Hairstreak
 Callophrys gryneus
 Juniper Hairstreak
 Satyrium favonius ontario    “Northern” Southern/ Oak Hairstreak
 Satyrium titus
  Coral Hairstreak 
 Satyrium caryaevorus
  Hickory Hairstreak
 Satyrium edwardsii
 Edwards’ Hairstreak 
 Satytrium calanus
 Banded Hairstreak
 Satyrium liparops
 Striped Hairstreak
  Calycopis cecrops
  Red-banded Hairstreak
 Strymon melinus
  Gray Hairstreak
 Parrhasius m-album
White M Hairstreak
 Erora laeta   Early Hairstreak 
  Libyteana carinenta      American Snout  
  Danaus plexippus  Monarch

  Fritillary/ Longwings 

  Agraulis vanillae
  Gulf Fritillary 
  Euptoieta claudia
 Variegated Fritillary
 Speyeria diana
 Diana Fritillary
 Speyeria cybele
 Great Spangled Fritillary
  Speyeria aphrodite
 Aphrodite Fritillary
 Boloria bellona  Meadow Fritillary

Admirals and Relatives 

  Limenitis arthemis astyanax
  Red-spotted Purple
 Limenitis archippus  Viceroy


 Asterocampa celtis
  Hackberry Emperor
  Asterocampa clyton  Tawny Emperor

True Brushfoots

 Vanessa atalanta
  Red Admiral
 Vanessa cardui
  Painted Lady
 Vanessa virginiensis
 American Lady
  Phyciodes phaon
  Phaon Crescent
Phyciodes tharos
  Pearl Crescent
 Polygonia comma
 Eastern Comma 
  Polygonia faunus  
 Green Comma
 Polygonia progne
 Gray Comma
 Junonia coenia
 Common Buckeye
 Polygonia interrogationis
 Question Mark
 Chlosyne gorgone
Gorgone Checkerspot
  Chlosyne nycteis
 Silvery Checkerspot
 Nymphalis antiopa  Mourning Cloak 
  Enodia portlandia    Southern Pearly-eye
  Cyllopsis gemma
  Gemmed Satyr
 Megisto cymela
  Little Wood-Satyr
 Cercyonis pegala
  Common Wood-Nymph
 Leptotes marina
  Marine Blue 
 Cupido comyntas   Eastern Tailed-Blue
 Feniseca tarquinius
 Celastrina ladon
  Spring Azure
 Celastrina neglecta  Summer Azure
  Lycaena phlaeas
 American Copper
 Lycaena hyllus
 Bronze Copper
 Celastrina nigra  Dusky Azure
  Glaucopsyche lygdamus
  Silvery Blue
 Echinargus isola
Reakirt’s Blue
 Leptotes marina
 Marine Blue 
 Cupido comyntas
Eastern Tailed-Blue 
 Pholisora catullus
  Common Sootywing
 Atalopedes campestris
 Polites vibex   Whirlabout
 Wallengrenia otho
 Southern Broken-Dash
 Pompeius verna
 Little Glassywing
 Euchloe Olympia
 Olympia Marble
 Anthocharis midea
  Falcate Orangetip
  Zerene cesonia
  Southern Dogface
  Abaeis nicippe

 Sleepy Orange

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