Arizona Butterfly and Moth Update–November, 2013

By Garry Rogers

Arizona Butterfly and Moth Conservation

Tiger Swallowtail

Two-tailed Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata) Arizona’s butterfly.

Butterflies and moths are pollinators and they are food for other species.  I know of no harm they cause to human interests.  Nevertheless, many die from insecticide poisoning and others decline due to human removal of caterpillar host plants.  The conservation status of these familiar animals is mostly unknown.

Butterflies and moths are not thought of as social insects, but they do interact beyond their feeding and mating behavior.  I have watched two Monarch butterflies perched side by side patiently taking turns at a nectar source, and many of us have seen two or more individuals swirling around with members of their own and other species.


Arizona Butterfly and Moth Numbers

  • Estimates for the World and for the United States are difficult without more data.  Arizona numbers are from the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD).
  • Arizona Butterflies:  399 (2 exotics)
  • Arizona Butterflies listed by AZGFD as having uncertain status:  345 (87%)
  • Arizona Butterflies at risk of extinction (S1-S4):  41 (79% of those classified)
  • Arizona Butterflies presumed extinct:  2
  • ESA Arizona Butterflies of concern:  5
  • Arizona Moths possible total:  4,000
  • Arizona Moths listed by AZGFD:  59 (1% of possible total)
  • Arizona Moths of uncertain status:  51 (86% of listed)
  • Arizona Moths of presumed extinct:  3 (5% of listed)

Butterfly and Moth References

The BAMONA website includes photos and detailed information on most Arizona species.  It does not include subspecies information or Arizona status.  It is sad to see pesticide companies advertising on the BAMONA site.

Posts about butterflies:  For more information about butterflies, use the search box (top-left) to search for “butterflies.”

Click for list of Arizona Butterfly and Moth Conservation Status Symbols (AZGFD and ESA)

The moth species list follows the butterflies.

A R I Z O N A   B U T T E R F L I E S

SCIENTIFIC NAME

COMMON NAME

AZ

ESA

Abaeis nicippe

Sleepy Orange

S?

Achalarus albociliatus

Skinner’s Dusky Wing

SA

Achalarus casica

Desert Hoary Edge

S?

Achalarus toxeus

Coyote Skipper

S?

Adopaeoides prittwitzi

Sunrise Skipper

S2

Agathymus alliae

Mojave Giant Skipper

S4

 

Agathymus aryxna

Arizona Giant Skipper

S5

Agathymus baueri

Yavapai Giant Skipper

S?

Agathymus baueri freemani

Freeman’s Agave Borer

S?

Agathymus evansi

Huachuca Giant-skipper

S3

Agathymus gentryi

Gentry’s Giant-skipper

S?

Agathymus neumoegeni

Neumogen’s Giant Skipper

S3

Agathymus polingi

Poling’s Giant Skipper

S2

Aglais milberti

Milbert’s Tortoiseshell

S?

Agraulis vanillae

Gulf Fritillary

S?

Aguna asander

Gold-spot Aguna

SA

Amblyscirtes aenus

Bronze Roadside Skipper

S?

Amblyscirtes cassus

Cassus Roadside Skipper

S?

Amblyscirtes elissa

Elissa Roadside-skipper

S?

Amblyscirtes eos

Eos Roadside Skipper

S?

Amblyscirtes exoteria

Large Roadside Skipper

S?

Amblyscirtes fimbriata

Orange-edged Roadside Skipper

S?

Amblyscirtes nereus

Slaty Roadside Skipper

S?

Amblyscirtes nysa

Nysa Roadside Skipper

S?

Amblyscirtes oslari

Oslar’s Roadside Skipper

S?

Amblyscirtes phylace

Phylace Roadside Skipper

S?

Amblyscirtes simius

Simius Roadside Skipper

S?

Amblyscirtes texanae

Texas Roadside Skipper

S?

Amblyscirtes tolteca

Toltec Roadside-skipper

S?

Amblyscirtes vialis

Common Roadside-skipper

S?

Anaea aidea

Tropical Leafwing

S?

Anaea andria

Goatweed Butterfly

S?

Anatrytone logan

Delaware Skipper

SR

Ancyloxypha arene

Tropical Least Skipper

S?

Ancyloxypha numitor

Least Skipper

S?

Anteos clorinde

White Angled Sulphur

S?

Anteos maerula

Yellow Brimstone

S?

Anthanassa texana

Texan Crescent

S?

Anthanassa tulcis

Tulcis Crescent

S?

Anthocharis cethura

Desert Orangetip

S4

 

Anthocharis thoosa

Sonoran Orangetip

S5

Antigonus emorsa

Emorsus Skipper

SA

Apodemia mejicanus

Sonoran Metalmark

S?

Apodemia mormo

Mormon Metalmark

S?

Apodemia nais

Nais Metalmark

S?

Apodemia palmerii

Palmer’s Metalmark

S?

Apodemia phyciodoides

Crescent Metalmark

SH

Appias drusilla

Tropical White

S?

Apyrrothrix araxes

Araxes Skipper

S?

Arawacus jada

Jade-blue Hairstreak

SA

Archilestes californicus

California Spreadwing

S?

Archilestes grandis

Great Spreadwing

S?

Argia agrioides

California Dancer

S?

Argia alberta

Paiute Dancer

S?

Argia extranea

Spine-tipped Dancer

S?

Argia hinei

Lavender Dancer

S?

Argia immunda

Kiowa Dancer

S?

Argia lacrimans

Sierra Madre Dancer

S?

Argia lugens

Sooty Dancer

S?

Argia moesta

Powdered Dancer

S?

Argia munda

Apache Dancer

S?

Argia nahuana

Aztec Dancer

S?

Argia oenea

Fiery-eyed Dancer

S?

Argia pallens

Amethyst Dancer

S?

Argia plana

Springwater Dancer

S?

Argia sedula

Blue-ringed Dancer

S?

Argia tezpi

Tezpi Dancer

S?

Argia tonto

Tonto Dancer

S?

Argia translata

Dusky Dancer

S?

Argia vivida

Vivid Dancer

S?

Ascia monuste

Great Southern White

S?

Asterocampa celtis

Hackberry Butterfly

S?

Asterocampa clyton

Tawny Emperor

S?

Asterocampa idyja

Dusky Emperor

S?

Asterocampa leilia

Empress Leilia

S?

Atalopedes campestris

Sachem

S?

Atlides halesus

Great Purple Hairstreak

S?

Atrytonopsis cestus

Cestus Skipper

S2

Atrytonopsis deva

Deva Skipper

S3

Atrytonopsis edwardsi

Sheep Skipper

S?

Atrytonopsis lunus

Lunus Skipper

S?

Atrytonopsis pittacus

Pittacus Skipper

S?

Atrytonopsis python

Python Skipper

S?

Atrytonopsis vierecki

Viereck’s Skipper

S?

Autochton cellus

Golden-banded Skipper

S?

Autochton pseudocellus

Sonoran Banded-skipper

SX

Battus philenor

Pipevine Swallowtail

S?

Battus polydamas

Polydamus Swallowtail

S?

Bolla clytius

Mottled Bolla

SA

Brachymesia furcata

Red-tailed Pennant

S?

Brephidium exilis

Western Pygmy-blue

S?

Cabares potrillo

Potrillo Skipper

SA

Calephelis arizonensis

Arizona Metalmark

S2

Calephelis nemesis

Fatal Metalmark

S?

Calephelis rawsoni

Rawson’s Metalwork

S?

Calephelis wrighti

Wright’s Metalmark

S?

Callophrys affinis

Western Green Hairstreak

S?

Callophrys augustinus

Brown Elfin

S?

Callophrys comstocki

Comstock’s Hairstreak

S1S2

Callophrys eryphon

Western Pine Elfin

S?

Callophrys gryneus

Juniper Hairstreak

S?

Callophrys gryneus siva

Juniper Hairstreak

S?

Callophrys sheridanii

Sheridan’s Green Hairstreak

S?

Callophrys spinetorum

Thicket Hairstreak

S?

Callophrys xami

Xami Hairstreak

S2?

Calpodes ethlius

Brazilian Skipper

S?

Celaenorrhinus fritzgaertneri

Fritzgaertner’s Flat

SA

Celotes nessus

Streaky Skipper

S?

Cercyonis meadii

Mead’s Wood Nymph

S?

Cercyonis meadii alamosa

Alamosa Satyr

S?

Cercyonis oetus

Dark Wood Nymph

S?

Cercyonis pegala

Common Wood Nymph

S?

Cercyonis sthenele

Great Basin Wood Nymph

S?

Chioides albofasciatus

White-striped Longtail

SA

Chioides zilpa

Zilpa Longtail

S?

Chiomara georgina

White-patched Skipper

S?

Chlorostrymon simaethis

Simaethis Hairstreak

S?

Chlosyne acastus

Acastus Checkerspot

S5

SC

Chlosyne californica

California Patch

S?

Chlosyne cyneas

Cyneas Checkerspot

S2

Chlosyne definita

Definite Patch

S?

Chlosyne fulvia

Fulvia Checkerspot

S?

Chlosyne lacinia

Bordered Patch

S?

Chlosyne leanira

Leanira Checkerspot

S?

Chlosyne nycteis

Silvery Checkerspot

S?

Chlosyne rosita

Rosita Patch

S?

Chlosyne theona

Theona Checkerspot

S?

Codatractus arizonensis

Arizona Skipper

S?

Codatractus valeriana

Valeriana Skipper

S2

Coenonympha tullia

Common Ringlet

S?

Cogia caicus

Caicus Skipper

S?

Cogia hippalus

Acacia Skipper

S?

Colias alexandra

Queen Alexandra’s Sulphur

S?

Colias eurytheme

Alfalfa Sulphur

S?

Colias philodice

Clouded Sulphur

S?

Copaeodes aurantiaca

Orange Skipperling

S?

Copaeodes minima

Southern Skipperling

S?

Cupido (Everes) amyntula

Western Tailed-blue

S?

Cupido (Everes) comyntas

Eastern Tailed-blue

S?

Cyllopsis pertepida

Warm Brown

S?

Cyllopsis pyracmon

Pyracmon Brown

S?

Cyllopsis pyracmon henshawi

Henshaw’s Brown

S2

 

Cymaenes trebius

Fawn-spotted Skipper

S?

Danaus eresimus

Soldier

S?

Danaus gilippus

Queen

S?

Danaus plexippus

Monarch

SN?

 

Doxocopa laure

Silver Emperor

S?

Dymasia dymas

Dymas Checkerspot

S?

Echinargus isola

Reakirt’s Blue

S?

Emesis ares

Ares Metalmark

S2?

Emesis zela

Zela Metalmark

S1

Epargyreus clarus

Silver-spotted Skipper

S?

Erora quaderna

Arizona Hairstreak

S?

Erynnis afranius

Afranius Dusky Wing

S?

Erynnis brizo

Sleepy Dusky Wing

S?

Erynnis funeralis

Funereal Dusky Wing

S?

Erynnis horatius

Horace’s Dusky Wing

S?

Erynnis icelus

Dreamy Dusky Wing

S?

Erynnis juvenalis

Juvenal’s Dusky Wing

S?

Erynnis meridianus

Meridian Dusky Wing

S?

Erynnis pacuvius

Pacuvius Dusky Wing

S?

Erynnis persius

Persius Dusky Wing

S?

Erynnis scudderi

Scudder’s Dusky Wing

S1S2

Erynnis telemachus

Rocky Mountain Dusky Wing

S?

Erynnis tristis

Mournful Dusky Wing

S?

Euchloe ausonides

Large Marble

S?

Euchloe guaymasensis

Sonoran Marble

S?

Euchloe lotta

Pearly Marble

S?

Eueides isabella

Isabella’s Heliconian

S?

Eunica monima

Dingy Purple Wing

S?

Euphilotes battoides

Square-spotted Blue

S?

Euphilotes baueri

Bauer’s Blue

S?

Euphilotes bernardino

Bernadino Blue

S?

Euphilotes ellisi

Ellis’ Blue

S?

Euphilotes enoptes

Dotted Blue

S?

Euphilotes mojave

Mojave Blue

S1

Euphilotes mojave virginensis

Mojave Blue

S1

Euphilotes pallescens

Pallid Blue

S?

Euphilotes rita

Rita Blue

S?

Euphilotes rita emmeli

Emmel’s Blue

S?

Euphilotes spaldingi

Spalding’s Blue

S?

Euphydryas anicia

Anicia Checkerspot

S4

 

Euphyes vestris

Dun Skipper

S?

Euptoieta claudia

Variegated Fritillary

S?

Euptoieta hegesia

Mexican Fritillary

S?

Eurema boisduvaliana

Boisduval’s Yellow

S?

Eurema daira

Barred Yellow

S?

Eurema mexicana

Mexican Yellow

S?

Ganyra howarthi

Howarth’s Giant White

S1

Gesta invisus

False Duskywing

S?

 

Glaucopsyche lygdamus

Silvery Blue

S?

Glaucopsyche lygdamus minipunctum

Silvery Blue

S?

Glaucopsyche piasus

Arrowhead Blue

S?

Grais stigmaticus

Hermit Skipper

SA

Gyrocheilus patrobas

Red-bordered Brown

S?

Habrodais grunus

Biosduval’s Hairstreak

S?

Heliopetes ericetorum

Large White Skipper

S?

Heliopetes laviana

Laviana Skipper

S?

Heliopetes macaira

Maciara Skipper

S?

Heliopyrgus domicella

Erichson’s White-skipper

S?

Hemiargus ceraunus

Ceraunus Blue

S?

Hesperagrion heterodoxum

Painted Damsel

S?

Hesperia colorado

Common Branded Skipper

S?

Hesperia colorado susanae

 

S?

 

Hesperia juba

Juba Skipper

S?

Hesperia lindseyi

Lindsey’s Skipper

S?

Hesperia nevada

Nevada Skipper

S?

Hesperia pahaska

Pahaska Skipper

S?

Hesperia uncas

Uncas Skipper

S?

Hesperia viridis

Green Skipper

S?

Hesperia woodgatei

Apache Skipper

S?

Hesperopsis alpheus

Saltbush Sootywing

S?

Hesperopsis libya

Mohave Sootywing

S?

Hetaerina americana

American Rubyspot

S?

Hetaerina vulnerata

Canyon Rubyspot

S?

Hylephila phyleus

Fiery Skipper

S?

Hypaurotis crysalus

Colorado Hairstreak

S?

Hypaurotis crysalus intermedia

Colorado Hairstreak

S?

Hypostrymon critola

Sonoran Hairstreak

S2

 

Junonia coenia

Buckeye

S?

Junonia genoveva

Genoveva

S?

Junonia genoveva nigrosuffusa

Dark Peacock

S?

Kricogonia lyside

Lyside Sulphur

S?

Lasaia maria

Maria’s Metalmark

S?

Leptotes marina

Marine Blue

S?

Lerema accius

Clouded Skipper

S?

Lerodea arabus

Violet-clouded Skipper

S?

Lerodea eufala

Eufala Skipper

S?

Libytheana carinenta

Tropical Snout

S?

Limenitis archippus

Viceroy

S4

 

Limenitis archippus obsoleta

Obsolete Viceroy Butterfly

S4

 

Limenitis arthemis

White Admiral or Red-spotted Purple

S?

Limenitis weidemeyerii

Weidemeyer’s Admiral

S?

Lycaena arota

Arota Copper

S?

Lycaena ferrisi

Arizona Copper

S3

Lycaena helloides

Purplish Copper

S?

Lycaena heteronea

Blue Copper

S?

Macrodiplax balteata

Marl Pennant

S?

Macromia magnifica

Western River Cruiser

S?

Marpesia chiron

Many-banded Daggerwing

S?

Marpesia petreus

Ruddy Dagger Wing

S?

Megathymus streckeri

Strecker’s Giant skipper

S?

Megathymus ursus

Ursine Giant skipper

S3

 

Megathymus ursus ursus

Ursine Giant skipper

S3

 

Megathymus yuccae

Yucca Giant-skipper

S?

Megisto rubricata

Red Satyr

S?

Memphis glycerium

Angled Leafwing

S?

Microtia elva

Elf

S?

Ministrymon leda

Leda Hairstreak

S?

Morpho polyphemus

White Morpho

S?

Myscelia cyananthe

Blackened Bluewing

S?

Nastra julia

Julia’s Skipper

S1

Nastra neamathla

Neamathla Skipper

S?

Nathalis iole

Dainty Sulphur

S?

Neominois ridingsii

Riding’s Satyr

S?

Neophasia menapia

Pine White

S5

Neophasia terlooii

Chiricahua Pine White

S4

 

Nyctelius nyctelius

Nyctelius Skipper

SA

Nymphalis antiopa

Mourning Cloak

S?

Nymphalis californica

California Tortoise Shell

S?

Oarisma edwardsii

Edwards’ Skipperling

S?

Oarisma garita

Garita Skipperling

S?

Ochlodes sylvanoides

Woodland Skipper

S?

Ochlodes yuma

Yuma Skipper

S?

Oeneis alberta

Alberta Arctic

S?

Oeneis alberta daura

Alberta Arctic

S?

Panoquina lucas

Purple-washed Skipper

SA

 

Panoquina ocola

Ocola Skipper

S?

Papilio anchisiades

Anachisiades Swallowtail

S?

Papilio astyalus

Broad-banded Swallowtail

S?

Papilio cresphontes

Giant Swallowtail

S?

Papilio indra

Indra Swallowtail

S2

 

Papilio indra kaibabensis

Short-tailed Black Swallowtail

S2

Papilio machaon

Old World Swallowtail

S?

Papilio machaon bairdii

Baird’s Swallowtail

S?

Papilio multicaudata

Two-tailed Swallowtail

S?

Papilio ornythion

Ornythion Swallowtail

S?

Papilio pilumnus

Three-tailed Swallowtail

S?

Papilio polyxenes

Black Swallowtail

S?

Papilio rutulus

Western Tiger Swallowtail

S?

Papilio zelicaon

Anise Swallowtail

S?

Paramacera allyni

Pine Satyr

S?

Paratrytone snowi

Snow’s Skipper

S?

Parides alopius

White-dotted Cattleheart

S?

Perithemis domitia

Slough Amberwing

S?

Perithemis intensa

Mexican Amberwing

S?

Perithemis tenera

Eastern Amberwing

S?

Phaeostrymon alcestis

Soapberry Hairstreak

S?

Philotiella speciosa

Small Blue

S?

Phoebis agarithe

Large Orange Sulphur

S?

Phoebis neocypris

Tailed Sulphur

S?

Phoebis philea

Orange-barred Sulphur

S?

Phoebis sennae

Cloudless Sulphur

S?

Pholisora catullus

Common Sooty Wing

S?

Pholisora mejicanus

Mexican Sootywing

S?

Phyciodes batesii

Tawny Crescent

SH

Phyciodes batesii anasazi

Canyon Crescent

SH

Phyciodes cocyta

Northern Crescent

S?

Phyciodes graphica

Vesta Crescent

S?

Phyciodes mylitta

Mylitta Crescent

S?

Phyciodes pallida

Pale Crescent

S?

Phyciodes phaon

Phaon Crescent

S?

Phyciodes picta

Painted Crescent

S?

Phyciodes picta canace

Painted Crescent

S?

Phyciodes pulchella

Field Crescent

S?

Phyciodes tharos

Pearl Crescent

S?

Pieris marginalis

Margined White

S?

Pieris rapae

Cabbage Butterfly

SE

Piruna aea

Many-spotted Skipperling

S?

Piruna pirus

Pirus Skipperling

S?

Plebejus acmon

Acmon Blue

S?

Plebejus glandon

Arctic Blue

S?

Plebejus glandon punctatus

Arctic Blue

S?

Plebejus glandon rusticus

Rustic Blue

S?

Plebejus icarioides

Boisduval’s Blue

S?

Plebejus lupini

Lupine Blue

S?

Plebejus lupini texanus

Texas Blue

S?

Plebejus melissa

Melissa Blue

S?

Plebejus saepiolus

Greenish Blue

S?

Plebejus shasta

Shasta Blue

S?

Poanes melane

Umber Skipper

S1S2

Poanes melane vitellina

Vitelline Skipper

S1S2

Poanes taxiles

Taxiles Skipper

S?

Poladryas arachne

Arachne Checkerspot

S?

Poladryas minuta

Dotted Checkerspot

S?

Polites carus

Carus Skipper

S?

Polites draco

Draco Skipper

S?

Polites mystic

Long Dash

S1

Polites peckius

Peck’s Skipper

S?

Polites rhesus

Rhesus Skipper

S?

Polites sabuleti

Sandhill Skipper

S?

Polites sonora

Sonora Skipper

S?

Polites themistocles

Tawny-edged Skipper

S?

Polygonia faunus

Green Comma

S?

Polygonia gracilis

Hoary Comma

S?

Polygonia gracilis zephyrus

Zephyr

S?

Polygonia interrogationis

Question Mark

S?

Polygonia satyrus

Satyr Anglewing

S?

Polygonus leo

Hammock Skipper

S?

Polythrix mexicana

Mexican Polythrix

SA

Polythrix octomaculata

Eight-spotted Polythrix

SA

Pontia beckerii

Becker’s White

S?

Pontia occidentalis

Western White

S?

Pontia protodice

Checkered White

S?

Pontia sisymbrii

California White

S?

Pseudocopaeodes eunus

Eunus Skipper

SRF

Pseudocopaeodes eunus eunus

Alkali Skipper

SRF

SC

Pyrgus albescens

Western Checkered Skipper

S?

Pyrgus communis

Checkered Skipper

S?

Pyrgus oileus

Tropical Checkered Skipper

S?

Pyrgus philetas

Philetas Checkered Skipper

S?

Pyrgus scriptura

Small Checkered Skipper

S?

Pyrgus xanthus

Southern Checkered Skipper

S?

Pyrisitia dina

Dina Yellow

S?

Pyrisitia lisa

Little Yellow

S?

Pyrisitia nise

Mimosa Yellow

S?

Pyrisitia proterpia

Tailed Orange

S1S2B

Satyrium behrii

Behr’s Hairstreak

S?

Satyrium ilavia

Ilavia Hairstreak

S?

Satyrium saepium

Hedge-row Hairstreak

S?

Satyrium saepium latalinea

Hedgerow Hairstreak

S?

Satyrium sylvinus

Sylvan Hairstreak

S?

Satyrium titus

Coral Hairstreak

S?

Siproeta stelenes

Malachite

S?

Speyeria aphrodite

Aphrodite Fritillary

S?

Speyeria coronis

Coronis Fritillary

S?

Speyeria hesperis

Northwestern Fritillary

S3

Speyeria mormonia

Mormon Fritillary

S?

Speyeria mormonia luski

Atronis Fritillary

S1

Speyeria nokomis

Nokomis Fritillary

S3

Speyeria nokomis coerulescens

Blue Silverspot Butterfly

SH

SC

Speyeria nokomis nitocris

Mountain Silverspot Butterfly

S3

Staphylus ceos

Ceos Skipper

S?

Staphylus mazans

Mazans Scallopwing

S?

Stinga morrisoni

Morrison’s Skipper

S?

Strymon bebrycia

Mexican Gray Hairstreak

S?

Strymon cestri

Tailless Scrub-hairstreak

S?

Strymon istapa

Mallow Scrub-hairstreak

S?

Strymon melinus

Gray Hairstreak

S?

Synapte syraces

Faceted Skipper

SA

Systasea pulverulenta

Texas Powdered-skipper

S?

Systasea zampa

Arizona Powdered Skipper

S?

Texola elada

Elada Checkerspot

S?

Thessia jalapus

Jalapus Cloudywing

S?

Thorybes drusius

Drusius Cloudywing

S?

Thorybes mexicana

Mexican Cloudywing

S?

Thorybes pylades

Northern Cloudywing

S?

Timochares ruptifasciata

Brown-banded Skipper

S?

Urbanus dorantes

Dorantes Skipper

S?

Urbanus procne

Brown Longtail

SA

Urbanus proteus

Long-tailed Skipper

S?

Vanessa annabella

West Coast Lady

S?

Vanessa atalanta

Red Admiral

S?

Vanessa cardui

Painted Lady

S?

Vanessa virginiensis

American Painted Lady

S?

Windia windi

Wind’s Skipper

SA

Zerene cesonia

Southern Dogface

S?

Zestusa dorus

Short-tailed Arizona Skipper

S?

Zizula cyna

Cyna Blue

S1

A R I Z O N A   M O T H S

SCIENTIFIC NAME

COMMON NAME

AZ

ESA

Astylis sp. 1

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Automeris patagoniensis

Patagonia Eyed Silkmoth

S?

 

Catocala aholibah

An Underwing Moth

S?

 

Catocala amatrix

The Sweetheart Underwing

S?

 

Catocala benjamini

Benjamin’s Underwing

S?

 

Catocala caesia

An Underwing Moth

S?

 

Catocala chelidonia

An Underwing Moth

S?

 

Catocala desdemona

An Underwing Moth

S?

 

Catocala electilis

An Underwing Moth

S?

 

Catocala frederici

An Underwing Moth

S?

 

Catocala grotiana

Grote’s Underwing

S?

 

Catocala hermia

An Underwing Moth

S?

 

Catocala ilia

Ilia Underwing

S?

 

Catocala jessica

Jessica Underwing

S?

 

Catocala junctura

Joined Underwing

S?

 

Catocala neogama

The Bride

S?

 

Catocala ophelia

An Underwing Moth

S?

 

Catocala piatrix

The Penitent

S?

 

Catocala relicta

White Underwing

S?

 

Catocala semirelicta

Semirelict Underwing

S?

 

Catocala verrilliana

An Underwing Moth

S?

 

Catocala violenta

An Underwing Moth

S?

 

Dasylophia seriata

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Dolbogene hartwegii

Hartweg’s Sphinx

S?

 

Euhyparpax rosea

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Euproserpinus wiesti

Weist’s Sphinx Moth

S?

 

Hemileuca grotei

A Buckmoth

S?

 

Hemileuca grotei diana

A Buckmoth

S?

 

Hemileuca hera

Hera Sheepmoth

S?

 

Hemileuca hera magnifica

Hera Sheepmoth

S?

 

Hemileuca hualapai

Hualpai Buckmoth

S?

 

Hemileuca stonei

Stone’s Buckmoth

S?

 

Hemileuca tricolor

Tricolor Buckmoth

S?

 

Heterocampa averna

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Heterocampa incongrua

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Heterocampa ruficornis

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Heterocampa sp. 1 nr. amanda

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Hippia packardii

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Litodonta aonides

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Litodonta contrasta

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Litodonta sp. 1 nr. alpina

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Macrothemis inacuta

Slender Sylph

S?

 

Oligocentria alpica

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Oligocentria delicata

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Oligocentria sp. 1

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Proserpinus vega

Vega Sphinx

S?

 

Schizura biedermani

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Sphinx asella

Asella Sphinx

S?

 

Sphinx libocedrus

Incense Cedar Sphinx

S?

 

Sphinx smithi

A Sphinx Moth

S?

 

Symmerista zacualpana

A Notodontid Moth

S?

 

Astylis biedermani

A Notodontid Moth

S1

 

Proserpinus terlooii

Terloo’s Sphinx

S1

 

Sphingicampa raspa

A Royal Moth

S1

 

Hemileuca griffini

Griffin’s Sheepmoth

S2?

 

Heterocampa amanda

A Notodontid Moth

S2S3

 

Heterocampa ditta

A Notodontid Moth

SH

 

Oligocentria paradisus

A Notodontid Moth

SH

 

Oligocentria pinalensis

A Notodontid Moth

SH

 

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11 thoughts on “Arizona Butterfly and Moth Update–November, 2013

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  3. I feel so sad, I saw no Monarchs this year, even though we had a bumper crop of Milkweed. The overwinter kill really hit hard, they arrived late, and when they did, they seemed to favor certain areas. I think there simply weren’t enough of them to spread out. I wonder what next year will bring?

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  4. Now that I’m living in Glendale, AZ…..I have noticed SO MANY colored butterflies the past few weeks here. WAY more than in So. Oregon. I really appreciate all your info you share on your blog. It is helping me learn more about the species here in Arizona! God Bless Gary, Catherine :-)

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