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The Putah-Cache Bioregion Project:

Butterfly List

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Many thanks to Art Shapiro, Ph.D, for providing this list.

Families

Key

Sighting Frequency Central Valley Coast Range
+ = Present, breeding (most years).
S = Stray or sighting (rarely breeding).
H = Historic (not recorded last 10 years).
U = Urban.
AG = Annual Grassland.
R = Riparian.
CR = Canyon Riparian.
FW = Foothill Woodland.
C = Non-Serpentine Chaparral.
SCW = Serpentine Chaparral & Woodland
Rare, long-distance dispersers are not listed.

Latin nameCommon nameCentral ValleyCoast Range
Family PapilionidaeSwallowtails U AG R CR FW C SCW
Battus philenorPipevine SwallowtailSS+++SS
Papilio zelicaonAnise Swallowtail+++++++
Papilio indraIndra Swallowtail     S+
Papilio rutulusWestern Tiger Swallowtail+S+++++
Papilio multicaudatusTwo-tailed Swallowtail   ++SS
Papilio eurymedonPale Swallowtail   ++++

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Latin nameCommon nameCentral ValleyCoast Range
Family PieridaeWhites, Sulphurs, and Orange-TipsU AG R CR FW C SCW
Pieris rapaeEuropean Cabbage Butterfly+++++++
Pieris napi microstriataGray-veined White   +SSS
Pontia protodiceCheckered WhiteS+SSSSS
Pontia sisymbriiCalifornia White   SS++
Euchloe ausonidesLarge Marble ++++SS
Euchloe hyantisSmall Marble     S+
Anthocharis saraSara Orange-TipSSS++++
Colias eurythemeOrange Sulphur+++++++
Colias occidentalis chrysomelasGolden Sulphur   +   
Zerene eurydiceCalifornia Dog-faceSS++SSS

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Latin nameCommon nameCentral ValleyCoast Range
Family NymphalidaeBrush-footed ButterfliesU AG R CR FW C SCW
Adelpha bredowii californicaCalifornia SisterSSS++++
Limenitis lorquiniLorquin's AdmiralSS++SSS
Junonia coeniaBuckeye+++++++
Vanessa annabellaWest Coast Lady+++++++
Vanessa atalantaRed Admiral+S+++++
Vanessa virginiensisWest Virginia LadyS++++++
Vanessa carduiPainted Lady+++++++
Nymphalis antiopaMourning Cloak+S+++SS
Nymphalis californicaCalifornia Tortoise-shellSSS++++
Nymphalis milbertiMilbert's Tortoise-shellSS++SSS
Polygonia zephyrusZephyr Anglewing   +   
Polygonia satyrusSatyr AnglewingS ++SSS
Phyciodes campestrisField CrescentSS+    
Phyciodes mylittaMylitta Crescent+++++++
Chlosyne leaniraLeanira Checkerspot   ++++
Chlosyne pallaNorthern Checkerspot   ++++
Euphydryas chalcedonaChalcedon CheckerspotSSS++++
Euphydryas edithaEdith's Checkerspot   + ++
Speyeria coronisCoronis Silverspot   +   
Speyeria callippeCallippe Silverspot   S ++

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Latin nameCommon nameCentral ValleyCoast Range
Family SatyridaeMeadow BrownsU AG R CR FW C SCW
Cercyonis pegala boopisOx-Eyed Satyr    + +
Cercyonis sthenele silvestrisWoodland Satyr    + +
Coenonympha tullia californiaCalifornia RingletS++++++
Family DanaidaeMonarchs 
Danaus plexippusMonarch+++++++
Family RiodinidaeMetalmarks 
Apodemia mormoMormon Metalmark   + + 

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Latin nameCommon nameCentral ValleyCoast Range
Family LycaenidaeGossamer-Winged ButterfliesU AG R CR FW C SCW
Habrodais grunusCanyon Oak Hairstreak   ++++
Atlides halesusGreat Purple Hairstreak+S+++++
Callophrys dumetorumGreen Hairstreak   ++++
Mitoura johnsoniBrown Mistletoe Hairstreak   ++++
Mitoura spinetorumBlue Mistletoe Hairstreak   ++++
Mitoura muiriJohn Muir's Hairstreak      +
Incisalia iroidesBrown Elfin   ++++
Incisalia mossiiMoss' Elfin   ++  
Satyrium californicaCalifornia Hairstreak  +++++
Satyrium sylvinusWillow Hairstreak  +++++
Satyrium saepiumSepia Hairstreak   SS++
Satyrium auretorumGold-hunter's Hairstreak  +++++
Satyrium tetraMountain-Mahogany Hairstreak   ++++
Strymon melinus Gray Hairstreak+++++++
Lycaena helloidesPurplish Copper+++++++
Lycaena xanthoidesGreat Copper +++ + 
Lycaena gorgonGorgon Copper   ++++
Lycaena arotaTailed Copper   +   
Brephidium exilisPygmy BlueS++SSSS
Leptotes marinaMarine BlueSSSSSSS
Everes comyntasEastern Tailed BlueS++++  
Celastrina argiolus echoEcho BlueS S++++
Plebejus acmonAcmon Blue+++++++
Plebejus icarioidesIcarioides Blue   ++++
Glaucopsyche lygdamusSilvery Blue ++++++

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Latin nameCommon nameCentral ValleyCoast Range
Family HesperiidaeSkippersU AG R CR FW C SCW
Epargyreus clarusSilver-Spotted Skipper  H+S++
Thorybes pyladesNorthern Cloudy-wing   ++++
Erynnis propertiusPropertius Dusky-wing  +++++
Erynnis persiusPersius Dusky-wing HH++++
Erynnis pacuviusPacuvius Dusky-wing     + 
Erynnis tristisSad Dusky-wing+S+++++
Erynnis brizo lacustraLeather Oak Dusky-wing     S+
Pholisora catullusSooty Wing+++SS  
Pyrgus communisCommon Checkered Skipper+++++++
Pyrgus scripturaLeast Checkered Skipper+++    
Helipetes ericetorumLarge Checkered SkipperSSSSS++
Atalopedes campestrisField Skipper+++++++
Hylephila phyleusFiery Skipper+++SSS 
Hesperia columbiaColumbia Skipper   SS++
Hesperia lindseyiLindsey's Skipper   S+++
Hesperia comma tildeniTilden's Skipper   S+++
Hesperia jubaYuba Skipper   SSSS
Polites sabuletiSandhill Skipper+++S   
Ochlodes agricolaThe Farmer   ++++
Ochlodes sylvanoidesWoodland SkipperSS+++++
Poanes melaneUmber Skipper  ++SSS
Lerodea eufalaEufala Skipper+++SSSS
Amblyscirtes vialisRoadside Skipper   ++  

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TotalsCentral ValleyCoast Range
All species 89U AG R CR FW C SCW
Present, breeding (+) 232642655556 59
Stray or sighting (S) 19178151819 15
Historic (H)  12    
Total42445280737574

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