SOUTH FLORIDA BUTTERFLIES

Lake Okeechobee through the Florida Keys

 
SWALLOWTAILS
Pipevine Swallowtail Battus philenor
Polydamas Swallowtail Battus polydamas
Zebra Swallowtail Eurytides marcellus
Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes
Spicebush Swallowtail Papilio troilus
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus
Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes
Schaus’ Swallowtail Papilio aristodemus
Bahamian Swallowtail Papilio andraemon
Palamedes Swallowtail
 
Papilio palamedes
WHITES, YELLOWS AND SULPHURS
Great Southern White Ascia monuste
Florida White Appias drusilla
Checkered White Pontia protodice
Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
Southern Dogface Colias cesonia
Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole
Little Yellow Eurema lisa
Mimosa Yellow Eurema nise
Dina Yellow Eurema dina
Sleepy Orange Eurema nicippe
Barred Yellow Eurema daira
Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae
Orange-barred Sulphur Phoebis philea
Large Orange Sulphur Phoebis agarithe
Statira Sulphur Phoebis statira
Lyside Sulphur
 
Kricogonia lyside
METALMARKS
Little Metalmark
 
Calephelis virginiensis
HAIRSTREAKS 
Atala Eumaeus atala
White M Hairstreak Parrhasius m-album
Silver-banded Hairstreak Chlorostrymon simaethis
Amethyst Hairstreak Chlorostrymon maesites
Red-banded Hairstreak Calycopis cecrops
Fulvous Hairstreak Electrostrymon angelia
Gray Ministreak Ministrymon azia
Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus
Martial Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon martialis
Bartram’s Scrub-Hairstreak Strymon acis
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
 
Strymon columella
BLUES
Eastern Pygmy-Blue Brephidium isophthalma
Cassius Blue Leptotes cassius
Ceraunus Blue Hemiargus ceraunus
Miami Blue Hemiargus thomasi
Nickerbean Blue
 
Hemiargus ammon
BRUSHFOOTS
American Snout  Libytheana carinenta
Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae
Julia Dryas julia
Zebra Heliconius charitonius
Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia
Phaon Crescent Phyciodes phaon
Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos
Cuban Crescent Phyciodes frisia
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
American Lady Vanessa virginiensis
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
Hackberry Emperor Asterocampa celtis
Tawny Emperor Asterocampa clyton
Common Buckeye Junonia coenia
Mangrove Buckeye Junonia evarete
Tropical Buckeye Junonia genoveva
White Peacock Anartia jatrophae
Viceroy Limenitis archippus
Malachite Siproeta stelenes
Florida Purplewing Eunica tatila
Dingy Purplewing Eunica monima
Florida Leafwing Anaea floridalis
Ruddy Daggerwing
 
Marpesia petreus
SATYRS  
Carolina Satyr Hermeuptychia sosybius
Georgia Satyr
 
Neonympha areolata
MILKWEED BUTTERFLIES
Monarch Danaus plexippus
Queen Danaus gilippus
Soldier
 
Danaus erisimus
SKIPPERS
Mangrove Skipper Phocides pigmalion
Hammock Skipper Polygonus leo
Zestos Skipper Epargyreus zestos
Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus
Long-tailed Skipper Urbanus proteus
Dorantes Longtail  Urbanus dorantes
Northern Cloudywing Thorybes pylades
Horace’s Duskywing Erynnis horatius
Florida Duskywing Ephyriades brunneus
Zarucco Duskywing Erynnis zarucco
Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis
Tropical Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus oileus
Hayhurst’s Scallopwing Staphylus hayhurstii
Swarthy Skipper Nastra lherminier
Neamathla Skipper Nastra neamathla
Three-spotted Skipper Cymaenes tripunctus
Eufala Skipper Lerodea eufala
Southern Skipperling Copaeodes minimus
Least Skipper Ancyloxypha numitor
Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus
Whirlabout Polites vibex
Sachem Atalopedes campestris
Baracoa Skipper Polites baracoa
Southern Broken-Dash Wallengrenia otho
Dun Skipper Euphyes vestris
Delaware Skipper Anatrytone logan
Byssus Skipper Problema byssus
Meske’s Skipper Hesperia meskei
Dusted Skipper Atrytonopsis hianna
Twin-spot Skipper Oligoria maculata
Clouded Skipper Lerema accius
Aaron’s Skipper Poanes aaroni
Palatka Skipper Euphyes pilatka
Palmetto Skipper Euphyes arpa
Berry’s Skipper Euphyes berryi
Ocola Skipper Panoquina ocola
Salt Marsh Skipper Panoquina panoquin
Obscure Skipper Panoquina panoquinoides
Monk Skipper Asbolis capucinus
Brazilian Skipper   Calpodes ethlius

The common names used here are from NABA's Checklist of Common & English Names of North American Butterflies (2d ed.). For convenience, the order followed in this list corresponds to that used in J. Glassberg's Butterflies through Binoculars: Florida (2000).