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Taxonomic Listing

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Swallowtails   Family Papilionidae

Parnassians   Subfamily Parnassiinae

Clodius Parnassian (Parnassius clodius)

Swallowtails   Subfamily Papilioninae

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)
Pale Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon)

Whites and Sulphurs   Family Pieridae

Whites   Subfamily Pierinae

Becker's White (Pontia beckerii
Spring White (Pontia sisymbrii
Checkered White (Pontia protodice)
Pearly Marble (Euchloe hyantis)

Sulphurs   Subfamily Coliadinae

Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

Gossamer-wing Butterflies   Family Lycaenidae

Coppers   Subfamily Lycaeninae

Tailed Copper (Lycaena arota)
Lustrous Copper (Lycaena cupreus)
Great Copper (Lycaena xanthoides)
Edith's Copper (Lycaena editha)
Gorgon Copper (Lycaena gorgon)
Blue Copper (Lycaena heteronea)
Lilac-bordered Copper (Lycaena nivalis)

Hairstreaks   Subfamily Theclinae

Behr's Hairstreak (Satyrium behrii)
California Hairstreak (Satyrium californica)
Sylvan Hairstreak (Satyrium sylvinus)
Hedgerow Hairstreak (Satyrium saepium)
Sheridan's Hairstreak (Callophrys sheridanii)
Western Pine Elfin (Callophrys eryphon)
Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)

Blues   Subfamily Polyommatinae

Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exile)
Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)
Reakirt's Blue (Hemiargus isola)
Square-spotted Blue (Euphilotes battoides)
Dotted Blue (Euphilotes enoptes)
Northern Blue (Lycaeides idas)
Greenish Blue (Plebejus saepiolus)
San Emigdio Blue (Plebejus emigdionis)
Boisduval's Blue (Plebejus icarioides)
Shasta Blue (Plebejus shasta)
Acmon Blue (Plebejus acmon)
Lupine Blue (Plebejus lupinus)
Veined Blue (Plebejus neurona)
Arctic Blue (Agriades glandon)

Metalmarks   Family Riodinidae

Mormon Metalmark (Apodemia mormo)

Brush-footed Butterflies   Family Nymphalidae

Heliconians and Fritillaries   Subfamily Heliconiinae

Callippe Fritillary (Speyeria callippe)
Hydaspe Fritillary (Speyeria hydaspe)
Pacific Fritillary (Boloria epithore)

True Brush-foots   Subfamily Nymphalinae

Northern Checkerspot (Chlosyne palla)
Field Crescent (Phyciodes campestris)
Mylitta Crescent (Phyciodes mylitta)
Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona)
Edith's Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha)
Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis )
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

Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii)
Lorquin's Admiral (Limenitis lorquini)
California Sister (Adelpha bredowii)

Satyrs   Subfamily Satyrinae

Hayden's Ringlet (Coenonympha haydenii)
Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)
Great Basin Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis sthenele)
Small Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis oetus)

Ridings' Satyr (Neominois ridingsii)

Monarchs   Subfamily Danainae

Skippers   Family Hesperiidae

Spread-wing Skippers   Subfamily Pyrginae

Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
Mexican Cloudywing (Thorybes mexicana)
Propertius Duskywing (Erynnis propertius)
Pacuvius Duskywing (Erynnis pacuvius)
Two-banded Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus ruralis)
Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)
Northern White-Skipper (Heliopetes ericetorum)

Grass Skippers   Subfamily Hesperiinae

Common Branded Skipper (Hesperia comma)
Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
Alkali Skipper (Pseudocopaeodes eunus)
Sandhill Skipper (Polites sabuleti)
Sonoran Skipper (Polites sonora)

Giant-Skippers   Subfamily Megathyminae