Oxbow, Inc.


Protecting and Preserving Wetlands

Butterflies of the Oxbow


Hesperiidae - Skippers

Epargyreus clarus – Silver Spotted Skipper

Thorybes bathyllus – Southern Cloudwing

Staphylus hayhurstii – Hayhurst’s Scallopwing

Erynnis icelus – Dreamy Duskywing

Erynnis brizo – Sleepy Duskywing

Erynnis Juvenalis – Juvenal’s Duskywing

Erynnis horatius – Horace’s Duskywing

Erynnis baptisiae –Wild Indigo Duskywing

Prygus communis – Common Checkered-Skipper

Pholisora catullus – Common Sootywing

Ancyloxypha numitor – Least Skipper

Hylephila phyleus – Fiery Skipper

Atalopedes campestris – Sachem

Polites peckius – Peck’s Skipper

Polites themistocles – Tawny-Edged Skipper

Wallengrenia egeremet – Northern Broken-Dash

Pompeius verna – Little Glassywing

Anatrytone logan – Delaware Skipper

Poanes zabulon – Zabulon Skipper

Euphyes vestris – Dun Skipper


Papilionidae – Parnassians and Swallowtails

Battus philenor – Pipevine Swallowtail

Eurytides marcellus – Zebra swallowtail

Papilio polyxenes – Black Swallowtail

Papilio glaucus – Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Papilio troilus – Spicebush Swallowtail

Papilio cresphontes – Giant Swallowtail


Pieridae – Whites and Sulphurs

Pierus rapae – Cabbage White

Pontia protodice – Checkered White

Colias philodice – Clouded Sulphur

Colias eurytheme – Orange Sulphur

Zerene cesonia – Southern Dogface

Phoebis sennae – Cloudless Sulphur

Pyrisitia lisa – Little Yellow

Abaeis nicippe – Sleepy Orange

Nathalis iole – Dainty Sulphur


Lycaenidae – Gossamer-Wing Butterflies

Feniseca tarquinius – Harvester

Lycaena hyllus – Bronze Copper

Callophrys irus - Frosted Elfin

Callophrys henrici – Henry’s Elfin

Satyrium caryaevorus – Hickory Hairstreak

Satyrium calanus – Banded Hairstreak

Strymon melinus – Grey Hairstreak

Cupido comyntas – Eastern Tailed-Blue

Celastrina ladon – Spring Azure

Celastrina neglecta – Summer Azure


Nymphalidae – Brush-Footed Butterflies

Libytheana carinenta – American Snout

Danaus plexippus – Monarch

Euptoieta claudia – Varigatted Frittalary

Speyeria cybele – Great Spangles Frittalary

Boloriab bellona – Meadow Frittalary

Limenitis arthemis – Red-Spotted Purple (astyanax “astyanax”)

Limenitis archippus – Viceroy

Asterocampa celtis – Hackberry Emperor

Asterocampa clyton – Tawny Emperor

Chlosyne nycteis – Silvery Checkerspot

Phyciodes tharos – Pearl Crescent

Junonia coenia – Common Buckeye

Polygonia interrogationis – Question Mark

Polygonia comma – Eastern Comma

Nymphalis antiopa – Mourning Cloak

Vanessa atalanta – Red Admiral

Vanessa virginiensis – American Lady

Enodia anthedon – Northern Pearly Eye

Megisto cymela – Little Wood Satyr

Cercyonis pegala – Common Wood Nymph