List of Butterflies Sighted at Granite Ridge Through 2012

Granite Ridge has proved to be a butterfly heaven. Over 20 years we have been photographing and listing the butterflies we have see here in an area under 25 acres. By the end of 2012, our list includes 106 different butterfly species. We have been able to photograph 105 of them. These species are listed below.

Swallowtails- Family Papilionidae

  • Rocky Mountain Parnassian Parnassius smintheus
  • Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes
  • Anise Swallowtail Papilio zelicaon
  • Indra Swallowtail Papilio indra
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail Papilio rutulus
  • Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata
  • Pale Swallowtail Papilio eurymedon

Whites, Orangetips, Marbles- Family Pieridae

  • Pine White Neophasia menapia
  • Spring White Pontia sisymbrii
  • Checkered White Pontia protodice
  • Cabbage White Pieris rapae
  • Large Marble Euchloe ausonides
  • Olympia Marble Euchloe olympia
  • Southern Rocky Mountain Orangetip
    • Anthocharis julia
  • Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice
  • Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme
  • Queen Alexandra's Sulphur Colias alexandra
  • Southern Dogface Colias cesonia
  • Mexican Yellow Eurema mexicana
  • Sleepy Orange Abaeis nicippe
  • Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole

Coppers, Hairstreaks, Blues- Family Lycaenidae

  • Ruddy Copper Lycaena rubidus
  • Blue Copper Lycaena heteronea
  • Purplish Copper Lycaena helloides
  • Coral Hairstreak Satyrium titus
  • Behr's Hairstreak Satyrium behrii
  • Striped Hairstreak Satyrium liparops
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak Satyrium saepium
  • Western Green Hairstreak Callophrys affinis
  • Sheridan's Hairstreak Callophrys sheridani
  • Moss' Elfin Callophrys mossii
  • Hoary Elfin Callophrys polios
  • Western Pine Elfin Callophrys eryphon
  • Thicket Hairstreak Callophrys spinetorum
  • 'Siva' Juniper Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus siva
  • Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus
  • Leda Ministreak Ministrymon leda
  • Western Pygmy Blue Brephidium exile
  • Marine Blue Leptotes marina
  • Reakirt's Blue Echinargus isole
  • Western Tailed Blue Cupido amyntula
  • Spring Azure Celastrina lucia sidara
  • 'Hops' Spring Azure Celastrina humulus
  • Rocky Mountain Dotted Blue Euphilotes ancilla
  • Arrowhead Blue Glaucopsyche piasus
  • Silvery Blue Glaucopsyche lygdamus oro
  • Melissa Blue Plebejus melissa
  • Greenish Blue Plebejus saepiolus
  • Boisduval's Blue Plebejus icarioides
  • Lupine Blue Plebejus lupini lutzi
  • "Texanus" Blue Plebejus acmon texanus
  • 'Rustic' Arctic Blue Agriades glandon rusticus

Brush-Footed Butterflies- Family Nymphalidae

  • Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae
  • Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia
  • Aphrodite Fritillary Speyeria aphrodite
  • *Regal Fritillary Speyeria idalia (no photo)
  • Edwards' Fritillary Speyeria edwardsii
  • Coronis Fritillary Speyeria coronis
  • Callippe Fritillary Speyeria callippe
  • Northwestern Fritillary Speyeria hesperis
  • Mormon Fritillary Speyeria mormonia
  • Gorgone Checkerspot Chlosyne gorgone
  • Northern Checkerspot Chlosyne palla
  • Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos
  • Northern Crescent Phyciodes cocyta
  • Field Crescent Phyciodes pulchella
  • Pale Crescent Phyciodes pallida
  • Hoary Comma Polygonia gracilis zephyrus
  • Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa
  • California Tortoiseshell Nymphalis californica
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell Nymphalis milberti
  • American Lady Vanessa virginiensis
  • Painted Lady Vanessa cardui
  • West Coast Lady Vanessa annabella
  • Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta
  • Common Buckeye Junonia coenia
  • Weidemeyer's Admiral Limenitis weidemeyerii
  • Hackberry Emperor Asterocampa celtis
  • 'Ochre' Common Ringlet Coenonympha tullia ochracea
  • Common Wood-Nymph Cercyonis pegala
  • Small Wood-Nymph Cercyonis oetus
  • Common Alpine Erebia epipsodea
  • Chryxus Arctic Oeneis chryxus
  • Uhler's Arctic Oeneis uhleri
  • Monarch Danaus plexippus

Skippers- Family Hesperiidae

  • Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus
  • Northern Cloudywing Thorybes pylades
  • Dreamy Duskywing Erynnis icelus
  • Pacuvius Duskywing Erynnis pacuvius
  • Funereal Duskywing Erynnis funeralis
  • Persius Duskywing Erynnis persius
  • Common Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus communis
  • Common Sootywing Pholisora catullus
  • Russet Skipperling Piruna pirus
  • Garita Skipperling Oarisima garita
  • Morrison's Skipper Stinga morrisoni
  • Uncas Skipper Hesperia uncas
  • Juba Skipper Hesperia juba
  • Common Branded Skipper Hesperia colorado
  • Pahaska Skipper Hesperia pahaska
  • Long Dash Polites mystic
  • Woodland Skipper Ochlodes sylvanoides
  • Snow's Skipper Paratrytone snowi
  • Taxiles Skipper Poanes taxiles
  • Dun Skipper Euphyes vestris
  • Bronze Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes aenus