Butterflies of the Wesleyan Campus


  An accumulating checklist of butterflies of

  the Wesleyan College Arboretum,

  Macon, Georgia



  Compiled April 2004 by Jerry Payne and

  Rose Payne (class of 1977)



  Please report sightings and additions to

  Jim Ferrari of the Wesleyan

  Biology Department




Swallowtails Whites and Sulfurs Gossamer Wings Brushfoots Skippers Field List

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    True Swallowtails (Subfamily - Papilioninae)

        Pipevine Swallowtail - Battus philenor
        Zebra Swallowtail - Eurytides marcellus
        Black Swallowtail - Papilio polyxenes
        Giant Swallowtail - Papilio cresphontes
        Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio glaucus
        Spicebush Swallowtail - Papilio troilus
        Palamedes Swallowtail - Papilio palamedes


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    Whites (Subfamily - Pierinae)

        Cabbage White - Pieris rapae
        Falcate Orangetip - Anthocharis midea

    Sulphurs and Yellows (Subfamily - Coliadinae)

        Clouded Sulphur - Colias philodice
        Orange Sulphur - Colias eurytheme
        Southern Dogface - Colias cesonia
        Cloudless Sulphur - Phoebis sennae
        Barred Yellow - Eurema daira
        Little Yellow - Eurema lisa
        Sleepy Orange - Eurema nicippe


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    Harvesters (Subfamily - Miletinae)

        Harvester - Feniseca tarquinius

    Hairstreaks (Subfamily - Theclinae)

        Great Purple Hairstreak - Atlides halesus
        Coral Hairstreak - Satyrium titus
        Banded Hairstreak - Satyrium calanus
        Striped Hairstreak - Satyrium liparops
        Henry’s Elfin - Callophrys henrici
        Eastern Pine Elfin - Callophrys niphon
        Juniper Hairstreak - Callophrys gryneus
        White M Hairstreak - Parrhasius m-album
        Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus
        Red-banded Hairstreak - Calycopis cecrops

    Blues (Subfamily - Polommatinae)

        Ceraunus Blue - Hemiargus ceraunus
        Eastern-Tailed Blue - Everes comyntas
 Spring Azure - Celastrina ladon


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    Snouts (Subfamily - Libytheinae)

        American Snout - Libytheana carinenta

    Heliconians and Fritillaries (Subfamily - Heliconiinae)

        Gulf Fritillary - Agraulis vanillae
        Zebra Heliconian - Heliconius charithonia
        Variegated Fritillary - Euptoieta Claudia

    True Brushfoots (Subfamily - Nymphalinae)

        Silvery Checkerspot - Chlosyne nycteis
        Pearl Crescent - Phyciodes tharos
        Question Mark - Polygonia interrogationis
        Eastern Comma - Polygonia comma
        Mourning Cloak - Nymphalis antiopa
        American Lady - Vanessa virginiensis
        Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui
        Red Admiral - Vanessa atalanta
        Common Buckeye - Junonia coenia

    Admirals (Subfamily - Limenitidinae)

        Red-spotted Purple - Limenitis arthemis astyanax
        Viceroy - Limenitis archippus

    Leaf Butterflies (Subfamily – Charaxinae)

        Goatweed Leafwing – Anaea andria

    Hackberry Butterflies ( Subfamily - Apaturinae)

        Hackberry Emperor - Asterocampa celtis
        Tawny Emperor - Asterocampa clyton


    Satyrs and Wood Nymphs (Subfamily - Satyrinae)

        Southern Pearly-Eye - Enodia portlandia
        Northern Pearly-Eye - Enodia anthedon
        Creole Pearly-Eye - Enodia creola
        Appalachian Brown - Satyrodes appalachia
        Gemmed Satyr - Cyllopsis gemma
        Carolina Satyr - Hermeuptychia sosybius
        Little Wood-Satyr - Megisto cymela
        Common Wood-Nymph - Cercyonis pegala

    Milkweed Butterflies (Subfamily - Danainae)

        Monarch - Danaus plexippus

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    Open-Winged Skippers (Subfamily -Pyrginae)

        Silver-spotted Skipper - Epargyreus clarus
        Long-tailed Skipper - Urbanus proteus
        Hoary Edge - Achalarus lyciades
        Southern Cloudywing - Thorybes bathyllus
        Northern Cloudywing - Thorybes pylades
        Confused Cloudywing - Thorybes confusis
        Juvenal’s Duskywing - Erynnis juvenalis
        Horace’s Duskywing - Erynnis horatius
        Wild Indigo Duskywing - Erynnis baptisiae
        Common Checkered-Skipper - Pyrgus communis

    Grass Skippers (Subfamily - Hesperiinae)

        Swarthy Skipper - Nastra lherminier
        Clouded Skipper - Lerema accius
        Least Skipper - Ancyloxypha numitor
        Southern Skipperling - Copaeodes minimus
        Fiery Skipper - Hylephila phyleus
        Tawny-edged Skipper - Polites themistocles
        Crossline Skipper - Polites origenes
        Whirlabout - Polites vibex
        Southern Broken-Dash - Wallengrenia otho
        Northern Broken-Dash - Wallengrenia egeremet
        Little Glassywing - Pompeius verna
        Sachem - Atalopedes campestris
        Byssus Skipper - Problema byssus
        Zabulon Skipper - Poanes zabulon
        Dun Skipper - Euphyes vestris
        Dusted Skipper - Atrytonopsis hianna
        Eufala Skipper - Lerodea eufala
        Twin-spot Skipper - Oligoria maculata
        Ocola Skipper - Panoquina ocola


Total Butterfly Species:  86

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Field Guide


Printable Field List

(open and print this Word 2003 document landscape/duplex, then tri-fold)


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 Rev. 09.14