Butterflies in an Arizona Backyard

Hank Brodkin hankb at theriver.com
Tue Aug 19 19:20:36 EDT 1997

The following buterflies have been identified in our "backyard" in
Cochise County in southeast Arizona without moving from our back patio.
The habitat is grassland with a few scattered mesquites at the foot of
the Huachuca Mountains.  The time frame is from July 1 to August 15,

Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)

Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

Two-tailed Swallowtail (P. multicaudatus)

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

Southern Dogface (C. cesonia)

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)

Lyside Sulphur (Kricogonia lyside)

Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicanum)

Tailed Orange (E. proterpia)

Sleepy Orange (E. nicippe)

Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

Leda Ministreak (Ministrymon leda)

Western Pygmy-Blue (Brephidium exile)

Marine Blue (Leptotes marina)

Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus)

Arizona Metalmark (Calephelis arizonensis)

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Queen (D. gilippus)

Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)

Drusius Cloudywing (T. drusius)

Acacia Skipper (Cogia hippalus)

Golden-headed Scallopwing (Staphylus ceos)

Funeral Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis)

White Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis albescens)

Desert Checkered-Skipper (P. philetus)

Common Streaky-Skipper (Celotes nessus)

Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)

Orange Skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiacus)

Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)

Pahaska Skipper (Hesperia pahaska)

Bronze Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes aenus)

Slaty Roadside-Skipper (A. nereus)

Nysa Roadside-Skipper (A. nysa)

  Hank Brodkin, Nicksville, AZ
              31.44 Degrees N, 110.23 Degrees W
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