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List of butterflies of Georgia (U.S. state) facts for kids

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This is a list of butterflies native to the U.S state of Georgia.

Speyeria diana
Diana fritillary, G2 - imperiled
Amblyscirtes alternata 2191022
Dusky roadside skipper, G2 - imperiled
Callophrys irus
Frosted elfin, G2 - imperiled
Amblyscirtes carolina 2191010
Carolina roadside skipper, G3 - vulnerable
Amblyscirtes reversa
Reversed roadside skipper, G3 - vulnerable
Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper Amblyscirtes aesculapius
Lace-winged roadside skipper, G3 - vulnerable
Euphyes arpa
Palmetto skipper, G3 - vulnerable
Juniper Hairstreak, Megan McCarty105
Juniper hairstreak, G2 - imperiled
Atrytone arogos 2192012
Arogos skipper, G2 - imperiled
Euphyes dukesi 2191080
Dukes' skipper, G3 - vulnerable
Pieris virginiensis on wild mustard, USA - 20030504
West Virginia white, G2 - imperiled
Speyeria diana
Diana fritillary, G2 - imperiled
Euphyes pilatka 2191050
Palatka skipper, G3 - vulnerable
Problema bulenta 2192002
Rare skipper, G3 - vulnerable
Family Scientific name Common names Range within Georgia Conservation status
Hesperiidae Pholisora catullus Common sootywing Resident throughout Georgia G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Atlides halesus Great purple hairstreak Resident throughout Georgia G4 - apparently secure
Nymphalidae Anthanassa texana Texan crescent Resident along the coast and southern border with Florida G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Vanessa atalanta Red admiral Resident in coastal plain, visitor in Piedmont and mountains G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Euphydryas phaeton Baltimore checkerspot Resident in northern mountains G4 - apparently secure
Nymphalidae Heliconius charithonia Zebra longwing Visitor in coastal plain G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Limenitis arthemis astyanax Red-spotted purple, white admiral Subspecies L. arthemis astyanax is resident state wide T5 - secure subspecies
Papilionidae Protographium marcellus Zebra swallowtail Resident state wide G5 - secure
Papilionidae Papilio polyxenes Black swallowtail Resident state wide G5 - secure
Papilionidae Battus philenor Pipevine swallowtail Resident state wide G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Nymphalis antiopa Mourning cloak Resident in mountains, Piedmont, and coastal plain. Visitor in lower coastal plain G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Speyeria diana Diana fritillary Resident in mountains and upper Piedmont G2 - imperiled
Papilionidae Papilio troilus Spicebush swallowtail Resident state wide G5 - secure
Papilionidae Papilio glaucus Eastern tiger swallowtail Resident state wide G5 - secure
Papilionidae Papilio palamedes Palamedes swallowtail Resident in coastal plain, stray in Piedmont and mountains. G4 - apparently secure
Papilionidae Battus polydamas Polydamas swallowtail Stray state wide G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Leptotes cassius Cassius blue Stray in lower coastal plain G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Hemiargus ceraunus Ceraunus blue Stray in Piedmont and coastal plain G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Everes comyntas Eastern tailed-blue Resident state wide G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Celastrina ladon Spring azure Resident state wide G4 - apparently secure
Lycaenidae Celastrina neglecta Summer azure Resident state wide G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Glaucopsyche lygdamus Silvery blue Resident in Mountains and upper Piedmont G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Celastrina neglectamajor Appalachian azure Resident in north Georgia G4 - apparently secure
Lycaenidae Parrhasius m-album White M hairstreak Resident state wide G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Atlides halesus Great purple hairstreak Resident stat-wide G4 - apparently secure
Lycaenidae Brephidium isophthalma Eastern pygmy-blue Resident along the coast G4 - apparently secure
Lycaenidae Everes comyntas Eastern tailed-blue Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Amblyscirtes alternata Dusky roadside skipper Resident in lower Piedmont and coastal plain G2 - imperiled
Lycaenidae Callophrys augustinus Brown elfin Resident in Mountains and upper Piedmont G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Callophrys irus Frosted elfin Resident state wide G2 - imperiled
Hesperiidae Polites baracoa Baracoa skipper Extreme south Georgia G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Nastra lherminier Swarthy skipper Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Polites themistocles Tawny-edged skipper Resident state wide G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Callophrys niphon Eastern pine elfin Resident state wide G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Callophrys henrici Henry's elfin Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Amblyscirtes hegon Pepper-and-salt skipper Resident in mountains and upper Piedmont G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Lerodea eufala Eufala skipper Resident in lower coastal plain, visitor in upper coastal plain and Piedmont G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Satyrium titus Coral hairstreak Resident in mountains and Piedmont G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Satyrium calanus Banded hairstreak Resident state wide G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Satyrium edwardsii Edwards' hairstreak Resident in mountains, Piedmont, and upper coastal plain G4 - apparently secure
Lycaenidae Satyrium caryaevorum Hickory hairstreak Resident in extreme north Georgia G4 - apparently secure
Lycaenidae Satyrium kingi King's hairstreak Resident in most of the state, excluding the far northwest and far southeast G3 - vulnerable
Hesperiidae Polites origenes Crossline skipper Resident state wide except extreme south Georgia. G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Polites peckius Peck's skipper Resident in extreme north Georgia G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Polites vibex Whirlabout Resident in coastal plains, visitor in Piedmont G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Fixsenia favonius Southern hairstreak Resident state wide G4 - apparently secure
Lycaenidae Satyrium liparops Striped hairstreak Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Amblyscirtes vialis Common roadside-skipper Resident in mountains G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Staphylus hayhurstii Hayhurst's scallopwing Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Panoquina panoquin Salt marsh skipper Resident along the coast G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Poanes zabulon Zabulon skipper Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Wallengrenia egeremet Northern broken-dash Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Wallengrenia otho Southern broken-dash Resident in southern coastal plain, visitor in the rest of the state G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Pompeius verna Little glassywing Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Atalopedes campestris Sachem Visitor in mountains and upper Piedmont, stray in the rest of the state G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Hermeuptychia sosybius Carolina satyr Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Amblyscirtes belli Bell's roadside-skipper Resident in mountains and upper Piedmont G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Amblyscirtes carolina Carolina roadside skipper Resident in mountains, Piedmont, and upper coastal plain G3 - vulnerable
Hesperiidae Lerema accius Clouded skipper Resident in coastal plain, visitor in the rest of the state G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Hesperia metea Cobweb skipper Resident in north Georgia mountains G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Euphyes vestris Dun skipper Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Amblyscirtes reversa Reversed roadside skipper Resident in Piedmont near South Carolina G3 - vulnerable
Hesperiidae Erynnis icelus Dreamy duskywing Resident in extreme northeast of the state G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Oligoria maculata Twin-spot skipper Resident in lower coastal plain and coast G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Euphyes bimacula Two-spotted skipper Rare and local to Georgia, resident in a swath of the coastal plain G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Amblyscirtes aesculapius Lace-winged roadside-skipper Resident stat-wide G3 - vulnerable
Hesperiidae Erynnis martialis Mottled duskywing Resident through most of the state, except southeast. G3 - vulnerable
Hesperiidae Thorybes confusis Confused cloudywing Resident in most of the state, visitor in upper Piedmont and mountains G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Thorybes bathyllus Southern cloudywing Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Thorybes pylades Northern cloudywing Resident state wide G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Cyllopsis gemma Gemmed Satyr Resident state wide G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Erynnis horatius Horace's duskywing Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Erynnis baptisiae Wild indigo duskywing Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Hesperia attalus Dotted skipper Resident solely in the extreme southeastern tip of the state G3 - vulnerable
Hesperiidae Poanes hobomok Hobomok skipper Resident in the extreme northern mountains G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Erynnis brizo Sleepy duskywing Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Poanes yehl Yehl skipper Resident in most of the state, except mountains G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Atrytonopsis hianna Dusted skipper Resident satte-wide G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Achalarus lyciades Hoary edge Resident state wide, except the coast G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Neonympha areolatus Georgia satyr Resident state wide except the mountains G3 - vulnerable
Hesperiidae Urbanus dorantes Dorantes longtail Stray in southeast Georgia G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Hesperia leonardus Leonard's skipper Resident in extreme northeast corner of the state G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Panoquina ocola Ocola skipper Resident in southeast georgia, visitor in the rest of the state G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Megisto cymela Little wood satyr Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Erynnis juvenalis Juvenal's duskywing Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Erynnis zarucco Zarucco duskywing Resident state wide G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Libytheana carinenta American snout Resident in lower Piedmont and coastal plain, visitor in upper Piedmont and mountains. G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Autochton cellus Golden-banded skipper Resident in north Georgia G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Urbanus proteus Long-tailed skipper Resident in south and southeast Georgia, visitor in most of the state, and stray in north Georgia mountains. G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Euphyes arpa Palmetto skipper Resident in extreme south Georgia along Florida border G3 - vulnerable
Nymphalidae Megisto viola Viola's wood satyr Resident in east Georgia along coast and southern South Carolina border G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Calpodes ethlius Brazilian skipper Visitor in south and coastal Georgia, stray in the rest of the state G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Satyrodes appalachia Appalachian brown Resident in southeast Georgia and north Georgia G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Epargyreus clarus Silver-spotted skipper Resident state wide G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Junonia coenia Common buckeye Resident in coastal plain, visitor in Piedmont and mountains. G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Megathymus cofaqui Cofaqui giant-skipper Range limited to a north-south swath through the middle of Georgia G3 - vulnerable
Nymphalidae Enodia anthedon Northern pearly eye Resident in extreme north Georgia G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Asterocampa celtis Hackberry butterfly Resident state wide G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Cercyonis pegala Common wood-nymph Resident state wide G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Asterocampa clyton Tawny emperor Resident state wide G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Enodia portlandia Southern pearly eye Resident state wide G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Megathymus yuccae Yucca giant-skipper Resident state wide except mountains G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Enodia creola Creole pearly eye Resident state wide except extreme south Georgia G4 - apparently secure
Papilionidae Papilio cresphontes Giant swallowtail Resident state wide G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Calycopis cecrops Red-banded hairstreak Resident state wide G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Celastrina nigra Dusky azure Resident only in extreme northeast Georgia G4 - apparently secure
Lycaenidae Strymon melinus Gray hairstreak Resident state wide G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Erora laeta Early hairstreak Resident only in extreme northeast Georgia G2 - imperiled
Lycaenidae Callophrys hesseli Hessel's hairstreak Rare, in small pockets in coastal plain G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Callophrys gryneus Juniper hairstreak Resident in most of the state, except a swath of western south Georgia. Found in stands of Eastern redcedar G3 - vulnerable
Hesperiidae Copaeodes minima Southern skipperling Resident in southeast Georgia and coastline, visitor in coastal plain and Piedmont G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Calephelis virginiensis Little metalmark Resident state wide except in mountains G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Ancyloxypha numitor Least skipper Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Thymelicus lineola European skipper Visitor in the extreme northeast of the state G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Phyciodes phaon Phaon crescent Resident in Gulf coast and southeast Georgia, visitor further north and west G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Hylephila phyleus Fiery skipper Resident in south and coastal Georgia, visitor state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Polites vibex Whirlabout Resident in coastal plain, visitor in Piedmont G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Lycaena phlaeas American copper Resident in north Georgia mountains G5 - secure
Lycaenidae Feniseca tarquinius Harvester Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Anatrytone logan Delaware skipper Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Poanes zabulon Zabulon skipper Resident state wide G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Chlosyne gorgone Gorgone checkerspot Resident in a swath of north Georgia G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Atalopedes campestris Sachem Visitor in mountains and upper Piedmont, stray throughout the rest of the state G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Atrytone arogos Arogos skipper Resident in a small area of east Georgia G2 - imperiled
Hesperiidae Hesperia sassacus Indian skipper Resident in a narrow band in the mountains G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Hesperia meskei Meske's skipper Resident in colonies in eastern Georgia G3 - vulnerable
Nymphalidae Phyciodes tharos Pearl crescent Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Poanes aaroni Aaron's skipper Resident in extreme southeast Georgia G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Poanes hobomok Hobomok skipper Resident in north Georgia mountains G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Phyciodes batesii Tawny crescent Resident in extreme northeast Georgia G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Poanes yehl Yehl skipper Resident in most of Georgia, except mountains G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Euphyes dion Dion skipper Resident in coastal plain G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Euphyes berryi Berry's skipper Resident in south, southeast, and coastal Georgia G2 - imperiled
Hesperiidae Problema byssus Byssus skipper Resident in bands across mid-north Georgia and south Georgia to the coast G4 - apparently secure
Hesperiidae Euphyes dukesi Dukes' skipper Resident along the coast G3 - vulnerable
Pieridae Eurema nicippe Sleepy orange Resident in most of the state, visitor in the mountains G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Chlosyne nycteis Silvery checkerspot Resident in northern parts of Georgia G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Poanes viator Broad-winged skipper Resident along coast and inland from coast G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Problema bulenta Rare skipper Resident along northern half of the coast G3 - vulnerable
Hesperiidae Euphyes pilatka Palatka skipper Resident along coast and inland from coast G3 - vulnerable
Nymphalidae Euptoieta claudia Variegated fritillary Resident in coastal plain, visitor in Piedmont and mountains G5 - secure
Pieridae Colias eurytheme Orange sulphur Resident state wide G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Vanessa cardui Painted lady Visitor state wide G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Vanessa virginiensis American painted lady Resident in most of the state, visitor in the mountains G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Polygonia faunus Green comma Resident in the northeast corner of the state G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Polygonia comma Eastern comma Resident state wide G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Polygonia progne Gray comma Stray in the extreme northeast corner of the state G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Anaea andria Goatweed butterfly Visitor in the western and southern borders, and southwest Georgia. Stray further east and north in Georgia. G4 - apparently secure
Nymphalidae Polygonia interrogationis Question mark Resident state wide G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Agraulis vanillae Gulf fritillary Resident in south Georgia, visitor in the rest of the state G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Limenitis archippus Viceroy Resident state wide G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Speyeria aphrodite Aphrodite fritillary Resident in the northeast corner of the state G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Danaus gilippus Queen Visitor in south and coastal Georgia, and stray in the rest of the state G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Speyeria cybele Great spangled fritillary Resident in north Georgia G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Danaus plexippus Monarch Visitor state wide G4 - apparently secure
Nymphalidae Speyeria diana Diana fritillary Resident in north Georgia G2 - imperiled
Hesperiidae Pyrgus communis Common checkered-skipper Resident state wide G5 - secure
Hesperiidae Pyrgus oileus Tropical checkered skipper Resident in extreme south Georiga G5 - secure
Pieridae Eurema daira Barred sulphur Resident in south and coastal Georgia, visitor in coastal plain, and stray in Piedmont and mountains G5 - secure
Pieridae Pieris virginiensis West Virginia white Resident in mountains G2 - imperiled
Pieridae Anthocharis midea Falcate orangetip Resident state wide except south Georgia G5 - secure
Pieridae Pontia protodice Checkered white Resident in most of the state, visitor in mountains G5 - secure
Pieridae Pieris rapae Cabbage white Resident state wide G5 - secure
Pieridae Ascia monuste Great southern white Visitor on coast, stray further inland G5 - secure
Nymphalidae Anartia jatrophae White peacock Stray along coast G5 - secure
Pieridae Colias philodice Clouded sulphur Resident in most of the state, except south Georgia and inland from the coast G5 - secure
Papilionidae Eurytides marcellus Zebra swallowtail Resident state wide G5 - secure
Pieridae Nathalis iole Dainty sulphur Visitor on the coast, stray inland and in south Georgia G5 - secure
Pieridae Eurema lisa Little sulphur Resident in south Georgia, visitor in the rest of the state G5 - secure
Pieridae Eurema daira Barred sulphur Resident in south and coastal Georgia, visitor in coastal plain, and stray in Piedmont and mountains G5 - secure
Pieridae Zerene cesonia Southern dogface Resident through most of the state, visitor in extreme south Georgia G5 - secure
Pieridae Colias philodice Clouded sulphur Resident in most of the state, except coast and south Georgia G5 - secure
Pieridae Phoebis sennae Cloudless sulphur Resident in south Georgia and along coastline, visitor in the rest of the state G5 - secure
Pieridae Phoebis statira Statira sulphur Stray in southeast Georgia G5 - secure
Pieridae Phoebis philea Orange-barred sulphur Stray state wide G5 - secure
Papilionidae Papilio glaucus Eastern tiger swallowtail Resident state wide G5 - secure
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