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Pristine Black Swallowtail
The black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) is the state butterfly of Oklahoma

This is a list of all butterflies and skippers found in the state of Oklahoma. Butterflies and skippers are a monophyletic group found in the insect order Lepidoptera. (See the difference between a butterfly and a moth.)

Butterflies

Order: Lepidoptera Superfamily: Papilionoidea

Swallowtails

Family: Papilionidae

Swallowtails: Papilioninae

Pristine Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Subfamily: Papilioninae

Whites and sulphers

Orangesulphur
Orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

Family: Pieridae

Whites

Subfamily: Pierinae

  • Florida white (Appias drusilla)
  • Becker's white (Pontia beckerii)
  • Spring white (Pontia sisymbrii)
  • Checkered white (Pontia protodice)
  • Cabbage white (Pieris rapae)
  • Large marble (Euchloe ausonides)
  • Olympia marble (Euchloe olympia)
  • Falcate orangetip (Anthocharis midea)

Sulphurs

Subfamily: Coliadinae

Gossamer-wing butterflies

Grayhairstreak
Gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

Family: Lycaenidae

Harvester

Subfamily: Miletinae

  • Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)

Coppers

Subfamily: Lycaeninae

  • American copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
  • Gray copper (Lycaena dione)
  • Bronze copper (Lycaena hyllus)
  • Purplish copper (Lycaena helloides)

Hairstreaks

Subfamily: Theclinae

  • Great purple hairstreak (Atlides halesus)
  • Soapberry hairstreak (Phaeostrymon alcestis)
  • Coral hairstreak (Satyrium titus)
  • Behr's hairstreak (Satyrium behrii)
  • Edwards' hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii)
  • Banded hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)
  • Striped hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)
  • Southern hairstreak (Fixsenia favonius)
  • Frosted elfin (Callophrys irus)
  • Henry's elfin (Callophrys henrici)
  • Eastern pine elfin (Callophrys niphon)
  • Thicket hairstreak (Callophrys spinetorum)
  • Juniper hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
  • White M hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album)
  • Gray hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
  • Red-banded hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)

Blues

Celastrina argiolus1
Spring azure (Celastrina ladon)

Subfamily: Polyommatinae

  • Western pygmy-blue (Brephidium exile)
  • Cassius blue (Leptotes cassius)
  • Marine blue (Leptotes marina)
  • Reakirt's blue (Echinargus isola)
  • Eastern tailed-blue (Cupido comyntas)
  • Spring azure (Celastrina ladon)
  • Summer azure (Celastrina neglecta)
  • Silvery blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)
  • Melissa blue (Plebejus melissa)
  • Lupine blue (Icaricia lupini)

Metalmarks

Family: Riodinidae

  • Little metalmark (Calephelis virginiensis)
  • Northern metalmark (Calephelis borealis)

Brush-footed butterflies

Great Spangled Fritillary
Great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui - large
Painted lady (Vanessa cardui)
Viceroy Butterfly
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
Monarch In June 6787d
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Family: Nymphalidae

Snouts

Subfamily: Libytheinae

  • American snout (Libytheana carinenta)

Heliconians and fritillaries

Subfamily: Heliconiinae

  • Gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
  • Zebra heliconian (Heliconius charithonia)
  • Variegated fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
  • Diana (Speyeria diana)
  • Great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
  • Regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia)
  • Edwards' fritillary (Speyeria edwardsii)

True brush-foots

Subfamily: Nymphalinae

  • Dotted checkerspot (Poladryas minuta)
  • Fulvia checkerspot (Thessalia fulvia)
  • Bordered patch (Chlosyne lacinia)
  • Gorgone checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)
  • Silvery checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
  • Texan crescent (Phyciodes texana)
  • Graphic crescent (Phyciodes graphica)
  • Phaon crescent (Phyciodes phaon)
  • Pearl crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
  • Field crescent (Phyciodes pratensis)
  • Painted crescent (Phyciodes picta)
  • Variable checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona)
  • Baltimore (Euphydryas phaeton)
  • Question mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
  • Eastern comma (Polygonia comma)
  • Gray comma (Polygonia progne)
  • Mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
  • American lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
  • Painted lady (Vanessa cardui)
  • West Coast lady (Vanessa annabella)
  • Red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
  • Common buckeye (Junonia coenia)

Admirals and relatives

Subfamily: Limenitidinae

Leafwings

Subfamily: Charaxinae

  • Goatweed leafwing (Anaea andria)

Emperors

Subfamily: Apaturinae

  • Hackberry emperor (Asterocampa celtis)
  • Tawny emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

Satyrs

Subfamily: Satyrinae

  • Southern pearly eye (Enodia portlandia)
  • Northern pearly eye (Enodia anthedon)
  • Creole pearly eye (Enodia creola)
  • Canyonland satyr (Cyllopsis pertepida)
  • Gemmed satyr (Cyllopsis gemma)
  • Carolina satyr (Hermeuptychia sosybius)
  • Georgia satyr (Neonympha areolata)
  • Little wood satyr (Megisto cymela)
  • Red satyr (Megisto rubricata)
  • Common wood-nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
  • Ridings' satyr (Neominois ridingsii)

Monarchs

Subfamily: Danainae

Skippers

Urbanus proteus
Long-tailed skipper (Urbanus proteus)

Order: Lepidoptera Family: Hesperiidae

Spread-wing skippers

Subfamily: Pyrginae

  • Silver-spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
  • Long-tailed skipper (Urbanus proteus)
  • Golden banded-skipper (Autochton cellus)
  • Hoary edge (Achalarus lyciades)
  • Southern cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
  • Northern cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
  • Confusing cloudywing (Thorybes confusis)
  • Outis skipper (Cogia outis)
  • Hayhurst's scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii)
  • Dreamy duskywing (Erynnis icelus)
  • Sleepy duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
  • Juvenal's duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)
  • Rocky Mountain duskywing (Erynnis telemachus)
  • Horace's duskywing (Erynnis horatius)
  • Mottled duskywing (Erynnis martialis)
  • Zarucco duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
  • Funereal duskywing (Erynnis funeralis)
  • Wild indigo duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)
  • Common checkered-skipper (Pyrgus communis)
  • Common streaky-skipper (Celotes nessus)
  • Common sootywing (Pholisora catullus)

Grass skippers

Subfamily: Hesperiinae

  • Swarthy skipper (Nastra lherminier)
  • Clouded skipper (Lerema accius)
  • Least skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)
  • Orange skipperling (Copaeodes aurantiacia)
  • Southern skipperling (Copaeodes minima)
  • Fiery skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
  • Uncas skipper (Hesperia uncas)
  • Ottoe skipper (Hesperia ottoe)
  • Leonard's skipper (Hesperia leonardus)
  • Cobweb skipper (Hesperia metea)
  • Green skipper (Hesperia viridis)
  • Dotted skipper (Hesperia attalus)
  • Peck's skipper (Polites peckius)
  • Rhesus skipper (Polites rhesus)
  • Carus skipper (Polites carus)
  • 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)
  • Arogos skipper (Atrytone arogos)
  • Delaware skipper (Anatrytone logan)
  • Byssus skipper (Problema byssus)
  • Hobomok skipper (Poanes hobomok)
  • Zabulon skipper (Poanes zabulon)
  • Broad-winged skipper (Poanes viator)
  • Dion skipper (Euphyes dion)
  • Black dash (Euphyes conspicua)
  • Dun skipper (Euphyes vestris)
  • Dusted skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna)
  • Viereck's skipper (Atrytonopsis vierecki)
  • Bronze roadside-skipper (Amblyscirtes aenus)
  • Linda's roadside-skipper (Amblyscirtes linda)
  • Oslar's roadside-skipper (Amblyscirtes oslari)
  • Lace-winged roadside-skipper (Amblyscirtes aesculapius)
  • Nysa roadside-skipper (Amblyscirtes nysa)
  • Dotted roadside-skipper (Amblyscirtes eos)
  • Common roadside-skipper (Amblyscirtes vialis)
  • Bell's roadside-skipper (Amblyscirtes belli)
  • Dusky roadside-skipper (Amblyscirtes alternata)
  • Eufala skipper (Lerodea eufala)
  • Brazilian skipper (Calpodes ethlius)
  • Ocola skipper (Panoquina ocola)

Giant-skippers

Subfamily: Megathyminae

  • Yucca giant-skipper (Megathymus yuccae)
  • Strecker's giant-skipper (Megathymus streckeri)
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