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U.S. postage stamp featuring the Oregon swallowtail butterfly, Papilio machaon oregonius.

This is a list of butterflies found in the U.S. state of Oregon.

Hesperiidae, skippers

  • Epargyreus clarus, silver-spotted skipper
  • Thorybes pylades, northern cloudywing
  • Thorybes diversus, western cloudywing
  • Thorybes mexicana, Mexican cloudywing
  • Erynnis icelus, dreamy duskywing
  • Erynnis propertius, Propertius duskywing
  • Erynnis pacuvius, Pacuvius duskywing
  • Erynnis afranius, Afranius duskywing
  • Erynnis persius, Persius duskywing
  • Pyrgus ruralis, two-banded checkered-skipper
  • Pyrgus communis, common checkered-skipper
  • Heliopetes ericetorum, northern white-skipper
  • Pholisora catullus, common sootywing
  • Hesperopsis libya, Mohave sootywing
  • Carterocephalus palaemon, arctic skipper
  • Oarisma garita, garita skipperling
  • Hesperia uncas, Uncas skipper
  • Hesperia juba, Juba skipper
  • Hesperia colorado, western branded skipper
  • Hesperia columbia, Columbian skipper
  • Hesperia lindseyi, Lindsey's skipper
  • Hesperia nevada, Nevada skipper
  • Atalopedes campestris, sachem
  • Polites peckius, Peck's skipper
  • Polites sabuleti, sandhill skipper
  • Polites mardon, Mardon skipper
  • Polites themistocles, tawny-edged skipper
  • Polites mystic, long dash
  • Polites sonora, Sonora skipper
  • Ochlodes sylvanoides, woodland skipper
  • Ochlodes agricola, rural skipper
  • Ochlodes yuma, Yuma skipper
  • Euphyes vestris, dun skipper
  • Amblyscirtes vialis, common roadside-skipper

Papilionidae, parnassians and swallowtails

Pieridae, whites and sulphurs

  • Anthocharis sara, Pacific orangetip
  • Anthocharis stella, Stella orangetip
  • Anthocharis lanceolata, gray marble
  • Euchloe ausonides, large marble
  • Euchloe lotta, desert marble
  • Euchloe hyantis, California marble
  • Neophasia menapia, pine white
  • Pieris marginalis, margined white
  • Pieris rapae, cabbage white
  • Pontia beckerii, Becker's white
  • Pontia protodice, checkered white
  • Pontia occidentalis, western white
  • Pontia sisymbrii, spring white
  • Colias philodice, clouded sulphur
  • Colias eurytheme, orange sulphur
  • Colias occidentalis, western sulphur
  • Colias alexandra, Queen Alexandra's sulphur
  • Colias pelidne, pelidne sulphur
  • Colias interior, pink-edged sulphur
  • Phoebis sennae, cloudless sulphur
  • Pyrisitia proterpia, tailed orange

Lycaenidae, gossamer-wing butterflies

  • Lycaena arota, tailed copper
  • Lycaena phlaeas, American copper
  • Lycaena cupreus, lustrous copper
  • Lycaena xanthoides, great copper
  • Lycaena editha, Edith's copper
  • Lycaena gorgon, gorgon copper
  • Lycaena rubidus, ruddy copper
  • Lycaena heteronea, blue copper
  • Lycaena helloides, purplish copper
  • Lycaena nivalis, lilac-bordered copper
  • Lycaena mariposa, mariposa copper
  • Euphilotes columbiae, Columbian blue
  • Habrodais grunus, golden hairstreak
  • Atlides halesus, great purple hairstreak
  • Callophrys affinis, western green hairstreak
  • Callophrys sheridanii, Sheridan's green hairstreak
  • Callophrys nelsoni, Nelson's hairstreak
  • Callophrys gryneus, juniper hairstreak
  • Callophrys spinetorum, thicket hairstreak
  • Callophrys johnsoni, Johnson's hairstreak
  • Callophrys augustinus, brown elfin
  • Callophrys mossii, Moss' elfin
  • Callophrys polios, hoary elfin
  • Callophrys eryphon, western pine elfin
  • Satyrium titus, coral hairstreak
  • Satyrium californica, California hairstreak
  • Satyrium sylvinus, sylvan hairstreak
  • Satyrium auretorum, gold-hunter's hairstreak
  • Satyrium tetra, mountain mahogany hairstreak
  • Satyrium saepium, hedgerow hairstreak
  • Satyrium behrii, Behr's hairstreak
  • Satyrium fuliginosum, sooty hairstreak
  • Satyrium semiluna, sagebrush sooty hairstreak
  • Strymon melinus, gray hairstreak
  • Leptotes marina, marine blue
  • Brephidium exilis, western pygmy-blue
  • Cupido comyntas, eastern tailed-blue
  • Cupido amyntula, western tailed-blue
  • Celastrina ladon, spring azure
  • Celastrina echo, echo azure
  • Glaucopsyche piasus, arrowhead blue
  • Glaucopsyche lygdamus, silvery blue
  • Philotiella leona, pumice dotted-blue
  • Euphilotes battoides, western square-dotted blue
  • Euphilotes intermedia, intermediate dotted-blue
  • Euphilotes enoptes, Pacific dotted-blue
  • Euphilotes ancilla, Rocky Mountain dotted-blue
  • Plebejus idas, northern blue
  • Plebejus anna, Anna's blue
  • Plebejus melissa, Melissa blue (includes Karner blue)
  • Icaricia saepiolus, greenish blue
  • Icaricia icarioides, Boisduval's blue
  • Icaricia shasta, Shasta blue
  • Icaricia acmon, Acmon blue
  • Icaricia lupini, lupine blue
  • Agriades podarce, Sierra Nevada blue

Riodinidae, metalmarks

  • Apodemia mormo, Mormon metalmark

Nymphalidae, brush-footed butterflies

  • Danaus plexippus, monarch
  • Danaus gilippus, queen
  • Euptoieta claudia, variegated fritillary
  • Speyeria cybele, great spangled fritillary
  • Speyeria coronis, Coronis fritillary
  • Speyeria zerene, zerene fritillary
  • Speyeria callippe, callippe fritillary
  • Speyeria egleis, Great Basin fritillary
  • Speyeria hesperis, northwestern fritillary
  • Speyeria hydaspe, Hydaspe fritillary
  • Speyeria mormonia, Mormon fritillary
  • Boloria selene, silver-bordered fritillary
  • Boloria bellona, meadow fritillary
  • Boloria epithore, pacific fritillary
  • Limenitis archippus, viceroy
  • Limenitis lorquini, Lorquin's admiral
  • Limenitis weidemeyerii, Weidemeyer's admiral
  • Adelpha californica, California sister
  • Chlosyne leanira, leanira checkerspot
  • Chlosyne hoffmanni, Hoffmann's checkerspot
  • Chlosyne acastus, sagebrush checkerspot
  • Chlosyne palla, northern checkerspot
  • Phyciodes orseis, California crescent
  • Phyciodes pallida, pale crescent
  • Phyciodes mylitta, Mylitta crescent
  • Phyciodes cocyta, northern crescent
  • Phyciodes pulchella, field crescent
  • Euphydryas gillettii, Gillette's checkerspot
  • Euphydryas editha, Edith's checkerspot
  • Euphydryas chalcedona, Chalcedon checkerspot
  • Euphydryas anicia, Anicia checkerspot
  • Euphydryas colon, colon checkerspot
  • Junonia coenia, common buckeye
  • Polygonia satyrus, satyr comma
  • Polygonia faunus, green comma
  • Polygonia gracilis, hoary comma
  • Polygonia zephyrus, zephyr comma
  • Polygonia progne, gray comma
  • Polygonia oreas, oreas comma
  • Aglais io, European peacock
  • Aglais milberti, Milbert's tortoiseshell
  • Nymphalis vaualbum, Compton tortoiseshell
  • Nymphalis antiopa, mourning cloak
  • Nymphalis californica, California tortoiseshell
  • Vanessa atalanta, red admiral
  • Vanessa cardui, painted lady
  • Vanessa annabella, West Coast lady
  • Vanessa virginiensis, American lady
  • Coenonympha tullia, common ringlet
  • Erebia epipsodea, common alpine
  • Neominois ridingsii, Ridings' satyr
  • Oeneis nevadensis, great arctic
  • Cercyonis pegala, common wood-nymph
  • Cercyonis sthenele, Great Basin wood-nymph
  • Cercyonis oetus, small wood-nymph
  • Opler, Paul A., Harry Pavulaan, Ray E. Stanford, Michael Pogue, coordinators. 2006. Butterflies and Moths of North America. Bozeman, MT: Mountain Prairie Information Node.
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