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The Butterflies of the World Foundation is based out of central Oklahoma.  We give many presentations and butterfly photography expeditions in our home state.  So, to make it easier for butterfly enthusiasts to look up information of our state butterflies, we’ve added this list.  There have been 194 species documented in Oklahoma.  Some of these show up rarely within our borders, and we don’t have photographic coverage of all of them.  Clicking on the ones that we have coverage of will take you to that species page.  For a detailed, by county list, click here.

Swallowtails (9 species):


Pipevine Swallowtail, Battus philenor

Zebra Swallowtail, Eurytides marcellus

Black Swallowtail, Papilio polyxenes

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Papilio glaucus

Two-tailed Swallowtail, Papilio multicaudata

Spicebush Swallowtail, Papilio troilus

Palamedes Swallowtail, Papilio palamedes

Giant Swallowtail, Papilio cresphontes

Thoas Swallowtail, Papilio thoas


Whites and Sulphurs (21 species):




Lyside Sulphur, Kricogonia lyside

Dainty Sulphur, Nathalis iole

Barred Yellow, Eurema daira

Mexican Yellow, Eurema mexicana

Sleepy Orange, Abaeis nicippe

Little Yellow, Pyrisitia lisa

Clouded Sulphur, Colias philodice

Orange Sulphur, Colias eurytheme

Southern Dogface, Zerene cesonia

White Angled-Sulphur, Anteos clorinde

Cloudless Sulphur, Phoebis sennae

Orange-barred Sulphur, Phoebis philea

Large Orange Sulphur, Phoebis agarithe




Falcate Orangetip, Anthocharis midea

Large Marble, Euchloe ausonides

Olympia Marble, Euchloe olympia

Florida White, Glutophrissa drusilla

Cabbage White, Pieris rapae

Beckers White, Pontia beckerii

Checkered White, Pontia protodice

Spring White, Pontia sisymbrii


Gossamer Wings (33 species):




Harvester, Feniseca tarquinius




American Copper, Lycaena phlaeas

Gray Copper, Lycaena dione

Bronze Copper, Lycaena hyllus

Purplish Copper, Lycaena helloides




Great Purple Hairstreak, Atlides halesus

Behrs Hairstreak, Satyrium behrii

Coral Hairstreak, Satyrium titus

Edwards’s Hairstreak, Satyrium edwardsii

Banded Hairstreak, Satyrium calanus

Striped Hairstreak, Satyrium liparops

Oak Hairstreak, Satyrium favonius

Soapberry Hairstreak, Phaeostrymon alcestis

Juniper Hairstreak, Callophrys gryneus

Thicket Hairstreak, Callophrys spinetorum

Frosted Elfin, Callophrys irus

Henry’s Elfin, Callophrys henrici

Eastern Pine Elfin, Callophrys niphon

Red-banded Hairstreak, Calycopis cecrops

Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus

Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak, Strymon istapa

White-M Hairstreak, Parrhasius m-album




Cassius Blue, Leptotes cassius

Marine Blue, Leptotes marina

Western Pygmy-Blue, Brephidium exilis

Eastern Tailed-Blue, Cupido comyntas

Spring Azure, Celastrina ladon

Summer Azure, Celastrina neglecta

Reakirt’s Blue, Echinargus isola

Ceranaus Blue, Hemiargus ceraunus

Silvery Blue, Glaucopsyche lygdamus

Melissa Blue, Plebejus melissa

Lupine Blue, Plebejus lupini


Metalmarks (3 species):


Northern Metalmark, Calephelis borealis

Swamp Metalmark, Calephelis muticum

Little Metalmark, Calephelis virginiensis


Brushfooted Butterflies (52 species):




American Snout, Libytheana carinenta


Milkweed Butterflies:


Monarch, Danaus plexippus

Queen, Danaus gilippus


Admirals and Sisters:


Red-spotted Purple, Limenitis arthemis astyanax

Weidemeyer’s Admiral, Limenitis weidemeyerii

Viceroy, Limenitis archippus

Arizona Sister, Adelpha eulalia


Longwings and Fritillaries:


Gulf Fritillary, Agraulis vanillae

Julia Heliconian, Dryas iulia

Zebra Heliconian, Heliconius charithonia

Variegated Fritillary, Euptoieta claudia

Diana Fritillary, Speyeria diana

Great Spangled Fritillary, Speyeria cybele

Regal Fritillary, Speyeria idalia

Edwards’s Fritillary, Speyeria edwardsii




Hackberry Emperor, Asterocampa celtis

Tawny Emperor, Asterocampa clyton


Exotic Brushfoots:


Common Mestra, Mestra amymone


True Brushfoots:


American Lady, Vanessa virginiensis

Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui

West Coast Lady, Vanessa annabella

Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta

Mourning Cloak, Nymphalis antiopa

Question Mark, Polygonia interrogationis

Eastern Comma, Polygonia comma

Gray Comma, Polygonia progne

Common Buckeye, Junonia coenia

Variable Checkerspot, Euphydryas chalcedona

Baltimore Checkerspot, Euphydryas phaeton

Dotted Checkerspot, Poladryas minuta

Fulvia Checkerspot, Chlosyne fulvia

Silvery Checkerspot, Chlosyne nycteis

Gorgone Checkerspot, Chlosyne gorgone

Bordered Patch, Chlosyne lacinia

Texan Crescent, Anthanassa texana

Vesta Crescent, Phyciodes graphica

Painted Crescent, Phyciodes picta

Phaon Crescent, Phyciodes phaon

Pearl Crescent, Phyciodes tharos

Field Crescent, Phyciodes pulchella




Goatweed Leafwing, Anaea andria




Southern Pearly-eye, Lethe portlandia

Northern Pearly-eye, Lethe anthedon

Creole Pearly-eye, Lethe creola

Canyonland Satyr, Cyllopsis pertepida

Gemmed Satyr, Cyllopsis gemma

Georgia Satyr, Neonympha areolatus

Little Wood-Satyr, Megisto cymela

Red Satyr, Megisto rubricata

Carolina Satyr, Hermeuptychia sosybius

Common Wood-Nymph, Cercyonis pegala

Ridings Satyr, Neominois ridingsii


Skippers (76 species):


Spread-wing Skippers:


Silver-spotted Skipper, Epargyreus clarus

Long-tailed Skipper, Urbanus proteus

Dorantes Longtail, Urbanus dorantes

Golden Banded-Skipper, Autochton cellus

Hoary Edge, Achalarus lyciades

Southern Cloudywing, Thorybes bathyllus

Northern Cloudywing, Thorybes pylades

Confused Cloudywing, Thorybes confusis

Outis Skipper, Cogia outis

Hayhurst’s Scallopwing, Staphylus hayhurstii

Common Sootywing, Pholisora catullus

Hermit Skipper, Grais stigmaticus

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

Sickle-winged Skipper, Eantis tamenund

Common Streaky-Skipper, Celotes nessus

Common Checkered-Skipper, Pyrgus communis




Yucca Giant-Skipper, Megathymus yuccae

Strecker’s Giant-Skipper, Megathymus streckeri


Grass Skippers:


Least Skipper, Ancyloxypha numitor

Orange Skipperling, Copaeodes aurantiaca

Southern Skipperling, Copaeodes minima

Brazilian Skipper, Calpodes ethlius

Ocola Skipper, Panoquina ocola

Bronze Roadside-Skipper, Amblyscirtes aenus

Lindas Roadside-Skipper, Amblyscirtes linda

Oslar’s Roadside-Skipper, Amblyscirtes oslari

Pepper and Salt Skipper, Amblyscirtes hegon

Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper, Amblyscirtes aesculapius

Nysa Roadside-Skipper, Amblyscirtes nysa

Dotted Roadside-Skipper, Amblyscirtes eos

Common Roadside-Skipper, Amblyscirtes vialis

Dusky Roadside-Skipper, Amblyscirtes alternata

Bell’s Roadside-Skipper, Amblyscirtes belli

Swarthy Skipper, Nastra lherminier

Eufala Skipper, Lerodea eufala

Clouded Skipper, Lerema accius

Fiery Skipper, Hylephila phyleus

Uncas Skipper, Hesperia uncas

Ottoe Skipper, Hesperia ottoe

Leonard’s Skipper, Hesperia leonardus

Pahaska Skipper, Hesperia pahaska

Cobweb Skipper, Hesperia metea

Green Skipper, Hesperia viridis

Dotted Skipper, Hesperia attalus

Meskes Skipper, Hesperia meskei

Rhesus Skipper, Polites rhesus

Carus Skipper, Polites carus

Pecks Skipper, Polites peckius

Tawny-edged Skipper, Polites themistocles

Crossline Skipper, Polites origenes

Whirlabout, Polites vibex

Northern Broken-dash, Wallengrenia egeremet

Southern Broken-dash, Wallengrenia otho

Little Glassywing, Pompeius verna

Sachem, Atalopedes campestris

Arogos Skipper, Atrytone arogos

Byssus Skipper, Problema byssus

Hobomok Skipper, Poanes hobomok

Zabulon Skipper, Poanes zabulon

Broad-winged Skipper, Poanes viator

Yehl Skipper, Poanes yehl

Delaware Skipper, Anatrytone logan

Black Dash, Euphyes conspicua

Dion Skipper, Euphyes dion

Dukess Skipper, Euphyes dukesi

Dun Skipper, Euphyes vestris

Dusted Skipper, Atrytonopsis hianna

Viereck’s Skipper, Atrytonopsis vierecki

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