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Photographs by Ro Wauer, author of Butterflies of West Texas Parks and Preserves (Texas Tech University Press 2002).

Specimens are listed under family names. Common and scientific names are also given.

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Northern Cloudywing
Thorybes pylades
Family Hesperiidae
Funereal Duskywing
Erynnis funeralis
Family Hesperiidae
Meridian Duskywing
Erynnis meridianus
Family Hersperiidae
Sachem
Atalopedes campestris
Family Hesperiidae
Orange Skipperling
Copaedes aurantiacus
Family Hesperiidae
Southern Skipperling
Copaeodea minima
Family Hesperiidae
Texas Powdered Skipper
Systasea pulverulenta
Family Hesperiidae
Common Streaky Skipper
Celotes nessus
Family Hersperiidae
       
Common Checkered Skipper
Pyrgus communis
Family Hesperiidae
Whirlabout
Polites vibex
Family Hesperiidae
Ceraunus Blue
Hemiargus ceraunus
Family Lycaenidae
Reakirt's Blue
Echinargus isola
Family Lycaenidae
Gray Hairstreak
Strymon melinus
Family Lycaenidae
Juniper Hairstreak
Callophrys gryneus
Family Lycaenidae
Dusky Blue Groundstreak
Calycopsis isobeon
Family Lycaenidae
American Snout
Libytheana carinenta
Family Nymphalidae
       
Bordered Patch
Chlosyne lacinia
Family Nymphalidae
Theona Checkerspot
Thessalia theona
Family Nymphalidae
Elada Checkerspot
Texola elada
Family Nymphalidae
American Lady
Vanessa virginiensis
Family Nymphalidae
       
Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta
Family Nymphalidae
Common Buckeye
Junonia coenia
Family Nymphalidae

Common Mestra
Mestra amymone
Family Nymphalidae

Question Mark
Polygonia interrogationis
Family Nymphalidae
       
Queen
Danaus glippus
Family Nymphalidae
Monarch
Danaus plexippus
Family Nymphalidae
Phaon Crescent
Phyciodes phaon
Family Nymphalidae
Pearl Crescent
Phyciodes tharos
Family Nymphalidae

       
Texas Crescent
Phyciodes texana
Family Nymphalidae
Vesta Crescent
Phyciodes graphica
Family Nymphalidae
Tawny Emporor
Asterocampa elyton
Family Nymphalidae
Empress Leilia
Asterocampa leilia
Family Nymphalidae
       
Gulf Fritillary
Dione vanillae
Family Nymphalidae
Variegated Fritillary
Euptoieta claudia
Family Nymphalidae
California Sister
Adelpha bredowii
Family Nymphalidae
Viceroy
Limenitis archippus
Family Nymphalidae
Black Swallowtail
Papilo polyxenes
Family Papilionidae

Giant Swallowtail
Papilio cresphontes
Family Papilionidae
Pipevine Swallowtail
Battus philenor
Family Papilionidae
Two-tailed Swallowtail
Papilio multicaudatus
Family Papilionidae
Southern Dogface
Colias cesonia
Family Pieridae
Checkered White
Pontia protodice
Family Pieridae
Little Yellow
Eurema lisa
Family Pieridae
Sleepy Orange
Eurema nicippe
Family Pieridae
Dainty Sulphur
Nathalis iole
Family Pieridae
Cloudless Sulphur
Phoebis sennae
Family Pieridae
Large Orange Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe
Family Pieridae
Orange Sulphur
Colias eurytheme
Family Pieridae
   
Carolina Satyr
Hermeuptychia sosybius
Family Satyridae
Red Satyr
Megisto rubricata
Family Satyridae