Butterflies of UCSC

SpeciesCommon NameHabitatHost Food
Family Papilionidae
Battus philenorPipevine swallowtailARPipevine
Papilio eurymedonPale swallowtailCH, ARBuckthorn, Rose families
Papilio rutulusWestern tiger swallowtailAR, DIWillow family
Papilio zelicaonAnis swallowtailDICarrot family
Family Pieridae
Anthocharis saraSara orangetipMEMustard family
Colias eurythemeOrange sulphurAR, DI, GRPea family
Euchloe ausonidesLarge marbleGR, ARMustard family
Pieris napiMustard whiteRWMustard family
Pieris rapaeCabbage whiteDI, AG, GRMustard family
Phoebis sennaeCloudless sulphurARPlanted Cassia
Pontia protodiceCheckered whiteDI, ARMustard family
Family Lycaenidae
Callophrys augustinusBrown elfinCHMany
Callophrys dumetorumBramble hairstreakCHBuckwheat, deerweed
Celastrina ladonSpring azureME, ARShrubs and trees
Everes amyntulaWestern tailed blueCH, RWPea family
Glaucopsyche lygdamusSilvery blueGR, ARPea family
Habrodais grunusGolden hairstreakCH, MEChinquapin
Leptotes marinaMarine blueGRPea family
Lycaena helloidesPurplish copperARDock
Lycaena xanthoidesGreat copperCH, GRDock
Plebejus acmonAcmon blueCH, AR, GRPea, Buckwheat families
Plebejus icarioidesBiosduval's blueGRLupine
Satyrium californicumCalifornia hairstreakCHOaks
Satyrium saepiumHedgerow hairstreakCH, MECeanothus
Satyrium sylvinumSylvan hairstreakRIWillows
Strymon melinusGray hairstreakAllMany
Family Nymphalidae
Adelpha brewdowiiCalifornia sisterME, AROaks
Agraulis vanillaeGulf fritillaryARPassionvine
Boloria epithorePacific fritillaryMEViolets
Ceryonis pegalaCommon wood-nymphGR, RIGrasses
Chlosyne pallaNorthern checkerspotME, GR, ARSunflower family
Coenonympha tulliaCommon ringletAR, GRGrasses
Danaus plexippusMonarchAR, GR, AllMilkweeds
Euphydryas chalcedonaVariable checkerspotAR, GRFigwort, Honeysuckle families
Junonia ceoniaCommon buckeyeGR, DI, ARPlantain +
Limenitis lorquiniLorquins AdmiralAR, RIWillow family +
Nymphalis antiopaMourning cloakAR, ME, GRWillow family +
Nymphalis californicaCalifornia tortoiseshellMECeanothus
Nymphalis milbertiMilbert's tortoiseshellMENettles
Phyciodes mylittaMylitta crescentAR, DIThistles
Phyciodes campestrisField crescentAR, GR, DISunflower family
Polygonia satyrusSatyr commaMENettles
Speyeria adiasteUnsilvered fritillaryRWViolets
Speyeria coronis/callippeCallipe/Coronis fritillaryME, ARViolets
Vanessa annabellaWest coast ladyGR, DIMallow family
Vanessa atlantaRed admiralARNettles
Vanessa carduiPainted ladyGR, ARThistles +
Vanessa virginiensisAmerican ladyGR, ARSunflower family
Family Hesperiidae
Atalopedes campestrisSachemDI, GR, ARGrasses
Erynnis pacuviusPacuvius duskywingME, CHCeanothus
Erynnis propertiusPropertius duskywingMEOaks
Erynnis tristisMournful duskywingMEOaks
Heliopetes ericetorumNorthern white-skipperCHMallow family
Hesperia commaCommon branded skipperGRGrasses
Hylephila phyleusFiery skipperGR, DI, ARGrasses
Lerodea eufalaEufala skipperGR, ARGrasses
Ochlodes agricolaRural skipperAR, DIGrasses
Ochlodes sylvanoidesWoodland skipperAllGrasses
Poanes melaneUmber skipperME, GR, ARGrasses
Polites sabuletiSandhill skipperGRGrasses
Pyrgus communisCommon checkered-skipperDI, GR, ARMallow family
Pyrgus ruralisTwo-banded checkered-skipperGR, ARRose family
Thorybes pyladesNorthern cloudywingGR, ARPea family

KEY:
HABITAT: ALL = all habitats, AG = agricultural, AR = arboretum, CH = chaparral, DI = disturbed, GR = grassland, prairie, ME = mixed evergreen forest, RI = riparian, RW = redwood forest

HOST FOOD describes the plant(s) eaten by caterpillars: + = many larval host foods

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