Types of Butterflies in Wyoming

This Western state of the U.S. has about 200 species of butterflies, which is above the average of other U.S. states. The Great plain, rocky mountain regions, and valleys, National parks, lowland areas along lakes and rivers, basins are the ideal habitat for the species. Wyoming has a designated state butterfly, i.e., Sheridan’s Green Hairstreak (Callophrys sheridanii) since 2009.

Brush-Footed (Nymphalidae)

Lorquin’s Admiral (Limenitis lorquini)

Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Weidemeyer’s Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii)

White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis)

Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)

Aphrodite Fritillary (Speyeria aphrodite)

Callippe Fritillary (Speyeria callippe)

Coronis Fritillary (Speyeria coronis)

Edwards’ Fritillary (Speyeria edwardsii)

Great Basin Fritillary (Speyeria egleis)

Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

Mormon Fritillary (Speyeria mormonia)

Northwestern Fritillary (Speyeria hesperis)

Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia)

Zerene Fritillary (Speyeria zerene)

Hydaspe Fritillary (Speyeria hydaspe)

Dingy Fritillary (Boloria improba)

Arctic Fritillary (Boloria chariclea)

Bog Fritillary (Boloria eunomia)

Freija Fritillary (Boloria freija)

Frigga Fritillary (Boloria frigga)

Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona)

Mountain Fritillary (Boloria alaskensis)

Pacific Fritillary (Boloria epithore)

Relict Fritillary (Boloria kriemhild)

Silver-bordered Fritillary (Boloria selene)

Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

California Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis californica)

Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis vaualbum)

Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)

Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)

Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)

Green Comma (Polygonia faunus)

Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis)

Field Crescent (Phyciodes pulchellus)

Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus)

Gillette’s Checkerspot (Euphydryas gillettii)

Edith’s Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha)

Gorgone Checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)

Northern Checkerspot (Chlosyne palla)

Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)

Rockslide Checkerspot (Chlosyne whitneyi)

Sagebrush Checkerspot (Chlosyne acastus)

Mylitta Crescent (Phyciodes mylitta)

Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

Pale Crescent (Phyciodes pallida)

Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii)

Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona)

Dotted Checkerspot (Poladryas minuta)

Milbert’s Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti)

Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)

Gossamer-Winged (Lycaenidae)

Acadian Hairstreak(Satyrium acadica)

American Copper(Lycaena phlaeas)

Arctic Blue(Agriades glandon)

Arrowhead Blue(Glaucopsyche piasus)

Banded Hairstreak(Satyrium calanus)

Behr’s Hairstreak(Satyrium behrii)

Blue Copper(Lycaena heteronea)

Boisduval’s Blue(Plebeius icarioides)

Bronze Copper(Lycaena hyllus)

Brown Elfin(Callophrys augustinus)

California Hairstreak(Satyrium californica)

Colorado Hairstreak(Hypaurotis crysalus)

Coral Hairstreak(Satyrium titus)

Eastern Tailed-Blue(Everes comyntas)

Edith’s Copper(Lycaena editha)

Gray Copper(Lycaena dione)

Gray Hairstreak(Strymon melinus)

Greenish Blue(Plebeius saepiolus)

Hedgerow Hairstreak(Satyrium saepium)

Hoary Elfin(Callophrys polios)

Juniper Hairstreak(Callophrys gryneus)

Lilac-bordered Copper(Lycaena nivalis)

Lupine Blue(Plebeius lupini)

Lustrous Copper(Lycaena cupreus)

Marine Blue(Leptotes marina)

Mariposa Copper(Lycaena mariposa)

Melissa Blue(Lycaeides melissa)

Moss’ Elfin(Callophrys mossii)

Northern Blue(Lycaeides idas)

Purplish Copper(Lycaena helloides)

Reakirt’s Blue(Hemiargus isola)

Rita Dotted-Blue(Euphilotes rita)

Rocky Mountain Dotted-Blue(Euphilotes ancilla)

Ruddy Copper(Lycaena rubidus)

Shasta Blue(Plebeius shasta)

Sheridan’s Green Hairstreak(Callophrys sheridani)

Silvery Blue(Glaucopsyche lygdamus)

Sooty Hairstreak(Satyrium fuliginosum)

Spring Azure(Celastrina “ladon”)

Striped Hairstreak(Satyrium liparops)

Summer Azure(Celastrina neglecta)

Sylvan Hairstreak(Satyrium sylvinus)

Tailed Copper(Lycaena arota)

Thicket Hairstreak(Callophrys spinetorum)

Western Green Hairstreak(Callophrys affinis)

Western Pine Elfin(Callophrys eryphon)

Western Pygmy-Blue(Brephidium exile)

Western Tailed-Blue(Everes amyntula)

Whites and Sulphurs (Pieridae)

Pine White (Neophasia menapia)

Becker’s White (Pontia beckerii)

Spring White (Pontia sisymbrii)

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

Western White (Pontia occidentalis)

Margined White (Pieris marginalis)

Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)

Large Marble (Euchloe ausonides)

Northern Marble (Euchloe creusa)

Desert Marble (Euchloe lotta)

Olympia Marble (Euchloe olympia)

Stella Orangetip (Anthocharis stella)

Southern Rocky Mountain Orangetip (Anthocharis julia)

Southwestern Orangetip (Anthocharis thoosa)

Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice)

Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

Christina Sulphur (Colias christina)

Queen Alexandra’s Sulphur (Colias alexandra)

Mead’s Sulphur (Colias meadii)

Scudder’s Sulphur (Colias scudderi)

Giant Sulphur (Colias gigantea)

Pelidne Sulphur (Colias pelidne)

Pink-edged Sulphur (Colias interior)

Southern Dogface (Zerene cesonia)

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)

Mexican Yellow (Eurema mexicana)

Little Yellow (Eurema lisa)

Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)

Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole)

Metalmark (Riodinidae)

Mormon Metalmark (Apodemia mormo)

Swallowtail (Papilionidae)

Clodius Parnassian (Parnassius clodius)

Rocky Mountain Parnassian (Parnassius smintheus)

Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)

Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis)

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Indra Swallowtail (Papilio indra)

Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)

Pale Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon)

Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata)

Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)

Skipper (Hesperiidae)

Silver-spotted Skipper(Epargyreus clarus)

Northern Cloudywing(Thorybes pylades)

Western Cloudywing(Thorybes diversus)

Mexican Cloudywing(Thorybes mexicana)

Dreamy Duskywing(Erynnis icelus)

Sleepy Duskywing(Erynnis brizo)

Juvenal’s Duskywing(Erynnis juvenalis)

Rocky Mountain Duskywing(Erynnis telemachus)

Mottled Duskywing(Erynnis martialis)

Pacuvius Duskywing(Erynnis pacuvius)

Afranius Duskywing(Erynnis afranius)

Persius Duskywing(Erynnis persius)

Grizzled Skipper(Pyrgus centaureae)

Two-banded Checkered-Skipper(Pyrgus ruralis)

Small Checkered-Skipper(Pyrgus scriptura)

Common Checkered-Skipper(Pyrgus communis)

Northern White-Skipper(Heliopetes ericetorum)

Common Sootywing(Pholisora catullus)

Mohave Sootywing(Hesperopsis libya)

Arctic Skipper(Carterocephalus palaemon)

Russet Skipperling(Piruna pirus)

Garita Skipperling(Oarisma garita)

European Skipper(Thymelicus lineola)

Uncas Skipper(Hesperia uncas)

Juba Skipper(Hesperia juba)

Western Branded Skipper(Hesperia colorado)

Ottoe Skipper(Hesperia ottoe)

Leonard’s Skipper(Hesperia leonardus)

Pahaska Skipper(Hesperia pahaska)

Green Skipper(Hesperia viridis)

Nevada Skipper(Hesperia nevada)

Peck’s Skipper(Polites peckius)

Rhesus Skipper(Polites rhesus)

Sandhill Skipper(Polites sabuleti)

Draco Skipper(Polites draco)

Tawny-edged Skipper(Polites themistocles)

Crossline Skipper(Polites origenes)

Long Dash(Polites mystic)

Sonora Skipper(Polites sonora)

Sachem(Atalopedes campestris)

Arogos Skipper(Atrytone arogos)

Delaware Skipper(Anatrytone logan)

Woodland Skipper(Ochlodes sylvanoides)

Yuma Skipper(Ochlodes yuma)

Snow’s Skipper(Paratrytone snowi)

Hobomok Skipper(Poanes hobomok)

Taxiles Skipper(Poanes taxiles)

Dun Skipper(Euphyes vestris)

Dusted Skipper(Atrytonopsis hianna)

Viereck’s Skipper(Atrytonopsis vierecki)

Simius Roadside-Skipper(“Amblyscirtes” simius)

Oslar’s Roadside-Skipper(Amblyscirtes oslari)

Common Roadside-Skipper(Amblyscirtes vialis)

Strecker’s Giant-Skipper(Megathymus streckeri)