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List of Butterflies of Oklahoma

The following list of butterflies are found in Oklahoma. Clicking on the text link will show you a picture of the butterfly and which specific counties in Oklahoma the butterfly is found in. Each link also provides more information about the butterfly's identification and life history.  This will help you decide which Butterfly Nectar Plants and Butterfly Host Plants you will want to plant when you create your butterfly garden. Simply find which butterflies are in your area, grow the plants the caterpillars like to eat, and plants that adult butterflies feed on! You can prolong the butterfly's stay in your garden and draw in others by providing both the food and shelter they need.

Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)

Admirals and Relatives (Limenitidinae)
'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
California Sister (Adelpha bredowii)
Common Mestra (Mestra amymone)
Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
Weidemeyer's Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii)

Emperors (Apaturinae)
Hackberry Emperor
(Asterocampa celtis)
Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

Longwings (Heliconiinae)
Diana (Speyeria diana)
Edwards' Fritillary (Speyeria edwardsii)
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia)
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charithonius)

Milkweed Butterflies (Danainae)
Monarch
(Danaus plexippus)
Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Snouts (Libytheinae)
American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

True Brushfoots (Nymphalinae)
American Lady
(Vanessa virginiensis)
Baltimore (Euphydryas phaeton)
Bordered Patch (Chlosyne lacinia)
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Dotted Checkerspot (Poladryas minuta)
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Field Crescent (Phyciodes pulchellus)
Fulvia Checkerspot (Thessalia fulvia)
Gorgone Checkerspot (Chlosyne gorgone)
Graphic Crescent (Phyciodes graphica)
Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Painted Crescent (Phyciodes picta)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona)
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella)


Skippers (Hesperiidae)

Giant-Skippers (Megathyminae)
Strecker's Giant-Skipper
(Megathymus streckeri)
Yucca Giant-Skipper (Megathymus yuccae)

Spread-wing Skippers (Pyrginae)
Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)
Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)
Common Streaky-Skipper (Celotes nessus)
Confusing Cloudywing (Thorybes confusis)
Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)
Funereal Duskywing (Erynnis funeralis)
Golden Banded-Skipper (Autochton cellus)
Hayhurst's Scallopwing (Staphylus hayhurstii)
Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
Horace's Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)
Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)
Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis)
Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
Outis Skipper (Cogia outis)
Rocky Mountain Duskywing (Erynnis telemachus)
Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)

Courtesy of: 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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