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Checklist of butterflies in Sewanee, TN. Prepared by D. G. Haskell, July 2012.

Common name Pipevine Swallowtail Zebra Swallowtail Black Swallowtail Giant Swallowtail Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Spicebush Swallowtail Checkered White West Virginia White Cabbage White Falcate Orangetip Clouded Sulphur Orange Sulphur Cloudless Sulphur Little Yellow Sleepy Orange Harvester

Scientific name Battus philenor Eurytides marcellus Papilio polyxenes Papilio cresphontes Papilio glaucus Papilio troilus Pontia protodice Pieris virginiensis Pieris rapae Anthocharis midea Colias philodice Colias eurytheme Phoebis sennae Eurema lisa Eurema nicippe Feniseca tarquinius

American Copper Great Purple Hairstreak Coral Hairstreak Edwards' Hairstreak Banded Hairstreak Hickory Hairstreak King's Hairstreak Striped Hairstreak Southern Hairstreak Brown Elfin Frosted Elfin Henry's Elfin Eastern Pine Elfin

Lycaena phlaeas Atlides halesus Satyrium titus Satyrium edwardsii Satryium calanus Satyrium caryaevorum Satyrium kingi Satyrium liparops Satyrium favonius Callophrys augustinus Callophrys irus Callophrys henrici Callophrys niphon

Abundance (see key below) 3 3 3 3 4 4 3 2 4 3 4 4 4 2 2 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1

Notes More abundant in coves than on plateau

More common in late summer Only found in springtime in cove forests Abundant in gardens Fairly common in coves in spring Common in open fields Common in open fields Gets very common in fall Fall only

One sighting in grassy area next to Lake Cheston in 2001 One sighting on Old Farm Road

Juniper Hairstreak White M Hairstreak Gray Hairstreak Red-banded Hairstreak Eastern Tailed-Blue Spring Azure Silvery Blue American Snout Gulf Fritillary Variegated Fritillary Diana Fritillary Great Spangled Fritillary Meadow Fritillary Silvery Checkerspot Pearl Crescent Baltimore Checkerspot Question Mark Eastern Comma

Callophrys gryneus Parrhasius m-album Strymon melinus Calycopis cecrops Everes comyntas Celastrina ladon Glaucopsyche lygdamus Libytheana carinenta Agraulis vanillae Euptoieta claudia Speyeria diana Speyeria cybele Boloria bellona Chlosyne nycteis Phyciodes tharos Euphydryas phaeton Polygonia interrogationis Polygonia comma

0 1 3 2 4 4 0 4 4 4 3 4 0 1 4 1 3 3

Mourning Cloak American Lady Painted Lady Red Admiral Common Buckeye Red-spotted Purple Viceroy Goatweed Leafwing Hackberry Emperor Tawny Emperor Southern Pearly-eye Northern Pearly-eye Creole Pearly-eye Appalachian Brown Gemmed Satyr

Nymphalis antiopa Vanessa virginiensis Vanessa cardui Vanessa atalanta Junonia coenia Limenitis arthemis Limenitis archippus Anaea andria Asterocampa celtis Asterocampa clyton Enodia portlandia Enodia anthedon Enodia creola Satyrodes appalachia Cyllopsis gemma

3 4 2 4 4 4 2 1 4 3 2 3 2 3 3

Very common in yards and open fields

Likes sandy edges of lakes Summer and, especially, fall Flies low over grassy open areas

Very common in yards and open areas Found in, or near, forests Found in, or near, forests, especially wet forests Often the first butterfly seen flying each year in early spring

In shaded areas at edges of lakes

Carolina Satyr Little Wood-Satyr Common Wood-Nymph

Hermeuptychia sosybius Megisto cymela Cercyonis pegala

3 3 3

Monarch Silver-spotted Skipper

Danaus plexippus Epargyreus clarus

4 4

Long-tailed Skipper Golden-banded Skipper Hoary Edge Southern Cloudywing Northern Cloudywing Confused Cloudywing Hayhurst's Scallopwing Dreamy Duskywing Sleepy Duskywing

Urbanus proteus Autochton cellus Achalarus lyciades Thorybes bathyllus Thorybes pylades Thorybes confusis Staphylus hayhurstii Erynnis icelus Erynnis brizo

2 0 1 2 2 0 1 2 2

Juvenal's Duskywing Horace's Duskywing Mottled Duskywing Zarucco Duskywing Wild Indigo Duskywing Common Checkered-Skipper Common Sootywing Swarthy Skipper Clouded Skipper Least Skipper Fiery Skipper Cobweb Skipper Peck's Skipper Tawny-edged Skipper Crossline Skipper Northern Broken-dash Southern Broken-dash

Erynnis juvenalis Erynnis horatius Erynnis martialis Erynnis zarucco Erynnis baptisiae Pyrgus communis Pholisora catullus Nastra lherminier Lerema accius Ancyloxypha numitor Hylephila phyleus Hesperia metea Polites peckius Polites themistocles Polites origenes Wallengrenia egeremet Wallengrenia otho

3 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 2 3 0 3 2 2 2 0

More common during spring and fall than during the summer Extremely abundant in most years Late summer and fall. These may be individuals dispersing from further south where they are abundant.

J and H Duskywing numbers vary greatly from year to year. Sometimes very abundant, rare othertimes.

Lurks in swampy vegetation at edge of lakes

Little Glassywing Pompeius verna 2 Sachem Atalopedes campestris 4 Delaware Skipper Anatrytone logan 2 Hobomok Skipper Poanes hobomok 2 Zabulon Skipper Poanes zabulon 3 Dun Skipper Euphyes vestris 2 Dusted Skipper Atrytonopsis hianna 1 Pepper and Salt Skipper Amblyscirtes hegon 1 Lace-winged Roadside-skipper Amblyscirtes aesculapius 0 Carolina Roadside-skipper Amblyscirtes carolina 0 Common Roadside-skipper Amblyscirtes vialis 1 Bell's Roadside-skipper Amblyscirtes belli 0 Ocola Skipper Panoquina ocola 0 Abundance: 4 = common, excellent chance of seeing them in the right habitat and at the right time of year 3 = fairly common 2 = uncommon 1 = rare 0 = no sightings in Sewanee but range maps indicate that they may be present

Checklist of butterflies of Sewanee  

An overview of the species known to be present in Sewanee, TN.

Checklist of butterflies of Sewanee  

An overview of the species known to be present in Sewanee, TN.