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Brush-footed Butterflies – Family Nymphalidae

Biodiversity Catalog of Southwest Virginia

Lepidoptera:  Family Nymphalidae

Brush-footed Butterflies

Brush-footed Butterfly Photo Gallery





Scientific Name Common NameFlight PeriodCounty
Asterocampa clytonTawny Emperorlate May – early SeptemberR
Boloria bellona Meadow Fritillarymid March-mid NovemberT
Cercyonic pegalaCommon Wood-Nymph late May-early OctoberB
Chlosyne nycteis Silvery Checkerspotearly April-mid OctoberB,R,T
Cyllopsis gemmaGemmed Satyrlate March-mid OctoberT
Danaus plexippusMonarchearly April-late NovemberD,R,T
Enodia anthedon Northern Pearly-eyelate May-mid OctoberT
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillaryearly April-late NovemberR,T
Hermeuptychia sosybiusCarolina Satyrearly April-late OctoberB, D, R
Junonia coenia Common Buckeyemid April-late NovemberR,T
Libytheana carinentaAmerican Snoutlate March – late SeptemberT
Limenitis archippusViceroyearly May – late OctoberT
Limenitis arthemis ‘astyanax’‘Astyanax’ Red-spotted Purple or White Admiralearly April-late OctoberB, R, T
Nymphalis antiopa Mourning Cloakmid February-mid NovemberT
Phyciodes tharosPearl Crescentmid March-mid NovemberR,T
Polygonia comma Eastern Commaearly March-mid NovemberB,R,T
Polygonia interrogationis Question Markearly February-late NovemberT
Polygonia progneGray Commamid May-late July, early September-mid SeptemberT
Satyrodes appalachia Appalachian Brownearly May-mid SeptemberT
Speyeria aphroditeAphrodite Fritillarylate May-early NovemberB,D,R,T
Speyeria cybeleGreat Spangled Fritillaryearly May-early DecemberR,T
Speyeria dianaDiana Fritillaryearly June-early OctoberB,D,T
Speyeria idalia Regal Fritillaryearly July-late July, early SeptemberB,R,T
Vanessa atalantaRed Admiralmid March-late OctoberB,R,T
Vanessa carduiPainted Ladymid March-early DecemberT
Vanessa virginiensis American Ladymid March-early DecemberR,T

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