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Butterfly Species Seen on Sunstreak Tours trips to
the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas

Pipevine Swallowtail
Polydamas Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Giant Swallowtail
Ornythion Swallowtail
Ruby-spotted Swallowtail

Florida White
Checkered White
Great Southern White
Giant White

Orange Sulphur
Southern Dogface
White Angled-Sulphur
Yellow Angled-Sulphur
Cloudless Sulphur
Orange-barred Sulphur
Large Orange Sulphur
Statira Sulphur
Lyside Sulphur
Barred Yellow
Mexican Yellow
Tailed Orange
Little Yellow
Boisduval’s Yellow
Mimosa Yellow
Sleepy Orange
Dainty Sulphur

Great Purple Hairstreak
Silver-banded Hairstreak
Goodsen’s Hairstreak
Xami Hairstreak
Gray Hairstreak
Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak
White Scrub-Hairstreak
Lacey's Scrub-Hairstreak
Red-crescent Scrub-Hairstreak
Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Dusky-blue Groundstreak
Clytie Ministreak

Western Pygmy-Blue
Cassius Blue
Marine Blue
Ceraunus Blue
Reakirt's Blue

Fatal Metalmark
Rounded Metalmark
Rawson's Metalmark
Red-bordered Metalmark
Blue Metalmark
Red-bordered Pixie
Curve-winged Metalmark
Falcate Metalmark
Walker’s Metalmark

American Snout

Gulf Fritillary
Mexican Silverspot
Julia Heliconian
Zebra Heliconian
Variegated Fritillary
Mexican Fritillary

Theona Checkerspot
Bordered Patch
Definite Patch
Banded Patch
Crimson Patch
Elada Checkerspot
Texan Crescent
Pale-banded Crescent
Vesta Crescent
Phaon Crescent
Pearl Crescent

Question Mark
Red Admiral
American Lady
Painted Lady
Common Buckeye
Tropical Buckeye
White Peacock
Banded Peacock
Band-celled Sister
Mexican Bluewing
Florida Purplewing
Blue-eyed Sailor
Common Mestra
Red Rim
Gray Cracker
Guatemalan Cracker
Many-banded Daggerwing
Ruddy Daggerwing
Tropical Leafwing
Goatweed Leafwing
Hackberry Emperor
Empress Leilia
Tawny Emperor
Pavon Emperor
Silver Emperor

Gemmed Satyr
Carolina Satyr


Guava Skipper
Hammock Skipper
White-striped Longtail
Zilpa Longtail
Gold-spotted Aguna
Long-tailed Skipper
Dorantes Longtail
Brown Longtail
White-tailed Longtail
Two-barred Flasher
Gilvert's Flasher
Coyote Cloudywing
Potrillo Skipper
Stallings’ Flat
Falcate Skipper
Mimosa Skipper
Glazed Pellicia
Golden-headed Scallopwing
Mazans Scallopwing
Glassy-winged Skipper
Texas Powdered-Skipper
Sickle-winged Skipper
Hermit Skipper
Brown-banded Skipper
White-patched Skipper
Horace’s Duskywing
Mournful Duskywing
Funereal Duskywing
Common/White Checkered-Skipper
Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Desert Checkered-Skipper
Erichson's White-Skipper
Laviana White-Skipper
Turk's-cap White-Skipper
Common Sootywing

Malicious Skipper
Pale-rayed Skipper
Julia's Skipper
Fawn-spotted Skipper
Green-backed Ruby-eye
Clouded Skipper
Double-dotted Skipper
Orange Skipperling
Southern Skipperling
Fiery Skipper
Southern Broken-Dash
Common Mellana
Nysa Roadside-Skipper
Celia's Roadside-Skipper
Eufala Skipper
Brazilian Skipper
Obscure Skipper
Ocola Skipper
Purple-washed Skipper
Violet-banded Skipper