County-level distribution maps of Tennessee butterflies

Acknowledgment: Data were provided by the Butterfly and Moth Information Network and the many participants who contribute to its Butterflies and Moths of North America project.

Citation: Opler, Paul A., Kelly Lotts, and Thomas Naberhaus, coordinators. 2017. Butterflies and Moths of North America. Data set accessed 2017-04-30 at

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Spread-winged Skippers

Epargyreus clarus (Silver-spotted Skipper)
Urbanus proteus (Long-tailed Skipper)
Urbanus dorantes (Dorantes Longtail)
Autochton cellus (Golden Banded-Skipper)
Achalarus lyciades (Hoary Edge)
Thorybes pylades (Northern Cloudywing)
Thorybes bathyllus (Southern Cloudywing)
Thorybes confusis (Confused Cloudywing)
Staphylus hayhurstii (Hayhurst's Scallopwing)
Erynnis icelus (Dreamy Duskywing)
Erynnis brizo (Sleepy Duskywing)
Erynnis juvenalis (Juvenal's Duskywing)
Erynnis horatius (Horace's Duskywing)
Erynnis martialis (Mottled Duskywing)
Erynnis zarucco (Zarucco Duskywing)
Erynnis funeralis (Funereal Duskywing)
Erynnis baptisiae (Wild Indigo Duskywing)
Pyrgus communis (Common Checkered-Skipper)
Pyrgus albescens (White Checkered-Skipper)
Pholisora catullus (Common Sootywing)

Grass Skippers

Nastra lherminier (Swarthy Skipper)
Lerema accius (Clouded Skipper)
Ancyloxypha numitor (Least Skipper)
Thymelicus lineola (European Skipper)
Hylephila phyleus (Fiery Skipper)
Hesperia leonardus (Leonard's Skipper)
Hesperia metea (Cobweb Skipper)
Hesperia sassacus (Indian Skipper)
Atalopedes campestris (Sachem)
Polites peckius (Peck's Skipper)
Polites themistocles (Tawny-edged Skipper)
Polites origenes (Crossline Skipper)
Polites vibex (Whirlabout)
Wallengrenia otho (Southern Broken-Dash)
Wallengrenia egeremet (Northern Broken-Dash)
Pompeius verna (Little Glassywing)
Anatrytone logan (Delaware Skipper)
Poanes hobomok (Hobomok Skipper)
Poanes zabulon (Zabulon Skipper)
Poanes viator (Broad-winged Skipper)
Poanes yehl (Yehl Skipper)
Euphyes dion (Dion Skipper)
Euphyes vestris (Dun Skipper)
Atrytonopsis hianna (Dusted Skipper)
Amblyscirtes linda (Linda's Roadside-Skipper)
Amblyscirtes hegon (Pepper and Salt Skipper)
Amblyscirtes reversa (Reversed Roadside-Skipper)
Amblyscirtes aesculapius (Lace-winged Roadside-Skipper)
Amblyscirtes vialis (Common Roadside-Skipper)
Amblyscirtes belli (Bell's Roadside-Skipper)
Lerodea eufala (Eufala Skipper)
Calpodes ethlius (Brazilian Skipper)
Panoquina ocola (Ocola Skipper)


Megathymus yuccae (Yucca Giant-Skipper)


Battus philenor (Pipevine Swallowtail)
Eurytides marcellus (Zebra Swallowtail)
Papilio polyxenes (Black Swallowtail)
Papilio appalachiensis (Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail)
Papilio glaucus (Eastern Tiger Swallowtail)
Papilio troilus (Spicebush Swallowtail)
Papilio palamedes (Palamedes Swallowtail)
Papilio cresphontes (Giant Swallowtail)


Anthocharis midea (Falcate Orangetip)
Euchloe olympia (Olympia Marble)
Pieris virginiensis (West Virginia White)
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White)
Pontia protodice (Checkered White)


Colias philodice (Clouded Sulphur)
Colias eurytheme (Orange Sulphur)
Zerene cesonia (Southern Dogface)
Phoebis sennae (Cloudless Sulphur)
Eurema daira (Barred Yellow)
Eurema mexicana (Mexican Yellow)
Pyrisitia lisa (Little Yellow)
Abaeis nicippe (Sleepy Orange)
Nathalis iole (Dainty Sulphur)

Harvester and Coppers

Feniseca tarquinius (Harvester)
Lycaena phlaeas (American Copper)
Lycaena hyllus (Bronze Copper)

Hairstreaks and Elfins

Atlides halesus (Great Purple Hairstreak)
Callophrys gryneus (Juniper Hairstreak)
Callophrys augustinus (Brown Elfin)
Callophrys irus (Frosted Elfin)
Callophrys henrici (Henry's Elfin)
Callophrys niphon (Eastern Pine Elfin)
Satyrium favonius ontario ('Northern' Southern Hairstreak)
Satyrium titus (Coral Hairstreak)
Satyrium caryaevorus (Hickory Hairstreak)
Satyrium edwardsii (Edwards' Hairstreak)
Satyrium calanus (Banded Hairstreak)
Satyrium liparops (Striped Hairstreak)
Calycopis cecrops (Red-banded Hairstreak)
Strymon melinus (Gray Hairstreak)
Parrhasius m album (White-M Hairstreak)
Erora laeta (Early Hairstreak)

Blues and Azures

Leptotes marina (Marine Blue)
Cupido comyntas (Eastern Tailed-Blue)
Celastrina ladon (Spring Azure)
Celastrina neglecta (Summer Azure)
Celastrina nigra (Dusky Azure)
Celastrina neglectamajor (Appalachian Azure)
Glaucopsyche lygdamus (Silvery Blue)
Hemiargus ceraunus (Ceraunus Blue)
Echinargus isola (Reakirt's Blue)

Snout and Monarch

Libytheana carinenta (American Snout)
Danaus plexippus (Monarch)

Heliconians and Fritillaries

Agraulis vanillae (Gulf Fritillary)
Euptoieta claudia (Variegated Fritillary)
Speyeria diana (Diana Fritillary)
Speyeria cybele (Great Spangled Fritillary)
Speyeria aphrodite (Aphrodite Fritillary)
Boloria bellona (Meadow Fritillary)

Miscellaneous Brushfoots (Tortoiseshells, Checkerspots, Crescents, Buckeye, Anglewings)

Limenitis arthemis astyanax ('Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple)
Limenitis archippus (Viceroy)
Asterocampa celtis (Hackberry Emperor)
Asterocampa clyton (Tawny Emperor)
Chlosyne nycteis (Silvery Checkerspot)
Chlosyne gorgone (Gorgone Checkerspot)
Phyciodes phaon (Phaon Crescent)
Phyciodes tharos (Pearl Crescent)
Euphydryas phaeton (Baltimore Checkerspot)
Junonia coenia (Common Buckeye)
Polygonia interrogationis (Question Mark)
Polygonia comma (Eastern Comma)
Polygonia faunus (Green Comma)
Polygonia progne (Gray Comma)
Nymphalis antiopa (Mourning Cloak)
Vanessa atalanta (Red Admiral)
Vanessa cardui (Painted Lady)
Vanessa virginiensis (American Lady)
Anaea andria (Goatweed Leafwing)


Enodia portlandia (Southern Pearly-eye)
Enodia anthedon (Northern Pearly-eye)
Enodia creola (Creole Pearly-eye)
Satyrodes appalachia (Appalachian Brown)
Cyllopsis gemma (Gemmed Satyr)
Megisto cymela (Little Wood-Satyr)
Hermeuptychia sosybius (Carolina Satyr)
Cercyonis pegala (Common Wood-Nymph)

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