BC Butterfly Checklist

The following table lists all 187 butterfly species known to occur in BC as well as useful links for learning and identification:

 FAMILYCOMMON NAMESCIENTIFIC NAMEE-FAUNA BC
ATLAS PAGES
(with excerpts from
Butterflies of British Columbia
by Guppy and Shepard, 2001)
CANADIAN BIODIVERSITY
INFORMATION FACILITY
(CBIF) SPECIES PAGES
(from The Butterflies of Canada
by Layberry et al., 1998)
BUTTERFLIES OF AMERICA
(BoA) PHOTO PAGES
(from Butterflies of
America
website
by Warren et al., 2012)
1HesperiidaeSilver-spotted SkipperEpargyreus clarusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
2HesperiidaeNorthern CloudywingThorybes pyladesView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
3HesperiidaeAfranius DuskywingErynnis afraniusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
4HesperiidaeDreamy DuskywingErynnis icelusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
5HesperiidaePacuvius DuskywingErynnis pacuviusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
6HesperiidaePersius DuskywingErynnis persiusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
7HesperiidaePropertius DuskywingErynnis propertiusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
8HesperiidaeGrizzled SkipperPyrgus centaureaeView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
9HesperiidaeCommon Checkered-SkipperPyrgus communisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
10HesperiidaeTwo-banded Checkered-SkipperPyrgus ruralisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
11HesperiidaeCommon SootywingPholisora catullusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
12HesperiidaeArctic SkipperCarterocephalus palaemonView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
13HesperiidaeMandan SkipperCarterocephalus mandanSee Arctic SkipperSee Arctic SkipperSee Arctic Skipper
14HesperiidaeGarita SkipperlingOarisma garitaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
15HesperiidaeEuropean SkipperThymelicus lineolaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
16HesperiidaePlains SkipperHesperia assiniboiaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
17HesperiidaeWestern Branded SkipperHesperia coloradoSee Common Branded SkipperView CBIF pageView BoA photos
18HesperiidaeBoreal Branded SkipperHesperia manitobaSee Common Branded SkipperSee Common Branded SkipperSee Common Branded Skipper
19HesperiidaeJuba SkipperHesperia jubaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
20HesperiidaeNevada SkipperHesperia nevadaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
21HesperiidaeDraco SkipperPolites dracoView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
22HesperiidaeLong Dash SkipperPolites mysticView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
23HesperiidaePeck's SkipperPolites peckiusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
24HesperiidaeSandhill SkipperPolites sabuletiView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
25HesperiidaeSonoran SkipperPolites sonoraView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
26HesperiidaeTawny-edged SkipperPolites themistoclesView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
27HesperiidaeSachemAtalopedes campestrisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
28HesperiidaeWoodland SkipperOchlodes sylvanoidesView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
29HesperiidaeDun SkipperEuphyes vestrisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
30HesperiidaeCommon Roadside-SkipperAmblyscirtes vialisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
31PapilionidaeClodius ParnassianParnassius clodiusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
32PapilionidaeEversmann's ParnassianParnassius eversmanniView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
33PapilionidaePhoebus ParnassianParnassius phoebusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
34PapilionidaeRocky Mountain ParnassianParnassius smintheusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
35PapilionidaeCanadian Tiger SwallowtailPapilio canadensisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos*
36PapilionidaePale SwallowtailPapilio eurymedonView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos*
37PapilionidaeIndra SwallowtailPapilio indraView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
38PapilionidaeOld World SwallowtailPapilio machaonView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
39PapilionidaeTwo-tailed SwallowtailPapilio multicaudataView E-Fauna BC page*View CBIF pageView BoA photos*
40PapilionidaeWestern Tiger SwallowtailPapilio rutulusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos*
41PapilionidaeAnise SwallowtailPapilio zelicaonView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
42PieridaePine WhiteNeophasia menapiaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
43PieridaeBecker's WhitePontia beckeriiView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
44PieridaeWestern WhitePontia occidentalisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
45PieridaeCheckered WhitePontia protodiceView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
46PieridaeSpring WhitePontia sisymbriiView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
47PieridaeArctic WhitePieris angelikaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
48PieridaeMargined WhitePieris marginalisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
49PieridaeMustard WhitePieris oleraceaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
50PieridaeCabbage WhitePieris rapaeView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
51PieridaeLarge MarbleEuchloe ausonidesView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
52PieridaeNorthern MarbleEuchloe creusaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
53PieridaeDesert MarbleEuchloe lottaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
54PieridaeGreen MarbleEuchloe nainaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
55PieridaePacific OrangetipAnthocharis saraView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
56PieridaeStella OrangetipAnthocharis stellaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageSee Pacific Orangetip
57PieridaeQueen Alexandra's SulphurColias alexandraView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
58PieridaeCanadian SulphurColias canadensisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
59PieridaeChristina SulphurColias christinaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
60PieridaeOrange SulphurColias eurythemeView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
61PieridaeGiant SulphurColias giganteaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
62PieridaeHecla SulphurColias heclaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
63PieridaePink-edged SulphurColias interiorView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
64PieridaeAlberta SulphurColias elisSee Mead's SulphurSee Mead's SulphurSee Mead's Sulphur
65PieridaeLabrador SulphurColias nastesView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
66PieridaeWestern SulphurColias occidentalisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
67PieridaeChippewa SulphurColias palaeno spp. chippewaView E-Fauna BC page*View CBIF page*View BoA photos
68PieridaePelidne SulphurColias pelidneView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
69PieridaeClouded SulphurColias philodiceView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
70LycaenidaeLustrous CopperLycaena cupreusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF page*View BoA photos
71LycaenidaeGray CopperLycaena dioneView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
72LycaenidaeDorcas CopperLycaena dorcasView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
73LycaenidaeEdith's CopperLycaena edithaView E-Fauna BC pageNoneView BoA photos
74LycaenidaePurplish CopperLycaena helloidesView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
75LycaenidaeBlue CopperLycaena heteroneaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
76LycaenidaeBronze CopperLycaena hyllusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
77LycaenidaeMariposa CopperLycaena mariposaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
78LycaenidaeLilac-bordered CopperLycaena nivalisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
79LycaenidaeLittle CopperLycaena phlaeasView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
80LycaenidaeBehr's HairstreakSatyrium behriiView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
81LycaenidaeCalifornia HairstreakSatyrium californicaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
82LycaenidaeStriped HairstreakSatyrium liparopsView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
83LycaenidaeHedgerow HairstreakSatyrium saepiumView E-Fauna BC page*View CBIF pageView BoA photos
84LycaenidaeHalf-moon HairstreakSatyrium semilunaView E-Fauna BC page*View CBIF page*View BoA photos
85LycaenidaeSylvan HairstreakSatyrium sylvinusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF page*View BoA photos
86LycaenidaeCoral HairstreakSatyrium titusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
87LycaenidaeImmaculate Green HairstreakCallophrys affinisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
88LycaenidaeBrown ElfinCallophrys augustinusSee Brown Elfin
See Western Elfin
View CBIF pageView BoA photos
89LycaenidaeWestern Pine ElfinCallophrys eryphonView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
90LycaenidaeJuniper HairstreakCallophrys gryneusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF page*View BoA photos
91LycaenidaeJohnson's HairstreakCallophrys johnsoniView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
92LycaenidaeMoss' ElfinCallophrys mossiiView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
93LycaenidaeNelson's HairstreakCallophrys nelsoniView E-Fauna BC pageSee Rosner's Hairstreak
See Barry's Hairstreak
See Juniper Hairstreak
94LycaenidaeEastern Pine ElfinCallophrys niphonView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
95LycaenidaeHoary ElfinCallophrys poliosView E-Fauna BC page*View CBIF page*View BoA photos
96LycaenidaeSheridan's Green HairstreakCallophrys sheridaniiView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
97LycaenidaeThicket HairstreakCallophrys spinetorumView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
98LycaenidaeGray HairstreakStrymon melinusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
99LycaenidaeEastern Tailed-BlueCupido comyntasView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF page*View BoA photos
100LycaenidaeWestern Tailed-BlueCupido amyntulaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF page*View BoA photos
101LycaenidaeWestern AzureCelastrina echoView E-Fauna BC pageSee Spring AzureView BoA photos
102LycaenidaeNorthern Spring AzureCelastrina luciaView E-Fauna BC pageSee Spring AzureView BoA photos
103LycaenidaeSquare-dotted BlueEuphilotes battoidesView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
104LycaenidaeSilvery BlueGlaucopsyche lygdamusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
105LycaenidaeArrowhead BlueGlaucopsyche piasusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
106LycaenidaeArctic BluePlebejus glandonView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF page*View BoA photos
107LycaenidaeBoisduval's BluePlebejus icarioidesView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF page*View BoA photos
108LycaenidaeNorthern BluePlebejus idasView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF page*View BoA photos
109LycaenidaeLupine BluePlebejus lupiniView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF page*View BoA photos
110LycaenidaeMelissa BluePlebejus melissaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF page*View BoA photos
111LycaenidaeCranberry BluePlebejus optileteView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF page*View BoA photos
112LycaenidaeGreenish BluePlebejus saepiolusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
113RiodinidaeMormon MetalmarkApodemia mormoView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
114NymphalidaeVariegated FritillaryEuptoieta claudiaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
115NymphalidaeAphrodite FritillarySpeyeria aphroditeView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
116NymphalidaeAtlantis FritillarySpeyeria atlantisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
117NymphalidaeCallippe FritillarySpeyeria callippeView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
118NymphalidaeGreat Spangled FritillarySpeyeria cybeleView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
119NymphalidaeNorthwestern FritillarySpeyeria hesperisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
120NymphalidaeHydaspe FritillarySpeyeria hydaspeView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
121NymphalidaeMormon FritillarySpeyeria mormoniaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
122NymphalidaeZerene FritillarySpeyeria zereneView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
123NymphalidaeAlaskan FritillaryBoloria alaskensisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF page*View BoA photos
124NymphalidaeAlberta FritillaryBoloria albertaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
125NymphalidaeAstarte FritillaryBoloria astarteView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
126NymphalidaeMeadow FritillaryBoloria bellonaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
127NymphalidaeArctic FritillaryBoloria charicleaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
128NymphalidaePacific FritillaryBoloria epithoreView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
129NymphalidaeBog FritillaryBoloria eunomiaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
130NymphalidaeFreija FritillaryBoloria freijaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
131NymphalidaeFrigga FritillaryBoloria friggaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
132NymphalidaeDingy FritillaryBoloria improbaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
133NymphalidaeBeringian FritillaryBoloria natazhatiView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
134NymphalidaePolaris FritillaryBoloria polarisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
135NymphalidaeSilver-bordered FritillaryBoloria myrinaView E-Fauna BC page*View CBIF page*View BoA photos*
136NymphalidaeHoffmann's CheckerspotChlosyne hoffmanniView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
137NymphalidaeNorthern CheckerspotChlosyne pallaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
138NymphalidaeRockslide CheckerspotChlosyne damoetasView E-Fauna BC page*View CBIF pageView BoA photos
139NymphalidaeTawny CrescentPhyciodes batesiiView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
140NymphalidaeNorthern CrescentPhyciodes cocytaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
141NymphalidaeMylitta CrescentPhyciodes mylittaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
142NymphalidaePale CrescentPhyciodes pallidaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF page*View BoA photos
143NymphalidaeField CrescentPhyciodes pulchellaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF page*View BoA photos
144NymphalidaeAnicia CheckerspotEuphydryas aniciaView E-Fauna BC pageSee Variable CheckerspotView BoA photos
145NymphalidaeVariegated CheckerspotEuphydryas chalcedonaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
146NymphalidaeEdith's CheckerspotEuphydryas edithaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
147NymphalidaeGillette's CheckerspotEuphydryas gillettiiView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
148NymphalidaeGreen CommaPolygonia faunusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
149NymphalidaeHoary CommaPolygonia gracilisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
150NymphalidaeOreas CommaPolygonia oreasView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
151NymphalidaeGray CommaPolygonia progneView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
152NymphalidaeSatyr CommaPolygonia satyrusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
153NymphalidaeMourning CloakNymphalis antiopaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
154NymphalidaeCalifornia TortoiseshellNymphalis californicaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
155NymphalidaeCompton TortoiseshellNymphalis j-albumView E-Fauna BC page*View CBIF page*View BoA photos*
156NymphalidaeMilbert's TortoiseshellAglais milbertiView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF page*View BoA photos
157NymphalidaeWest Coast LadyVanessa annabellaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
158NymphalidaeRed AdmiralVanessa atalantaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
159NymphalidaePainted LadyVanessa carduiView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
160NymphalidaeAmerican LadyVanessa virginiensisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
161NymphalidaeViceroyLimenitis archippusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
162NymphalidaeWhite AdmiralLimenitis arthemisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
163NymphalidaeLorquin's AdmiralLimenitis lorquiniView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
164NymphalidaeCommon RingletCoenonympha inornataSee Common Ringlet
See Northern Ringlet
View CBIF page*View BoA photos*
165NymphalidaeSmall Wood-NymphCercyonis oetusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
166NymphalidaeCommon Wood-NymphCercyonis pegalaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
167NymphalidaeGreat Basin Wood-NymphCercyonis stheneleView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
168NymphalidaeRed-disked AlpineErebia discoidalisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
169NymphalidaeCommon AlpineErebia epipsodeaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
170NymphalidaeMt. Mackinley AlpineErebia mackinleyensisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
171NymphalidaeMagdalena AlpineErebia magdalenaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
172NymphalidaeTaiga AlpineErebia mancinusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
173NymphalidaeYellow Dotted AlpineErebia pawloskiiView E-Fauna BC page*View CBIF page*View BoA photos
174NymphalidaeRoss's AlpineErebia rossiiView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
175NymphalidaeVidler's AlpineErebia vidleriView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
176NymphalidaeAlberta ArcticOeneis albertaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
177NymphalidaeWhite-veined ArcticOeneis boreView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
178NymphalidaeChryxus ArcticOeneis chryxusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
179NymphalidaeCalais ArcticOeneis calaisSee Chryxus ArcticSee Chryxus ArcticSee Chryxus Arctic
180NymphalidaeBalder's ArcticOeneis balderiSee Jutta ArcticSee Jutta ArcticSee Jutta Arctic
181NymphalidaeMacoun's ArcticOeneis macouniiView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
182NymphalidaeMelissa ArcticOeneis melissaView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
183NymphalidaeGreat ArcticOeneis nevadensisView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
184NymphalidaePhilip's ArcticOeneis rosoviiView E-Fauna BC page*View CBIF page*View BoA photos*
185NymphalidaePolixenes ArcticOeneis polixenesView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
186NymphalidaeUhler's ArcticOeneis uhleriView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos
187NymphalidaeMonarchDanaus plexippusView E-Fauna BC pageView CBIF pageView BoA photos

* = denotes species for which scientific name used in linked reference is different than scientific name used for Atlas checklist