SELECTED BUTTERFLIES FROM
YUCATÁN, MÉXICO
photos identified by Bea Laporte
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WHITISH, YELLOWISH OR GRAYISH
Pyrrhogyra neaerea
Pyrrhogyra neaerea
Banded Banner
Anartia jatrophae
Anartia jatrophae
White Peacock
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Hamadryas julitta
Yucatán Cracker
Hamadryas guatemalena
Hamadryas guatemalena
Guatemalan Cracker
Hamadryas februa
Hamadryas februa
Gray Cracker
Mestra amymone
Mestra amymone
Northern Mestra
Strymon albata
Strymon albata
White Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon yojoa
Strymon yojoa
Yojoa Scrub-Hairstreak
Strymon istapa
Strymon istapa
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Voltinia umbra
Voltinia umbra
Quilted Metalmark
Electrostrymon hugon
Electrostrymon hugon
Ruddy Hairstreak
Pseudolycaena damo
Pseudolycaena damo
Sky-blue Hairstreak
Arawacus sito
Arawacus sito
Fine-lined Hairstreak
Hermeuptychia hermes
Hermeuptychia hermes
Hermes Satyr
Cissia pseudoconfusa
Cissia pseudoconfusa
Gold-stained Satyr
Leptotes cassius
Leptotes cassius
Cassius Blue
Hemiargus ceraunus
Hemiargus ceraunus
Ceraunus Blue
Ganyra josephina
Ganyra josephina
Giant White
Eurema albula
Eurema albula
Ghost Yellow or White Yellow
Ascia monuste
Ascia monuste
Great Southern White
Eurema daira
Eurema daira
Barred Yellow
Anteos clorinde
Anteos clorinde
White Angled-Sulphur
Anteos clorinde
Anteos clorinde
White Angled-Sulphur
Anteos clorinde
Anteos clorinde
White Angled-Sulphur
Anteos maerula
Anteos maerula
Yellow Angled-Sulphur
Eurema boisduvaliana
Eurema boisduvaliana
Boisduval's Yellow
Evenus regalis
Evenus regalis
Regal Hairstreak
Pyrisitia dina, female
Pyrisitia dina
Dina Yellow, female
Pyrisitia dina
Pyrisitia dina
Dina Yellow,  faded female
Pyrisitia dina, male
Pyrisitia dina
Dina Yellow, male
Phoebis philea
Phoebis philea
Orange-barred Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe
Phoebis agarithe
Large Orange Sulphur
Phoebis philea
Phoebis philea
Orange-barred Sulphur
ORANGISH
Euptoieta claudia
Euptoieta claudia Variegated Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae incarnata
Agraulis vanillae incarnata
Gulf Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae incarnata
Agraulis vanillae incarnata
Gulf Fritillary
Dryas iulia moderata
Dryas iulia moderata
Julia
Dryadula phaetusa
Dryadula phaetusa
Banded Longwing
Smyrna blomfildia
Smyrna blomfildia
Blomfild's Beauty (male)
Mestra amymone
Mestra amymone
Northern Mestra
Chlosyne theona
Chlosyne theona
Theona Checkerspot
Danaus eresimus montezuma
Danaus eresimus montezuma
Soldier
Danaus eresimus
Danaus eresimus montezuma
Soldier
Marpesia petreus
Marpesia petreus
Ruddy Daggerwing
Temenis laothoe
Temenis laothoe
Orange Banner
Microtia elva
Microtia elva
Elf
Microtia
Microtia elva
Elf
Calephelis nemesis
Calephelis nemesis
Fatal Calephelis
Calephelis nemesis
Calephelis nemesis
Fatal Calephelis
Phyciodes phaon
Phyciodes phaon
Phaon Crescent
BROWNISH
Marpesia chiron
Marpesia chiron
Many-banded
Daggerwing
Myscelia ethusa
Myscelia ethusa
Mexican Bluewing
Siderone galanthis
Siderone galanthis
Red-striped
Leafwing
Euptoieta
genus Euptoieta
Fritillary
Cissia pompilia
Cissia pompilia
Plain Satyr
Cissia pompilia
Cissia pompilia
Plain Satyr
Eunica monima
Eunica monima
Dingy Purplewing
Junonia
Junonia sp.
Buckeye
Chlosyne theona
Chlosyne theona
Theona Checkerspot
Anthanassa tulcis
Anthanassa tulcis
Tulcis Crescent
Anthanassa tulcis
Anthanassa tulcis
Tulcis Crescent
Brephidium exilis yucateca
Brephidium exilis yucateca
Western Pygmy-blue
Mesosemia telegone lamachu
Mesosemia telegone lamachu
Purple or Violet-washed Eyed-Metalmark
Opsiphanes cassina
Opsiphanes cassina
Split-banded Owl-Butterfly
Morpho helenor
Morpho helenor
Blue Morpho
BLUISH
Doxocopa pavon
Doxocopa pavon
Pavon Emperor
Myscelia ethusa
Myscelia ethusa
Mexican Bluewing
Cepheuptychia glaucina
Cepheuptychia glaucina
Dirty-blue Satyr
Leptotes cassius
Leptotes cassius
Cassius Blue
Dynamine postverta
Dynamine postverta
Mexican Sailor
Morpho helenor montezuma
Morpho helenor
Blue Morpho
BOLD PATTERNS
Smyrna blomfildia
Smyrna blomfildia
Blomfild's Beauty
Smyrna blomfildia
Smyrna blomfildia
Blomfild's Beauty (female)
Adelpha paraena massilia
Adelpha paraena massilia
Massilia Sister
Adelpha paraena massilia
Adelpha paraena massilia
Massilia Sister
Adelpha fessonia fessonia
Adelpha fessonia fessonia
Band-celled Sister
Anartia fatima
Anartia fatima
Banded Peacock
Pyrrhogyra neaerea
Pyrrhogyra neaerea
Banded Banner
Chlosyne lacinia
Chlosyne lacinia
Bordered Patch
Chlosyne lacinia
Chlosyne lacinia
Bordered Patch
Siproeta stelenes
Siproeta stelenes
Malachite (faded)
Siproeta stelenes
Siproeta stelenes
Malachite (fresh)
Siproeta stelenes
Siproeta stelenes
Malachite
Papilio thoas
Papilio thoas
Thoas Swallowtail
Eurytides philolaus
Eurytides philolaus
Dark Kite-Swallowtail
Dynamine postverta
Dynamine postverta
Mexican Sailor
Dynamine postverta
Dynamine postverta
Mexican Sailor
Heliconius charithonia
Heliconius charithonia
Zebra Heliconian
Heliconius charithonia
Panthiades bathilidis
Zebra-striped Hairstreak
Heliconius charithonia
Heliconius charithonia
Zebra Heliconian
Dryadula phaetusa
Dryadula phaetusa
Banded Longwing
Heliconius erato
Heliconius erato
Crimson-patched Longwing
Heliconius erato
Heliconius erato
Crimson-patched Longwing
Chlosyne erodyle
Chlosyne erodyle
Erodyle Checkerspot
Chlosyne erodyle
Chlosyne erodyle
Erodyle Checkerspot
Biblis hyperia aganisa
Biblis hyperia aganisa
Red Rim
Biblis hyperia aganisa
Biblis hyperia aganisa
Red Rim
Melanis pixe pixe
Melanis pixe pixe
Pixe
Parides montezuma
Parides montezuma
Montezuma's Cattleheart
Battus polydamas
Battus polydamas
Polydamas Swallowtail
Rhetus arcius
Rhetus arcius
Long-tailed Metalmark
Rhetus arcius
Marpesia chiron
Many-banded Daggerwing
skipper  SKIPPERS (big bodies & heads, small wings, hook-tipped antennae)
POLYCTOR CLEAT
Polyctor cleat
Cleat Tufted-Skipper
Heliopetes laviana
Heliopetes laviana
Laviana White-Skipper
Heliopetes laviana
Heliopetes laviana
Laviana White-Skipper
Heliopetes alana
Heliopetes alana
Alana White-Skipper
Heliopetes macaira
Heliopetes macaira
Turk's-cap White-Skipper
Vettius fantasos
Vettius fantasos
Fantastic Skipper
Vettius fantasos
Vettius fantasos
Fantastic Skipper
Pompeius pompeius
Pompeius pompeius
Pompeius Skipper
Pompeius pompeius
Pompeius pompeius
Pompeius Skipper
Niconiades nikko
Niconiades nikko
Nikko Skipper
Niconiades nikko
Niconiades nikko
Nikko Skipper
Panoquina
genus Panoquina
Panoquina Skipper
Synapte pecta
Synapte pecta
Northern Faceted-Skipper
Synapte pecta
Synapte pecta
Northern Faceted-Skipper
Pyrgus oileus
Pyrgus oileus
Tropical Checkered-Skipper
Pyrgus
Pyrgus oileus
Tropical Checkered Skipper, female
Timochares trifasciata
Timochares trifasciata
Many-banded Skipper
Timochares ruptifasciata
Timochares ruptifasciata
Brown-banded Skipper
Systasea pulverulenta
Systasea pulverulenta
Powdered-Skipper
Cabares potrillo
Cabares potrillo
Potrillo Skipper
Panoquina panoquinoides
Panoquina panoquinoides
Beach Skipper
Spathilepia clonius
Spathilepia clonius
Falcate Skipper
Spathilepia clonius
Autochton neis
Broad-Banded Skipper
Spathilepia clonius
Astraptes alector
Gilbert's Flasher
Astraptes alector
Astraptes alector
Gilbert's Flasher
Phocides polybius
Phocides polybius
Guava Skipper
Phocides belus
Phocides belus
Belus Skipper
Cissia pseudoconfusa
Polygonus leo
Hammock Skipper
Thessia
genus Thessia
Cloudywing
Amblyscirtes tolteca
Amblyscirtes tolteca
Toltec Roadside-Skipper
Carrhenes canescens
Carrhenes canescens
Hoary Skipper
Xenophanes tryxus
Xenophanes tryxus
Glassy-winged Skipper
Staphylus ascalaphus
Staphylus ascalaphus Central American Sootywing
Antigonus erosus
Antigonus erosus
Common Spurwing
Sostrata nordica
Sostrata nordica
Blue-studded Skipper
Cycloglypha thrasibulus thrasibulus
Cycloglypha thrasibulus thrasibulus
Widespread Bent-Skipper
Staphylus
genus Staphylus
Scallopwing Skipper
Staphylus vulgata
Staphylus vulgata
Golden-snouted Sootywing
Astraptes anaphus annetta
Astraptes anaphus annetta
Yellow-tipped Flasher
LONG-TAILED SKIPPERS:
Urbanus doryssus
Urbanus doryssus
White-tailed Longtail
Urbanus doryssus
Urbanus doryssus
White-tailed Longtail
Urbanus
genus Urbanus
Longtail
Chioides zilpa
Chioides zilpa
Zilpa Longtail
Urbanus belli
Urbanus belli
Bell's Longtail
Urbanus proteus proteus
Urbanus proteus
Proteus Longtail
Urbanus proteus proteus
Urbanus proteus
Proteus Longtail
Polythrix asine
Polythrix asine
Asine Longtail
Polythrix asine
Polythrix asine
Asine Longtail