Butterflies of the Maritimes - List 

This comprehensive list includes some species that are irregular immigrants, and others that are regional rarities.  I'm still working on getting photos of some of these species, especially those species that are only found in the Maritimes.

Clicking on the underlined names will take you to the corresponding species page.


Skippers - Family Hesperiidae 

Silver-spotted Skipper ( Epargyreus clarus )

Northern Cloudywing ( Thorybes pylades )

Dreamy Duskywing ( Erynnis icelus )

Juvenal's Duskywing ( Erynnis juvenalis )

Arctic Skipper ( Carterocephalus palaemon )

Least Skipper ( Ancyloxypha numitor )

European Skipper ( Thymelicus lineola )

Fiery Skipper ( Hylephila phyleus )

Common Branded Skipper ( Hesperia comma )

Indian Skipper ( Hesperia sassacus )

Peck's Skipper ( Polites peckius )

Tawny-edged Skipper ( Polites themistocles )

Crossline Skipper ( Polites origenes )

Long Dash Skipper ( Polites mystic )

Hobomok Skipper ( Poanes hobomok )

Two-spotted Skipper ( Euphyes bimacula )

Dun Skipper ( Euphyes vestris )

Pepper and Salt Skipper ( Amblyscirtes hegon )

Common Roadside Skipper ( Amblyscirtes vialis )


Swallowtails - Family Papilionidae 

Black Swallowtail ( Papilio polyxenes )

Short-tailed Swallowtail ( Papilio brevicauda )

Giant Swallowtail ( Papilio cresphontes )

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail ( Papilio canadensis )


Whites and Sulphurs - Family Pieridae

Mustard White ( Pieris oleracea )

Cabbage White ( Pieris rapae )

Clouded Sulphur ( Colias philodice )

Orange Sulphur ( Colias eurytheme )

Pink-edged Sulphur ( Colias interior )

Little Yellow ( Pyrisitia lisa )


Gossamer-winged Butterflies - Family Lycaenidae

Harvester ( Feniseca tarquinius )

American Copper ( Lycaena phlaeas )

Bronze Copper ( Lycaena hyllus )

Bog Copper ( Lycaena epixanthe )

Dorcas Copper ( Lycaena dorcas )

Salt Marsh Copper ( Lycaena dospassosi )

Acadian Hairstreak ( Satyrium acadica )

Banded Hairstreak ( Satyrium calanus )

Striped Hairstreak ( Satyrium liparops )

Brown Elfin ( Callophrys augustinus )

Hoary Elfin ( Callophrys polios )

Henry's Elfin ( Callophrys henrici )

Bog Elfin ( Callophrys lanoraieensis )

Eastern Pine Elfin ( Callophrys niphon )

Western Pine Elfin ( Callophrys eryphon )

Gray Hairstreak ( Strymon melinus )

Early Hairstreak ( Erora laeta )

Eastern Tailed Blue ( Cupido comyntas )

Western Tailed Blue ( Cupido amyntula )

Northern Azure ( Celastrina lucia )

Silvery Blue ( Glaucopsyche lygdamus )

Northern Blue ( Plebejus idas )

Greenish Blue ( Plebejus saepiolus ) 


Brush-footed Butterflies - Family Nymphalidae

American Snout ( Libytheana carinenta )

Variegated Fritillary ( Euptoieta claudia )

Great Spangled Fritillary ( Speyeria cybele )

Aphrodite Fritillary ( Speyeria aphrodite )

Atlantis Fritillary ( Speyeria atlantis )

Bog Fritillary ( Boloria eunomia )

Silver-bordered Fritillary ( Boloria selene )

Meadow Fritillary ( Boloria bellona )

Arctic Fritillary ( Boloria chariclea )

Silvery Checkerspot ( Chlosyne nycteis )

Harris's Checkerspot ( Chlosyne harrisii )

Northern Crescent ( Phyciodes cocyta )

Baltimore Checkerspot ( Euphydryas phaeton )

Question Mark ( Polygonia interrogationis )

Eastern Comma ( Polygonia comma )

Satyr Comma ( Polygonia satyrus )

Green Comma ( Polygonia faunus )

Hoary Comma ( Polygonia gracilis )

Gray Comma ( Polygonia progne )

Compton Tortoiseshell ( Nymphalis l-album )

Mourning Cloak ( Nymphalis antiopa )

Milbert's Tortoiseshell ( Aglais milberti )

American Lady ( Vanessa virginiensis )

Painted Lady ( Vanessa cardui )

Red Admiral ( Vanessa atalanta )

Common Buckeye ( Junonia coenia )

White Admiral ( Limenitis arthemis arthemis )

Viceroy ( Limenitis archippus )

Northern Pearly-Eye ( Lethe anthedon )

Eyed Brown ( Lethe eurydice )

Little Wood-Satyr ( Megisto cymela )

Common Ringlet ( Coenonympha tullia )

Maritime Ringlet ( Coenonympha nipisiquit )

Common Wood-Nymph ( Cercyonis pegala )

Jutta Arctic ( Oeneis jutta )

Monarch ( Danaus plexippus )