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Rithet’s Bog Butterfly Species List

Compiled during monthly butterfly counts, 1992 - 2005 (Karen Golinsky and Sharon Hartwell)
With thanks to James Miskelly for supplying information on larval host plants.

Common Name

Scientific Name

Family

Larval Host Plant

Anise Swallowtail

Papilio zelicaon zelicaon

Papilionidae

Carrot family

Cabbage White

Pieris rapae

Pieridae

Mustard family

Common Branded Skipper

Hesperia comma oregonia

Hesperiidae

Grasses

European Skipper

Thymelicus lineola

Hesperiidae

Grasses

Grey Hairstreak

Strymon melinus atrofasciatus

Lycaeniidae

Clovers, vetches, blackberry, salal

Lorquin's Admiral

Basilarchia lorquini burrisoni

Nymphalidae

Willows, woody roses

Milbert’s Tortoiseshell

Nymphalis milberti milberti

Nymphalidae

Nettles

Monarch

Danaus plexippus

Danaedae

Nothing native

Mourning Cloak

Nymphalis antiopa antiopa

Nymphalidae

Willows

Mylitta Crescent

Phyciodes mylitta mylitta

Nymphalidae

Thistles

Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui

Nymphalidae

Thistles

Pale Swallowtail

Papilio eurymedon

Papilionidae

Alder

Pine white

Neophasia menapia tau

Pieridae

Pines

Propertius Duskywing

Erynnis propertius

Hesperiidae

Garry oak

Purplish Copper (female)

Epidemia helliodes

Lycaeniidae

Knotweed, dock

Purplish Copper (male)

Epidemia helliodes

Lycaeniidae

Knotweed, dock

Reakirt's Copper (?)

Epidemia mariposa penroseae

Lycaeniidae

Blueberry, huckleberry

Red Admiral

Vanessa atalanta rubria

Nymphalidae

Nettles

Sara Orange Tip

Anthocharis sara flora

Pieridae

Rock cress, penny cress

Satyr Anglewing

Polygonia satyrus

Nymphalidae

Nettles

Spring Azure

Celastrina argiolus echo

Lycaeniidae

Ocean spray, hardhack

Vancouver Island Ringlet

Coenonympha California insulana

Satyridae

Grasses

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Papilio rutulus rutulus

Papilionidae

Willows, large woody roses

Woodland Skipper (female)

Ochlodes sylvanoides sylvanloides

Hesperiidae

Grasses

Woodland skipper (male)

Ochlodes sylvanoides sylvanloides

Hesperiidae

Grasses

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