Butterfly list for White Mountains      

                                                       (D.Giuliani, July 2005)



____ NABA name                                    (Other elevation records)         Over 10,000'       

Davenport name                                    Davenport elevations              (X=likely,

Emmel name                                        Emmel/Giuliani elevations          P=possible)                      


PAPILIONIDAE - Swallowtails                                                          

____ Papilio machaon   Old World Swallowtail                                             X

Papilio bairdii: Yellow population.                Queen Cyn; northern slope of range.       

P. bairdii hollandi form "brucei"

____ Papilio zelicaon   Anise Swallowtail         (8800')                                   

Papilio zelicaon                                  Westgard & ridges above Narrows.

not listed

____ Papilio indra   Indra Swallowtail            (10,100')                              X

Papilio indra nevadensis X panamintensis          9000'+.

Papilio indra nevadensis                          7000'.

____ Papilio rutulus   Western Tiger Swallowtail  (8800')                                X

not listed

not listed

PIERIDAE - Whites & Sulphurs

____ Pontia beckerii   Becker's White             (8500')                                P    

Pontia beckerii                                   Below Narrows.

Pieris beckerii beckerii                          6800'

____ Pontia sisymbrii   Spring White              (10,800')                              X

Pontia sisymbrii nigravenosa                      Westgard & ridges above Narrows.

not listed

____ Pontia protodice   Checkered White           (10,000')                              X

Pontia protodice                                  Westgard

Pontia protodice

____ Pontia occidentalis   Western White          (11,100')                              X

Pontia occidentalis occidentalis                  Sheep Mtn

Pontia occidentalis(GlassMt 11,100)               10,000'+

____ Pieris rapae   Cabbage White                 (8800')

Pieris rapae                                      Coldwater Cyn

not listed

____ Euchloe ausonides   Large Marble

not listed

Euchloe ausonides ssp                             9600'

____ Euchloe hyantis   Pearly Marble              (9000')

Euchloe lotta                                     Ridges above Narrows.

Euchloe hyantis lotta                             Silver Cyn, low.

____ Anthocharis cethura   Desert Orangetip       (7200')

not listed

Anthocharis cethura                               5200'

____ Anthocharis sara Sara Orangetip(incl.thoosa) (8500')

Anthocharis thoosa pseudothoosa                   Canyons N & S of Narrows

Anthocharis sara thoosa(InyoMt8500)               6000'

____ Colias philodice   Clouded Sulphur                                                  P

not listed

Colias philodice eriphyle                         9600'                                 

____ Colias eurytheme   Orange Sulphur                                                   X 

Colias eurytheme                                  9000'+

Colias eurytheme                                  11,800'

____ Colias alexandra  Queen Alexandra's Sulphur  (10,000')                              X

Colias alexandra edwardsii                        Trail Cyn

not listed

____ Colias cesonia   Southern Dogface

not listed

not listed

____ Phoebis sennae   Cloudless Sulphur

not listed

not listed

____ Eurema mexicana   Mexican Yellow

none not listed

none not listed

____ Eurema nicippe   Sleepy Orange               (Low)

Eurema (Abaeis) nicippe                           Westgard NE of Narrows

not listed                                               

____ Nathalis iole   Dainty Sulphur

not listed

not listed

LYCAENIDAE - Harvester & Coppers

____ Lycaena arota   Tailed Copper                (9600')                                P

not listed

Lycaena arota                                     8900'

____ Lycaena phlaeas   American Copper                                                   X    

Lycaena phlaeas alpestris                         12,800'                                                                           

Lycaena phlaeas alpestris                         12,800'

____ Lycaena cupreus   Lustrous Copper                                                   X

Lycaena cuprea lapidicola                         Sheep Mtn; Piute Mtn.

Lycaena cupreus                                   13,000'.

____ Lycaena editha   Edith's Copper                                                     X

Lycaena editha                                    Ravines near Sheep Mtn.

Lycaena editha                                    11,800'

____ Lycaena rubidus   Ruddy Copper                                                      X

Lycaena rubida incana                             Trail Cyn.

Lycaena rubidus ssp                               11,900'

____ Lycaena heteronea   Blue Copper                                                     X

Lycaena heteronea:                                Trail Cany.

Lycaena heteronea                                 11,200'

LYCAENIDAE - Hairstreaks

____ Satyrium behrii   Behr's Hairstreak                                                 P

Satyrium behrii behrii                            Narrows.

Callipsyche behrii                                9500'

____ Satyrium californica  California Hairstreak  (9600')                                P

Satyrium californica                              Crooked Creek.

not listed

____ Satyrium sylvinus   Sylvan Hairstreak                                               P

Satyrium sylvinus                                 lower Trail Creek.

Satyrium sylvinus ssp                             8900'

____ Satyrium saepium   Hedgerow Hairstreak       (5900')

Satyrium saepium                                  Listed, but no record.

not listed

____ Callophrys sheridanii  Sheridan's Hairstreak                                        X

Callophrys sheridanii lemberti X comstocki

Callophrys lemberti ssp. (also C.comstocki low)   10,700'

____ Callophrys augustinus   Brown Elfin          (8800')                                P

not listed

not listed

NOT LISTED?                                       (8500')

Deciduphagus fotis mojavensis                     NE of Narrows.

not listed

____ Callophrys eryphon   Western Pine Elfin      (9200')                                P

Incisalia eryphon                                 Trail cyn.

Incisalia eryphon ssp                             7200'

____ Callophrys spinetorum   Thicket Hairstreak                                          P

Loranthomitoura spinetorum spinetorum             Canyon S of Narrows.

Loranthomitoura spinetorum                        6800'

____ Callophrys gryneus   Juniper Hairstreak      (7000')

Mitoura siva chalcosiva                           Above Narrows.

not listed

____ Strymon melinus   Gray Hairstreak            (7500')                                P

Strymon melinus pudicus                           Narrows.

Strymon melinus pudicus                           5100'


____ Brephidium exile   Western Pygmy-Blue                                               P

Brephidium exile                                  Below Narrows.

Brephidium exile                                  9000'

____ Leptotes marina   Marine Blue                (11,000')                              X

not listed

Leptotes marina                                   5500'

____ Hemiargus isola   Reakirt's Blue             (9200')                                P

Echinargus isola                                  The Narrows.

not listed

____ Everes amyntula   Western Tailed-Blue        (11,000')                              X     

not listed

not listed

____ Celastrina ladon (=argiolus)   Spring Azure  (10,500')                              X            

not listed

Celastrina argiolus                               Low.


Euphilotes glaucon hadrochilus                    The Narrows.

not listed


Euphilotes baueri baueri                          Below Narrows, & ridge above.

not listed

____ Euphilotes battoides   Square-spotted Blue   (11,100')                              X

Euphilotes bernardino inyomontanus                Lower Westgard rd.

Euphilotes battoides ssp                          6000'


Euphilotes pallescens elvirae                     Westgard Pass.

not listed

NOT LISTED?                                       (6500')(9000')

Philotiella speciosa speciosa                     Low.

Philotiella speciosa                              4100'

____ Glaucopsyche piasus   Arrowhead Blue         (10,800')                              X

Glaucopsyche piasus nevadae                       10,000'

Glaucopsyche piasus nevada                        10,700'

____ Glaucopsyche lygdamus   Silvery Blue                                                X

Glaucopsyche lygdamus nr. oro                     Canyon S & E of Narrows.         

Glaucopsyche lygdamus ssp                         10,700'

____ Lycaeides melissa   Melissa Blue                                                    X

Lycaeides (melissa) fridayi                       9000'+; Sheep Mtn.

Lycaeides melissa inyoensis                       10,500'

____ Plebejus saepiolus   Greenish Blue                                                  X

Plebejus saepiolus albomontanus                   12,500'

Plebejus saepiolus ssp                            13,000'

____ Plebejus icarioides   Boisduval's Blue                                              X

Plebejus icarioides albihalos                     10,900'

Icaricia icarioides ssp                           11,800'

____ Plebejus shasta   Shasta Blue                                                       X

Plebejus shasta pallidissima                      Sheep Mtn.

Icaricia shasta ssp                               13,000'

____ Plebejus acmon   Acmon Blue                                                         X

Plebejus acmon                                    Nr. Sheep Mtn.

Plebejus acmon

____ Plebejus acmon   Acmon Blue

Plebejus (acmon) dedeckera                        Coldwater Cyn.

Icaricia acmon dedeckera                          7200'

____ Plebejus lupinus   Lupine Blue                                                      X

Plebejus lupini complex.                          10,400'

Icaricia lupini ssp                               13,000'

RIODINIDAE - Metalmarks

____ Apodemia mormo   Mormon Metalmark                                                   P

Apodemia mormo                                    Below Westgard.

Apodemia mormo                                    9500'

NYMPHALIDAE - Brushfoots

____ Euptoieta claudia   Variegated Fritillary                                           P

not listed

not listed

NONE LISTED?                                      (8700')

not listed

Speyeria nokomis apacheana                        6700'

____ Thessalia leanira   Leanira Checkerspot      (7200')                                P

Thessalia leanira alma                            Westgard Pass/Narrows area.

Thessalia leanira near alma                       Low.

____ Chlosyne acastus   Sagebrush Checkerspot

not listed

Chlosyne acastus                                  8300'

NOT LISTED?                                       (6000')

not listed

Chlosyne neumoegeni                               5500'

____ Phyciodes campestris   Field Crescent        (9700')                                P

Phyciodes pulchellus                              Trail Creek Canyon

Phyciodes pulchellus (=campestris)                7200'

____ Phyciodes mylitta   Mylitta Crescent         (8800')                                P

not listed

Phyciodes mylitta                                 6000'

____ Euphydryas chalcedona   Variable Checkerspot                                        X

Euphydryas anicia wheeleri                        9000'+

Euphydryas anicia wheeleri                        10,000'

_____Polygonia                                    (zephyrus 10,300')                     P

not listed

not listed

____ Nymphalis californica   Calif Tortoiseshell  (8800')                                X

not listed

not listed

____ Nymphalis antiopa   Mourning Cloak                                                  P

Nymphalis antiopa antiopa                         Westgard Pass.

not listed

____ Nymphalis milberti   Milbert's Tortoiseshell                                        X

Nymphalis milberti subpallida                     11,000'

not listed

____ Vanessa virginiensis   American Lady                                                X

not listed

not listed

____ Vanessa cardui   Painted Lady                                                       X

Vanessa cardui                                    Sheep Mtn.

Vanessa cardui                                    8000'

____ Vanessa annabella   West Coast Lady          (11,100')                              X

Vanessa annabella                                 11,000'+

Vanessa annabella                                 8500'

____ Vanessa atalanta   Red Admiral                                                      X

not listed

not listed

____ Junonia coenia   Common Buckeye                                                     P

Junonia coenia grisea                             Westgard Pass.

not listed

____ Limenitis lorquini   Lorquin's Admiral       (6500')                                P

Limenitis lorquini pallidafacies                  Trail Cyn.

Limenitis lorquini                                6000'


____ Cercyonis sthenele   Great Basin Wood-Nymph

Cercyonis sthenele paulus                         Narrows.

Cercyonis sthenele paulus                         8700'

____ Cercyonis oetus   Small Wood-Nymph                                                  X

Cercyonis oetus oetus                             Near Sheep Mtn.                                     

Cercyonis oetus                                   11,000'

____ Neominois ridingsii   Riding's Satyr                                                X

Neominois ridingsii pallidus                      Near Sheep Mtn.

Neominois ridingsii ssp                           11,800'

NYMPHALIDAE - Milkweed Butterflies

____ Danaus plexippus   Monarch

Danaus plexippus                                  Narrows.                               X

not listed

____ Danaus gilippus   Queen                      (3800')

not listed

not listed


HESPERIIDAE - Spreadwing Skippers

____ Thorybes mexicanus   Mexican Cloudywing                                             X

Thorbes mexicana blanca                           12,500'

Thorybes nevada ssp                               11,800'

____ Pyrgus communis   Common Checkered-Skipper                                          P

Pyrgus communis Complex.                          Narrows area.

not listed

____ Heliopetes ericetorum Northern White-Skipper (7500)                                 P

Heliopetes ericetorum                             Narrows area.

not listed

____ Pholisora catullus   Common Sootywing        (5800')

not listed

Pholisora catullus                                Low.

____ Hesperopsis libya   Mojave Sootywing         (6500')

Hesperopsis libya lena                            Westgard Pass.

Pholisora libya lena                              6000'

____ Hesperopsis alpheus   Saltbush Sootywing

Hesperopsis alpheus oricus                        Westgard Pass.

not listed

HESPERIIDAE - Skipperlings

HESPERIIDAE - Grass-Skippers

____ Hesperia uncas   Uncas Skipper                                                      X

Hesperia uncas macswaini                          10,600'

Hesperia uncas macswaini                          10,600'

____ Hesperia juba   Juba Skipper                 (8800')                                P

Hesperia juba                                     Narrows area.

Hesperia juba                                     Low.

____ H. comma  Common Branded Sk.(incl. colorado)                                        X

Hesperia colorado idaho                           Sheep Mtn.

Hesperia colorado idaho(= harpalus)               13,000'

____ Hesperia nevada   Nevada Skipper             (10,800')                              X

Hesperia nevada sierra                            11,000'+

not listed

NOT LISTED?                                                                              X

Hesperia miriamae longaevicola                    13,100'                             

Hesperia miriamae ssp                             14,200'

____ Polites sabuleti   Sandhill Skipper                                                 X

Polites sabuleti albamontana                      13,100'

Polites sabuleti albamontana (also P.s.tecumseh)  10,800' (13,500')                          

____ Polites sonora   Sonora Skipper                                                     P

Polites sonora                                    Trail Cyn.

Polites sonora ssp                                9900'

____ Ochlodes sylvanoides   Woodland Skipper      (9600')                                P

not listed

Ochlodes sylvanoides ssp.                         8700'

____ Ochlodes yuma   Yuma Skipper                 (6500)

not listed

Ochlodes yuma                                     Low.

HESPERIIDAE - Giant-Skippers

[Total = 95 species;  >10,000'=68, (X=42, x=26)]       

[>10,000'=68,  >11,000'=47,  >12,000'=36,  >13,000'=20]