New England Butterflies

Common Buckeye

Butterflies of New England
by Family and Subfamily

Common Buckeye
© Troy Bartlett

List of New England butterflies by family and subfamily

SKIPPERS (Family: Hesperiidae)

Dicot Skippers (Subfamily: Eudaminae)

  • Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades)
  • Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)
  • Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)
  • Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades)
  • Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

Grass Skippers (Subfamily: Hesperiinae)

  • Least Skipper (Ancyloxypha numitor)
  • European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)
  • Pepper and Salt Skipper (Amblyscirtes hegon)
  • Common Roadside-Skipper (Amblyscirtes vialis)
  • Clouded Skipper (Lerema accius)
  • Swarthy Skipper (Nastra lherminier)
  • Delaware Skipper (Anatrytone logan)
  • Sachem (Atalopedes campestris)
  • Dusted Skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna
  • Two-spotted Skipper (Euphyes bimacula)
  • Black Dash (Euphyes conspicua)
  • Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion)
  • Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)
  • Dotted Skipper (Hesperia attalus)
  • Common Branded Skipper (Hesperia comma)
  • Leonard's Skipper (Hesperia leonardus)
  • Cobweb Skipper (Hesperia metea)
  • Indian Skipper (Hesperia sassacus)
  • Fiery Skipper (Hylephila phyleus)
  • Twin-spot Skipper (Oligoria maculata)
  • Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok)
  • Mulberry Wing (Poanes massasoit)
  • Broad-winged Skipper (Poanes viator)
  • Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon)
  • Long Dash (Polites mystic)
  • Crossline Skipper (Polites origenes)
  • Peck's Skipper (Polites peckius)
  • Tawny-edged Skipper (Polites themistocles)
  • Whirlabout (Polites vibex)
  • Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna)
  • Northern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet)
  • Brazilian Skipper (Calpodes ethlius)
  • Ocola Skipper (Panoquina ocola)

Intermediate Skippers (Subfamily: Heteropterinae)

  • Arctic Skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon)

Spread-wing Skippers (Subfamily: Pyrginae)

  • Common Sootywing (Pholisora catullus)
  • Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae)
  • Sleepy Duskywing (Erynnis brizo)
  • Horace's Duskywing (Erynnis horatius)
  • Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus)
  • Juvenal's Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis)
  • Columbine Duskywing (Erynnis lucilius)
  • Mottled Duskywing (Erynnis martialis)
  • Persius Duskywing (Erynnis persius)
  • Zarucco Duskywing (Erynnis zarucco)
  • Common Checkered-Skipper (Pyrgus communis)


Harvesters (Subfamily: Miletinae)

  • Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)

Coppers (Subfamily: Lycaeninae)

  • American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
  • Bronze Copper (Lycaena hyllus)
  • Bog Copper (Lycaena epixanthe)
  • Dorcas Copper (Lycaena dorcas)

Blues (Subfamily: Polyommatinae)

  • Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)
  • Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta)
  • Appalachian Azure (Celastrina neglectamajor)
  • Cherry-gall Azure (Celastrina serotina)
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas)
  • Silvery Blue (Glaucopsyche lygdamus)
  • Arctic Blue (Plebejus glandon)
  • Northern Blue (Plebejus idas)
  • Melissa Blue (Plebejus melissa)
  • Greenish Blue (Plebejus saepiolus)

Hairstreaks (Subfamily: Theclinae)

  • Brown Elfin (Callophrys augustinus)
  • Henry's Elfin (Callophrys henrici)
  • Frosted Elfin (Callophrys irus)
  • Hoary Elfin (Callophrys polios)
  • Western Pine Elfin (Callophrys eryphon)
  • Bog Elfin (Callophrys lanoraieensis)
  • Eastern Pine Elfin (Callophrys niphon)
  • Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus)
  • Hessel's Hairstreak (Callophrys hesseli)
  • Red-banded Hairstreak (Calycopis cecrops)
  • Early Hairstreak (Erora laeta)
  • White-M Hairstreak (Parrhasius m-album)
  • Acadian Hairstreak (Satyrium acadicum)
  • Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus)
  • Hickory Hairstreak (Satyrium caryaevorus)
  • Edwards' Hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii)
  • Oak Hairstreak (Satyrium favonius)
  • Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops)
  • Coral Hairstreak (Satyrium titus)
  • Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)


Emperors (Subfamily: Apaturinae)

  • Hackberry Emperor (Asterocampa celtis)
  • Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

Monarchs (Subfamily: Danainae)

Heliconians and Fritillaries (Subfamily: Heliconiinae)

Snouts (Subfamily: Libytheinae)

  • American Snout (Libytheana carinenta)

Admirals and Relatives (Subfamily: Limenitidinae)

  • Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)
  • White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis)
  • Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)

True Brush-foots (Subfamily: Nymphalinae)

  • Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
  • Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
  • American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)
  • Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti)
  • Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
  • Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
  • California Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis californica)
  • Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis l-album)
  • Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
  • Green Comma (Polygonia faunus)
  • Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis)
  • Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
  • Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)
  • Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus)
  • White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)
  • Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
  • Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
  • Harris' Checkerspot (Chlosyne harrisii)
  • Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton)
  • Tawny Crescent (Phyciodes batesii)
  • Northern Crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)
  • Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)

Satyrs (Subfamily: Satyrinae)

  • Common Wood Nymph (Cercyonis pegala)
  • Common Ringlet (Coenonympha tullia)
  • Northern Pearly Eye (Lethe anthedon)
  • Appalachian Brown (Lethe appalachia)
  • Eyed Brown (Lethe eurydice)
  • Little Wood Satyr (Megisto cymela)
  • Jutta Arctic (Oeneis jutta)
  • Melissa Arctic (Oeneis melissa)
  • Polixenes Arctic (Oeneis polixenes)

SWALLOWTAILS (Family: Papilionidae)

Swallowtails (Subfamily: Papilioninae)

WHITES AND SULPHURS (Family: Pieridae)

Sulphurs (Subfamily: Coliadinae)

Whites (Subfamily: Pierinae)


Note: We follow the taxonomy and nomenclature used by, which primarily follows
A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada by Jonathan Pelham