Moths & Butterflies (Order Lepidoptera) of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park®

Sources: Desert Insects & Kin of Southern California – A Photographic Survey & Natural History of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® by Lynn & Gene Monroe.

Butterflies & Their Favorite Flowering Plants Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® & Environs – East San Diego County, California – Desert, Chaparral, Montane by Lynn & Gene Monroe.

FamilyGenusSpeciesSubspeciesCommon Name
PsychidaeThyridopteryxmeadiiBagworm Moth
EthmiidaeEthmiasemitenebrellaEthmiid Moth
EthmiaarctostaphylellaYerba Santa Bird-dropping Moth
Ethmiasp.Undetermined species of Ethmiid Moth (Monroe & Monroe)
ScythrididaeUndetermined species of Scythridid Moth (Monroe & Monroe)
GelechiidaeArogamorenellaGelechiid Moth
AristoteliabifasciellaGelechiid Moth
PlutellidaePlutelladammersi (?)Diamonback Moth
HeliodinidaeLithariapteryxjubarellaHelliodinid Moth
NeoheliodinesverniusHelliodinid Moth
ChoreutidaeTebennagemmalisChoreutid Moth
TortricidaeSparganothissenecionana or
tunicanaTortricid Moth
CrambidaeNoctueliopsisaridalisCrambid Moth
NannobotyscommortalisCrambid Moth
ChrismaniapictipennalisCrambid Moth
NomophilanearcticaCrambid Moth
PyraustaunifascialisCrambid Moth
PyraustadapalisCrambid Moth
AchyraoccidentalisCrambid Moth
Thaumatopsissp.Undetermined species of Crambid Moth (Monroe & Monroe)
Hemiplatytessp.New undescribed species of Crambid Moth (Monroe & Monroe)
PetrophilajaliscalisCrambid Moth
GeometridaeDigrammiacolorataCreosote Moth
DigrammiarespersataGeometrid Moth
DigrammiafieldiGeometrid Moth
NarragafimetariaGeometrid Moth
IridopsissanctissimaGeometrid Moth
GlaucinaochrofuscariaindistinctumGeometrid Moth
PlataeacalcariaGeometrid Moth
EuphyiaimplicataGeometrid Moth
StamnodeseldridgensisGeometrid Moth
DichordophoraphoenixPhoenix Emerald
ChlorochlamysappellariaEmerald Moth
SynchloraaerataWavy-lined Emerald
IdaeabonifataHerbarium Moth
SaturniidaeHemileucaelectraElectra Buck Moth
SphingidaePachysphinxoccidentalisWestern Poplar Sphinx
ManducasextaTobacco Hornworm
EuproserpinusphaetonmojavePhaeton Sphinx
HyleslineataWhite-lined Sphinx Moth
NoctuidaeEstigmenealbidaTiger Moth
EctypiaclioClio Tiger Moth
KodiosomafulvumTiger Moth
LitocalasexsignataUnderwing
MelipotisindomitaIndomitable Melipotis
MelipotisjucundaMerry Melipotis
HeteranassafraternaUnderwing
Buliadeducta and/or
similarisUnderwing
DrasteriafumosaSmokey Arches
DrasteriapallescensUnderwing
DrasteriatejonicaDesert False Underwing
DrasteriapulchraUnderwing
DrasteriaochraceaUnderwing
AutographacalifornicaAlfalfa Semilooper
TripudiabalteataEustrotiinae Moth
CobubathadividuaEustrotiinae Moth
PonometiaelegantulaArizona Bird Dropping Moth
AcontiacretataChalky Bird Dropping Moth
AlypiaridingsiRiding's Forester
CopibryophilaangelicaPsaphidini Moth
OncocnemisprimulaPsaphidini Moth (to be assigned to a new genus)
NocloarivulosaPsaphidini Moth
NocloapallensPsaphidini Moth
StiriaconsuelaStiriini Moth
AzeniaviridaStiriini Moth
AnnaphilaastrologaStiriini Moth
GrotellastretchiStiriini Moth
ArgentostiriakoebeleiStiriini Moth
HeliolonchepictipennisFlower Moth
SchiniagraefianaFlower Moth
SchiniasuetuscalifornicaFlower Moth
SchiniascarletinaFlower Moth
SchiniajaegeriFlower Moth
SchiniaminianaFlower Moth
SchiniafelicitataFlower Moth
SchinianiveicostaFlower Moth
EuxoareculaCutworm
ProtogygiabiclavisCutworm
PapilionidaePapiliopolyxenescoloroDesert Black Swallowtail
PapiliopolyxenesclarkiDesert Black Swallowtail
PapiliozelicaonAnise Swallowtail
PapilioindrapergamusIndra Swallowtail
PapiliocresphontesGiant Swallowtail
PapiliorutulusWestern Tiger Swallowtail
PapilioeurymedonPale Swallowtail
BattusphilenorPipevine Swallowtail
PieridaePontiabeckeriiBecker's White
PontiasisymbriiSpring White
PontiaprotodiceCheckered White
PierisrapaeCabage White
EuchloehyantisCalifornia Marble
AnthocharislanceolataaustralisGrinell's Gray Marble
AnthocharislanceolatadesertolimbusDesert Edge Gray Marble
AnthochariscethuraDesert Orangetip
AnthocharissaraSara Orangetip
ColiaseurythemeOrange Sulphur
ColiasharfordiiHarford's Sulphur
ColiasphilodiceClouded Sulphur
ZereneeurydiceCalifornia Dogface
ZerenecesoniaSouthern Dogface
NathalisioleDainty Sulphur
EuremanicippeSleepy Orange
EuremaboisduvalianaBoisduval's Yellow
EuremamexicanaMexican Yellow
EuremaniseMimosa Yellow
PhoebissennaeCloudless Sulphur
LycaenidaeLycaenaarotaTailed Copper
LycaenagorgonGorgon Copper
LycaenaxanthoidesGreat Copper
LycaenahelloidesPurplish Copper
AtlideshalesusGreat Purple Hairstreak
ChlorostrymonsimaethissaritaSilver-banded Hairstreak
HabrodaisgrunusGolden Hairstreak
SatyriumauretorumGold-Hunter's Hairstreak
SatyriumsaepiumHedgerow Hairstreak
SatyriumsylvinusSylvan Hairstreak
SatyriumcalifornicaCalifornia Hairstreak
SatyriumtetraMountain Mahogany Hairstreak
CallophyrsgryneuslokiLoki Juniper Hairstreak
CallophyrsnelsoniNelson's Hairstreak
CallophyrsspinetorumThicket Hairstreak
CallophyrsaugustinusBrown Elfin
CallophyrseryphonWestern Pine Elfin
CallophyrsperplexaBramble Hairstreak
StrymonistapaMallow Scrub-Hairstreak
StrymonmelinusGray Hairstreak
MinistrymonledaLeda Ministreak
LeptotesmarinaMarine Blue
HemiargusisolaReakirt's Blue
HemiargusceraunusCeraunus Blue
BrephidiumexileWestern Pigmy Blue
EveresamyntulaWestern Tailed Blue
CelastrinaladonechoSpring Azure
EuphilotesbernardinoBernardino Dotted-Blue
EuphilotesenoptesdammersiDammer's Dotted-Blue
EuphilotesenoptescryptorufesPratt's Dotted-Blue
EuphilotesmojaveMojave Dotted-Blue
PhilotiellaspeciosaSmall Blue
PhilotessonorensisSonoran Blue
GlaucopsychelygdamusaustralisSilvery Blue
GlaucopsychepiasusumbrosaArrowhead Blue
PlebejusicarioideseviusBoisduval's Blue
PlebejussaepiolushildaGreenish Blue
PlebejusacmonAcmon Blue
PlebejuslupinimonticolaLupine Blue
LycaeidesmelissaMelissa Blue
RiodinidaeCalepheliswrightiWright's Metalmark
ApodemiamejicanusdesertiDesert Metalmark
ApodemiavirgultiBehr's Metalmark
ApodemiapalmeriPalmer's Metalmark
ApodemiamormopeninsularisPeninsular Mormon Metalmark
NymphalidaeLibytheanacarinentaAmerican Snout
AgraulisvanillaeGulf Fritillary
EuptoietaclaudiaVariegated Fritillary
SpeyeriacallippecomstockiCallippe Fritillary
SpeyeriacoronissemiramisCoronis Fritillary
DymasiadymasimperialisTiny Checkerspot
ChlosynecalifornicaCalifornia Patch
ChlosynelaciniacrocaleBordered Patch
ChlosynegabbiiGabb's Checkerspot
ChlosyneacastusneumoegeniNeumoegen's Sagebrush Checkerspot
ChlosyneleanirawrightiLeanira Checkerspot
EuphydryaschalcedonahenneiHenne's Variable Checkerspot
EuphydryasedithaquinoQuino Checkerspot
PhyciodesmylittaMylitta Crescent
PolygoniasatyrusSatyr Comma
VanessaatalantaRed Admiral
VanessacarduiPainted Lady
VanessaannabellaWest Coast Lady
VanessavirginiensisAmerican Lady
NymphaliscalifornicaCalifornia Tortoiseshell
NymphalisantiopaMourning Cloak
JunoniacoeniaCommon Buckeye
CoenonymphatulliacaliforniaCommon Ringlet
CercyonissthenelesilestrisGreat Basin Wood-Nymph
LimenitislorquiniLorquin's Admiral
AdelphabredowiicalifornicaCalifornia Sister
DanausplexippusMonarch
DanausgilippusQueen
HesperiidaeEpargyreusclarushuachucaSilver-spotted Skipper
PolygonusleoHammock Skipper
UrbanusproteusLong-tailed Skipper
SystaseazampaArizona Powdered-Skipper
ThorybespyladesNorthern Cloudywing
ErynnisbrizolacustraSleepy Duskywing
ErynnispacuviuscallidusPacuvius Duskywing
ErynnisafraniusAfranius Duskywing
ErynnisfuneralisFunereal Duskywing
ErynnistristisMournful Duskywing
ErynnispropertiusPropertius Duskywing
HesperopsislibyaMojave Sootywing
PholisoracatullusCommon Sootywing
PyrgusalbescensWhite Checkered-Skipper
HeliopetesdomicellaErichson's White-Skipper
PyrgusscripturaSmall Checkered-Skipper
PyrgusruralislagunaeLaguna Two-banded Checkered Skipper
HeliopetesericetorumNorthern White-Skipper
LerodeaeufalaEufala Skipper
AtalopedescampestrisSachem
HesperiajubaJuba Skipper
HesperiacoloradoleussleriWestern Branded Skipper
HesperiacolumbiaColumbia Skipper
HesperialindseyiLindsey's Skipper
CopaeodesaurantiacusOrange Skipperling
PseudocopaeodeseunusAlkali Skipper
PolitessabuletiSandhill Skipper
HylephilaphyleusFiery Skipper
OchlodesagricolaRural Skipper
OchlodessylvanoidesWoodland Skipper
PoanesmelaneUmber Skipper
EuphyesvestrisharbisoniDun Skipper
AgathymusstephensiCalifornia Giant Skipper
MegathymusyuccaeharbisoniYucca Giant-Skipper