Nymphalidae: Brushfoot Butterflies

Subfamily Libytheinae — Snouts

Link Butterfly and host plant
Link to Libytheana carinenta streckeri page Libytheana carinenta streckeri - American Snout
Hackberry Trees (Celtis spp.)

Subfamily Danainae — Monarchs

Link to Danaus plexippus monarch page Danaus plexippus - Monarch
Milkweeds (Asclepias) inc. curassavica, speciosa, fascicularis, tuberosa, californica, subulata, eriocarpa
Link to Danaus gilippus thersippus page - Queen butterflies Danaus gilippus thersippus - Striated Queen
Milkweeds (Asclepias ssp.) inc. curassavica, fascicularis, tuberosa, subulata

Subfamily Heliconiinae — Heliconians and Fritillaries

Link Butterfly and host plant
Link to Agraulis vanillae incarnata page - Gulf Fritillary Agraulis vanillae incarnata - Western Gulf Fritillary
Passionflower vines (Passiflora spp.)
No photos yet Euptoieta claudia - Variegated Fritillary
Passionflower vines, Violets, others
Link to Speyeria coronis semiramis page Speyeria coronis semiramis - "Semiramis' Coronis Fritillary
Link to Speyeria coronis hennei page Speyeria coronis hennei - 'Henne's' Coronis Fritillary
Link to Speyeria callippe comstocki page Speyeria callippe comstocki - 'Comstock's' Callippe Fritillary
Link to Speyeria callippe macaria page Speyeria callippe macaria - 'Macaria' Callippe Fritillary
link to Speyeria zerene monticola page Speyeria zerene monticola - Zerene Fritillary
Link to Speyeria hydaspe viridicornis page Speyeria hydaspe viridicornis - Greenhorn Hydaspe Fritillary
Link to page with photographs of Speyeria egleis egleis Speyeria egleis egleis - Great Basin Fritillary
No photos yet Speyeria egleis tehachapina - Tehachapi Fritillary (extinct? Last sighting 1998.)
Link to Speyeria mormonia mormonia page Speyeria mormonia mormonia - Mormon Fritillary
No photos yet Boloria epithore sierra - Western Meadow/Pacific Fritillary

Subfamily Nymphalinae — True Brushfoots

Link Butterfly and host plant
Link to Chlosyne leanira wrighti page Chlosyne leanira wrighti - 'Wright's' Leanira Checkerspot
Paintbrush (Castilleja spp.)
No photos yet Chlosyne leanira alma - 'Alma' Leanira Checkerspot
Paintbrush (Castilleja spp.)
Link to Chlosyne californica page Chlosyne californica - California Patch
Desert Sunflower (Viguiera deltoidea), Parish Viguiera (Viguiera parishii)
Link to Chlosyne lacinia crocale page Chlosyne lacinia crocale - Bordered Patch
Parish Viguiera (Viguiera parishii), Western Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
Link to Chlosyne palla australomontana page Chlosyne palla australomontana - Northern Checkerspot
Asters, Rabbitbrush
Link to Chlosyne gabbii gabbii page Chlosyne gabbii gabbii - Gabb's Checkerspot
Asters such as Cudweed Aster, Sawtooth Goldenbush, Telegraph Weed
Link to Chlosyne acastus neumoegeni page Chlosyne acastus neumoegeni - 'Neumoegen's' Sagebrush Checkerspot
Desert Aster
Link to Dymasia dymas imperialis page Dymasia dymas imperialis - Tiny Checkerspot
Chuperosa (Justicia californica)
Link to Phyciodes mylitta mylitta page Phyciodes mylitta mylitta - Mylitta Crescent
Thistles (Cirsium), some other Asters
Link to Phyciodes pulchella pulchella page Phyciodes pulchella pulchella - Field Crescent
Western Lance-leaf Aster (Aster lanceolatus var. hesperius)
Link to Euphydryas chalcedona chalcedona page Euphydryas chalcedona chalcedona - Chalcedon or Variable Checkerspot
Mostly plants in the Scrophulariaceae family, including species of Keckellia, Monkey Flower and Penstemons.
Link to Euphydryas chalcedona hennei page Euphydryas chalcedona hennei - 'Henne's' Chalcedon Checkerspot
Desert Bushpenstemon (Keckiella antirrhinoides), Wooly Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja foliolosa)
Link to Euphydryas chalcedona corralensis Euphydryas chalcedona corralensis - Rock Corral Checkerspot
Keckiella antirrhinoides microphyllum
Link to Euphydryas chalcedona olancha page Euphydryas chalcedona olancha - Olancha Checkerspot
Scrophulariaceae family inc. Keckiella parviflora
Link to Euphydryas editha augustina page Euphydryas editha augustina - 'August' Edith's Checkerspot
Child's Blue Eyed Mary (Collinsia childii), Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja affinis)
Link to Euphydryas editha ehrlichi page Euphydryas editha ehrlichi - Ehrlich's Checkerspot
Mojave Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja plagiotoma)
Link to Euphydryas editha quino page - the Quino checkerspot Euphydryas editha quino - Quino Checkerspot
Dwarf Plantain (Plantago erecta), Wooly Plantain (Plantago patagonica), White Snapdragon (Antirrhinum coulterianum), Bird's Beak (Cordylanthus rigidus)
Link to Euphydryas editha Sherman Pass population page Euphydryas editha Sherman Pass high elevation population
Not sure
Link to Junonia coenia grisea page Junonia coenia grisea - 'Gray' Common Buckeye
Scrophulariaceae such as Plantain, Monkeyflowers, Snapdragons
Link to Junonia genoveva nigrosuffusa page Junonia genoveva nigrosuffusa - Tropical Buckeye
Speedwell, Monkeyflower
Link to Polygonia satyrus page Polygonia satyrus - Satyr Comma
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Link to Polygonia gracilis zephyrus page Polygonia gracilis zephyrus - Hoary Comma
Currants (Ribes)
Link to Aglais milberti subpallida page Nymphalis milberti subpallida - Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Link to Nymphalis antiopa page Nymphalis antiopa - Mourning Cloak
Willows, Cottonwoods, Elms
Link to Nymphalis californica californica page Nymphalis californica californica - California Tortoiseshell
Link to Vanessa atalanta rubria page Vanessa atalanta rubria - Red Admiral
Nettles (inc. Baby's Tears in gardens) and Hops
Link to Vanessa cardui page - Painted Lady butterfly Vanessa cardui - Painted Lady
Thistles, Nettles, Mallows, Fiddleneck, et al. I've even seen them on Lupines.
Link to Vanessa annabella page Vanessa annabella - West Coast Lady
Mallows inc. Hollyhocks, Checkerbloom
Link to Vanessa virginiensis page Vanessa virginiensis - American Lady
Pseudognaphlium inc. biolettii, californicum, canescens, other Composites usually but not exclusively. Licorice (Helichrysum petiolare) in the garden.

Subfamily Limentidinae — Admirals and relatives

Link Butterfly and host plant
Link to Liminitis lorquini powelli page Limenitis lorquini powelli - 'Powell's' Lorquin's Admiral
Willows, Poplars, Cottonwoods, others
Link to Limenitis lorquini lorquini page Limenitis lorquini lorquini - Lorquin's Admiral
Willows, Poplars, Cottonwoods, others
Link to Adelpha californica page Adelpha californica - California Sister
Usually Canyon Oak (Quercus chrysolepis), Coast Live Oak (Q. agrifolia)

Subfamily Satyrinae — Satyrs

Link Butterfly and host plant
Link to Coenonympha tullia california page Coenonympha tullia california - 'California' Common Ringlet
No photos yet Cercyonis pegala australosierra Southern Sierra Common Wood-Nymph
Link to Cercyonis sthenele behrii page Cercyonis sthenele behrii - 'Behr's' Great Basin Wood Nymph

©Dennis Walker