For a checklist of butterflies and moths of Edwards County, you can visit this online regional checklist at Butterflies and Moths of North America.  At the time I wrote this post, there were 73 species on the list.

You can click on the pictures to see them larger.



Black Swallowtail
Papilio polyxenes

Black Swallowtail


Whites and Sulphurs

Sleepy Orange
Abaeis nicippe

Sleepy Orange. Other sulphur butterflies have definite white dots on wings, Sleepy Orange does not.

Gossamer-wing Butterflies


Brush-footed Butterflies

American Snout
Libytheana carinenta

American Snout.

Danaus plexippus

Monarch, Danaus plexippus.

Danaus gillipus

Queen, darker orange than Monarch, and does not have prominent black veins on upper wings.

Gulf Fritillary
Agraulis vanillae

Gulf Fritillary, has large silver spots on bottoms of wings.

Variegated Fritillary
Euptoita claudia

Variegated Fritillary.

Arizona Sister
Adelpha eulalia

Arizona Sister.

Common Buckeye
Junonia coenia

Common Buckeye.