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Butterflies of Rancho San Antonio Open Space

Propertius Duskywing
Propertius Duskywing - Erynnis propertius (Morgan Territory)
Mournful Duskywing
Mournful Duskywing - Erynnis tristis (Mount Diablo)
Robert (Mathesont) / Flickr
Common Checkered-Skipper
Common Checkered-Skipper - Pyrgus communis (Pleasanton)
Fiery Skipper
Fiery Skipper - Hylephila phyleus (Pleasanton)
Umber Skipper
Umber Skipper - Poanes melane (Pleasanton)
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Western Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio rutulus (Mt. Diablo State Park)
Anise Swallowtail
Anise Swallowtail - Papilio zelicaon (Las Trampas Wildnerness)
Sara Orangetip
Sara Orangetip - Anthocharius sara (Sunol Regional Park)
Acmon Blue
Acmon Blue - Plebejus acmon (Pleasanton)
Variable Checkerspot
Variable Checkerspot - Euphydryas chalcedona (Mt. Diablo State Park)
Painted Lady
Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui (Brushy Peak)
Common Buckeye
Common Buckeye - Junonia coenia (Sunol Regional Park)
Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly - Danaus plexippus
Common Ringlet
Common Ringlet - Coenonympha tullia (Sunol Regional Park)

This is a partial list of butterflies seen at Rancho San Antonio. The primary foundation of this list are the observations recorded by Dave Bartholomew. Let us know if you have any suggested additions.

For information about other wildlife see the Rancho San Antonio Open Space page.

For information about Butterflies of the Bay area see the Butterflies page.

  • Northern Cloudywing - Thorybes pylades
  • Propertius Duskywing - Erynnis propertius
  • Mournful Duskywing - Erynnis tristis
  • Common Checkered-Skipper - Pyrgus communis
  • Two-banded Checkered-Skipper - Pyrgus ruralis
  • Northern White-Skipper - Heliopetes ericetorum
  • Fiery Skipper - Hylephila phyleus
  • Umber Skipper - Poanes melane
  • Woodland Skipper - Ochlodes sylvanoides
  • Farmer - Ochlodes agricola
  • Pale Swallowtail - Papilio eurymedon
  • Western Tiger Swallowtail - Papilio rutulus
  • Anise Swallowtail - Papilio zelicaon
  • Large Marble - Euchloe ausonides
  • Grey-veined White - Pieris napi
  • Checkered White - Pontia protodice
  • Cabbage White - Pieris rapae
  • Sara Orangetip - Anthocharius sara
  • Orange Sulphur - Colias eurytheme
  • Tailed Copper - Lyceana arota
  • Great Copper - Lyceana xanthoides
  • Gorgon Copper - Lyceana gorgon
  • Golden Hairstreak - Habrodais grunus
  • Inland Bramble Hairstreak - Callophrys dumetorum (perplexa)
  • Brown Elfin - Callophrys augustinus
  • California Hairstreak - Satyrium californica
  • Sylvan Hairstreak - Satyrium sylvinus
  • Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak - Satyrium tetra
  • Hedgerow Hairstreak - Satyrium saepium
  • Gray Hairstreak - Strymon melinus
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue - Everes comyntas
  • Echo Azure - Celastrina echo
  • Silvery Blue - Glaucopsyche lygdamus
  • Boisduval's Blue - Plebejus icarioides
  • Acmon Blue - Plebejus acmon
  • Monarch Butterfly - Danaus plexippus (very special butterfly which over-winters in large numbers at some Bay Area locations.
  • Coronis Fritillary - Speyeria coronis
  • Lorquin's Admiral - Limenitis lorquini
  • California Sister - Adelphia bredowii
  • Variable Checkerspot - Euphydryas chalcedona
  • Northern Checkerspot - Chlosyne palla
  • Leanira Checkerspot - Chlosyne leanira
  • Mylitta Crescent - Phyciodes mylitta
  • Common Buckeye - Junonia coenia
  • Satyr Comma (Anglewing) - Polygonia satyrus
  • Mourning Cloak - Nymphalis antiopa
  • California Tortoiseshell - Nymphalis californica
  • Red Admiral - Vanessa atalanta
  • Painted Lady - Vanessa cardui
  • West Coast Lady - Vanessa annabella
  • American Lady - Vanessa virginiensis
  • Common Ringlet - Coenonympha tullia
  • Common Wood-nymph - Cercyonis pagala

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