Ted's Outdoor World of Butterflies


Not being a lepidopterist, I have done my best to ascertain the correct titles for these splendid creatures which I have photographed on hikes and travels.  Names in parentheses are best guesses.  Qualified assistance would be appreciated.

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Place names are in California unless otherwise specified.

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BLUE

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Greenish Blue
Mokelumne Wilderness
Winnemucca Lake
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Shasta Blue
Yosemite National Park
Middle Gaylor Lake
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(same)

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BUCKEYE

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Common Buckeye
Monticello, Virginia
Thomas Jefferson's Homee
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(same)

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CALIFORNIA SISTER

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California Sister
Auburn State Recreation Area
Wendell Robie Trail
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(same)

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CHECKERSPOT

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Hoffman's Checkerspot
Desolation Wilderness
Gertrude Lake Trail
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Edith's Checkerspot
Desolation Wilderness
Gertrude Lake Trail
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(Variable) Checkerspot
Auburn State Recreation Area
Codfish Falls Trail

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Edith's Checkerspot
Desolation Wilderness
Smith Lake Trail
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(Northern) Checkerspot
Auburn State Recreation Area
Pennyweight Trail
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Northern Checkerspot
Glacier National Park, Montana
Twin Lakes Trail

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Chalcedon Checkerspot
Feather River Canyon
Chambers Creek Falls Trail
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(same)

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COMMA

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Hoary Comma
Point Reyes National Seashore
Alamere Falls Trail

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FRITILLARY

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(Zerene) Fritillary
Yosemite National Park
Middle Gaylor Lake
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(same individual)
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(Zerene) Fritillary
Mokelumne Wilderness
Woods Lake area

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Mormon Fritillary
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Jenny Lake area

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KITE

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Paper Kite, Rice Paper
Butterfly Conservatory
Niagara Falls, Ontario

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LADY

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Painted Lady
Auburn State Recreation Area
Codfish Falls Trail

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LADY

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Zebra Longwing
Botanical Garden & Butterfly House
Grand Junction, Colorado

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PARNASSIAN

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Clodius Parnassian (male)
Loch Leven Lakes
Tahoe National Forest

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RINGLET

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California Ringlet
Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve
Vaca Mountains

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SKIPPER

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(Peck's) Skipper
Monticello, Virginia
Thomas Jefferson's home

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SULFUR

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??
Taylor Highway, Yukon Territory
near Chicken, Alaska

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SWALLOWTAIL

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Anise Swallowtail
Tahoe National Forest
Mount Lola summit
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Anise Swallowtail
Cache Creek Natural Area
Redbud Trail
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Anise Swallowtail
William Pond Recreation Area
Sacramento

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Western Tiger Swallowtail
Sacramento
My yard
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Western Tiger Swallowtail
Sequoia National Park
Log Meadow Trail
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(same individual)

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Pipevine Swallowtail
Auburn State Recreation Area
Lake Clementine Trail
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Pipevine Swallowtail
Auburn State Recreation Area
Codfish Falls Trail
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Mormon Swallowtail
Butterfly Conservatory
Niagara Falls, Ontario

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TIGER

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Plain Tiger, African Monarch
Butterfly Conservatory
Niagara Falls, Ontario

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TORTOISE SHELL

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California Tortoise Shell
Yosemite National Park
Taft Point Trail
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California Tortoise Shell
Crystal Basin Recreation Area
Red Peak Trail

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WHITE

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Cabbage White
Washoe Lake State Park
Washoe Valley, Nevada
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Pine White
Mono Craters
near Mammoth Lakes
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Checkered White
Yosemite National Park
Tuolumne Meadows

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UNIDENTIFIED

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??
Glacier National Park, Montana
Twin Falls Trail
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??
Eldorado National Forest
Government Meadow Trail

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