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
Shasta Blue
Yosemite National Park
Middle Gaylor Lake
(same)

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BUCKEYE
* *
Common Buckeye
Monticello, Virginia
Thomas Jefferson's home
(same)

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

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CHECKERSPOT
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Hoffman's Checkerspot
Desolation Wilderness
Gertrude Lake Trail
Edith's Checkerspot
Desolation Wilderness
Gertrude Lake Trail
(Variable) Checkerspot
Auburn State Recreation Area
Codfish Falls Trail
 
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??
Desolation Wilderness
Smith Lake Trail
(Northern) Checkerspot
Auburn State Recreation Area
Pennyweight Trail
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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COMMA
*
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
(same individual) (Zerene) Fritillary
Mokelumne Wilderness
Woods Lake area
 
*
Mormon Fritillary
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Jenny Lake area

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KITE
*
Paper Kite, Rice Paper
Butterfly Conservatory
Niagara Falls, Ontario

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LADY
*
Painted Lady
Auburn State Recreation Area
Codfish Falls Trail

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LONGWING
*
Zebra Longwing
Botanical Garden & Butterfly House
Grand Junction, Colorado

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PARNASSIAN
*
Clodius Parnassian (male)
Loch Leven Lakes
Tahoe National Forest

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RINGLET
*
California Ringlet
Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve
Vaca Mountains

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

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SULFUR
*
??
Taylor Highway, Yukon Territory
nr Chicken, Alaska

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SWALLOWTAIL
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Anise Swallowtail
Tahoe National Forest
Mount Lola summit
Anise Swallowtail
Cache Creek Natural Area
Redbud Trail
Anise Swallowtail
William Pond Recreation Area
Sacramento
 
* * *
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Sacramento
My yard
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Sequoia National Park
Log Meadow Trail
(same individual)
 
* * *
Pipevine Swallowtail
Auburn State Recreation Area
Lake Clementine Trail
Pipevine Swallowtail
Auburn State Recreation Area
Codfish Falls Trail
Mormon Swallowtail
Butterfly Conservatory
Niagara Falls, Ontario

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TIGER
*
Plain Tiger, African Monarch
Butterfly Conservatory
Niagara Falls, Ontario

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TORTOISE SHELL
* *
California Tortoise Shell
Yosemite National Park
Taft Point Trail
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
Pine White
Mono Craters
nr Mammoth Lakes
Checkered White
Yosemite National Park
Glen Aulin Muir Trail, Tuolumne Meadows

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

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