Texas Mid-coast NWR Complex
Butterflies and Dragonflies
Butterflies and Dragonflies of Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex (NWR) in Texas. Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS).
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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Butterflies and Dragonflies Texas Mid-coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex Gray Hairstreak Western Pigmy Blue Cassius Blue Marine Blue Ceraunus Blue Reakirt’s Blue Eastern Tailed Blue Spring Azure Tiger Swallowtail FAMILY LIBYTHEIDAE (Snout Butterflies) Snout Butterfly FAMILY HELICONIIDAE The following butterflies’ and dragonflies’ ranges are expected to include Brazoria County and the refuges. ORDER LEPIDOPTERA BUTTERFLIES FAMILY PAPILIONIDAE (Swallowtails) Pipe-vine Swallowtail Black Swallowtail Giant Swallowtail Tiger Swallowtail Spicebush Swallowtail Palamedes Swallowtail FAMILY PIERIDAE (Whites and Sulphurs) Checkered White Cabbage White Great Southern White Falcate Orangetip Orange Sulphur White Angled Sulphur Yellow Angled Sulphur Dog Face Cloudless Sulphur Orange-barred Sulphur Large Orange Sulphur Little Yellow Mexican Yellow Sleepy Orange Dainty Sulphur FAMILY LYCAENIDAE (Gossamer-winged) Harvester Great Purple Hairstreak Soapberry Hairstreak Eastern Pine Elfin Banded Hairstreak Striped Hairstreak Northern Hairstreak Red Banded Hairstreak Dusky-blue Hairstreak Olive Hairstreak Henry’s Elfin White-m Hairstreak (Longwings) Gulf Fritillary Julia Zebra FAMILY NYMPHALIDAE (Nymphalids) Variegated Fritillary Bordered Patch Silvery Checkerspot Texan Crescent Phaon Crescent Pearl Crescent Question Mark Mourning Cloak Red Admiral American Painted Lady Painted Lady Buckeye Red-spotted Purple Queen Viceroy Common Mestra Goatweed Leafwing Hackberry Emperor Tawny Emperor FAMILY SATYRIDAE (Satyrs & Wood Nymphs) Southern Pearly Eye Gemmed Satyr Carolina Satyr Little Wood Satyr Common Wood Nymph FAMILY DANAIDAE (Milkweed Butterflies) Monarch Queen FAMILY HESPERIIDAE (Skippers) Silver-spotted Skipper White-striped Longtail Long-tailed Skipper Dorantes Longtail Northern Cloudywing Southern Cloudywing Confused Cloudywing Southern Scalloped Sootywing Sickle-winged Skipper Sleepy Duskywing Juvenal’s Duskywing Horace’s Duskywing Funereal Duskywing Wild Indigo Duskywing Common Checkered Skipper Tropical Checkered Skipper Turk’s Cap Skipper Hayhurst’s Scallopwing Mazans Scallopwing Common Sootywing Swarthy Skipper Neamathla Skipper Julia’s Skipper Clouded Skipper Least Skipper Orange Skipperling Southern Skipperling Fiery Skipper Meske’s Skipper Whirlabout Southern Broken Dash Northern Broken Dash Little Glassywing Sachem Broad-winged Skipper Yehl Skipper Dun Skipper Lace-winged Roadside Skipper Celia’s Roadside Skipper Common Roadside Skipper Eufala Skipper Twin-spot Skipper Brazilian Skipper Salt Marsh Skipper Obscure Skipper Ocola Skipper Polydamas Swallowtail Mexican Silverspot White Peacock ORDER ODONATA DRAGONFLIES FAMILY AESHNIDAE (Darners) Common Green Darner Comet Darner Regal Darner Swamp Darner FAMILY GOMPHIDAE (Clubtails) Clubtail spp. FAMILY MACROMIIDAE (Cruisers) Royal River Cruiser FAMILY CORDULIIDAE (Emeralds) Common Baskettail Prince Baskettail FAMILY LIBELLUIDAE (Skimmers) Four-spotter Pennant Halloween Pennant Banded Pennant Calico Pennant Eastern Pondhawk Great Pondhawk Band-winged Dragonlet Seaside Dragonlet Slaty Skimmer Common Whitetail Needham’s Skimmer Great Blue Skimmer Widow Skimmer Greater Hyacinth Glider Roseate Skimmer Blue Dasher Wandering Glider Spot-winged Glider Eastern Amberwing Carolina Saddle Bags Black-mantled Glider Red-mantled Glider Texas Mid-Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex 2547 CR316 Brazoria, TX 77422 Phone 979-964-4011 Fax 979-964-4021 Photographs © Greg Lavaty