Butterflies of Quebec - List 

This comprehensive list includes some species that may no longer be found in Quebec, some that are irregular immigrants, and others that are regional rarities.  I'm still working on getting photos of some of these species, especially those species that are only found in Northern and Eastern Quebec.

Clicking on the underlined names will take you to the corresponding species page.


Skippers - Family Hesperiidae 

Silver-spotted Skipper ( Epargyreus clarus )

Northern Cloudywing ( Thorybes pylades )

Dreamy Duskywing ( Erynnis icelus )

Juvenal's Duskywing ( Erynnis juvenalis )

Mottled Duskywing ( Erynnis martialis )

Columbine Duskywing ( Erynnis lucilius )

Boreal Persius Duskywing ( Erynnis persius borealis ) 

Grizzled Skipper ( Pyrgus centaureae ) - northern species ( no photos )

Arctic Skipper ( Carterocephalus palaemon )

Least Skipper ( Ancyloxypha numitor )

European Skipper ( Thymelicus lineola )

Fiery Skipper ( Hylephila phyleus )

Common Branded Skipper ( Hesperia comma )

Leonard's Skipper ( Hesperia leonardus )

Indian Skipper ( Hesperia sassacus )

Peck's Skipper ( Polites peckius )

Tawny-edged Skipper ( Polites themistocles )

Crossline Skipper ( Polites origenes )

Long Dash Skipper ( Polites mystic )

Northern Broken-Dash ( Wallengrenia egeremet )

Little Glassywing ( Pompeius verna )

Delaware Skipper ( Anatrytone logan )

Mulberry Wing ( Poanes massasoit )

Hobomok Skipper ( Poanes hobomok )

Broad-winged Skipper ( Poanes viator )

Dion Skipper ( Euphyes dion )

Two-spotted Skipper ( Euphyes bimacula )

Dun Skipper ( Euphyes vestris )

Pepper and Salt Skipper ( Amblyscirtes hegon )

Common Roadside Skipper ( Amblyscirtes vialis )


Swallowtails - Family Papilionidae 

Black Swallowtail ( Papilio polyxenes )

Short-tailed Swallowtail ( Papilio brevicauda )

Old World Swallowtail ( Papilio machaon )

Giant Swallowtail ( Papilio cresphontes )

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail ( Papilio glaucus )

Canadian Tiger Swallowtail ( Papilio canadensis )


Whites and Sulphurs - Family Pieridae

Checkered White ( Pontia protodice ) - rare southern immigrant ( no photos )

Mustard White ( Pieris oleracea )

West Virginia White ( Pieris virginiensis )

Cabbage White ( Pieris rapae )

Olympia Marble ( Euchloe olympia )

Clouded Sulphur ( Colias philodice )

Orange Sulphur ( Colias eurytheme )

Hecla Sulphur ( Colias hecla ) - northern species ( no photos )

Labrador Sulphur ( Colias nastes ) - northern species ( no photos )

Giant Sulphur ( Colias gigantea ) - northern species ( no photos )

Pelidne Sulphur ( Colias pelidne ) - northern species ( no photos )

Pink-edged Sulphur ( Colias interior )

Palaeno Sulphur ( Colias palaeno ) - northern species ( no photos )

Little Yellow ( Pyrisitia lisa )


Gossamer-winged Butterflies - Family Lycaenidae

Harvester ( Feniseca tarquinius )

American Copper ( Lycaena phlaeas )

Bronze Copper ( Lycaena hyllus )

Bog Copper ( Lycaena epixanthe )

Dorcas Copper ( Lycaena dorcas )

Salt Marsh Copper ( Lycaena dospassosi )

Acadian Hairstreak ( Satyrium acadica )

Coral Hairstreak ( Satyrium titus )

Edwards' Hairstreak ( Satyrium edwardsii )

Banded Hairstreak ( Satyrium calanus )

Hickory Hairstreak ( Satyrium caryaevorus )

Striped Hairstreak ( Satyrium liparops )

Juniper Hairstreak ( Callophrys gryneus )

Brown Elfin ( Callophrys augustinus )

Hoary Elfin ( Callophrys polios )

Henry's Elfin ( Callophrys henrici )

Bog Elfin ( Callophrys lanoraieensis )

Eastern Pine Elfin ( Callophrys niphon )

Western Pine Elfin ( Callophrys eryphon )

Gray Hairstreak ( Strymon melinus )

Early Hairstreak ( Erora laeta )

Eastern Tailed Blue ( Cupido comyntas )

Western Tailed Blue ( Cupido amyntula )

Northern Spring Azure ( Celastrina lucia )

Summer Azure ( Celastrina neglecta )

Silvery Blue ( Glaucopsyche lygdamus )

Northern Blue ( Plebejus idas )

Greenish Blue ( Plebejus saepiolus ) 

Arctic Blue ( Plebejus glandon )

European Common Blue  Polyommattus icarus )


Brush-footed Butterflies - Family Nymphalidae

American Snout ( Libytheana carinenta )

Variegated Fritillary ( Euptoieta claudia )

Great Spangled Fritillary ( Speyeria cybele )

Aphrodite Fritillary ( Speyeria aphrodite )

Atlantis Fritillary ( Speyeria atlantis )

Bog Fritillary ( Boloria eunomia )

Silver-bordered Fritillary ( Boloria selene )

Meadow Fritillary ( Boloria bellona )

Frigga Fritillary ( Boloria frigga )

Polaris Fritillary ( Boloria polaris ) - northern species ( no photos )

Freija Fritillary ( Boloria freija )

Arctic Fritillary ( Boloria chariclea )

Silvery Checkerspot ( Chlosyne nycteis )

Harris's Checkerspot ( Chlosyne harrisii )

Pearl Crescent ( Phyciodes tharos )

Northern Crescent ( Phyciodes cocyta )

Tawny Crescent ( Phyciodes batesii )

Baltimore Checkerspot ( Euphydryas phaeton )

Question Mark ( Polygonia interrogationis )

Eastern Comma ( Polygonia comma )

Satyr Comma ( Polygonia satyrus )

Green Comma ( Polygonia faunus )

Hoary Comma ( Polygonia gracilis )

Gray Comma ( Polygonia progne )

Compton Tortoiseshell ( Nymphalis l-album )

Mourning Cloak ( Nymphalis antiopa )

Milbert's Tortoiseshell ( Aglais milberti )

European Peacock ( Aglais io ) - recent introduction ( no photos )

American Lady ( Vanessa virginiensis )

Painted Lady ( Vanessa cardui )

Red Admiral ( Vanessa atalanta )

Common Buckeye ( Junonia coenia )

White Admiral ( Limenitis arthemis arthemis )

Red-spotted Purple ( Limenitis arthemis astyanax )

Viceroy ( Limenitis archippus )

Hackberry Emperor ( Asterocampa celtis )

Tawny Emperor ( Asterocampa clyton )

Northern Pearly-Eye ( Lethe anthedon )

Eyed Brown ( Lethe eurydice )

Appalachian Brown ( Lethe appalachia )

Little Wood-Satyr ( Megisto cymela )

Common Ringlet ( Coenonympha tullia )

Maritime Ringlet ( Coenonympha nipisiquit )

Common Wood-Nymph ( Cercyonis pegala )

Ross's Alpine ( Erebia rossii ) - northern species ( no photos )

Taiga Alpine ( Erebia mancinus )

Red-disked Alpine ( Erebia discoidalis ) 

Macoun's Arctic ( Oeneis macounii )

Chryxus Arctic ( Oeneis chryxus )

White-veined Arctic ( Oeneis bore ) - northern species ( no photos )

Jutta Arctic ( Oeneis jutta )

Melissa Arctic ( Oeneis melissa )

Polixenes Arctic ( Oeneis polixenes ) - northern species ( no photos )

Monarch ( Danaus plexippus )