Butterflies of Embudito Canyon

Embudito Canyon is located in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains on the east side of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Shown here are photographs of sixty-one butterfly species seen from 2011 to 2017,
from the parking lot at the end of Trailhead Road a little more than half a mile through the wash up to the waterfall dam.
Most of the photographs were taken at that location, but a few are from other locations because a better image was available.
A PDF file (3 Mb) of these images can be downloaded here.

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PAPILIONIDAE - Parnassians and Swallowtails

Black Swallowtail
(Papilio polyxenes)

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)

Western Tiger Swallowtail
(Papilio rutulus)

PIERIDAE - Whites and Sulphurs

Checkered White
(Pontia protodice)

Clouded Sulphur
(Colias philodice)

Dainty Sulphur
(Nathalis iole)

Orange Sulphur
(Colias eurytheme)

Sleepy Orange
(Abaeis nicippe)

Southern Dogface
(Colias cesonia)

Southwestern Orangetip
(Anthocharis sara thoosa)

Spring White
(Pontia sisymbrii)

LYCAENIDAE - Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Reakirt's Blue
(Echinargus isola)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Marine Blue
(Leptotes marina)

Western Pygmy-Blue
(Brephidium exile)

Spring Azure
(Celastrina ladon)

RIODINIDAE - Metalmarks

Mormon Metalmark
(Apodemia mormo)

NYMPHALIDAE - Brush-footed Butterflies

American Lady
(Vanessa virginiensis)

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Canyonland Satyr
(Cyllopsis pertepida)

California Tortoiseshell
(Nymphalis californica)

Common Buckeye
(Junonia coenia)

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Fulvia Checkerspot
(Chlosyne fulvia)

Hackberry Emperor
(Asterocampa celtis)

Question Mark
(Polygonia interrogationis)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Monarch
(Danaus plexippus)

Mourning Cloak
(Nymphalis antiopa)

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

Queen
(Danaus gilippus)

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis weidemeyerii)

West Coast Lady
(Vanessa annabella)

HESPERIIDAE - Skippers

Apache Skipper
(Hesperia woodgatei)

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes aenus)

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)

Common Sootywing
(Pholisora catullus)

Dun Skipper
(Euphyes vestris)

Fiery Skipper
(Hylephilia phyleus)

Funereal Duskywing
(Erynnis funeralis)

Green Skipper
(Hesperia viridis)

Horace's Duskywing
(Erynnis horatius)

Meridian Duskywing
(Erynnis meridianus)

Northern Cloudywing
(Thorybes pylades)

Orange Skipperling
(Copaeodes aurantiaca)

Pahaska Skipper
(Hesperia pahaska)

Python Skipper
(Atrytonopsis python)

Rocky Mtn. Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)

Sleepy Duskywing
(Erynnis brizo)

Viereck's Skipper
(Atrytonopsis vierecki)

Yucca Giant-Skipper
(Megathymus yuccae)

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