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-seven butterfly species seen from 2011 to 2021,
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.

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PAPILIONIDAE - Parnassians and Swallowtails

Black Swallowtail
(Papilio polyxenes)

Western Tiger Swallowtail
(Papilio rutulus)

Two-tailed Swallowtail
(Papilio multicaudata)

PIERIDAE - Whites and Sulphurs

Spring White
(Pontia sisymbrii)

Checkered White
(Pontia protodice)

Southwestern Orangetip
(Anthocharis sara thoosa)

Clouded Sulphur
(Colias philodice)

Orange Sulphur
(Colias eurytheme)

Southern Dogface
(Zerene cesonia)

Sleepy Orange
(Abaeis nicippe)

Dainty Sulphur
(Nathalis iole)

LYCAENIDAE - Gossamer-wing Butterflies

Tailed Copper
(Lycaena arota)

Great Purple Hairstreak
(Atlides halesus)

Juniper Hairstreak
(Callophrys gryneus)

Sandia Hairstreak
(Callophrys mcfarlandi)

Gray Hairstreak
(Strymon melinus)

Square-spotted Blue
(Euphilotes battoides
[Embudito]

Marine Blue
(Leptotes marina)

Western Pygmy-Blue
(Brephidium exile)

Reakirt's Blue
(Echinargus isola)

Acmon/Lupine Blue
(Plebejus acmon/lupini)

Echo Azure
(Celastrina echo)

RIODINIDAE - Metalmarks

Sonoran Metalmark
(Apodemia mejicanus)

NYMPHALIDAE - Brush-footed Butterflies

American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

Monarch
(Danaus plexippus)

Queen
(Danaus gilippus)

Common Wood-Nymph
(Cercyonis pegala)

Canyonland Satyr
(Cyllopsis pertepida)

Variegated Fritillary
(Euptoieta claudia)

Weidemeyer's Admiral
(Limenitis weidemeyerii)

Arizona Sister
(Adelpha eulalia)

Hackberry Emperor
(Asterocampa celtis)

American Lady
(Vanessa virginiensis)

Painted Lady
(Vanessa cardui)

West Coast Lady
(Vanessa annabella)

Red Admiral
(Vanessa atalanta)

California Tortoiseshell
(Nymphalis californica)

Mourning Cloak
(Nymphalis antiopa)

Question Mark
(Polygonia interrogationis)

Hoary Comma
(Polygonia gracilis)

Gray Buckeye
(Junonia grisea)

Fulvia Checkerspot
(Chlosyne fulvia)

Bordered Patch
(Chlosyne lacinia)

Field Crescent
(Phyciodes pulchella)

Mylitta Crescent
(Phyciodes mylitta)

Texan Crescent
(Anthanassa texana)

HESPERIIDAE - Skippers

Silver-spotted Skipper
(Epargyreus clarus)

Short-tailed Skipper
(Zestusa dorus)

Northern Cloudywing
(Thorybes pylades)

Common Sootywing
(Pholisora catullus)

Mexican Sootywing
(Pholisora mejicanus)

Sleepy Duskywing
(Erynnis brizo)

Rocky Mtn. Duskywing
(Erynnis telemachus)

Meridian Duskywing
(Erynnis meridianus)

Funereal Duskywing
(Erynnis funeralis)

Common Checkered-Skipper
(Pyrgus communis)

Yucca Giant-Skipper
(Megathymus yuccae)

Orange Skipperling
(Copaeodes aurantiaca)

Bronze Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes aenus)

Dotted Roadside-Skipper
(Amblyscirtes eos)

Fiery Skipper
(Hylephilia phyleus)

Apache Skipper
(Hesperia woodgatei)

Pahaska Skipper
(Hesperia pahaska)

Green Skipper
(Hesperia viridis)

Dun Skipper
(Euphyes vestris)

Viereck's Skipper
(Atrytonopsis vierecki)

Margarita Skipper
(Atrytonopsis margarita)

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