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We keep discovering more butterflies and moths flitting through campus, and crawling along paths as caterpillars.  They are as varied in color and design as their delightful names---duskywings, buckeyes, skippers, owlets and hairstreaks, to name a few.  It's not easy to get a good photograph of a free-ranging butterfly, but our collection is gradually increasing!


Cabbage White

Common Buckeye

Mournful Duskywing

Echo Azure

Acmon Blue

Western Pygmy Blue

Sara Orangetip

Desert Orangetip

Fiery Skipper

Umber Skipper

Northern White Skipper

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Anise Swallowtail

Painted Lady

California Sister

Mylitta Crescent

Lorquin's Admiral

Mourning Cloak

Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak

Gray Hairstreak


Dainty Sulphur

Cloudless Sulphur

White Checkered Skipper

Checkered White Butterfly


American Dun-bar Moth

Dwarf Tawny Wave

Inornate Pyrausta Moth

Light Brown Apple Moth

Straw Wave Moth

Western Tussock Moth

Owlet Moth

Geometer Moth

Emerald Moth

Polyphemus Moth

Black Witch Moth

Five-spotted Hawkmoth (larva)

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