Table of Butterfly Species and their Larval Host Plant Families

Species' Larval Plant Families

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I've compiled a list of butterfly larva plants. It lists species of butterflies along with the plant families that they use for larval food. These are butterfly species found in Shawnee County Kansas according to Butterflies and Moths of North America Butterflies of Kansas website. For each species the Plant family that the larva use as

food plants is listed. To determine which species represent a Plant family see the Plant Search page to search for all plant species for a specific family.

Table

Family Subfamily Common Name Latin Name Larva Plant Family
Brush-footed Admirals and Relatives Common Mestra Mestra amymone Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
Brush-footed Admirals and Relatives Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis Betulaceae (Birch)
Brush-footed Admirals and Relatives Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis Fagaceae (Oak)
Brush-footed Admirals and Relatives Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis Rosaceae (Rose)
Brush-footed Admirals and Relatives Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis Salicaceae (Willow)
Brush-footed Admirals and Relatives Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis Tiliaceae (Linden)
Brush-footed Admirals and Relatives Viceroy Limenitis archippus Salicaceae (Willow)
Brush-footed Emperors Hackberry Emperor Asterocampa celtis Ulmaceae (Elm)
Brush-footed Emperors Tawny Emperor Asterocampa clyton Ulmaceae (Elm)
Brush-footed Heliconians and Fritillaries Great Spangled Fritillary Speyeria cybele Violaceae (Violet)
Brush-footed Heliconians and Fritillaries Regal Fritillary Speyeria idalia Violaceae (Violet)
Brush-footed Heliconians and Fritillaries Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia Berberidaceae (Barberry)
Brush-footed Heliconians and Fritillaries Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia Menispermaceae (Moonseed)
Brush-footed Heliconians and Fritillaries Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia Portulacaceae (Purslane)
Brush-footed Heliconians and Fritillaries Variegated Fritillary Euptoieta claudia Violaceae (Violet)
Brush-footed Leafwings Goatweed Leafwing Anaea andria Euphorbiaceae (Spurge)
Brush-footed Monarchs Monarch Danaus plexippus Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed)
Brush-footed Monarchs Queen Danaus gilippus Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed)
Brush-footed Satyrs Common Wood Nymph Cercyonis pegala Poaceae (Grass)
Brush-footed Satyrs Little Wood Satyr Megisto cymela Poaceae (Grass)
Brush-footed Satyrs Northern Pearly Eye Enodia anthedon Poaceae (Grass)
Brush-footed Snouts American Snout Libytheana carinenta Ulmaceae (Elm)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots American Lady Vanessa virginiensis Asteraceae (Aster)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Common Buckeye Junonia coenia Acanthus (Acantheae)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Common Buckeye Junonia coenia Plantaginaceaea (Plantain)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Common Buckeye Junonia coenia Santalaceae (Sandalwood)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Common Buckeye Junonia coenia Scrophulariaceae (Figwort)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Eastern Comma Polygonia comma Ulmaceae (Elm)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Eastern Comma Polygonia comma Urticaceae (Nettle)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Gorgone Checkerspot Chlosyne gorgone Asteraceae (Aster)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Gray Comma Polygonia progne Grossulariaceae (Currant)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa Salicaceae (Willow)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Mourning Cloak Nymphalis antiopa Ulmaceae (Elm)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Painted Lady Vanessa cardui Asteraceae (Aster)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Painted Lady Vanessa cardui Fabaceae (Bean)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Painted Lady Vanessa cardui Malvaceae (Mallow)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Pearl Crescent Phyciodes tharos Asteraceae (Aster)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis Ulmaceae (Elm)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Question Mark Polygonia interrogationis Urticaceae (Nettle)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta Urticaceae (Nettle)
Brush-footed True Brush-foots Silvery Checkerspot Chlosyne nycteis Asteraceae (Aster)
Gossamer-wing Blues Eastern Tailed-Blue Everes comyntas Fabaceae (Bean)
Gossamer-wing Blues Reakirt's Blue Hemiargus isola Fabaceae (Bean)
Gossamer-wing Blues Spring Azure Celastrina ladon Rhamanaceae (Buckthorn)
Gossamer-wing Blues Summer Azure Celastrina neglecta Rhamanaceae (Buckthorn)
Gossamer-wing Coppers Bronze Copper Lycaena hyllus Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
Gossamer-wing Coppers Gray Copper Lycaena dione Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
Gossamer-wing Hairstreaks Coral Hairstreak Satyrium titus Rosaceae (Rose)
Gossamer-wing Hairstreaks Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus Fabaceae (Bean)
Gossamer-wing Hairstreaks Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinus Malvaceae (Mallow)
Gossamer-wing Hairstreaks Henry's Elfin Callophrys henrici Fabaceae (Bean)
Gossamer-wing Hairstreaks Juniper Hairstreak Callophrys gryneus Cupressaceae (Juniper)
Gossamer-wing Harvesters Harvester Feniseca tarquinius Wooly Aphids
Skipper Grass Skippers Fiery Skipper Hylephila phyleus Poaceae (Grass)
Skipper Spread-wing Skippers Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus Fabaceae (Bean)
Swallowtail Swallowtails Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes Apiaceae (Parsley)
Swallowtail Swallowtails Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus Rosaceae (Rose)
Swallowtail Swallowtails Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes Rutaceae (Citrus)
Swallowtail Swallowtails Zebra Swallowtail Eurytides marcellus Annonaceae (Custard Apple)
Whites & Sulphurs Sulphurs Clouded Sulphur Colias philodice Fabaceae (Bean)
Whites & Sulphurs Sulphurs Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae Fabaceae (Bean)
Whites & Sulphurs Sulphurs Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole Asteraceae (Aster)
Whites & Sulphurs Sulphurs Little Yellow Eurema lisa Fabaceae (Bean)
Whites & Sulphurs Sulphurs Orange Sulphur Colias eurytheme Fabaceae (Bean)
Whites & Sulphurs Sulphurs Sleepy Orange Eurema nicippe Fabaceae (Bean)
Whites & Sulphurs Sulphurs Southern Dogface Zerene cesonia Fabaceae (Bean)
Whites & Sulphurs Whites Cabbage White Pieris rapae Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Whites & Sulphurs Whites Checkered White Pontia protodice Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Whites & Sulphurs Whites Olympia Marble Euchloe olympia Brassicaceae (Mustard)