Flora and Fauna of Claremont Canyon, Oakland, California

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This list includes species found in Claremont Canyon since 2006 and identified by Kay Loughman, Liam O'Brien, Jerry Powell, and others.
There are likely to be a few more butterfly species, and many more moth species to be added to the list.
The links will take the viewer to one photo. In the photo album use the right and left arrows to see if there are additional pictures of the same species.


Adelpha bredowii californica California Sister
Agraulis vanillae Gulf Fritillary
Anthocharis sara Sara Orangetip
Atalopedes campestris Sachem
Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail
Brephidium exile Western Pygmy Blue
Callophrys eryphon Western Pine Elfin
Celastrina ladon echo Echo Blue (aka Spring Azure)
Cercyonis pegala boopis Ox-eyed Satyr
Chlosyne palla Northern Checkerspot
Coenonympha california california California Ringlet
Colias eurytheme Orange Sulphur
Danaus plexippus Monarch
Erynnis tristis Mournful Duskywing
Euchloe ausonides Large Marble
Euphydryas chalcedona Variable Checkerspot
Heliopetes ericetorum Northern White Skipper
Hylephila phyleus Fiery Skipper
Incisalia (Callophrys) augustinus iroides Western Brown Elfin
Junonia coenia grisea Common Buckeye --thru 2017
Junonia grisea Gray Buckeye --beg. 2018
Limenitis lorquini Lorquin's Admiral
Tharsalea gorgon Gorgon Copper
Nymphalis antiope Mourning Cloak
Nymphalis californica California Tortoiseshell
Ochlodes agricola Farmer (aka Rural Skipper)
Ochlodes sylvanoides Woodland Skipper
Papilio eurymedon Pale Swallowtail
Papilio rutulus Western Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio zelicaon Anise Swallowtail
Phyciodes campestris Field Crescent
Phyciodes mylitta Mylitta Crescent
Pieris "napi complex" Gray-veined White
Pieris rapae Cabbage White
Plebejus acmon Acmon Blue
Poanes melane Umber Skipper
Polites sabuleti Sandhill Skipper
Polygonia oreas Oreas Anglewing
Polygonia satyrus Satyr Anglewing
Polygonia zephyrus Zephyr Anglewing
Pontia protodice Checkered White
Pyrgus communis Common Checkered-Skipper
Speyeria coronis Crown Fritillary
Strymon melinus Common Hairstreak
Vanessa annabella West Coast Lady
Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral
Vanessa cardui Painted Lady
Vanessa virginiensis American Painted Lady


Amblyptilia pica Geranium Plume moth
Anstenoptilia marmarodactyla plume moth
Autographa californica Alpha Looper moth
Campaea perlata Pale Beauty moth
Coryphista meadii Barberry Geometer moth
Dichorda sp. Dichorda moth
Digrammia neptaria Dark-bordered Granite Moth
Eupithecia sp. Eupithecia moth
Heliothis phloxiphagus Darker-spotted Straw Moth
Hemihyalea edwardsii Edward's Glassywing
Hyalophora euryalus Ceanothus Silk Moth
Hydriomena nubliofasciata Hydriomena moth
Hyles lineata White-lined Sphinx moth
Nemoria leptalea Nemoria moth
Neoterpes edwardsata Neoterpes moth
Phryganidia californica California Oak Moth
Platyptilia carduidactyla Artichoke Plume Moth
Pyrausta laticlavia Southern Purple Mint Moth
Pyrausta insequalis plagalis Pyrausta moth
Pyrausta volupialis Crambid Snout Moth
Sabulodes aegrotata Omnivorous Looper moth
Spargania magnoliata Double-Banded Carpet Moth
Spilosoma vestalis Vestal Tiger Moth
Uresiphita reversalis Genista Broom Moth