Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Butterflies and Moths

About the Author
Ezequiel Núñez BustosNaturalist specialized in Lepidoptera of Argentina
Ezequiel Osvaldo Núñez Bustos collaborates in the identification of butterflies and moths. He is a field naturalist, a tourism technician and a keen entomologist. Since 1990 he has devoted himself to the investigation on the Lepidoptera of Argentina.He has published papers on butterflies and moths both in local and international conservation and entomology magazines. His books "Mariposas serranas", "Mariposas de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y alrededores" and "Misiones Mariposas" are already on the market. He has been coauthoring a whole Guide on Lepidoptera of Argentina (something never done in the country) and other stuff for nine years now.He has been engaged in the project of ADN Barcodes of Argentine Lepidoptera at the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales (MACN) since 2010.To contact the author: E-mail: [email protected]
His works related to the Reservenuevas mariposasPublished in 2015especies urbanasPublished in 2008mariposas de ayer y de hoyPublished in the book "Buenos Aires, La historia de su paisaje natural" (2012)

Bunichus Cattleheart

Parides bunichus damocratesSubfamily: Papilioninae

Polydamas Swallowtail

Battus polydamas polydamasSubfamily: Papilioninae

Thoas Swallowtail

Heraclides thoas thoantiadesSubfamily: Papilioninae

Lesbia Sulphur

Colias lesbia lesbiaSubfamily: Coliadinae

White Angled-sulphur

Anteos clorindeSubfamily: Coliadinae

Cloudless Sulphur

Phoebis sennae marcellinaSubfamily: Coliadinae

Tailed Sulphur

Phoebis neocypris neocyprisSubfamily: Coliadinae

Ghost Yellow

Eurema albula sinoeSubfamily: Coliadinae

Common Yellow

Eurema deva devaSubfamily: Coliadinae

Straight-lined Sulphur

Rhabdodryas triteSubfamily: Coliadinae

False Common White

Teochila maenacte maenacteSubfamily: Pierinae

American White-milk

Tatochila mercedis vanvolxemiiSubfamily: Pierinae

Common White-milk

Tatochila autodice autodiceSubfamily: Pierinae

Tropical White

Glutophrissa drusilla drusillaSubfamily: Pierinae

Great Southern White

Ascia monuste automateSubfamily: Pierinae

Malina Hairstreak

Rekoa malinaSubfamily: Theclinae

Elida Hairstreak

Arawacus ellidaSubfamily: Theclinae

Silver-banded Hairstreak

Chlorostrymon symaethisSubfamily: Theclinae

Remus Greenstreak

Cyanophrys remusSubfamily: Theclinae

Caulonia Groundstreak

Calycopis cauloniaSubfamily: Theclinae

Lantana Scrub-Hairstreak

Strymon bazochiiSubfamily: Theclinae

Eurytulus Scrub-Hairstreak

Strymon eurytulusSubfamily: Theclinae

Cassius Blue

Leptotes cassius cassiusSubfamily: Polyomnatinae

Lysippoides Metalmark

Riodina lyssipoidesSubfamily: Riodininae

Russula Metalmark

Emesis russulaSubfamily: Riodininae


Libytheana carinenta carinentaSubfamily: Libytheinae


Danaus eresimus plexaureSubfamily: Danainae

Southern Monarch

Danaus erippusSubfamily: Danainae

Argentine Morpho

Morpho epistrophus argentinusSubfamily: Morphinae

Lowland Owlet

Opsiphanes invirae amplificatusSubfamily: Morphinae

Hermes Satyr

Hermeuptychia hermesSubfamily: Satyrinae

Poltys Satyr

Parypthimoides poltysSubfamily: Satyrinae

Celmis Satyr

Ypthimoides celmisSubfamily: Satyrinae


Eunica eburneaSubfamily: Biblidinae

Number eighty

Diaethria candrena candrenaSubfamily: Biblidinae

Many-banded Daggerwing

Marpesia chiron mariusSubfamily: Biblidinae

Four-spotted Sailor

Dynamine postverta postvertaSubfamily: Biblidinae

Red Cracker

Hamadryas amphinomeSubfamily: Biblidinae

Laurentia Emperor

Doxocopa laurentia laurentiaSubfamily: Apaturinae

Bella Mapwing

Hypanartia bellaSubfamily: Nymphalinae

Southamerican Lady

Vanessa braziliensisSubfamily: Nymphalinae

Chilean Lady

Vanessa caryeSubfamily: Nymphalinae

Red Peacock

Anartia amathea roeseliaSubfamily: Nymphalinae

White Peacock

Anartia jatrophae jatrophaeSubfamily: Nymphalinae

Southern Buckeye

Junonia genoveva hilarisSubfamily: Nymphalinae

Ithra Crescent

Ortilia ithraSubfamily: Nymphalinae

Claudina Crescent

Tegosa claudinaSubfamily: Nymphalinae

European Peacock

Inachis ioSubfamily: Nymphalinae

Syma Sister

Adelpha symaSubfamily: Limenitidinae

Zea Sister

Adelpha zeaSubfamily: Limenitidinae

Southern Fritillary

Euptoieta hortensiaSubfamily: Heliconiinae

Oily Lazy

Actinote mamita mamitaSubfamily: Heliconiinae

Big Lazy

Actinote pyrrha pyrrhaSubfamily: Heliconiinae

Common Lazy

Actinote pellenea pelleneaSubfamily: Heliconiinae

Gulf Fritillary

Agraulis vanillae maculosaSubfamily: Heliconiinae


Dryas iulia alcioneaSubfamily: Heliconiinae

Juno Silverspot

Dione juno junoSubfamily: Heliconiinae

Banded Orange

Dryadula phaetusaSubfamily: Heliconiinae

Banded Longwing

Heliconius erato phyllisSubfamily: Heliconiinae

Mexican Silverspot

Dione monetaSubfamily: Heliconiinae

Guava Skipper

Phocides polybius phaniasSubfamily: Pyrginae


Epargyreus tmolisSubfamily: Pyrginae

White-striped Longtail

Chioides catillus catillusSubfamily: Pyrginae

Long-tailed Skipper

Urbanus proteus proteusSubfamily: Pyrginae

Dorantes Longtail

Urbanus dorantes dorantesSubfamily: Pyrginae

Zagorus Longtail

Urbanus zagorusSubfamily: Pyrginae

Plain Longtail

Urbanus simpliciusSubfamily: Pyrginae

Small Skipper

Viola minorSubfamily: Pyrginae

Dichrous Skipper

Theagenes dichrousSubfamily: Pyrginae

White-patched Duskywing

Chiomara asychis autanderSubfamily: Pyrginae

Funeral Duskywing

Erynnis funeralisSubfamily: Pyrginae

Argentine Checkered Skipper

Pyrgus orcynoidesSubfamily: Pyrginae

Orcus Checkered Skipper

Pyrgus orcusSubfamily: Pyrginae

American White Skipper

Heliopyrgus americanusSubfamily: Pyrginae

Omrina White Skipper

Heliopetes omrinaSubfamily: Pyrginae

Gisca Skipper

Cymaenes giscaSubfamily: Hesperiinae

Fawn-spotted Skipper

Cymaenes odilia odiliaSubfamily: Hesperiinae

Argon Skipper

Argon lotaSubfamily: Hesperiinae

Canna Skipper

Quinta cannaeSubfamily: Hesperiinae

Fiery Skipper

Hylephila phyleus phyleusSubfamily: Hesperiinae


Polites vibex catilinaSubfamily: Hesperiinae

Premnas Broken-dash

Wallengrenia premnasSubfamily: Hesperiinae

Eufala Skipper

Lerodea eufala eufalaSubfamily: Hesperiinae

Ocola Skipper

Panoquina ocola ocolaSubfamily: Hesperiinae

Brazilian Skipper

Calpodes ethliusSubfamily: Hesperiinae

Ethologus Skipper

Nastra ethologusSubfamily: Hesperiinae
Butterflies' Caterpillars and Pupas


Actinote sp


Danaus erippus

Oily Lazy

Actinote mamita

Lazy sp

Actinote sp

Polydamas Swallowtail

Battus polydamas polydamas

Mexican Silverspot

Dione moneta

Laurentia Emperor

Doxocopa laurentia


Automeris naranjaSubfamily: Hemileucinae


Leucanella viridiscensSubfamily: Hemileucinae
Pseudoautomeris grammivoraSubfamily: Hemileucinae
Hylesia nigricansSubfamily: Hemileucinae
Eudyaria zetaSubfamily: Hemileucinae
Rothschildia jacobaeaSubfamily: Saturniinae


Citheronia brissotii meridionalisSubfamily: Certocampinae

Imperial moth

Eacles imperialis opacaSubfamily: Certocampinae

Imperial moth

Eacles imperialis magnificaSubfamily: Certocampinae


Rachiplusia nuSubfamily: Hadeninae


Hypercompe indecisaSubfamily: Arctiinae
Dysschema sacrificaSubfamily: Arctiinae
Halysidota ruscheweyhiSubfamily: Arctiinae
Rhyncopyga meisteriSubfamily: Arctiinae
Philoros affinisSubfamily: Arctiinae
Cyanopepla orbonaSubfamily: Arctiinae
Leucanopsis lineataSubfamily: Arctiinae

Black witch

Ascalapha odorataSubfamily: Erebinae

Polilla fasciolada

Melipotis fasciolarisSubfamily: Erebinae

Velvetbean Moth

Anticarsia gemmatalisSubfamily: Eulepidotinae
Gusano de la yuca

Ello Sphinx Moth

Erinnyis ello Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Polilla titán

White-banded Day Sphinx

Aellopos titan Subfamily: Macroglossinae

Tersa Sphinx

Xylophanes tersa Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Eumorpha labruscae

Gaudy sphinx

Eumorpha labruscae Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Esfinge de la vid/Hawkmoth


Eumorpha analis Subfamily: Macroglossinae
Polilla del cuerno del tabaco

Carolina Sphinx Moth

Manduca sexta Subfamily: Sphinginae
Esfinge rústica

Rustic Sphinx

Manduca rustica Subfamily: Sphinginae
Melanchroia atereaSubfamily: Ennominae
Scordylia quadruplicariaSubfamily: Larentiinae
Nomophila noctuellaSubfamily: Crambinae
Atteva pustulellaSubfamily: Yponomeutinae

South American Palm Borer

Paysandisia archonSubfamily: Castniinae
Stylura forficulaSubfamily: Procridinae
Megalopyge sp.

Slug Moth

Acharia sp.
Moth Caterpillars and Pupae


Automeris naranja


Leucanella viridiscens


Rothschildia jacobaeae
Dysschema sacrifica
Halysidota ruscheweyhi

Gusano de la yuca

Ello Sphinx Moth

Bicho canasto

Oiketicus platensis

Imperial moth

Eacles imperialis
Pseudoautomeris grammivora

Gaudy sphinx

Eumorpha labruscae
Eumorpha analis


Eumorpha analis