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The source of information is
Smith Miller & Miller's book Butterflies of the West Indies and South Florida

GC; Grand Cayman CB; Cayman Brac LC; Little Cayman

Endemic; Found nowhere else in the world but in the Cayman Islands

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DANAIDAE / MILKWEEDS

Danaus plexippus / Monarch (Rare) GC, CB, LC
Danaus eresimus tethys / Soldier GC, LC
Danaus gilippus berenice /Queen GC, CB, LC

SATYRIDAE / RINGLETS

Calisto herophile / Ringlet(Rare (Vagrant) GC

NYMPHALIDAE / BRUSHFOOTS & ANGLEWINGS
ANGLEWINGS

Anaea troglodyta cubana / Cuban Red leaf Butterfly, Troglodyte GC
Memphis verticordia danielana / Cayman Brown leaf Butterfly (Endemic) GC, CB, LC
Marpesia eleuchea / Antillean Ruddy Daggerwing (New) GC Vagrant
Marpesia chiron / Many-banned Daggerwing (Vagrant) GC
Hamadryas amphichloe / Hatian Cracker, Click Butterfly (Vagrant) GC

VARIED BRUSHFOOTED

Hypolimnas misippus / Mimic (Rare Vagrant) GC
Junonia genoveva / Caribbean Buckeye, Tropical Buckeye GC, CB, LC
Junonia evarete / Mangrove Buckeye GC, LC
Anartia jatrophae jamaicensis / White Peacock GC, CB
Siproeta stelenes bilagiata / Malachite GC, CB, LC
Phyciodes phaon / Cayman Crescent Spot GC, CB, LC
Phyciodes tharos /
Vanessa cardui / Painted Lady (Rare vagrant) GC
Euptoieta hegesia hegesia / Mexican Fritillary GC, CB, LC

HELICONIIDAE / HELICONIAS

Dryas iulia zoe / Julia, Flambeau (Endemic) GC, CB
Agraulis vanillae insularis / Gulf Fritillary GC, CB, LC
heliconius charithonia ramsdeni / Zebra GC, CB, LC

LYCAENIDAE / HAIRSTREAKS & BLUES
HAIRSTREAKS

Eumaeus atala / Atala (only found on Cayman Brac)
Chlorostrymon maesites / Amethyst Hairstreak (Rare Vagrant) GC
Strymon martialis / Cuban Grey Hairstreak (Rare) GC, LC
Strymon istapa /Hewitson's Hairstreak GC, CB, LC
Strymon acis / Drury's Hairstreak (Rare) GC, CB, LC
Electrostrymon angelia / Fulvous Hairstreak (Rare) GC, CB

BLUES

Leptoptes cassius theonus / Cassius Blue GC, CB, LC
Brephidium exilis thompsoni / Pygmy Blue (Endemic) GC only
Hemiargus hanno filenus / Hanno Blue GC, CB, LC
Cyclargus ammon erembis / Lucas Blue (Endemic) GC, CB, LC

PIERIDAE / WHITES, DAINTIES & SULPHURS
WHITES

Glutophrissa drusilla poeyi / Florida White (Rare)GC, CB, LC
Ascia monuste eubotea /Great Southern White GC, CB, LC

DAINTIES & SULPHURS

Eurema daira palmira / Barred Sulphur (Rare) GC, CB, LC
Eurema elathea / False Barred Sulphur GC, CB, LC
Pyrisitia messalina / Shy Yellow GC ?
Abaeis nicippe / Black Bordered Orange, Sleepy Orange GC, CB, LC
Pyrisitia lisa euterpe
/ Little Sulphur GC, CB, LC
Pyrisitia nise nise / Mimosa Sulphur, Blacktip Sulphur CB
Nathalis iole / Dainty Sulphur, Dwarf Yellow (Rare) GC, LC
Anteos maerula / Yellow Angled Sulphur (Vagrant) GC
Phoebis philea / Orange-barred Sulphur (Rare)
Phoebis argante / Apricot Sulphur, Argante Giant Sulphur
Phoebis agarithe antillia / Giant Orange Sulphur GC, CB
Phoebis sennae sennae / Cloudless Sulphur GC, CB, LC
Aphrissa orbis / Orbed Sulphur (Rare vagrant)GC, CB
Aphrissa statira cubana / Migrant Sulphur, Statira GC

PAPILIONIDAE / SWALLOWTAILS

Battus polydamas cubensis / Polydamas Swallowtail GC
Heraclides andraemon andraemon / Andraemon Swallowtail CB, LC
Heraclides aristodemus / Dusky Swallowtail LC
Heraclides andraemon tailori / Cayman Swallowtail (Endemic) GC larger
Papilio demoleus / Chequered Swallowtail (Invasive vagrant)

HESPERIIDAE / SKIPPERS

Phocides pigmalion batabano / Mangrove Skipper LC
Urbanus proteus domingo / Long-tailed Skipper GC, CB
Urbanus dorantes santiago / Dorantes Skipper (Rare) GC
Cymaenes tripuntus /Three Spot skipper GC, CB
Hylephila phyleus / Fiery Skipper GC, CB
Atalopedes mesogramma / Striped Skipper LC, CB (Vagrant)
Asbolis capucinus / The Monk (New) GC
Calpodes ethlius / Canna Skipper, Brazilian Skipper (Rare) GC
Panoquina lucas / Purple-washed Skipper, Sugar Cane Skipper GC
Panoquina ocala /Ocala skipper Unconfirmed status on Island
Panoquina panoquinoides / Obscure Skipper GC, CB, LC

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