Atala (Eumaeus atala)

Found only in southeastern Florida where its caterpillar feeds on a Coontie, a cycad species.
Atala (Eumaeus atala)
Naples Botanical Garden Butterfly House, Collier Co., FL
3 Feb 2016
Atala (Eumaeus atala)
Naples Botanical Garden Butterfly House, Collier Co., FL
3 Feb 2016

Atala (Eumaeus atala) Atala (Eumaeus atala)
Atala (Eumaeus atala)
Naples Butterfly House, Collier Co., FL
26 Dec 2013
Atala (Eumaeus atala)
Naples Butterfly House, Collier Co., FL
26 Dec 2013

Atala (Eumaeus atala) Atala (Eumaeus atala)
Atala (Eumaeus atala)
Naples Butterfly House, Collier Co., FL
26 Dec 2013
Atala (Eumaeus atala)
Naples Butterfly House, Collier Co., FL
26 Dec 2013

Atala (Eumaeus atala) Atala (Eumaeus atala)
Atala (Eumaeus atala)
Naples Butterfly House, Collier Co., FL
26 Dec 2013
Atala (Eumaeus atala)
Miami-Dade Co., FL
11 August 2003

Coontie (Zamia pumila) Coontie (Zamia pumila)
Planted in landscaping at Rookery Bay Education Center, Collier Co., FL
31 Dec 2008

This southern Florida native cycad is the caterpillar host plant for the Atala.



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