Wednesday, October 29, 2008

South Florida Butterflies

These are they beauties that frequent my garden. There are some that are hard to capture without a better camera set-up hence there is only one picture. Such as the Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) and some are just to common ie: Monarch (Danaus plexippus) to show here. You can see all the pictures in a larger format by clicking on them. I recommend opening them in a new tab.


Family/Subfamily: Nymphalidae/Heliconiiae •
Genus: Heliconius
Species: charitonius
Common Names: Zebra Longwing •

Family/Subfamily: Lycaenidae/Polyommatinae •
Genus: Leptotes
Species: cassius
Common Names: Cassius Blue •

Family/Subfamily: Nymphalidae/Nymphalinae •
Genus: Anartia
Species: jatrophae
Common Names: White Peacock •

Family/Subfamily: Nymphalidae/Limenitidinae •
Genus: Marpesia
Species: petreus
Common Names: Ruddy Daggerwing •

Family/Subfamily: Pieridae/Coliadinae •
Genus: Phoebis
Species: sennae
Common Names: Cloudless Sulphur •

Family/Subfamily: Nymphalidae/Heliconiiae •
Genus: Agraulis
Species: vanillae
Common Names: Gulf Fritillary •

Family/Subfamily: Papilionidae/Papilioninae •
Genus: Papilio
Species: cresphontes
Common Names: Giant Swallowtail •

I verified all these id's with 'Butterflies of Florida' by Jaret C. Daniels

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lzyjo said...

I purchased some seeds for antigonon leptopus last summer, I can't wait for them to flower, I purchased it for the butterflies, so I'm delighted to see they really do love it.

I likE plants! said...

Tons of butterflies,bees etc. they love it!!!!