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List of Butterflies of Florida

The following list of butterflies are found in Florida. Clicking on the text link will show you a picture of the butterfly and which specific counties in Florida the butterfly is found in. Each link also provides more information about the butterfly's identification and life history.  This will help you decide which Butterfly Nectar Plants and Butterfly Host Plants you will want to plant when you create your butterfly garden. Simply find which butterflies are in your area, grow the plants the caterpillars like to eat, and plants that adult butterflies feed on! You can prolong the butterfly's stay in your garden and draw in others by providing both the food and shelter they need.

Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)

Admirals and Relatives (Limenitidinae)
'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
Antillean Daggerwing (Marpesia eleuchea)
Cramer's Eighty-eight (Diaethria clymena)
Dingy Purplewing (Eunica monima)
Florida Purplewing (Eunica tatila)
Many-banded Daggerwing (Marpesia chiron)
Pale Cracker (Hamadryas amphichloe)
Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)
Ruddy Daggerwing (Marpesia petreus)
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

Emperors (Apaturinae)
Hackberry Emperor
(Asterocampa celtis)
Tawny Emperor (Asterocampa clyton)

Leafwings (Charaxinae)
Florida Leafwing (Anaea floridalis)
Goatweed Leafwing (Anaea andria)

Longwings (Heliconiinae)
Banded Orange Heliconian
(Dryadula phaetusa)
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae)
Julia Heliconian (Dryas julia)
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charithonius)

Milkweed Butterflies (Danainae)
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Queen (Danaus gilippus)
Soldier (Danaus eresimus)
Tiger Mimic-Queen (Lycorea cleobaea)

Snouts (Libytheinae)
American Snout
(Libytheana carinenta)

True Brushfoots (Nymphalinae)
American Lady
(Vanessa virginiensis)
Caribbean Peacock (Anartia chrysopelea)
Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis vaualbum)
Cuban Crescent (Phyciodes frisia)
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Malachite (Siproeta stelenes)
Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia evarete)
Mimic (Hypolimnas misippus)
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon)
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Silvery Checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis)
Texan Crescent (Phyciodes texana)
Tropical Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)
White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)


Harvesters (Miletinae)

Harvester (Feniseca tarquinius)


Parnassians and Swallowtails (Papilionidae)

Swallowtails (Papilioninae)
Androgeus Swallowtail
(Papilio androgeus)
Bahaman Swallowtail (Papilio andraemon)
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Cuban Kite-Swallowtail (Eurytides celadon)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)
Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes)
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Polydamas Swallowtail (Battus polydamas)
Schaus' Swallowtail (Papilio aristodemus)
Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)
Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)

Courtesy of: Opler, Paul A., Harry Pavulaan, Ray E. Stanford, Michael Pogue, coordinators. 2006. 
Butterflies and Moths of North America. Bozeman, MT: Mountain Prairie Information Node.

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