Thursday, October 25, 2012

Florida Fall Butterflies

Gulf Frittilary (Agraulis vanillae) 
Late summer and fall are great butterfly times here in Southwest Florida.  Here are some species we have seen recently....mostly in our backyard butterfly garden.

Checkered White (Pontia protodice)

Queen (Danaus gillippus)

Long Tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus)

White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae)

Whirlabout Skipper (Polites vibex)

Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charithonia)

Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes)

Southern Cloudywing (Thorybes bathyllus)

Orange-Barred Sulphur (Phoebis philea)

Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Barred Yellow (Eurema daira)

Mangrove Buckeye (Junonia genoveva)

Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)

Florida White (Appias drusilla)


  1. Hello Steven. Beautiful pictures. Also so nice to have the names! Tom Courtney

  2. These pictures are lovely ~! Really beautiful!