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  1. Gulf Fritillary

    Agraulis vanillae

  2. Gulf Fritillary

    Agraulis vanillae
    This Gulf Fritillary is melanistic which means that it has more black pigmentation than a normal individual. It is the oppositie of albinism which is the lack of this pigmentation. Melanism may be caused by genetic or environmental conditions.

  3. American Lady Caterpillar

  4. American Lady

    Vanessa virginiensis

  5. American Lady

    Vanessa virginiensis

  6. American Snout Caterpillar

  7. American Snout

    Libytheana carinenta
    Note the long snout of this butterfly. American Snouts often land on people because they love to drink sweat.

  8. American Snout

    Libytheana carinenta

  9. Appalachian Brown

    Satyrodes appalachia

  10. Arogos Skipper Chrysalis

    I consider myself fortunate to have seen the Arogos Skipper adults and this chrysalis. It is seen in only a very few sites in Florida.

  11. Atala Chrysalides

  12. Atala Chrysalis

  13. Atala Chrysalides

  14. Atala Eggs

    These large eggs of the Atala butterfly are on the Coontie (Zamia pumila).

  15. Atala

    Eumaeus atala

  16. Banded Hairstreak

    Satyrium calanus

  17. Mating Barred Yellows

    Eurema daira

  18. Bartram's Scrub-hairstreak

    Strymon acis
    This female Scrub-hairstreak just laid the egg seen in the photo on her host plant, Pineland Croton (Croton linearis.

  19. Black Swallowtail Caterpillar

  20. Black Swallowtail Caterpillars

    This symmetrical pair of Black Swallowtail caterpillars was on Rue in our herb garden. Young caterpillars at this stage have "saddles" on ther backs.

  21. Black Swallowtail Chrysalis