Lee County Extension
Butterflies Seen In Lee County

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ceranus blue cloudless sulphur

Ceraunus Blue (Hemiargus ceraunus) Larval Plant: Flowers and young leaves of a wide variety of legumes

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) Larval Plant: Cassias, Nectar Plants: attracted to red flowers.

eastern black swallowtail easstern tiger swallowtail

Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) Larval Plant: Parsley, Fennel, Dill, Water dropwort

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) Larval Plant: Sweetbay Magnolia

great southern white gulf fritillary

Great Southern White (Ascia monuste) Larval Plant: Saltwort and Pepper Grass

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) Newly Emerged Larval Plant: Passion-vines (Passiflora)

gulf fritillary julia heliconian

Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae) Larval Plant: Passion-vines (Passiflora)

Julia Heliconian (Dryas iulia) Larval Plant: Pasion-vines (Passiflora)

malachite monarch caterpillar

Malachite (Siproeta stelenes) Larval Plant: Green Shrimp Plant 

Monarch Caterpillar Larval Plant: Milkweeds

monarch phaon crescent

Monarch ( Danaus plexippus) Larval Plant: Milkweeds 

Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon) Larval Plant: Fogfruit ( Lippia or Phyla nodiflora)

polydamas queen red admiral

Polydamas Queen (Danaus gilippus) Larval Plant: Milkweeds (Asclepias) and White Vine (Sarcostemma clausa)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) Larval Plant: False Nettel (Boehmeria cylandrica)

silver spotted skipper soldier

Silver-Spotted Skipper ( Epargyreus clarus) Larval Plant: Beggar Ticks (Desmodium spp.)   Indigo and many other legumes

Soldier (Danaus eresimus) Soldier Larval Plant: White Vine (Sarcostemma clausa)

white peacock zebra heliconian

White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae) Larval Plant: Smooth Water Hyssop (Bacopa monnieri)

Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charitonius) Larval Plant: Passion-vines Passiflora Favorite Nectar: Firebush (Hamelia Patens)

zebra swallowtail  

Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus) Larval Plant: Paw-Paw (Asimina triloba)

 
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