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The Atala Steppingstone Project

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July 15, 2021

Once thought extinct, the rare Florida atala butterfly was rediscovered and can thrive with a little help from Florida residents. The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, the Manatee Observation and Education Center, Heathcote Botanical Gardens ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Atala, Botanical Garden, Butterfly, Heathcote, Manatee Center
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Florida Atala Butterflies Back from the Brink?

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May 25, 2021

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, Zamia integrifolia ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: #ufbugs, Atala, Butterfly

Provide for Wildlife-The Atala Butterfly


January 10, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Plants in your landscape that provide food, water, and shelter will attract Florida's diverse wildlife. What is black, blue-green with flashes of a red tail? ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Atala, Butterflies, Florida, Florida Friendly Landscape, Nature Conservation
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Report your atala butterflies here…

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July 2, 2020

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a beautiful, somewhat rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, ... READ MORE

Category: , Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Atala, Butterfly, Endangered Species, Extinction, Insect, Wildlife

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