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Atala Butterfly

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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

Species Interactions: The Root of Success or Failure?

November 18, 2016

Each week on the blog we pull back the curtain on our Wildlife Ecology & Conservation graduate students' seminar class. This post is by master's student Allison Cauvin. Dr. John Terborgh wants to answer an increasingly pressing question ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Australia, Conservation, Extinction, South America, Venezuela, WEC Department

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