South Florida Butterflies

Butterfly List
Over 100 species are recorded for South Florida, from Lake Okeechobee through the Florida Keys.

Conservation of Imperiled South Florida Species

Rare and Endangered South Florida Butterflies

South Florida Specialities

Miami Blue

Pink-spot Sulphur

Schaus' Swallowtail

Zestos Skipper

Tricky Identifications

Some butterflies are easy to identify; nothing else looks at all like a Gulf Fritillary or the Florida State Butterfly, the Zebra Heliconian. But help is often needed for other groups, and it is offered by a series of helpful articles by Linda and Buck Cooper that appeared in the newsletter of the Atala Chapter-NABA in Palm Beach County. Check the following links for help with:

Differentiating the commonly seen Tropical-Checkered Skipper from the less commonly seen Common Checkered Skipper: click and go to page 6 at http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabaac/December2003.pdf

Distinguishing Longtail from Dorantes Skippers:
click and go to page 2 at http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabaac/June2004.pdf

Identifying the large sulphurs:
click and go to page 2 at http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabaac/winterspring2005.pdf

Identifying the smaller sulphurs:
click and go to page 2 at http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabaac/winterspring2005.pdf

Distinguishing Fiery Skippers from Whirlabouts:
click and go to page 2 at http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabaac/winspr2006.pdf

Telling the Milkweed Butterflies apart:
click and go to page 2 at http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabaac/summerfall2006.pdf