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LRAS Butterfly Guide

We're currenly working on populating this section of our website. These pages will hold important information on butterfly species of Florida, where to find them and clues on identification. Please come back often as this section will be constantly updated.

 

In the meantime you can access some valuable information below.

Polk County Butterfly Check List - this is an up-to-date list of butterflies found in Polk County, and it is compiled by Buck and Linda Cooper.

Guide to the Butterflies of Circle B -this illustrated document shows you some of the most commonly found butterflies in Polk County.





 
Florida's State Butterfly


Zebra Heliconian (Heliconius charitonius)

The Zebra Heliconian butterfly caterpillars feed on the leaves of several species of passion flowers. The toxin found on the passion flower plants is passed to the caterpillar and made it's way through its butterfl stage, thus protecting the butterfly form predation due to it's unpleasant taste.The butterfly drinks the nectar of a wide range of flowers including lantanas, beggar's ticks, and passion flowers.

 
   
   
   
 

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