Florida Butterflies

Black Swallowtail

Left - Black Swallowtail egg on parsley

Right - Black Swallowtail eggs on dill

Black Swallowtail caterpillar coming out of egg

Young Black Swallowtail caterpillars on parsley

Older Caterpillars

Left - Black Swallowtail making his harness before pupating

Right - Harness complete ready to pupate

Right - Black Swallowtail chrysalis

Left - Black Swallowtail chrysalis ready to emerge

Left to right newly emerged black swallowtail

Black Swallowtail



Buckeye butterfly


Cassius Blue

Cassius Blue - host plant plumbago


Ceraunus Blue

Host plant Partridge Pea

Ceraunus Blue

Giant Swallowtail

Giant Swallowtail egg on Tangerine leaf. Host plant in the citrus family

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar ready to pupate

Giant Swallowtail


Longtail Skipper

Longtail Skipper Host plant

Longtail Skipper eggs on underside of leaf. Notice 2 empty eggs to the left & notice how 3 eggs are stacked on top of each other on the right.

Longtail Skipper Caterpillars. I did not get many pictures because they roll the leafs around them.

Longtail Skipper

Gulf Fritillary

Host plant different types of Passionvine. This one grows wild on my property.

Gulf Fritillary egg. They lay single eggs on the underside of leaves. They will often lay them on leaves of other plants near their host plant.

Gulf Fritillary caterpillar

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis

Left - Gulf Fritillary on Purple Cone Flower

Right - Gulf Fritillary placing egg on a vine near host plant

Variegated Fritillary

Variegated Fritillary caterpillar has several host plants. I found him on the passionvine pictured above


Variegated Fritillary Chrysalis

Old beat-up Variegated Fritillary butterfly

Zebra Longwing

Zebra eggs are laid in clusters on new growth of passionvine

Zebra Longwing Caterpillars

Zebra hanging in "J" position ready to pupate

Left - side view of Zebra Longwing Chrysalis

Right - front view of Zebra Longwing Chrysalis

Zebra Longwing newly emerged

Zebra Longwing



Whitevine - Sarcostemma clausum - Soldier host plant


Soldier caterpillars

The Soldier is in the Monarch Family

Visit this site for pictures I took of Monarch & Queen butterflies http://home.wi.rr.com/monarchraising/kim's.htm



Viceroy Butterfly

The viceroy butterfly resembles the monarch. The Viceroy has a black line going across the hind wing and the monarch does not. The host plant for the Viceroy is Willow.

Two Viceroys enjoying the rotting fruit in a saw palmetto.

White Peacock Butterfly


Bacopa monnieri - water hyssop


Close-up of White Peacock Eggs on water hyssop



White Peacock caterpillar


Left picture: White Peacock Chrysalis upper corner - Monarch Chrysalis lower corner

Right picture: White Peacock Chrysalis ready to emerge on left - Monarch Chrysalis on right


White Peacock