North American Butterfly Association
Jetty Park, Cape Canaveral
Brevard County, FL
Atalas were seen at rest mainly in a sea hibiscus tree, Thespesia populnea. This could be the farthest north documentation to date. Due to inclusion of coontie plants in county, state, and federal landscaping projects, these butterflies are steadily moving up the east coast of Florida, especially along the barrier islands. Image and observation by a friend, Pam Higginbotham.
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