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Life Cycle of Butterflies




Atala (Eumaeus atala)

Family: Gossamer Wing (Lycaenidae)

Subfamily: Hairstreak (Theclinae)

Average Wingspan: 1 1/2" - 2"

Habitat: Open Woodlands, Tropical Lowlands, Surburbs

Plants That Attract This Butterfly

* May not be available for purchase at your local nursery.

Note: Always check a plant's Hardiness Zone to make sure it will grow in your area. (What Is My Hardiness Zone?)

Where To Buy Plants

Butterfly Flight Range Map

Atala Flight Range Map

Photo Credits:
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