Atala Hairstreak

(Eumaeus atala)

Atala Hairstreak
Native to: 

Southern Florida and the Keys, the Bahamas, and Cuba 

Plant Association: 

Larvae feed on a small number of poisonous plants from the Cycadaceae family. Adults feed on nectar from a variety of flowers including Lantana and Periwinkle.  

Interesting Fact: 

The wingspan of the tiny Atala Hairstreak is only 1.5 inches. It is also considered endangered by the state of Florida.