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Atala Butterfly

 

Atala Butterfly, Okeeheelee Park, Florida, United States
 

© Judd Patterson (Photo #846)

Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Canon 300mm f/4L IS + 1.4x II TC
Date: November 18, 2007
Location: Okeeheelee Park (Florida)

Comments: A small and very beautiful butterfly named the Atala. Found only in southeastern Florida, it nearly went extinct. Thankfully the preservation of its host plant has allowed it to make a bit of a comeback. I didn't know its rarity or story when I took this photograph, but was pleased to learn of my find when I got back home to my butterfly book.

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