The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Eumaeus atala florida Rueber

Florida hairstreak



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1937

Rediscovered in 1959



Florida, USA


Biology & Ecology










Comstock, W. P. and Huntington, E. I. (1943). Lycaenidae of the Antilles (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Ann. New York Acad. Sci. 45: 49-130.

Klots, A. B. (1951). A Field Guide to the Butterflies of North America, East of the Great Plains. Houghton Mifflin, Boston.

Koi, Sandy and Daniels, Jaret. (2017). Life History Variations and Seasonal Polyphenism in Eumaeus atala (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Florida Entomologist 100(2): 219-229.

Koi, Sandy and Hall, Donald W. (2016). Atala Butterfly, Atala Hairstreak, Coontie Hairstreak, Eumaeus atala Poey 1832 (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). EENY-169. 11 pp.

Landolt, P. J. (1984). The Florida atala butterfly, Eumaeus atala florida Rueber (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae), in Dade County, Florida. Florida Entomologist 67: 570-571.

Rawson, G. (1961). The recent rediscovery of Eumaeus atala (Lycaenidae) in Florida. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 15: 237-244.

Rothschild, Miriam et al. (1986). Cycasin in the endangered butterfly Eumaeus atala florida. Phytochemistry 25(8): 1853-1854. [Abstract]


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