Eumaeus atala florida Röber, 1926:373

Florida hairstreak



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Invalid (synonym of the nominate)?


Conservation Status

Last record: 1937

Rediscovered in 1959



Florida, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Rober, Johannes Karl Max. (1926). Lepidopterlogisches. Entomologische Mitteilungen 15(5-6): 372-377.


Other references:

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.

Pelham, J. P. (2008). A catalogue of the butterflies of the United States and Canada with a complete bibliography of the descriptive and systematic literature. The Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera. Volume 40. 658 pp.

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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