Cassius Blue Butterfly (Leptotes cassius)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Cassius Blue Butterfly (Leptotes cassius)

Florida Native Larval host: Milkpea (Galactia pp.), DOCTORBUSH (Plumbago zeylanica) and for extreme south Florida, wild tamarind (Lysiloma latisiliquum)

non-native Leadwort (Plumbago auriculata) is another potential larval host.

Learn: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wildflower/completeButterflyData.asp?id=24

http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/bfly/cassius_blue.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Spanish needles (Bidens alba)

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2 comments
  1. What a beauty! Is welcome back in order – or have I just been out of kilter? Loved your previous critter picture as well! ❤

    • Loret said:

      HA! I’m the one that was out of kilter. Just took a needed break from the daily computer and bug grind while I did some fix ups around the house. Thanks for your kind words. I do miss my buggies when I don’t stalk them in the garden. As the temperatures rise, things are heating up in the garden critter-wise, so it was time for me to get back on track. Thanks for stopping by!

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