Alabama Butterfly Atlas

Explore Alabama's Butterflies

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FIELD TRIP to LAKE GUNTERSVILLE STATE PARK  June 15  Gather in the Lodge at 10am. Field trip leaders: David Dodd and Paulette Ogard. Bring a picnic lunch or eat lunch in the Lodge. Don’t forget water, insect spray, snacks, and binoculars (if you have them). Feel free to come and go as you please. Be sure to check here for information about the trip’s status, particularly in case of inclement weather.

SEARCH BY COLOR: NEW ABA FEATURE ESPECIALLY FOR BEGINNERS!  Need help with identifying a butterfly? Now you can search for butterflies by color!  Just enter the color of the butterfly you saw in the Explore Alabama's Butterflies search field on the home page.  You will see thumbnail photos of all the butterflies that are that color.

Does your group have a native plant sale or butterfly-oriented event scheduled for 2019? Let us know, and we'll add it to our News and Announcements. Send details to



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The Alabama Butterfly Atlas (ABA) collects, interprets, and shares information about Alabama’s butterfly populations for the purpose of education and conservation.  It puts science-based information into the hands of those who need it—students and teachers, gardeners, conservationists, and green space planners across the state.

Access life history accounts, distribution maps, photographs of each life cycle stage, host plant lists, gardening tips, and flight charts—all specific to Alabama.  Search for information about a particular species or look at species lists from specific counties, regions, or selected public lands.  Learn more about the plants on which butterflies depend through live linkage to the Alabama Plant Atlas.

Citizen scientists of all ages are encouraged to share their sightings and observations. Submit records to Click the "How to Submit" button for instructions.


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Samford University

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Wild South

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University of South Florida - USF

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University of South Florida - USF