Alabama Butterfly Atlas

Explore Alabama's Butterflies

Scientific Name

Common Name


Geographic Region

Public Lands

Atlas News & Announcements

The ABA launched one year ago in April.  In that one year:

  • The website had more than 50,000 hits;
  • 4,000+ species sightings were added. (That was 12,811 individual butterflies!);  
  • At least 247 new county records were added;  
  • More than 50 photographers contributed images.

Thanks to all the citizen scientists who have contributed, and thanks in advance to those who will!




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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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University of West Alabama - UWA

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Wild South

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University of South Florida - USF

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University of South Florida - USF