Alabama Butterfly Atlas

Explore Alabama's Butterflies

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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.




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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.


University of South Florida

USF - Water Institute

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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