The Coontie Hairstreak (Eumaeus Atala) is a rare butterfly once thought to be extinct in south Florida. Atala populations have decreased drastically due to habitat loss, but have rebounded because of the reintroduction of Coontie and other Florida native cycads. We have a rearing program here at the museum, which can be seen in our visible collections and labs area. Come learn more about this amazing butterfly! #floridamuseum #atala #butterflies #conservation
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  • floridamuseumThe Coontie Hairstreak (Eumaeus Atala) is a rare butterfly once thought to be extinct in south Florida. Atala populations have decreased drastically due to habitat loss, but have rebounded because of the reintroduction of Coontie and other Florida native cycads. We have a rearing program here at the museum, which can be seen in our visible collections and labs area. Come learn more about this amazing butterfly! #floridamuseum #atala #butterflies #conservation

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