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Apr 7, 2008, 2:07:43 PM

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Gatorfly by Fezzgator Gatorfly by Fezzgator
This little tiny guy was recently added to the Rainforest. We released three before Dr. Jaret Daniels decided to come by and take the rest of them so he could breed them. Why? Because these Atala(Eurmaeus atala) are fairly rare and can only be found in Cuba, the Bahamas and deep southeast Florida. It is that last fact and because it has orange and ble that this photo is named such.

Scientific Name: Eumaeus atala
Family: Lycaenidae
Subfamily: Theclinae
Tribe: Eumaeini
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absolutely love that shot! :+fav:

i was fortunate enough to find a colony of these in flight once, in the everglades national park...after painstakingly hunting down a patch of their host plant (Coontie) amongst the low-growing palmettos. it was truly heavenly^^
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Fezzgator Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I have no doubt of that, that are always a sight to see and I love to raise them too, such bright colors on the larvae as well!
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SteelCowboy Apr 12, 2008  Professional Photographer
Awesome Ryan
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yanalee Apr 7, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Awww, so cute <3 And it has beautiful colours too ^.^
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Fezzgator Apr 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed, now if only I could get a shot of it open...
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Tswolf1422 Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice, A blue spotted body though? Isn't that a little odd?
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Fezzgator Apr 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Not at all, but you've seen it before yourself have you not?
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janiceghosthunter Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice! This is a really sharp image! I like the blues and reds!
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Fezzgator Apr 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! It took me a year and more than alittle sweet talking just to get the chance to take the shot
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janiceghosthunter Apr 9, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really? They really really rare?
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