Atala Butterfly Caterpillars or Chrysalises

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


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Atala Butterfly  Eumaeus atala

 Adult Wing Span: 1 1/2 - 2  inches

Range: South Florida, Cuba, Bahamas

Host Plants: Coontie Palm

Witness the miracle of metamorphosis! Caterpillars will need a food source when they arrive.  Atala Butterflies eat Coontie Palms Be certain the plant has not been sprayed with insecticides, including the organic pesticide, BT. Caterpillars usually take from two to three weeks to reach pupation size.

** Butterflies can eat a great deal during the larval stage. Please be certain you have the correct amount of host plants if you are ordering larvae.**


A few of the butterflies and moths we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm