Bahama Butterflies
These are photos taken in the Bahamas on
our Bahama Cruise May 15 - 19, 2011.  
Baracoa Skipper-
Identity not certain but
believed to be a Baracoa
Skipper which is found in
Florida and the Keys.
Cornelius Skipper -
a Bahama butterfly.
Cuban Broken-dash -
a Bahama butterfly
Cuban Dorantes Longtail Skipper -
Cuban version of the Dorantes Longtail
Skipper that is found in Florida and Texas
Cuban Crescent -
a Bahama Butterfly
Cuban Duskywing -
This is the Cuban version of the
Florida Duskywing that is found
in the Everglades and the Keys.
Cassius Blue -  This butterfly
found in the Bahamas is also found
in Florida and the Keys.
Cloudless Sulphur - This butterfly found
in the Bahamas is also very common in the
warm southern regions of the United States.
Dainty Sulphur - Seen in the
Bahamas. Common in southern areas of
the United States.
Fiery Skipper - Seen in the Bahamas.  
Common in southern regions of the
United States.  
Orange-barred Sulphur -  
Seen in the Bahamas.  Also can
be seen in Florida.
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak -
Resident of southern Texas and
southern Florida, this butterfly
was seen in the Bahamas.
Marital Scrub-Hairstreak -
Found mainly in the Florida Keys and
the Everglades, this butterfly was
seen in the Bahamas
Mexican Fritillary -  
Found in the Bahamas and in
south Texas.
Mimosa Yellow - a Small Sulphur
seen in the Bahamas.  Can also be
seen in south Texas and south Florida.
Nickerbean Blue - Native to the
Bahamas, may be seen in extreme south
Florida and the Keys.
Bahama Skipper -  
Skipper seen in the Bahamas
but not yet identified.
Tawny-edged Skipper -  
Widespread in the eastern
United States, this one was
seen in the Bahamas.
White Peacock -  
Common in Florida, this
tropical butterfly was seen
in the Bahamas.
Zebra (Heliconian) - Also
known as a Zebra Longwing, this is
the State Butterfly of Florida.  This
one was seen in the Bahamas.
Zestos Skipper -
Found mostly in the Florida
Keys, this specimen was
found in the Bahamas