Butterflies of the Cayman Islands

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The Cayman Islands is home to over 60 butterfly species, five of which are endemic to these Islands, they are displayed here, others are visitors and some are new residents.

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Their survival and ability to exist largely depends on our ability to provide and protect their food supplies or Host Plants within their environment or Habitat by Landscaping with these plants.


Heraclides andraemaon tailori / Cayman Swallowtail caterpillar feeding on host plant Amyris elemifera RUTACEAE Candlewood


Heraclides andraemaon tailori / Cayman Swallowtail newly emerged from chrysalis shell

The caymanbutterflies.org web site will help you identify the butterflies and understand how they make the best of their very harsh environment to survive. Many people were involved in the process of producing this web site I extend my sincere appreciation to them here. CREDITS

The web site is under copyright protection, any lifting or copying of any parts without proper credits and permission given is illegal. Enjoy and discover this very special world of Tropical entomology.

Come and see them all at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park

Contact: info@caymanbutterflies.org

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