Lycaenidae Host & Nectar Plants

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LYCAENIDAE Host Plants

Abrus precatorious / Licorice
Caesalpinia bonduc / Cock Spurs
Cardiospermum halicacabum / Faux Persil
Chamaecrista nicitans / Wild Shame Face
Comocladia dentata / Maiden plum
Crotalaria verrucosa / Blue Sweet Pea
Croton linearis / Rosemary
Hibiscus
Salicornia perennis / Glasswort
Spilanthes urens / White Button
Suriana maritima / Juniper;Bay Cedar
Sida acuta
Trema lamarckianum / Trema
Mimosa pudica / Shame-face; Sensitive Plant
Shinus terebinthifolious / Brazilian Pepper Tree

LYCAENIDAE Nectar Plants

Asclepias curassavica / Red Top; Hippa Cassini
Acacia farnesiana / Sweet acacia
Batis maritima / Saltwort
Bauhinia divaricarta / Bull Hoof
Bidens alba radiata / Spanish Needles
Chromolaena odorata / Jack in the Bush
Cordia sebestena var. caymanensis / Cordia
Croton linearis / Rosemary
Jatropha multifida / Bitter Cassava
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis / Porterweed
Suriana maritima / Juniper; Bay Cedar
Sesuvium portulacastrum / Sea-pursley; Shoreline Sea Purslane
Shinus terebinthifolius / Brazilian Pepper Tree
Spilanthes urens / White Button
Ziziphus mauritiana / Cooly plum; Dunk

HABITAT

This family of butterflies can be fround around beaches, near marches and inland were disturbed areas have a variety of weeds growing.

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