Butterflies in Antigua and Barbuda

The island nation of Antigua and Barbuda is home to several species of butterflies. The tropical climate and lush vegetation – which includes many species of flowering plants – mean many butterflies can be seen hovering about, especially when it’s warm and sunny.

Butterflies in Antigua and Barbuda

Butterflies in Antigua and Barbuda

List of Different Butterfly Species of Antigua and Barbuda

Brush-Footed (Nymphalidae)

Gossamer-Winged (Lycaenidae)

  • Cyclargus woodruffi
  • Leptotes cassius cassioides
  • Strymon bubastus ponce
  • Strymon columella

Whites and Sulphurs (Pieridae)

  • False Barred Sulphur (Eurema elathea)
  • Little Sulphur (Pyrisitia lisa euterpe)
  • Ascia monuste virginia
  • Phoebis sennae sennae

Skipper (Hesperiidae)

  • Tropical Checkered Skipper (Burnsius oileus)
  • Ephyriades arcas arcas
  • Hylephila phylea phylea
  • Panoquina lucas lucas

Enthusiasts can visit places like Falmouth Harbour, the Antigua and Barbuda Botanical Gardens in Saint John’s, and Galleon Beach to see butterflies during the warm seasons.