VILLA MARIA has a butterfly garden and we work hard at maintaining it so that butterflies are always everywhere on the property.

Some of the butterflies often seen are as follows:

  • Swallowtail (Papelio Bairdi)
  • Monarch Butterfly ( Danaus Plexippus)
  • The Queen Southern (Danaus gelippus berenice)
  • Zebra Longwing (Heliconius charitomius)
  • Gulf Fritillary (Dione Vanillae)
  • Florida White (Appias drusella neu moegenii)
  • Large Orange Sulpher (Phoebis agarithe maxima)
  • Gray Hairstreat (strymon melinus melinum)
  • Checkered skipper (Pyrgus oileus oilesu)
  • Mangrove skipper (phocides pigmalion)