Butterflies are half of the insects in the order Levidoptera. A butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, which includes the butterflies and moths. Like other holometabolous insects, the butterfly's life cycle consists of four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Most species are diurnal. Butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. Butterflies comprise the true butterflies, the skippers and the moth-butterflies. Although in biology there are always exceptions, the easiest way to tell a butterfly apart from a moth is to look at the antennae. Butterflies will have antenna with a clubbed enlarged tip.

Phocides pigmalion, Mangrove Skipper Gulf Fritillary Ruddy Daggerwing Urbanus proteus, Long Tailed Skipper Eliconius charitonius, Zebra Long Tail Butterfly Eumaeus atala Hollywood Florida Gray Hairstreak, Strymon melinus Giant Swallowtail Buterrfly Monarch Butterfly Monarch Butterfly