Most Wanted

BCBC Most Wanted Butterflies & Host Plants  provides you with a document that identifies the 40 MW species and the host plants  they need. Plant these host plants in your gardens and increase the number of Butterflies we see in Broward County.

The list entitled “Most Wanted (MW) Butterflies in Broward  County” came about after a conversation in the summer of 2016 between Dr. Marc Minno, Ph.D. and our resident expert Barbara DeWitt, V.P. of Broward County Butterfly Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association (NABA).

Barbara emailed Dr. Minno spreadsheets she had compiled from the NABA Broward County Butterfly Count records from 2006 through summer 2016. Dr. Minno compared these data with butterfly species he had documented in the 1980’s when he lived in Broward County.

From these data points the M.W. 40 species were found to not have been recorded or recorded infrequently on the NABA BCBC butterfly counts. These species were deemed Broward County’s Most Wanted (MW) Butterflies.

To date, two MW species were documented on each of two field trips led by Dr. Minno one on March 5th 2017 Butterfly Survey Report  and one on March 11th 2018 Butterfly Survey Report.

Checkered White female
Mallow Scrub Cats
Mallow Scrub Cat
Mallow Scrub-Hairstreak
Common White Checkered Skipper