The Florida atala butterfly, pictured here laying eggs on a Florida coontie, was one of five butterflies FIU reseacher Gary Rand used to in research that found routine spraying for mosquitoes is more damaging to butterflies than previously thought.
The Florida atala butterfly, pictured here laying eggs on a Florida coontie, was one of five butterflies FIU reseacher Gary Rand used to in research that found routine spraying for mosquitoes is more damaging to butterflies than previously thought. Brian K. Mealey
The Florida atala butterfly, pictured here laying eggs on a Florida coontie, was one of five butterflies FIU reseacher Gary Rand used to in research that found routine spraying for mosquitoes is more damaging to butterflies than previously thought. Brian K. Mealey

Mosquito spraying in South Florida scaled back to protect rare butterflies

July 15, 2015 09:55 AM