The Dina Yellow was spotted recently at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Absent for more than two years, this beauty is back. It was seen in the area in front of the west Visitor Center parking lot as well as in the butterfly garden. While extremely rare in south Florida, it is often found at the Deering Estate just inside the main gate, at Castellow Hammock in the hammock, at the Kampong and at Camp Owaissa Bauer. Local gardeners have found that if they plant the host plant, Bitterbush (Pitcramnia pentandra) in their garden and are close to a known population, they too may see them in their garden. The Dina also uses the native Mexican Alvaradoa (Alvaradoa amorphoides).
The Miami Blue Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association is located in southeast Florida and named after one of our rarest butterflies. Our chapter offers butterfly watching field trips, lectures, and butterfly gardening information. Also, we conduct educational events in the community and participate in conservation efforts on behalf of butterflies and their natural habitats.