Lepidoptera (Rhopalocera) : Papilionoidea : Lycaenidae : Miletinae :
Feniseca tarquinius

Feniseca tarquinius - Harvester, Copyright 1999 - 2002,  Dave Morgan
Cobb Co., GA, USA - April 10, 1999

This is the only carnivorous butterfly in North America! It's larvae don't eat plants like those of most butterflies. Instead they eat aphids.

More on Feniseca tarquinius at USGS Northern Prarie Wildlife Research Center

More Feniseca tarquinius images at J. Adams' "Georgia Lepidoptera" site