Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
Also known as a Spotted Amberwing, Melantho Tigerwing or Clapping Ticlear butterfly
Thyridia is a monotypic genus of clearwing (ithomiine) butterflies, named by Jacob Hübner in 1816.
Its only species is Thyridia psidii, the Spotted Amberwing, (Melantho Tigerwing or Clapping Ticlear).
It is a brush-footed butterfly found in the Neotropical zone.
Amberwings are found at elevations between 0 - 1600 m., and prefer to fly at 3 m. or more above the ground.
Avg. Body Length: 20 - 25 mm / .78 - .98 "
Avg. Wingspan: 3.7 - 4.1 "
Diet: caterpillars feed on several species of flower in the Solanacae family.
Diet: adults feed on the nectar of flowers.
Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera