Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
Also known as a Red Bodied Swallowtail
Due to the host plants that the Batwings eat as larvae, the adults are distasteful to predators.
To advertise their distastefulness, Batwings use their red body coloration as a warning sign.
Avg. Wingspan: 12 - 15 cm / 4.7 - 5.9 "
Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera