Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
The Clipper butterfly can be found in a variety of different colors such as blue, green, brown and gold.
Each of these different color forms is considered to be a subspecie of Parthenos sylvia.
(The current understanding is that a single population was separated by the formation of mountains and islands,
which allowed the different colors to evolve in a particular area.)
There are multiple generations each year making it possible to find adults throughout the year with the highest populations found from December through February.