Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!

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Avg. Wingspan: 3.2 - 4.5 cm / 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 "

Avg. Body Length: 16-18 mm / .63 - .71"

Diet: adults take nectar from dogbane, swamp milkweed, shepherd's needle, asters and winter cress.

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!