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

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Avg. Wingspan: 8 - 10 cm / 3.1 - 3.9 "

Diet: caterpillars feed on food plants in the rue and citrus family

Diet: adults eat nectar from a variety of plants including clover, milkweed, thistles, and phlox.

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

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