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

Also known as the Karkloof Emperor, or the Pearl Charaxes

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Avg. Wingspan: 6.5 - 7 cm / 2.5 - 3.5 "

Avg. Body Length: 6.2 - 7.4cm / 2.4 - 2.9 "

Diet: tree sap, rotting fruit, dung, carrion. These butterflies almost never visit flowers.

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

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