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

 Also known as the Yellow-barred Heliconian
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Avg. Wingspan: 72 - 100 mm / 2 3/4 - 4 "

Avg. Body Length: 75 – 85mm / 2.93 – 3.32 “

Diet: caterpillars feed on various species of passionflower, evading the plants' defensive trichomes by biting them off or laying silk mats over them.

Diet: adults feed on nectar and pollen. They are the only butterflies known to eat pollen, which is probably why they have a long lifespan (about six months, as compared to a more usual one month for other butterfly species). 

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

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