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

Also known by the Spanish name: Espejitos


Avg. Wingspan: 5.6 - 6.1 cm / 2.2 - 2.4 "

Avg. Body Length: 2.8 cm / 1.1 "

Diet: adults enjoy the tasty nectar of flowers from the Asteraceae and Boraginaceae families. They also eat bird droppings to get the amino acids.

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

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