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

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Avg. Wingspan: Male - 150 mm / 5.9 "                           Female - 190 mm - 7.5 "

Max. body length is approx. 7.6 cm or 3 "

Diet: caterpillars feed on Thottea and Aristolochia flowering plants.

Diet: adults feed primarily on Mussaenda, a plant with yellow flowers.

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

* All Birdwings are now listed by CITES, (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) thereby limiting  international trade.

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