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

Also known as the Flame, or Flambeau Butterfly
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Avg. Wingspan: 8.2 - 9.2 cm / 3 1/4 - 3 5/8 "

Diet: caterpillars feed on passion vines including Passiflora lutea.

Diet: adults eat nectar from flowers including lantana and shepherds needle.

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

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