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


Avg. Wingspan: 72 - 100 mm / 3 - 4 "

Diet: adults feed on nectar and pollen. (Longwings are the only butterflies known to consume 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!!