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

Also known as a Flying Handerchief

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Avg. Wingspan: 10 - 12 cm / 3.9 - 4.7 "

Diet: caterpillars feed on calodendron, clausena, citrus, fagara, and plants in the Rutaceae family. 

Diet: adults eat nectar from a variety of plants including clover, milkweed, thistles, and phlox.

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

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