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


Avg. Wingspan: 12.7 - 20.3 cm / 5 - 8 "

Diet: adults drink the juices of rotting fruit, tree sap, decomposing animals and fungi.

* Because the Blue Morpho dines primarily on rotting fruit, it does not pollinate any flowers.

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

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