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

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Avg. Wingspan: 3.8 - 6.9 cm / 1 1/2 - 3 3/4 "

Diet: caterpillars eat plants of the genus Cassia of the pea family.

Diet: adults take the nectar of flowers such as geraniums, cardinal flowers and hibiscus

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

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