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

Avg. Wingspan: 8 - 14 cm / 3 - 5.5 "

Diet: caterpillars eat the leaves of woody plants such as wild cherry, tulip, birch, ash, cottonwood and willow.

Diet: adults eat flower nectar including butterfly bush, milkweed, Japanese honeysuckle, phlox, lilac, ironweed and wild cherry.

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

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