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

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Avg. Wingspan: 65 - 75 mm / 2.5 - 2.9 "

Diet:  caterpillars feed on Prestonia acutifolia ( Apocynaceae ). These foodplants are highly toxic to birds and other small vertebrates, the chemicals within them are accumulated by the larvae, and passed on to the adult butterflies, rendering them highly distasteful to birds.

Diet: adults feed on bird droppings to increase the toxicity of the butterfly, and visit flowers including Chomelia, Hamelia and Psychotria, for their nectar.

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

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