Butterfly Species Galleries
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photographer Michael Godfrey
Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
Also known as the Purple Emperor.
The color of Purple Emperor wings will vary by gender.
Males have bright blue or purple wings, while the females' wings are darker in color, usually having shades of brown.
Females also tend to have a diagonal orange band across their front wings.
This is a species of butterfly of the family Nymphalidae, and found in the Guyanas, northern Brazil, and the Amazon region.
It is also called the 'purple emperor' but this name also refers to the European butterfly Apatura iris.
Like other members of this subfamily, the proboscis is a bright green.
Avg. wingspan: 50 millimetres / 2.0"
The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!