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Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
Image contributed by U.K.
photographer Ian Wilson
   Limenitis camillaa have a very distinctive, elegant flight consisting of short periods of wing beats, followed by long glides. 
They are found in woodland throughout southern Britain and much of Europe and the Palearctic, extending as far east as Japan. 
   Adult white admirals have dark wings with white bands. The contrasting colors help to break up the outline of the wing, camouflaging it from predators. 
   The female will lay its eggs singly on wisps of honeysuckle growing in dense woodland. 
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Caterpillar & chrysalis images
Limentis Camilla caterpillar
Limentis camilla caterpillar
Limentis camilla chrysalis
Diet: caterpillars feed on Lonicera,  Japonica, Xylosteum, Tatarica, Maackii, Gibbiflora) andWeigela horstensis 
Diet: adults feed on Bramble blossom and Honeydew
Wingspan: approximately 6 - 6.5 cm / 2 1/3 - 2 1/2   
Family: Nymphadilae        
The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!
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