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Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
Image provided by Mexican 
photographer Pedro Montes Campos
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   Arawacus sito in Spanish is appropriately known as "Mariposa de Alas de Telaraña" meaning Butterfly with Spider Web Wings.
   This butterfly is native to Mexico, with distribution from Mexico through Central America.
    The tip of the ventral wings
is orange with a black spot and 4 delicate black tails tipped in white. The dorsal side is blue (or partly blue) and black. 
   Fine-line Hairstreaks are generally, but not always identified by the small protruding hair at the bottom of the tail.
   In many butterfly species, the posterior end of the hindwings of individuals perching with their wings closed resembles a butterfly head. This ‘‘false head’’ pattern is considered an adaptation to deflect predator attacks to less vulnerable parts of the body.
   The presence of symmetrical damage in left and right wings is generally considered evidence of
failed predator attacks on perching butterflies

Diet: caterpillars feed on Solanaceae.
Fine lined Striped Hairstreak Caterpillar
Fine lined Striped Hairstreak Caterpillar
Family: Lycaenidae 
The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!
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