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Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
Images 1, 3, contributed by U.K
photographer Steve Oddy.
Also known as the Blue-Frosted Banner, Blue-Frosted Catone or Stoplight Catone
There is sexual dimorphism in the adult Shoemakers, with the males being black with six orange dots on the dorsal surface of the wings, whereas females are black with a light yellow band across the centre of the forewings.
This butterfly usually flies along the ground and close to the ripe fruits and flowers.
It 's life expectancy is about a month.
Adults feed on rotten fruits, while caterpillars feed on Alchornea species (family Euphorbiaceae).
Avg. Wingspan: 5.8 - 7.6 cm / 2.3 - 3 "
Diet: caterpillars feed on Alchornea species (family Euphorbiaceae).
Diet: adults feed on rotten fruits.
Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera
The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!
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