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

Also known as the Isabella Tiger Butterfly

   Eueides Isabella (Isabella’s Longwing), is a large butterfly with a wingspan of 65–90 mm (2.6–3.5 in).

   The dorsal sides of the wings are dark brown, with orange bands and yellowish markings on the edges of the forewings.

   The ventral sides of the wings are quite similar to the dorsal sides, but the edges of the hindwings show a series of small blue spots.

   This butterfly is native to Mexico, the Amazon basin and the West Indies.

   It's flight period extends to the whole year in the tropical habitat.

   It lives in the rainforest and remains up in the canopy.

   They can be found from sea level to about 1500 m above sea level.


    *There are about 71 Longwing species worldwide.

Avg. wingspan: 2.6 - 3.5"
Diet: caterpillars feed primarily on Passiflora platyloba and Passiflora ambigua.
* Being Brush-footed butterflies, Isabella Longwings have a short pair of fore legs that are used to taste food, and two pairs of longer rear legs that are used for propulsion.
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The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!
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