Butterfly populations are a very good indicator of the health of an area's ecosystem !!
The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!
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(Purple color ondicates species home range.)
** Conservation of natural habitats, and reduction in the use of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals are required for butterfly proliferation !! **
A Learning Center Showing 63 Species and 400 + Images.
Udon Thani, Thailand
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(Belarus, Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia. Ukraine, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Switzerland, Albania, Andorra, Bosniaand Herzegovin,
Croatia, Greece, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Vatican City)
Pedro Montes Campos - Mexico
Ian Daley - Australia
Michael Godfrey - United Kingdom
Steve Oddy - United Kingdom
Ian Wilson - United Kingdom
*To differentiate between a Milbert's Tortoiseshell and a Small Tortoiseshell, look at the orange area on the doresal forewing just behind the leading edge. The Small Tortoiseshell will have two black dots. The Milbert's will not.
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* As seen here, Common Diadem (Hypolimas missipus) butterfly are very similar in appearance to Plain Tigers (Danaus chrysippus) .
Because the Tiger, as a caterpillar, consumes poisonous plants, it is toxic to predators as an adult. The Diadem has evolved to look similar to the Tiger (mimicry), so that it to can avail itself of the avoidance that predators give to the Tigers. The easiest way to tell them apart is that the Plain Tiger will have a black spot on each hindwing, and the Diadem will not.
14 butterfly types shown on this page:
Admirals, Birdwings, Blues, Emperors, Fritillaries, Hairstreaks, Longwings,
Mormons, Morphos, Pansies, Peacocks, Skippers, Swallowtails, Whites,