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

Image 5 contributed by U.K.
photographer Pamela Vinton.
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Also known as the Asian Swallowtail.
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Diet: caterpillars feed on plants in the Citrus family
Diet: adults take nectar from various flowers.
Avg. Wingspan: 10.7 – 12.6 cm / 4.2 – 5.0 " 

Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta, Order: Lepidoptera

Family: Papilionidae
* There are thirteen known sub-species of the Great Yellow Mormon butterfly.
** A reliable identification difference between Papilio iowii and Papilio memnon is that Papilio memnon is tailless, whereas Papilio iowii has very pronounced, notable tails.
Great Yellow Mormon  (Papilio iowii) chrysalis.
Great Yellow Mormon  (Papilio iowii)
The single biggest threat to butterfly survival is habitat destruction!!
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