Here are a few photos of me this past weekend.
LAUREN'S BUTTERFLIES OF BELIZE (Part Ten)
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SAPHO LONGWING BUTTERFLIES
Sapho Longwing belongs to the family Nymphalidae. Their prime origin is Costa Rica, but they have been seen in the rainforests of Belize. The caterpiller is quite unique (in that), it's only breeds on just one specific plant, the Passion Vine, also known as the Pittier's Passion Vine.
There are actually only a few species of butterflies that breed on one specific plant and this may be the reason for their higher rate of extinction, as compared to other butterflies - who don't put all their eggs in one basket, or one plant as in this case.
If the plant goes extinct the butterfly will surely follow.