What it looks like: The postman butterfly has large, long wings with an orange stripe down each forewing.
- The passion flower vines they eat when young help them to store toxic chemicals they then retain for the rest of their lives as a deterrent from predators.
- This butterfly is poisonous and features red patterns on its wings as a warning to predators.
What they eat: As caterpillars they’ll eat passion flower vines, while adults drink nectar and eat pollen.
Where they live: Native to Mexico, this species can also be found living in Central and South America.
Habitat: This species is associated with slow-flowing streams in pine or pine-oak forests.
Threats: Habitat loss and pollution.