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This butterfly lives on Orchid Island, one of Taiwan's offshore islands.

Taiwan is a small island, but it's home to more kinds of butterflies than almost any other place in the world. Scientists have discovered about 400 butterfly species. Fifty-five of them are endemic. They live nowhere else in the world!

The reason for this rich variety is Taiwan's diverse habitats — from high mountain grasslands to tropical forests. But these butterflies are under threat. As Taiwan's cities and businesses grow, its butterfly habitats are disappearing.

This is Taiwan's national butterfly. It is endangered.
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