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Endangered butterflies in Ecuador's forest reserve

2009-04-13 10:55:42 GMT2009-04-13 18:55:42 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A butterfly stays on a flower in Mindo forest reserve, about 100 km northwest of Quito, Ecuador, April 12, 2009. Nearly 3,200 species of butterflies exist in this tropical forest. A lot of species are endangered. (Xinhua/Santiago Armas)

A butterfly stays on a leaf in Mindo forest reserve, about 100 km northwest of Quito, Ecuador, April 12, 2009. Nearly 3,200 species of butterflies exist in this tropical forest. A lot of species are endangered. (Xinhua/Santiago Armas)

A butterfly stays on a flower in Mindo forest reserve, about 100 km northwest of Quito, Ecuador, April 12, 2009. Nearly 3,200 species of butterflies exist in this tropical forest. A lot of species are endangered. (Xinhua/Santiago Armas)

Two butterflies stay on a flower in Mindo forest reserve, about 100 km northwest of Quito, Ecuador, April 12, 2009. Nearly 3,200 species of butterflies exist in this tropical forest. A lot of species are endangered. (Xinhua/Santiago Armas)

A butterfly stays on a flower in Mindo forest reserve, about 100 km northwest of Quito, Ecuador, April 12, 2009. Nearly 3,200 species of butterflies exist in this tropical forest. A lot of species are endangered. (Xinhua/Santiago Armas)

Nearly 3,200 species of butterflies exist in Mindo forest reserve, about 100 km northwest of Quito, Ecuador.

A lot of species are endangered.

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