The word ‘amphibian’ means ‘double life’. It describes an animal that spends part of its time on land, and part of it in water. It can breathe through its skin.
The key driver of butterfly extinction is the loss of habitat. Human clear lands for agriculture, logging, mining, roads, and urban development. As a result, the food plants for caterpillars and adults are removed. Conditions that support the ecosystem change, making the land unsuitable for butterflies.