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How one man repopulated San Francisco with a locally rare butterfly species by using his backyard

Tim Wong Butterfly
Tim Wong, a San Francisco aquatic biologist, helped repopulate his city with a locally rare butterfly species by breeding them in his backyard.

Saving the butterflies: San Francisco was once the home of the California pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor hirsuta), a butterfly species known for its majestic blue color, Bright Side reported. The species was ultimately driven out of its natural habitat in the early 20th century as more areas in the city began to develop.