Why do so many butterflies die?

In nature, butterflies have so many enemies, from egg through adult. Why?

Florida predatory stink bugs and a Sleepy Orange butterfly caterpillar

Florida predatory stink bugs and a Sleepy Orange butterfly caterpillar

Math is the answer. Simple math.

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NPV Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus Gulf Fritillary butterfly caterpillar

NPV Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus
Gulf Fritillary butterfly caterpillar

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