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World of Colorful Butterflies

Butterflies, mainly day-flying insects of the order Lepidoptera, are typically recognized thanks to their brightly colored wings and fluttering flight. Some cultures like Japan and China consider butterflies as the personification of a person’s soul whether they are living, dying, or already dead and symbol of love. Looking at photos of colorful butterflies, you have an opportunity to see some well-known species around the world like Birdwing, Kamehameha, Pipevine Swallowtail, Male Blue Morphoand Spicebush Swallowtail.

The Kamehameha butterfly, scientifically called Vanessa tameamea, is one of only two indigenous butterfly species in Hawaii. This image below captures a close-up of Kamehameha wing from an Oahu museum.

Kamehameha Butterfly photographed by Chris Johns

Kamehameha Butterfly is photographed by Chris Johns

A neglected eighty-eight butterfly from Brazil’s Pantanal, also known as Diaethria neglecta, displays the design of lines and dots. It got its name due to the unusual feature.

Neglected Eighty-Eight Butterfly photographed by Joel Sartore

Neglected Eighty-Eight Butterfly is photographed by Joel Sartore

The Australia’s largest butterfly Birdwing, also known as Ornithoptera priamus, blends into a green leaf. Female birdwings can have a wingspan of nearly 8 inches (20 centimeters).

Birdwing Butterfly photographed by Nicole Duplaix

Birdwing Butterfly is photographed by Nicole Duplaix

The pipevine swallowtail butterfly or Battus philenor features white-and-orange dots on the underside of its hind wing.

Pipevine Swallowtail photographed by Darlyne A. Murawski

Pipevine Swallowtail is photographed by Darlyne A. Murawski

A male blue morpho butterfly’s wings shine iridescently in this mounted specimen and are glossy like silk.

Male Blue Morpho Butterfly photographed by Cary Wolinsky

Male Blue Morpho Butterfly is photographed by Cary Wolinsky

A close-up of an unidentified butterfly’s wing is found near Tully, Australia, evoking a rich tapestry.

Butterfly Close-Up photographed by Darlyne A. Murawski

Butterfly Close-Up is photographed by Darlyne A. Murawski

The petals of a white flower set off the white stripes of this zebra-winged butterfly at a children’s zoo in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Zebra-Winged Butterfly photographed by Joel Sartore

Zebra-Winged Butterfly is photographed by Joel Sartore

Colorful gerbera daisies highlight the rich coloration of a spicebush swallowtail butterfly, called Papilio troilus.

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly photographed by Darlyne A. Murawski

Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly is photographed by Darlyne A. Murawski

Original Author: Sarah Skovachez Full Bio

I am 25 years old, and I study materials on education, likes reading and writing. In free time, I often join literature clubs and share my interest with others.

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