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Butterfly Types and Names

Major Butterfly Families

Exploring the Fascinating World of Butterfly Species : An Overview of Family Groups

There are approximately 17,00 butterfly species that have been identified around the world at least 750 of these species can be found in the U.S. Butterflies are an important indicator of a healthy ecosystem and areas rich with butterflies and moths are often rich with other invertebrates too.  

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Pretty Green Butterfly

Emerald Elegance: Exploring the World of Green Butterflies

Entomology is the study of insects and within this scientific field “green butterflies”. It is not a term that would be applied to a specific butterfly species. In fact, butterflies come in many different colors and this includes various green shades. Some butterflies may appear to have green wings due to an iridescent or metallic

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Celebrating the Resilient Beauty of the Mourning Cloak Butterfly

The Mourning Cloak butterfly or Nymphalis antiopa is a mysterious and captivating species that has unique and distinctive characteristics that make it easily recognizable within the butterfly world. It is best known for its coloration and its unique wing shape, but there is so much more to learn. So, here we’ll explore the Mourning Cloak

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White cabbage butterfly resting on a flower

Cabbage White Butterfly: Guide to Understanding this Common Garden Visitor

One of the most common butterflies that can be seen in many parts of the world is the Cabbage White butterfly. The scientific name for this species is Pieris rapae, it belongs to the Pieridae family, and these butterflies may be called “whites and yellows” due to their coloration.

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Exploring the Buckeye Butterfly: A Fascinating Species with Vibrant Color

What comes to mind when you think of the Buckeye butterfly? Resilience and hope would be your quick answer, right? Well, mine is watchful eyes because I feel like the butterfly is always watching me thanks to its false eye-spots. The common buckeye is a real visual treat, so let’s explore some fascinating facts about

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Beautiful Viceroy buterfly

The Fascinating Mimicry of the Viceroy Butterfly: Evolutionary Significance and Adaptations

The Viceroy butterfly (Limenitis archippus) is smaller and yet similar to a Monarch butterfly. The connection to Monarch and other milkweed butterflies from the Danainae subfamily is distant. But, this relationship is Müllerian which means that these species are unpalatable to birds and in this way, they do contribute to the survival of each other.

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Red Spotted purple (Limenitis arthemis )Butterfly

Life Cycle and Habitat of the Red Spotted Purple Butterfly

Observing a butterfly in nature is always a treat, but if you see a species that actually shimmers in the light, it can be a magical experience. The Red Spotted Purple butterfly (Limenitis arthemis astyanax) has wings that have an eye-catching iridescent sheen that truly catches the light. In this article, we will take a

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The Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus) – All You Need to Know

The Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus) is a fascinating insect that belongs to the Nymphalidae family. Known for its striking coloration and graceful flight, this butterfly is a popular subject of study for entomologists and nature enthusiasts alike. Found throughout the Americas, from the southern United States to South America, the Queen Butterfly is a common

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