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Fluttering Butterflies - Butterflies - Insects - Nature - Florals - Flowers -
Butterflies and flowers - Collage of Butterflies - Montage of Butterflies
Butterflies collage design by Dora Sofia Caputo
This is a small collection of images of butterflies, which I have photographed at several places, including botanical gardens in New York and the Butterfly World in Florida. As a lover of nature, every time I see a beautiful flower, a colorful butterfly or a lovely bird, I cannot help but be thankful for the beauty given to us by our Creator .
Butterflies are closely related to moths, from which they evolved.
The life of butterflies is closely connected to flowering plants, which their larvae (caterpillars) feed on, and their adults feed and lay their eggs on. They have a long-lasting history of co-evolution with flowering plants. The other notable features of butterflies are their extraordinary range of colours and patterns, and their wings. Butterflies were the last major group of insects to appear on the planet. Butterflies have four wings covered with tiny scales. When a butterfly is not flying, its wings are usually folded over its back. The wings are patterned and are often brightly coloured. There are many different kinds of butterflies. The males and females of each kind are often slightly different from each other. Butterfly watching is a popular hobby. Some people also keep collections of dead butterflies that they have caught.
Like all insects with complete metamorphosis, a butterfly's life goes through four distinct stages. It begins as an egg, which hatches into a larva (a caterpillar). After some time, the larva turns into a chrysalis (like a cocoon). While it is in the chrysalis, it becomes a butterfly. The butterfly then hatches out and lays more eggs.
March 21st, 2013
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