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Tropical Rain Forest Species of Butterflies - Framed Print - Royle - 16"H x 12"W

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Tropical Rain Forest Species of Butterflies - Framed Print - Royle - 16"H x 12"W

Butterflies are insects from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight.

Butterfly fossils date to the Palaeocene, about 56 million years ago.

Butterflies are often polymorphic, and many species make use of camouflage, mimicry and aposematism to evade their predators.

Culturally, butterflies are a popular motif in the visual and literary arts.

The Oxford English Dictionary derives the word straightforwardly from Old English butorflēoge, butter-fly; similar names in Old Dutch and Old High German show that the name is ancient.


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