Wednesday, May 6, 2015
7 of the Most Colorful Butterfly Species
Butterflies have long been used as a symbol of beauty and life. These delicate and colorful creatures don’t live that long, but they do play an important role in the eco-system. Sadly, a number of butterfly species have declined in population due to habitat lost. With collective action and conservation, we can save these gorgeously patterned and colored insects.
Below are 7 of the most colorful and stunning species of butterflies.
Purple Spotted Swallowtail
These fluttering beauties are known for their metallic color, which makes them look even more precious. They’re seen all over the world, ranging from different subspecies. Wonderfully mesmerizing and glossy in appearance, the biggest ones can reach a wingspan of about 8 inches and can be found in South and Central America, as well as parts of Mexico.
Australian Painted Lady