Butterflies are one of the most amazing and beautiful animals on Earth. There are about 120 000 to 150 000 species of butterflies in the world.

Here are a few that will amaze you I'm sure!

Attacus Atlas

Originally from India, this butterfly is part moth and measures between 20 and 30 centimeters. The wingtips looks like a serpent's head , which is why it is nicknamed "Cobra Butterfly"

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Luna Moth

Native to North America, this butterfly is distinguished by its bright green wings whose diameter varies between 7 and 11 inches . They are attracted by light, a common characteristic of all moths. You will never see any in town because they hate pollution. The life cycle of this butterfly is about one year.

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Nepticulidae

The Nepticulidae is one of the smallest butterflies in the world. Some of them are as small as a pencil tip! They never exceed more than 3 millimeters.

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Macrocilix Maia

The Macrocilix maia is a moth living in India, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and China. To protect themselves from predators they have are camouflaged - their wings have two symmetrical patterns like a fly.

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Daphnis nerii

Also called " Sphinx oleander ", this butterfly also uses camouflage , and its wings have the appearance of a leaf to protect themselves from predators. It is a migratory butterfly from Africa to Europe.

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Hornet Moth

Also called " Hornet Clearwing " butterfly, it has the particularity of imitating the hornet. Despite their incredible resemblance, it remains totally harmless. They have the same size and the same flight, which is rather jerky.

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Moro Sphinx

The Moro sphinx is a butterfly which has the distinction of holding a very long proboscis allowing it to forage flowers. They usually forage nectar from flowers that other insects cannot reach.

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