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!
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.