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A Collection of Butterfly and Moth Photo Galleries

 When it comes to insects, most of us would rather cross the street than have to interact too much with one. However, butterflies and some moths have a special standing among the inhabitants of the insect world. Their beautiful wings and delicate looks as they add streaks of color to the greenery around them. Small wonder, then, that they make such great subjects for natural photography, as you are about to see below, as we present you with our most beautiful photo galleries of butterflies and moths.
 
Butterflies are some of the most beautiful creatures to look at in all of nature. They bring a certain sense of peace and harmony to any given surroundings. The butterflies seen here are extremely rare and placed high atop the endangered species list. It would be a real shame to lose them, especially after you see just how beautiful they are. Here are 23 gorgeous and exotic butterflies that might someday become extinct.
 
The Monarch butterfly is perhaps the best known of all North American butterflies. It is easily recognizable by its bright orange-red wings, with black veins and white spots along the edges. The Monarch butterfly is famous for its southward migration from Canada to Mexico and the northward return back to Canada in summer. Every fall, millions of these butterflies fly west to their wintering grounds in California and Mexico, covering the trees there with their bright shimmering wings. 
 
A moth is not an animal we’d like to see at home, particularly in our closet, or even in the backyard. However, the moth family is one of the most diverse in the world, with over 150,000 species around the world. Each species possesses traits and complexities, some of which can rival any butterfly while others have incredible defense mechanisms you wouldn’t expect to find in such creatures. After reading this article, you just might change your views on moths.
 
This magical butterfly, officially named 'Greta oto' but more widely known as the 'glass butterfly' boasts incredibly beautiful, transparent, wings. A closer look at the wings reveals veins running across them, but you can see right through them as if you were looking through a window.
 
Both butterflies and moths have four stages of life – they go from the initial egg to a caterpillar, then to a cocoon and finally to a butterfly or moth. We often think that whatever comes out of the cocoon is always more beautiful than the caterpillar that made it, but in some cases, this is not so. In these 18 pictures, you’ll see the transformation, and decide for yourself if you prefer the caterpillar or the butterfly/moth.
 
Butterflies are some of the most beautiful creatures to look at in all of nature. They bring a certain sense of peace and harmony to any given surroundings. The butterflies seen here are extremely rare and placed high atop the endangered species list. It would be a real shame to lose them, especially after you see just how beautiful they are. Here are 23 gorgeous and exotic butterflies that might someday become extinct.
 
Butterflies have large, often brightly colored wings, and a conspicuous, fluttering flight. Culturally, butterflies are a popular motif in the visual and literary arts, signifying beauty, freedom and the coming of spring.
 
Although there are hundreds upon hundreds of North American butterfly species, the 42 you're about to see in the animated image below are just about the most beautiful of all. The artist that created the image below used the "Butterflies of North America" by Jim P. Brock and Ken Kaufman as his main source of information.
 

Beautiful Moth & Butterfly Art

Yumi Okita is a talented artist living in North Carolina. She creates these beautiful embroideries that depict giant, fuzzy moths, with beautiful realism and color. Her creations are often extremely detailed, including the fur, eyes, legs, antennae and fine wing patterns of the real thing. 
 
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