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butterfly : any of numerous slender-bodied diurnal lepidopteran insects including one superfamily (apilionoidea) with broad often brightly colored wings and usually another superfamily comprising the skippers. — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

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Butterflies are insects in the clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprises the large superfamily Papilionoidea, along with two smaller groups, the skippers (superfamily Hesperioidea) and the moth-butterflies (superfamily Hedyloidea). Butterfly fossils date to the Palaeocene, about 56 million years ago. — Wikipedia

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Lepidopterology is a branch of entomology concerning the scientific study of moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies. Someone that studies in this field is a lepidopterist or, archaically, an aurelian. — Wikipedia


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Monarch Butterflies Migrate 3,000 Miles—Here’s How (Jason Bittel, National Geographic)





Monarch Watch (Official Site)
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Monarch Butterfly 2018 Population Down by 14.8 Percent (David Mizejewski, National Wildlife Foundation)
The monarch butterfly is in trouble (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior)

Monarch butterfly migration (Wikipedia)
Monarch butterfly (Wikipedia)

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Sensational Butterflies: bringing the jungle to London (Emily Osterloff and Lisa Hendry, Natural History Museum)

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Nabokov’s Butterflies 360 (Vladimir Nabokov, American Museum of Natural History)
Butterflies (Vladimir Nabokov, The New Yorker)
Vladimir Nabokov, Butterfly Illustrator (Elif Batuman, The New Yorker)
Vladimir Nabokov (Encyclopædia Britannica)
Vladimir Nabokov (Wikipedia)



Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History)
Butterflies and Beyond (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History)



The Butterfly Conservatory (American Museum of Natural History)



A Century of Butterflies and Moths (Katherine Webbink, Field Museum)

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