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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)





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Monarch Butterfly 2018 Population Down by 14.8 Percent (David Mizejewski, National Wildlife Foundation)
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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)
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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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Insects (including Butterflies) News -- ScienceDaily Current event articles on insects and butterflies. Read about insect bites, butterfly migration, caterpillar growth, which insects are beneficial and how to deal with pests.

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    on July 18, 2019 at 6:04 pm

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    on July 18, 2019 at 3:25 pm

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  • Climate change to blame for displacement of 55...
    on July 18, 2019 at 12:53 pm

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    on July 18, 2019 at 3:03 am

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  • Simulation explores how insects glean compass...
    on July 18, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    A computational simulation suggests that insects may be capable of using the properties of light from the sky to determine their compass direction with an error of less than two degrees. Evripidis Gkanias of the University of Edinburgh, U.K., and colleagues present their findings in PLOS […]

  • Effectiveness of using natural enemies to combat...
    on July 16, 2019 at 5:56 am

    When cabbage looper moth larvae infest a field, sustainable growers will often try to control the pests by releasing large numbers of predators, such as ladybugs. That way they can avoid spraying expensive and environmentally harmful insecticides. […]

  • Wildfires disrupt important pollination processes...
    on July 12, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Publishing their findings today (12 July) in the journal Functional Ecology, an international team of experts, studied the impact of a large wildfire in Portugal on flowers, moths and the complex ways in which they interact. […]

  • New superomniphobic glass soars high on butterfly...
    on July 11, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Glass for technologies like displays, tablets, laptops, smartphones, and solar cells need to pass light through, but could benefit from a surface that repels water, dirt, oil, and other liquids. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have created a […]

  • Decades-long butterfly study shows common species...
    on July 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    The most extensive and systematic insect monitoring program ever undertaken in North America shows that butterfly abundance in Ohio declined yearly by 2%, resulting in an overall 33% drop for the 21 years of the program. […]

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