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If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies.  ~Author Unknown


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The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore

If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies.  ~Author Unknown

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.  ~Richard Bach

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, And find your shoulder to light on,, To bring you luck, happiness and riches: Today, tomorrow and beyond. ~Irish Blessing

Butterflies are self propelled flowers.  ~R.H. Heinlein

Butterflies are gross. I've never liked them, they're basically just pretty moths!

True, butterflies are just bugs.

However, butterflies exhibit polymorphism, mimicry and aposematism.

Plus, their well-defined life cycle makes them fodder for metaphor.

Polysyllabic Panda!

Their wings have that nasty BUTTERFLY POWDER and if it touches you even a little bit they lose their color.

You made me wonder why butterflies have powder. So I looked it up:

"If you touch a butterfly's wings, they feel real soft and slippery, like they are coated with talcum powder (actually, it feels even more soft and slippery). Since the scales are loosely attached, they come off easily and act just like talcum powder does to lubricate the wings. This makes it real hard, for example, for a spider to catch a butterfly in its web. The scales stick to the web, but the butterfly slides off and flies away. Spiders that specialize in catching moths and butterflies have webs that are specially designed to deal with this. For example, they might be funnel shaped so that the butterfly slides down into the funnel and is trapped."

Source: http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/dec97/875819010.Zo.r.html

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