A butterfly is a mainly gave flying insect of the order Lepidoptera. due to their bright colors and visits to flowers, butterflies of the most familiar of insects to humans. There are about 17,500 species of butterflies in the world. Butterflies are the only group of insects that have scales covering their wings, although some butterflies have reduced scales.
Cultural myth and lore honor the butterfly as a symbol of transformation because of its impressive process of metamorphosis. From egg, to larvae (caterpillar), to pupa (the chrysalis or cocoon) and from the cocoon the butterfly emerges in her unfurling glory. What a massive amount of transition this tiny creature undergoes. Consider for a moment the kind of energy this expense. Imagine your whole life changing to such an extreme you are unrecognizable at the end of the transformation.
Below are photos of these magnificent creatures in their final transformation. Please share these beautiful images with your friends. And when you see a butterfly, remember, your transformation may be just around the corner.