Roger Tory Peterson had said while cherishing the beauty of butterflies that "BUTTERFLIES ARE VERY INTERESTING. HERE THESE THINGS ARE LITTLE GRUBS FOR A WHILE AND THEN THEY GO INTO A LITTLE COFFIN. THERE THEY ARE IN A SARCOPHAGUS, AND THEN THEY COME OUT AND DANCE WITH THE ANGELS."
Top 5 beautiful species of butterflies in the world are-
1.Crowned Hairstreak (Evenus coronate) – It is found from southern Mexico up to Ecuador in a wide coastal area. Their wingspan can range up to 60 mm in males.
This is a very rare butterfly that also comes in green color.
2.Chrysiridia rhipheus ( Madagascan sunset moth ) – It was first considered as a moth, until Dru Druli placed this moth in the genus Papilio, considering it a butterfly.
It is native to Madagascar, the fourth largest island. The wingspan can vary from 6-11 cm & they always have 6 tails, which could be lost or harmed during their life.
3.Janetta Themis forester (Euphaedra Janetta) – These butterflies originate from Africa. It has large patches of metallic blue, green, orange, or red.
They live and reproduce in the rain forest, flies close to the ground. They are strongly attracted to fallen fruits. Males often bask with wings outspread in sunspots on the forest floor.
4.Amber Phantom (Haetera piera) – This species can be found in the Guianas, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, etc.
This is a very unique and beautiful butterfly with transparent wings, and are often found near to bamboos & live in deeply shaped rain forests This butterfly is crepuscular in nature and rarely seen in vivid sunlight.
5.Rhetus Periander (Papilio Periander) – It is mostly found in Central America and South America. Their wingspan is about 25-30mm. These butterflies are far from clingy and have long wing tails.
Their radiant blue color speaks for their beauty. They are found in open areas, including tracks of primary rainforest and usually found individually, or in low numbers.
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