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From Caterpillar To Cocoon To Beautiful Butterfly

How does a caterpillar become a butterfly? Scientific American explains that: 'As children, many of us learn about the wondrous process by which a caterpillar morphs into a butterfly. The story usually begins with a very hungry caterpillar hatching from an egg. The caterpillar, or what is more scientifically termed a larva, stuffs itself with leaves, growing plumper and longer through a series of molts in which it sheds its skin. One day, the caterpillar stops eating, hangs upside down from a twig or leaf and spins itself a silky cocoon or molts into a shiny chrysalis. Within its protective casing, the caterpillar radically transforms its body, eventually emerging as a butterfly or moth.'

Pretty amazing right? Science is so cool! We find it absolutely mind boggling that butterflies were once caterpillars, the only difference is that caterpillars have not been through the scientific process that makes them butterflies. It's all a matter of time, and science! Learn more here. 
 

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Stunning Transformations: From Caterpillars To Butterflies

The beauty of nature is unparalleled. There are such amazing natural phenomena in the world, things that make us appreciate just how amazing nature and animals actually are. Butterflies and moths - that's one of those natural occurrences in nature that no matter how many times we see, we are always amazed by, watching these little weird creatures transform. 

We want to thank BlackNBlue7 on imgur for collecting pictures of some of the most amazing caterpillar to moth transformations we've seen in this viral thread. We are always excited to appreciate nature in all of its glory

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Butterfly Looks Like A Dry Leaf Outside But Is Beautiful Inside

The Kallima inachus, also known as the orange oakleaf or dead leaf butterfly is nature's perfect example of how something may not be the most beautiful on the outside but is hiding incredible beauty on the inside. This butterfly may not look like much when its wings are closed, hiding in plain sight, camouflaged as a dead leaf, but the moment its wings open, so does our eyes open in awe.

This butterfly has one of the best camaflauge abilities we've ever seen. It is so easy to miss. You might have even seen one in your own life at some point, and because it's wings were closed, you didn't even know about it. That's how easy it is to miss someone's inner beauty, and we hope that this incredible creation of nature will remind you how important it is to appreciate what is inside.  

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Rare Moments: Animals With Butterflies On Their Noses

Chance encounters between different species are always something to behold. Puppies with kittens, cats with babies, big scary cats with tiny house cats, it's all incredibly adorable. But what are the chances of a butterfly sitting on an animal's nose? And not only that but capturing such a moment in a photo? That's as rare as these moments get.

Today, we are sharing some of these rare moments with you. Wholesome moments of butterflies ending up on the noses of other animal species. These butterflied are entirely unsuspecting, and the pictures are absolutely beautiful. Any pictures of animals with butterflies are something to cherish, not just nose butterflies, and we've got some of those for you to enjoy too.

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Pictures Worth More Than 1000 Words (21 Images)

Some pictures are impossible to capture in just a few words, the stories behind them are far too fascinating. Week by week, we bring you a collection of photos just like these. 

When it comes to pictures that are worth more than 1000 words, there is complexity. It's not just that these pictures are beautiful, which they are, but we also see the story behind them - the emotions, the atmosphere, the endless possible situations which might have led to the pictures being taken. They could be funny, heartwarming, or awe-inspiring. They might make you smile, or they might make you think. What's for sure is that there is no way we could sum them up in anything less than 1000 words. 

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Beautiful Photos Of Colorful Butterflies On Flowers

Butterflies are a common sight in many gardens, pollinating and feeding on a wide range of flowers.

Those beautiful creatures have an amazing range of color preferences between the various species, but as a general rule, flowers that are white, pink, purple, red, yellow and orange attract the most butterflies. Blue to green flowers are universally the least favorite flower color. Some evidence indicates that butterflies may learn which color flowers tend to produce their favorite types of nectar, using color as a visual cue when hunting for these plants.

We have collected some photos of this wonderful combination between flowers and butterflies.  

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Guy Finds Caterpillars In Tesco Broccoli And Raises Them Into Butterflies (Twitter Thread)

When finding some living creatures in fruits or vegetables purchased at the grocery store, most people would probably just ask for a refund. 

But British media personality, Sam Darlaston, had some other plans for the caterpillars he has found inside the broccoli he bought from a local Tesco store. 

After overcoming the first shock, he realized he had a new pet to enjoy during the lockdown.  

So, he decided to raise those caterpillars into butterflies and documented the whole process in an awesome twitter thread. 

Guy Finds Caterpillars In Tesco Broccoli And Raises Them Into Butterflies (Twitter Thread) | Sam O Hey @Tesco I was about to cook my favourite vegetable of all time (broccoli) and after unwrapping it. to my surprise, found caterpillars inside! They're really nice and we've ended up keeping one as a pet and naming him. but just as a heads up, some of your broc has pillars..
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Animals Playing With Butterflies Look Like a Disney Movie Happening In Real Life

Our world is far more magical than we often give it credit for. 

The best Disney-infused moments tend to happen while out in nature, say for instance when you catch sight of animals with butterflies. 

In fact, these magical photos of animals with butterflies look like a Disney movie happening in real life.




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Wholesome Thread From 'We Rate Dog' Featuring A Butterfly And A French Bulldog Is Just The Cutest

We Rate Dogs is still at it! Warming cold hearts since they first joined Twitter back in 2015! 

They recently posted about an adorable French Bulldog named Mochi and his new garden friend that charmed the socks off many users! Users then shared images of their pups with a garden friend, or dressed up as one!


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Woman Gives Monarch Butterfly A Successful Wing Transplant (7 Images)

Nothing is impossible. When Imgur user, dressgirl200, saw a poor Monarch butterfly with a destroyed wing, she took it upon herself to do a wing transplant, in order for it to fly once more. How beautiful is that? And it may sound complicated but her process made it look effortless. Check out her recorded process of the entire transplant below:


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Aquatic Biologist From San Francisco Repopulates Rare Butterfly Species in His Own Backyard

What an incredible triumph! Tim Wong, an aquatic biologist, took it upon himself to fix a situation that no one seemed to be doing anything about. And he did it all within his backyard! Just goes to show that anyone can make a difference. 

Story originally found via Brightside

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These Amazing Photos Show The Microscopic Beauty Of Butterfly Wings

You might think that at first glance you're looking at fish scales, but you're actually looking at the wings of butterflies! American photographer Chris Perani shows the stunning beauty of butterflies by capturing the microscopic details of their wings. For more, check out his instagram page.

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Artist Adds Nature's Beauty To Urban Landscape With These Beautiful Giant Butterflies

Artist Mantra is most known for his depiction of preserved butterflies, which are brought to stunning 3-D life with the use of shadows and a keen eye for detail. Residents of France, Bogota, Spain and Austria have the opportunity to view these paintings up-close and in person. On the exterior of the building chosen for Mantra's latest masterpiece, breathtakingly realistic butterflies and other creatures soon will take form-dominating the modern urban landscape with a touch of nature's beauty. His paintings reside not only on the sides of buildings, but inside abandoned structures and other urban spaces that might otherwise have gone overlooked. Beautiful. 

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