Strikingly Beautiful But Odd Butterflies!


I must not be the only one who likes Butterflies as this post about them remains a top visited page. Uncover the secrets of Butterflies. Delve into their captivating world, from their migratory journeys to their incredible transformations.

Migrating Butterflies!

Butterflies are so much fun to watch as they seem to flutter around without a care in the world. Hard to believe some can migrate 1,000s of miles.

A Butterfly Gathering

We came upon these Butterflies in Gettysburg, PA. What are they doing?

Unusual Butterflies Larva

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar. Photos by Gerry Lemmo.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar. 
Photos by Gerry Lemmo.

For example, the last larval stage, seen in the above photo, the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail has smallish eyespots that make it look like a tiny, nearsighted snake! For amazing photos and information visit

Butterfly or Moth?

Wait, What? A Butterfly Dog?

Did you know there is a kind of dog people refer to as the “butterfly dog? Check out the ears of the Papillon which I guess really do kind of look like butterflies! Cuteness overload for sure!

Papillon dogs sitting outside look like Butterflies.

About the Papillon

A tiny dog, measuring 8 to 11 inches at the shoulder, you can still spot a Papillon a block away thanks to the large, wing-shaped ears that give the breed its name (“papillon” is French for “butterfly”).

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Originally posted on August 25, 2020
Updated 01/25/24