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The World's Most Beautiful Butterflies

Updated September 26, 2019 48.3k views20 items

Ever since someone read you The Very Hungry Caterpillar as a youngster, you found yourself enraptured with beautiful butterflies. Nothing surprising there, considering how pretty butterflies rank among the most colorful animals in the world. Many species of butterflies are sexually dimorphic, meaning males and females of a particular species possess different physical traits, like coloring and patterns, to assist in attracting mates. As a result, humanity finds itself blessed with the visual of amazing butterfly wings.

Globally, several breeds of butterflies fall under the threatened or endangered umbrella, mostly due to humans capturing them because of their awe-inspiring beauty. So scroll through below to learn a little more about the most beautiful butterflies on earth, whose wings hold all sorts of captivating patterns and designs. After all, butterflies go through a lot to give you these beautiful wings.

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