Everyone can agree butterfly is the most beautiful insect of all time but which one of them are considered as the most beautiful butterfly in the world? Butterfly is the second largest pollinators in the world. They evolve through four stages of life. Initially, these insects will undergo a process of metamorphosis from a caterpillar and eat their own eggshells as their first food.
There are many different types of species that can be found all over the world. With over 20,000 different species and a variety of shapes and colors. The size of this insect can be measured between 0.3 cm to 30 cm. Each has many advantages. Among them is the ability to see only 3 different colors, namely red, green and yellow. Even so, it’s still enough to differentiate what it looks like. Here is a list of the 10 most beautiful butterfly in the world.
10 Beautiful Butterfly In The World
1. Crowned Hairstreak (Evenus coronata)
This species is only found in southern Mexico as far as Ecuador. It is a very rare species to be found. It has only two colors, blue as in the picture and green. The wing length of a male can reach up to 60 mm.
2. Amber Phantom (Haetera piera)
This unique butterfly has transparent wings. You can find it on bamboo trees or in the thick rainforest. Among the places you can see it are in Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela. Amber Phantom is rarely seen in bright sunlight because it is transparent.
3. Blue Morpho Butterfly (Morpho menelaus)
One of the largest species in the world with a wing length of up to 20 cm. Blue Morpho uses sensors on its legs as a sense of taste and to eat fermented fruit. When this butterfly feels threatened, they will cover their blue wings to scare away their predators. Its outer wings have a great camouflage color. A male has a brighter color than a female to scare other competitors from entering their area.
4. Blue Clipper (Parthenos sylvia)
Blue Clipper butterfly is a species that can fly at high speeds. This is because it has greatness in flight by using its wings. This species eats the tropical plant of Lanatana and you can find it in some Asian countries (especially South Asia and East – South). Also, they only have blue & brown color only.
5. Janetta Forester (Euphaedra janettais)
This butterfly easily found in African countries. Its habitat is forest only. Mature species are only attracted to fallen fruit. It will fly in the woods looking for fallen fruit.
6. Birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae)
It takes a month to mature and to have wingspans 1 foot wide. Birdwing is the largest butterfly species on this list. Queen Alexandra Birdwing is the largest crowned butterfly in the world. You can also see that females are very different from males in terms of their appearance. A female is only brown while a male has green and bright yellow. Without the beautiful bright green and yellow on its wings, a female has only white markings.
7. Western Blue Beauty (Protogoniomorpha cytora)
This species is found only on the West coast of Africa and in the lowlands. you can find it sunbathing with his wings spread.
8. Madagascar Sunset Moth (Chrysiridia rhipheus)
This species began to be considered a moth, so Dru Druli placed it in the genus “Papilo.” It originates from Madagascar, the 4th largest island in the world. The width of its wings can grow from 6 cm to 11 cm. If you want to know, this species usually has 6 tails on the back of its wings. But these six can be lost or injured for the rest of their lives. It is very difficult to find one that has the perfect wings at a mature age.
9. Periander Metalmark (Rhetus periander)
This species has a blue color on its wings and it looks very radiant. They are usually found individually, or in small numbers. According to studies, this species will play in muddy areas after mating. The most horrible was that it was found drinking the juice of a dead tarantula.
10. Swallow-Tail (Teinopalpus aureus)
The beautiful green & golden yellow wings have adorned this species thus making it a charming one and able to attract the attention of the public. It also has the advantage of flying at high speeds like a Blue Clipper. But this species is very rare. So not many people know about it. However, this species has been protected by Chinese law. This species is not only in China but it can also be found in Vietnam.
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