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but·ter·fly

(bŭt'er-flī),
1. Any structure or apparatus shaped like a butterfly with outstretched wings.
2. A scaling erythematous lesion on each cheek, joined by a narrow band across the nose; seen in lupus erythematosus and seborrheic dermatitis. Synonym(s): butterfly eruption, butterfly patch, butterfly rash

butterfly

(bŭt′ər-flī′)
n.
Any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, having four broad, usually colorful wings, and generally distinguished from the moths by having a slender body and knobbed antennae and being active during the day.
tr.v. butter·flied, butter·flying, butter·flies
To cut and spread open and flat, as shrimp.

but·ter·fly

(bŭt'ĕr-flī)
1. Any structure or apparatus resembling in shape a butterfly with outstretched wings.
2. A scaling erythematous lesion on each cheek, joined by a narrow band across the nose; seen in lupus erythematosus and seborrheic dermatitis.

butterfly

a diurnal insect of the order LEPIDOPTERA, which possesses clubbed antennae.
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Their work is to go inside the forest, hunt for butterflies and confine them in cages to await breeding.
Nicola explained that her passion for butterflies first spread its wings when she was three.
He informed the PHA had earlier imported some species from the Central American state of Costa Rica but the butterflies did not survive.
Both moths and butterflies come in order Lepidoptera and they are also called Lepidopterans.
In Wales common white butterflies all bucked the general trend of decline to record good summers, including the Large White, which saw an increase of 85% in its population.
It is worrying that butterflies that are flower specialists may become increasingly dependent on fewer native flower sources.
In a half-mile walk, they spotted 39 butterflies belonging to a half dozen species.
Common garden butterflies the peacock and small tortoiseshell both saw numbers fall by more than half compared to last summer, while red admirals and speckled wood butterflies experienced falls of a quarter on 2014's count.
Rahhal, managing director of AKAR Landscaping Services which runs the garden along with the neighbouring Miracle Garden, said the park houses around 15,000 butterflies and pupa of 24 different varieties at any given point of time.
The plants would provide food needed by butterflies, moths, bees and other pollinating insects and attract species such as red admirals, brimstone and green-veined whites.
The butterfly was determined to be Lexias pardalis, commonly known as "brush-footed" butterflies and its condition is called bilateral gynandromorphy," reported Discovery News.
Some butterflies can eat pollen, such as the Zebra Longwing.