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Closeup of the wing of a butterfly, Protboe calidonia, showing its arrangement of wing scales. The scales are attached to the wing membrane by short stalks, which fit into tubular sockets. The colour of the wing is determined by the pigmentation of the scales and also by diffraction of light off the surface of each scale. Photo credit: Claude Nuridsany & Marie Perennou/ Science Photo Library

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I once looked after two of these moths since they were caterpillars. these great creatures are proof not all moths are gross

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A skipper or skipper butterfly is a butterfly of the family Hesperiidae. They are named after their quick, darting flight habits.

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Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly album cover: an incendiary classic

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly photographed by Denis Rouvre. Lately i've been a big fan of Kendrick's latest album, "To Pimp a Butterfly". This album explores many culture related themes through the use of metaphors and language. The album also features notable Jazz artists, such as saxophonists Kamasi Washington and Terrace Martin, who bring a prominent jazz influence throughout the album.

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I want to break free: The amazing moment a butterfly bursts from its chrysalis

"The struggle to break out of the cocoon develops the butterfly so it can fly. Without that adversity, the butterfly would never have the strength to achieve its destiny". So, too, with our own adversity.

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British Robins ... can't beat them! Wherever I've lived there has always been a robin who has totally befriended me - and I've always named them "Tim" in honour of one of my fave authors Derek Tangye, who wrote about one in his books ♥ It's unusual to see two sitting together like this; despite their endearing image they are very aggressive little birds, and will fight to the death over their territory.

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