I know practically nothing about butterflies and what I do know could be put into a thimble. For example, I was shocked to find that there are 20,000 different species of butterflies worldwide, and although, a good majority of them live in the lower forty-eight States and Canada, the largest number (2,000) butterflies can be found within the boarders of Mexico.
According to experts there are generally about one hundred different kinds living near our homes.
To find out the type of species of butterflies that live near us we can check the website of NABA http://butterflywebsite.com/articles/npwc/butterflychecklist.cfm
The North American Butterfly Association encourages members who participate in field trips to document their sightings and to email in their information in from all over the country. http://www.naba.org/qanda.html
One of my favorite butterflies is also one of the smallest in existence (the Pygmy).
The Emeralswallowtail is equally as beautiful.
Much of the beautiful colors that make up the butterfly’s wings are just part of a natural camouflage disguise.
In the end it is the caterpillar becomes the butterfly and butterflies are born free, free to fly, fly away.