Top 10 Most Beautiful Butterflies in the World

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A butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, which includes the butterflies and moths. Like other holometabolous insects, the butterfly's life cycle consists of four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Most species are diurnal. Butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. Butterflies comprise the true butterflies (superfamily Papilionoidea), the skippers (superfamily Hesperioidea) and the moth-butterflies (superfamily Hedyloidea). All the many other families within the Lepidoptera are referred to as moths. The earliest known butterfly fossils date to the mid Eocene epoch, between 40–50 million years ago.

10. The Blue Morpho

The Blue Morpho is popular among butterfly collectors because their wings look metallic and change from light blue to dark blue, depending on your angel of view. They originated in South America.

9. Radiant Swallowtail

Another beautiful butterfly is the Radiant Swallowtail, also known as Papilio Lorquinianus, and has beautiful greenish, bluish, and aqua colors that change when viewed from different angles. It originated in Indonesia.

8. Purple Spotted Swallowtail

From the same swallowtail family, the Purple Spotted Swallowtail, also known as the Graphium Weiskei; its biggest spots shimmer from pink to purple, and the spots on the tail differ from blue to purple. They originated in Papua New Guinea.

7. Ulysses Butterfly

The Ulysses Butterfly is also known as the Blue Mountain Swallowtail. It is a beautiful electric blue color. It can be found in Australia, on the northeastern coast.

6. Callicore Cynosura

The Callicore Cynosura has the most beautiful, brightest, red, pattern in the world on their wings; the tip of their wings has a hint of orange. The non red-orange colors on the wing are dark iridescent purple. This butterfly originated in South America.

5. Dyson's Blue Doctor
The Dyson's Blue Doctor, also known as the Rhetus Dysonili, has a bright streak going down vertically on each pair of wings. It also has 2 white stripes vertically around the blue on each pair of wings. At about the middle where the bottom wings meet, there is an orange pattern.

4. Midnight Blue
The Midnight Blue, also known as the Eunica Alcmena Flora, has a midnight blue and iridescent blue pattern that is beautiful. This butterfly originated in South America.

3. Paradise Phantom
The Paradise Phantom, also known as the Cithaerias Phantoma, is see-through like glass. On the bottom wings, there are two magenta pink patches which glimmer in the light along with two black spots. You can find this butterfly in Ecuador, Brazil, and Peru.

2. Peacock Butterfly
The Peacock Butterfly, also known as the Inachis Io has a beautiful combination of patterns and colors such as a rustic red or brown, and two complementary (bluish) dots. It originated in Europe and Asia.

1. Vibrant Sulpher
The Vibrrant Sulpher is also known as the Hebomoia Leucippe Leucippe, and the top half of its wings are a bright orange and the bottom half is an even brighter yellow. They originated in Indonesia.

These butterflies have the most gorgeous colors and patterns ever seem. Follow the links to view amazing photos. Do you know of a more beautiful butterfly?