One such animal that turns out to be the most beautiful from the weirdest form from the larval stage is the butterfly. Beauty is personified in the form of color, shape and uniqueness, which is contained in either of the butterflies listed below. Some of them resemble like a bird and some not like a butterfly itself. Out of thousands of butterfly species around the world, we bring here with the 10 most beautiful butterflies that can mesmerize at first looks.
10. Crimson Rose
Crimson Rose consists of the most highlighting body covered with rose like reddish color. Belongs to the genus of Pachliopta, meaning rose, originates from India and is also found in Sri Lanka. It is considered as non-threatened species and is protected by law in India. The red colored body helps the Crimson Rose to mimic the prey as if it consists of poisonous stings and glands in them.
9. Sapho Longwing
Sapho is derived from the mythological Queen Sapho, which resides in Ecuador. It consists of red streaks from the body towards the wings like a splash that creates uniqueness. With the wingspan of about 88mm, the Sapho Longwing catches solid berth in the most unusual butterflies in the world.
8. Emerald Swallowtail
Emerald Swallowtail is one such butterfly which resembles a superhero suit on its wing. Blended with greenish coat on the wings, the Emerald Swallowtail steals million hearts. Residing in Southeast Asia, they have wingspans of about 10 cm in length. As the name says, the butterfly sparkles like an emerald with greenish tint on the body.
7. Sylphina Angel
Sylphina Angel is a combination of glasswing and black tailed butterfly. It is found primarily in Bolivia and Ecuador. Generally found under the bushes and leaves, the Sylphina produces a gorgeous feel for the viewers. Tends to fly in complete sun shine. To be very surprising, the butterfly is capable of flying over 320 kms to find the perfect nectar from flowers. To find them on groups is something hard. They love travelling around alone in search for rich nectar.
6. Eight Eye Butterfly
Can we even think a numeric being printed on the wings of a butterfly? Yes, of course, on the eight eyed butterfly, found in the tropical forests in the Middle America. Zebra like black and white stripes could be found on the outer wall of the butterfly with inner walls completely filled with red flavored color.
5. Malabar Banded Peacock
Malabar Bandar Peacock butterfly is similar to Jamaican Giant Swallowtail with two amazing tails below their wings. Found in the Western Ghats of India, the color of the wings are either green or blue. Very strange to notice that the color changes between green and blue with wing movement. Holding them can slide their colorful scales by imprinting their colors on your fingers.
4. Southern Birdwing
Somewhere, Southern Birdwing resembles a humming bird when wings are into consideration. With a wingspan of 140-190mm, the butterfly is the largest ever found in India. Endemic to Peninsular India, the Southern Birdwing is beautiful with vibrant wing contrast of black and yellow. Found in Karnataka, central and Western Ghats of India, the species is not featured to be threatened by IUCN.
3. Jamaican Giant Swallowtail
Fantastic by looks, the Jamaican Giant Swallowtail is also recognized as “Homerus Swallotail”. It stands to be the largest butterfly in papilio genus. Two tail like structure at lower portion of the wings adds elegant looks for the butterfly. To be honest, the species is into extinction stage and is considered to be rare to spot. As the name says, it is found in Jamaica and the main population being resided in blue and John Crow Mountains. There have been a lot of program initiated to protect the species, since it is been listed endangered by IUCN.
2. Widespread Forester
Widespread Forester is a gorgeous butterfly found in Africa. The color combination of Widespread Forester is mostly either brown or violet. All the butterflies falling under Euphaedra have similar wing shapes. The wing size ranges between 7 cms and 9cms with dark spots within the discal cells. Usually seen to be flying at very low level, and one can easily spot the beauty at short range in the forests.
1. Glasswing Butterfly
Glasswing butterfly seems to be the most gorgeous with its transparent glass wings. Falls under the family of brush-footed butterfly, which originated from nanopillars. Beauty is personified in the form of light scattering through the wings of butterfly. The membrane between the outer wall and the inner tissue forms a glass like layer that makes it really special about the butterfly. It is also considered as “Crystal butterfly”, since it is recognized as “mariposa de cristal” in Spanish.