Butterfly Gardens Gifts
Butterflies are iconic and symbolic. These amazing transformational
insects represent a special meaning to a lot of people.
Butterflies and butterfly designs on t-shirts, hats, mugs,
tote bags, sneakers, magnets, stickers, aprons, mouse pads,
speakers, and more.
Iconic Symbols: Butterflies are frequently
used to represent the "soul".
Butterflies are also used frequently in culture
to represent freedom.
Did You Know?
Butterflies communicate mostly through
chemical signals. Males produce 'pheromones'
to attract females. A few species
communicate with sound.
Myths About Butterflies in Culture:
China: In Chinese culture, two butterflies
flying together symbolize love.
Japan: Butterflies are viewed in Japan
as the personification of a person's soul.
One Japanese superstition says that if a butterfly
enters your guestroom and perches behind the
bamboo screen, the person whom you most love
is coming to see you. However, large numbers
of butterflies are viewed as bad omens.
Greek: In Greek culture the butterfly
is thought to represent the "soul" or "mind".
Size: The largest butterfly species is the
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing found in New Guinea, has
a wing span of 11-1/8 inches. The smallest butterfly
species, the Pygmy Blue Butterfly, is found in the
Southern United States. The Pygmy Blue Butterfly has
a wing span of only a 1/2 inch.
Diet: Adult butterflies subsist on nectar
from flowers, a few species feed on tree sap
or rotting organic material.
Did You Know?
Arizona has more than 220 species of
Description: Butterflies often have brilliant
colors on their wings. The Butterfly's wings are covered
with scales. Each scale is a single color, most of
which are produced by pigments. The iridescence that
is sometimes seen is produced from a reflective microstructure
on the surface of the scales.
Life Span: Adult butterflies can live as little
as a week, or as long as a year depending on the species.