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WEC: Thoughts about Jewelry — Butterflies

Butterflies - Self Propelled Flowers

Posted by Laurie Zeiden on

Butterflies - Self Propelled Flowers

Do you wrinkle your nose at the mention of bugs? What about butterflies? They are in fact insects. They have four wings and six legs and like other insects, they have a  multi- stage life cycle. They have exoskeletons, but in the butterfly, this exoskeleton is the velvety looking wings which are made of pigmented scales. Enough science.Like many people, my internal filing system has one drawer for butterflies and one for all other insects. Today, I have the butterfly drawer open, so let's talk butterfly jewelry.   Caterpillar pin (larva stage) by Kenneth Jay Lane Insect collecting was widespread in Europe in the 1800s and...

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