In Japan the Butterfly (Cho) is symbolic of the human soul, the transformation
of life, and the representation of beauty and love. Japanese mythology speaks of
the butterfly carrying souls of those who have left us and those who still remain.
Butterflies are also popular with young girls in Japan. They represent beauty and grace.
Woman wearing Kimonos are often compared to beautiful butterflies.
One butterfly represents young womanhood while two symbolizes martial bliss.


Large Marble

Mission Blue


California Dogface

Pipevine Swallowtail


Common Buckeye

African Giant Swallowtail

Striped Blue Crow

Rajah Brooke Birdwing

Wavy-lined Sunstreak

Map Butterfly
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