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According to Wikipedia: “The coloration of butterfly wings is created by minute scales. These scales are pigmented with melanins that give them blacks and browns, but blues, greens, reds and iridescence are usually created not by pigments but the microstructure of the scales.”

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“This structural coloration is the result of coherent scattering of light by the photonic crystal nature of the scales. The scales cling somewhat loosely to the wing and come off easily without harming the butterfly.”

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Butterflies have a short life span. In their adult stage they can live from a week to nearly a year depending on the species. Isn’t it amazing how much nature can do in such a short amount of time?

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For some reason butterflies remind me of something that Mother Teresa said: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

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I think that butterflies are small things (they fit in the palm of your hand) made with great love by nature.

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Imagine how much we could achieve in a week or in a year (which is the life span of butterflies) if we did small things with great love every single day.

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