Purpose of this site is to provide a brief introduction for butterfly arts and craft activities for preschool children in the hopes of piquing the interest of young children into investigating further into the natural science of butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera).
Parents and teachers may use these butterfly and moth images for creating lesson plans and other educational purposes. The illustrations in this web site are based upon photographs of actual butterflies and moths currently on display in museums and in historical reference material. These images are artist renditions, however, and are not intended to be scientifically accurate or drawn to scale representations.
Butterflies and moths are classified under the scientific name Lepidoptera. Pronunciation "Leh-pih-DOP-ter-ra". The super family for true butterflies is called: Papilionoidea. There are three super families of butterflies, skippers, and moths. Over 180,000 species of Lepidoptera have been discovered in 128 families and 47 super families.
Paper Butterflies design patterns are available for non-commercial, non-profit and other educational or personal art projects to help you envision the perfect crochet, embroidery, latch-hook rugs, wood work , decorations, ornaments craft piece or home decorating or gift giving.
Paper Butter flies web site provides butter fly and moth coloring pictures, facts, color book drawings, resourceful information links, and accurately illustrated, black and white coloring pages of about 100 different butterfly and moth types to print and color.
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