8 Beautiful Species of Butterflies

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Apollo (Parnassius apollo)

The Apollo is also called the Mountain Apollo due to it living mostly in the mountains of Europe, Asia, and western Russia. The Apollo has a beautiful white or cream color with small black spots and two to four red spots that appear to look like eyes of animals to confuse predators.  The Apollo is rarely seen anymore as it is almost extinct in the lowlands due to fragmentation, pollution, and human interference so they are legally protected in many countries but despite this, there is not enough attention given them for habitat management. Also, being one of the most beautiful butterflies they are sought out by collectors even though it is illegal to catch them.

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