The butterfly is perhaps the only insect which can beautify the surroundings with its presence. The vividly colored wings capture your attention, and make you feel very much alive and free. Did you ever wonder where the butterfly got its name from?
A false etymon explains that the original word was “flutterby” (sounds like a tongue twister doesn’t it), but as mentioned, that’s not true. The Old English (and Dutch) word for butterfly was “buttorfleoge”, as the insect was originally thought to steal butter from uncovered milk.
“Buttorfleoge” was then generalized into “butterfly” for much easier usage. But that’s just the general name. Each butterfly belongs to a special species, and has it’s own binomial nomenclature, which depends on the size, weight, and coloring.