Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A butterfly is a flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, which includes the butterflies and moths. The butterfly has a life cycle which consists of four parts – egg, larva, pupa and adult or imago and most of its species are diurnal. Most butterflies have large brightly coloured wings. Butterflies comprise three superfamilies – Papilionoidea, Hesperioidea and Hedyloidea – with all the remaining families within the Lepidoptera referred to as moths. The earliest known butterfly fossils date from the mid-Eocene epoch, that is, between 40 to 50 million years ago...Learn more about butterflies, their characteristics, their superfamilies and some of their famous species from this book.