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This Animated Field Guide To North American Butterflies Is Mesmerizing

Few infographs capture the liveliness of their subjects, but Eleanor Lutz's lovely chart of 42 North American butterflies reminds us that these are living beings as each butterfly flaps its wings.


Lutz, who blogs at Tabletop Whale, is a designer with a degree in molecular biology, and her infographs combine her interests in art and science. She has also illustrated a visual compendium of glowing creatures and an animated guide to the workings of human muscles—with more charts to come. You can also buy posters and other products featuring her images from her shop.

Lutz's work is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


An animated chart of 42 North American butterflies [Tabletop Whale via we-are-star-stuff]

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Celia the Vampire Slaying Vampire

Okay. So I am NOT phobic of butterflies at all. I enjoy butterfly houses and think they're beautiful and thoroughly loved the recent article featuring bugs repurposed as fae. That said, for some intangible reason, LAUREN THIS IS SCARING ME SO MUCH.

EEEEEEE. Unsuspected nightmare fuel.