butterflies

A Butterfly Species Is Evolving Without Any Males, Which Is Pretty Amazing

Misandrist butterflies are real. More »


Nabokov’s Favorite Butterfly Flies North, And Straight Into Our City, For Spring

Lepidopterists, take note: if you live toward the north, you may have noticed an exceptional amount of orange and black butterflies taking to the skies. These are the Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) series, which literature nerds (holler!) will recognize as Vladimir Nabokov’s favorite, to which he penned an ode in his 999-line poem Pale Fire. More »


Butterfly Accessories: Not Just For Tweens

The butterfly has really gotten a bad rap when it comes to the fashion choices it inspires. Most often it’s relegated to tramp stamps and plastic tween jewelry, but why? It’s a beautiful creature with magnificent colors and I think we should embrace the more mature side of butterfly style. After the jump, a selection… More »


Spring Has Sprung!

The current cover of The New Yorker features this woman (?) with butterflies all over her head. We are so ready for spring. [This Isn’t Happiness] … More »


Decorative Butterfly Maps For Butterfly Lovers

If you like butterflies but don’t like the idea of looking at them pinned to a board, or if you love maps and are looking for a unique way to incorporate them into your home decor, Image Surgery has a wonderful alternative: butterfly maps. Unique and vintage maps are cut into butterfly shapes and framed… More »


Quick Pic: Fly Away

Apparently butterflies are the “in” insect for Spring ’09. [Emporio Armani fashion show; Milan Fashion Week; 9/21/2008] … More »