esembling small flowers that fly hurriedly and flirtatiously, in their distinctive evolutions, these attractive creatures don't seem to have a final destination. Colorful and fragile, they zigzag through the wind in the most varied of natural situations. In sum butterflies are -for many- the most attractive and beautiful insects on the planet.
Butterflies belong to the group of "lepidopterons" and are found in most environments, although they prefer warm, tropical regions. During their lifetime they undergo a series of changes, better known as metamorphosis, a phenomenon that also includes diet variations.
Recent investigations have demonstrated that in Peru there are more than 3,700 species of butterfly, in other words, 20 percent of all the butterflies that exist in the world.
Thanks to this impressive variety of species of butterflies, Ecuador occupies the sixth place in the world, and the second amongst tropical countries, while Bolivia, occupies seventh place with 39 species.
The zigzags of these small "flying flowers" is incessant in all natural regions of the Andean countries, because these insects have adapted to the inclemencies of the climate and altitude.
Yes indeed, the millennial lands of the Inca offer, to investigators and travelers from all over the world, the possibility of discovering the blinding colors and the hurried flight of the butterfly: "the flowers that fly".
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