The Butterfly & Line Symmetry

symmetry in butterflies
Symmetry in Butterflies

The patterns on a butterfly’s wing are amongst the most beautiful examples of line symmetry in the animal world.

Notice how the pattern on one wing is the exact mirror image of the other. Also, notice how if you fold the image along the blue line one side of the butterfly is the exact mirror image of the other.

butterfly line symmetry
Butterfly and Line Symmetry

symmetrical butterfly wings

The colors and markings on the wings of a butterfly help to camouflage and protect it from predators.

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