The Butterfly & Line Symmetry

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Line of Symmetry – Butterfly

The patterns on a butterfly’s wing are among 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.

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Butterfly Line Symmetry Animation

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