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map butterfly Line breaks: map butter|fly

Definition of map butterfly in English:


A butterfly that has cream or brown wings crossed by narrow contrasting lines.
Example sentences
  • Members of the same genotype, these two Map butterflies differ so radically that they have been described as separate species.
  • The Map Butterflies got their name because of the underside of their wings which resemble somewhat a map.

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