Scarce Swallowtail, Iphiclides Podalirius 2 Inch Square Magnet
According to the Butterflies chapter in Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, by Lafcadio Hearn, a butterfly is seen as the personification of a person’s soul; whether they be living, dying, or already dead. One Japanese superstition says that if a butterfly enters your guestroom and perches behind the bamboo screen, the person whom you most love is coming to see you. However, large numbers of butterflies are viewed as bad omens. When Taira no Masakado was secretly preparing for his famous revolt, there appeared in Kyoto so vast a swarm of butterflies that the people were frightened thinking the apparition to be a portent of coming evil. Insect Gifts, Insect Jewelry & Bug Gifts Check out this growing selection of insect and bug gifts including shirts, address labels, mousepads, jewelry, and many other insect gifts ideas. Perfect for the inquisitive child and the adult entemologist.
All photographs are taken in the Mugla region of Turkey and represent a snapshot of the local fauna.