New butterfly species discovered, on 1 April :)


This video is called Metamorphosis: The Beauty & Design of Butterflies.

From the Twitter account of Butterfly Conservation in Britain today:

New butterfly ‘Aprilis follis’ has been discovered. It emits a strange strawberry scent when disturbed.

In Italy, France, Belgium, and French-speaking areas of Switzerland and Canada, 1 April tradition is often known as “April fish” (poissons d’avril in French or pesce d’aprile in Italian; or Aprilvis in Dutch). This includes attempting to attach a paper fish to the victim’s back without being noticed.

Now not just April fish, but also an April butterfly.

DON’T FORGET IT IS APRIL FOOL’S DAY You’ve been warned — be on the lookout! [HuffPost]

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