The magnificent patterns found on butterfly wings make these insects a wonder to behold. But they do more than dazzle the human eye: The colorful designs also frighten or trick predators, help butterflies avoid detection, and attract mates.
One Hundred Butterflies, a new book by Harold Feinstein (Little, Brown and Company), showcases an extraordinary collection of butterflies and moths in stunning photographs. This South American species is known as an eighty-eight, due to the markings on its lower wings.
All text by Eliza Strickland; all photos by Harold Feinstein.