What is the symbolism behind yellow butterflies

From milk thief to butterfly


Have you ever had "butterflies in your stomach"? Do you know what the "butterfly effect" describes? Do you like to swim "butterfly style" or are you a fan of Pucchini's opera "Madame Butterfly"?

The butterfly has always been a source of inspiration for art & culture, language & sport. The metamorphosis of the butterfly from the "insatiable" caterpillar to the beautiful and filigree butterfly, the often colorful types of mimicry and the delicate and silent movements in the air have always fascinated mankind and so it is not surprising that the butterfly has been an important one for thousands of years plays a mythological role in many cultures.

In many cultures and religions, metamorphosis is a symbol of immortality, resurrection and rebirth. The butterfly as a symbol of the immortal soul can be found in Greek and Roman mythology and was also immortalized in Egyptian tomb paintings. And in Christianity, too, the butterfly can be found as a pupa and moth on numerous gravestones, where it represents the resurrection. In Asia the butterfly is often associated with misfortune and death, but it also stands for a new beginning.

Mimicry - the art of deception

In the course of evolution, butterflies have developed amazing adaptations to their natural surroundings and enemies. There are often drawings on the wings that look like dead leaves (e.g. Indian leaf butterflies) or animal eyes (e.g. peacock butterfly). These diverse color patterns serve as camouflage or, on the contrary, draw attention to the butterfly. A conspicuous color warns of a (supposed) toxicity or a moth that is harmless in itself is confusingly similar to a hornet (hornet glass-winged bird). In addition, the colors and drawings also attract potential gender partners.