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Spiny Stick Insect at the San Diego Zoo Insect House | by PACsWorld

Spiny Stick Insect at the San Diego Zoo Insect House | by PACsWorld

A Red-banded Hairstreak butterfly explores a Caesalpinia pulcherrima  flower at the San Diego Zoo's Reptile Walk.

The of food as we know it is so tightly linked with the health of pollinators like bees, and beetles. Happy Pollinator Week everyone.

Blue Butterfly at the San Diego Zoo.   by Rich Thompson via Flickr

Red Cracker butterfly (Hamadryas amphinome) at the San Diego Zoo (photo by Rich Thompson)

This little "one" is lovely...

Because Butterfly Jungle is back at the Safari Park… Butterflies taste with their feet. A group of butterflies is sometimes called a flutter.

These giant stick insects are among the largest bugs in the world, capable of growing to over 6 inches in length.

First 'tree lobsters' born in the U.S. hatch at San Diego Zoo

First 'tree lobsters' born in the U. hatch at San Diego Zoo

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Caterpillar and Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) outside the entrance to the San Diego Zoo. Photo by Craig Chaddock.

Patterned Butterfly with Purple Petunia Flowers

Patterned Butterfly with Purple Petunia Flowers San Diego Zoo park

The Quino checkerspot butterfly, native to San Diego county, is on the brink of extinction, but we partnered with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service​ to change that.

The Quino checkerspot butterfly, native to San Diego county, is on the brink of extinction, but we partnered with U. Fish and Wildlife Service​ to change that.

Paper kite butterfly  Ken Bohn / San Diego Zoo via AFP - Getty Images

"Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.

Butterfly @ San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Butterflies have a long tube-like tongue called a proboscis, which works like a straw. It stays coiled up when not in use.

Butterfly camouflage at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

sdzsafaripark: “Butterfly camouflage by jennbeening ”

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