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Free Vintage Butterfly Pictures

Updated on July 1, 2014
Please scroll down to see the free vintage butterfly pictures
Please scroll down to see the free vintage butterfly pictures

I'm not going to pretend to know a lot about butterflies, but I do know beautiful vintage butterfly pictures when I see them. And these illustrations are gorgeous. The attention to detail is amazing. As a bonus, all the images are large enough to be printed full-size and framed. A grouping of these in separate black frames would be a stunning addition to any environment. (Make sure to follow the instructions below to get the highest resolution versions of the artwork.) You can also use any of these images to create avatar art for blogs or social media sites or to use as inspiration or references when taking painting lessons.

Below the vintage butterfly pictures, you'll also find a video slide show of photographic butterfly pictures. Amazingly, some of the real butterflies are more spectacular and ornate than the illustrations. Proof once again that nature is a wonderful artist.

Free Vintage Butterfly Pictures

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Monarch butterfly on flowers clip artButterfly pictures: Black, brown and orange butterfly on flowersButterfly pictures: Brown and cream butterfly on flowersButterfly clip art pictures: Orange, yellow and black butterfly clip artDark orange, brown and black butterfly clip artBrown, yellow, orange and rust butterfly pictureButterfly pictures: Green, blue and yellow butterfly Butterfly pictures: Blue butterfly Tiger stripe butterfly clip art imageButterfly pictures: brown and orange mottled wings
Monarch butterfly on flowers clip art
Monarch butterfly on flowers clip art
Butterfly pictures: Black, brown and orange butterfly on flowers
Butterfly pictures: Black, brown and orange butterfly on flowers
Butterfly pictures: Brown and cream butterfly on flowers
Butterfly pictures: Brown and cream butterfly on flowers
Butterfly clip art pictures: Orange, yellow and black butterfly clip art
Butterfly clip art pictures: Orange, yellow and black butterfly clip art
Dark orange, brown and black butterfly clip art
Dark orange, brown and black butterfly clip art
Brown, yellow, orange and rust butterfly picture
Brown, yellow, orange and rust butterfly picture
Butterfly pictures: Green, blue and yellow butterfly
Butterfly pictures: Green, blue and yellow butterfly
Butterfly pictures: Blue butterfly
Butterfly pictures: Blue butterfly
Tiger stripe butterfly clip art image
Tiger stripe butterfly clip art image
Butterfly pictures: brown and orange mottled wings
Butterfly pictures: brown and orange mottled wings

Terms of Use

Please click to read the guidelines for these vintage butterfly images or visit http://vintageholidaycrafts.com/vintage-holiday-crafts-terms-of-use/
Please click to read the guidelines for these vintage butterfly images or visit http://vintageholidaycrafts.com/vintage-holiday-crafts-terms-of-use/

Instructions for Downloading the Free Vintage Butterfly Pictures

Please scroll down to read the Terms of Use (click the Rules of the Road image further down on the page to see them) for these butterfly images before downloading.

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To download, choose a thumbnail of any of the butterfly clip art images. When you click on one, it will appear larger. Then, if you have a PC, just right-click and save the final version of the artwork to your hard drive. Control-click your mouse to save if you have a Mac.

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BUTTERFLY INFORMATION

The Butterfly Life Cycle

  1. Egg

  2. Caterpillar

  3. Pupa

  4. Adult or imago

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Butterfly Fun Facts

  • Some caterpillars form mutual associations with ants by using vibrations transmitted through substrate, in addition to using chemical signals. They form these associations because the ants provide some degree of protection for the caterpillars.
  • Caterpillars also use other means to protect themselves. Some inflate parts of their heads and have camouflage eye spots to appear snake-like. Others have special structures to produce chemicals that smell bad and chase predators away.
  • A newly-hatched butterfly inflates its wings with blood and then lets them dry. It is extremely vulnerable to predators during this process, which can take from one to three hours.
  • Butterfly wings get their color because minute scales are pigmented with melanins that create shades of black and brown. Blues, greens, reds and iridescence on the wings usually aren't created by pigments but by the micro-structure of the scales.

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For more information, visit Wikipedia's butterfly page.

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      DEYANIRA 5 years ago

      QUE BONITAS...

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      Trsmd 5 years ago from India

      Fun facts about the butterfly was really interesting in addition to the lovely images of butterfly. Thanks for sharing:)

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      abby 6 years ago

      hi asome yay

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      hannah 6 years ago

      great animated video!

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      You're welcome, Celly. :-)

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      Celly 8 years ago from Brazil

      Thanks so much, love the butterflies !

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Hi, Karen. I'm glad you enjoyed the butterflies! Thanks for the kind words.

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      PeacefulWmn9 8 years ago from Michigan

      I love butterflies! Your information on them and the beautiful pictures was a good journey.

      Karen

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      how to increase vertical 8 years ago

      Excellent Reviews.. Good posts of articles and very nice Hub! I have big craze for butterflies.. Moreover I have experienced butterflies sitting on me..

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      ajcor 8 years ago from NSW. Australia

      Thanks again WordPlay - I have just come from your Christmas Vintage clip art hub - so you are on fire!! lol.....cheers

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      I didn't know about the scales either until I did the research. Butterflies are much more interesting than I expected!

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      GoodRead 8 years ago from usa

      I didn't know that butterflies had scales!

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Wow, Bob. you're fast. You commented just a moment or two after I posted this!

      I'm glad you like the butterfly pictures. I think they're gorgeous and have been wanting to post them for a long time.

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      Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

      The pictures are great, thanks.