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|The Story of the Butterfly
.by clubmojan.com on Facebook
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 10:24 PM
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.
One day a small opening appeared.
He sat and watched the butterfly
for several hours as it struggled
to squeeze its body through the tiny hole.
Then it stopped, as if it couldn't go further.
So the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and
snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon.
The butterfly emerged easily but
it had a swollen body and shriveled wings.
The man continued to watch it,
expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge
and expand enough to support the body,
In fact the butterfly spent the rest of its life
It was never able to fly.
What the man in his kindness
and haste did not understand:
The restricting cocoon and the struggle
required by the butterfly to get through the opening
was a way of forcing the fluid from the body
into the wings so that it would be ready
for flight once that was achieved.
Sometimes struggles are exactly
what we need in our lives.
Going through life with no obstacles would cripple us.
We will not be as strong as we could have been
and we would never fly.
So have a nice day and struggle a little and teach well ☮ & ♥
|The checklist is
based on the 2004
proposed in the
"Atlas of Neotropical
Butterflies" by Lamas
and his colleagues
and the book
Butterflies of Puerto
|To find the list of butterflies of Puerto Rico,
search menu to the right. The butterflies
depicted on this page are considered endemic
species or subspecies to Puerto Rico.
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