A butterfly feeds on the leaves of a pla : News Photo

A butterfly feeds on the leaves of a pla

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A butterfly feeds on the leaves of a plant in Qingchuan county on August 13, 2010 in northern Sichuan province. Butterflies feed mostly on nectar from flowers, while some derive nourishment from pollen, tree sap and rotting fuit with a life cycle consists of four parts; egg, larva, pupa and adult. While important as pollinators for some species of plants, butterflies in general do not carry as much pollen load as bees. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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A butterfly feeds on the leaves of a plant in Qingchuan county on August 13, 2010 in northern Sichuan province. Butterflies feed mostly on nectar from flowers, while some derive nourishment from pollen, tree sap and rotting fuit with a life cycle consists of four parts; egg, larva, pupa and adult. While important as pollinators for some species of plants, butterflies in general do not carry as much pollen load as bees. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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August 13, 2010
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A butterfly feeds on the leaves of a plant in Qingchuan county on... News Photo 103399255Butterfly - Insect,District,Environmental Issues,Feeds,Horizontal,Houseplant,Leaves,Nature,Plant,Province,Sichuan Province,UnconventionalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2010 AFPA butterfly feeds on the leaves of a plant in Qingchuan county on August 13, 2010 in northern Sichuan province. Butterflies feed mostly on nectar from flowers, while some derive nourishment from pollen, tree sap and rotting fuit with a life cycle consists of four parts; egg, larva, pupa and adult. While important as pollinators for some species of plants, butterflies in general do not carry as much pollen load as bees. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)