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BUTTERFLY CLIP ART | 170 Best Free Clip Art & Drawings of Butterflies

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Butterfly Clip Art

Butterfly Clip Art

This is the best butterfly clip art collection on the Web – more than 170 free, large drawings of butterflies and clip art to choose from, including cartoon butterflies and fractal art.

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All of the butterfly clip art you need is on this page. There are butterflies in every color and drawings of butterflies in every style. Just right click on the illustration you need and save it to a document or picture file on your computer. The picture will save without the caption underneath.

You will find free clip art of butterflies in each of the sections below, arranged by artistic style. Jump to the section you need or just scroll down the page to see all of the artwork.

Table of Contents

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Artistic Clip Art

Realistic Butterfly Clip Art

Cartoon Butterflies

Fantasy and Fractal Butterflies

Videos: How to Transfer Art to Fabric and T Shirts

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Two Pink Butterflies

Two Pink Butterflies

Artistic Clip Art

In this section, artists let their imaginations run wild.

Here you will find artistic clip art of butterflies in every color: pink, peach, purple, blue, green, orange, red, yellow and beige.

These are creative interpretations of the colorful, flying wonders and are sure to delight.

There are more than 80 graphics in this section. The section after this one has the realistic images.

Pink Butterflies

Big Pink Butterfly Art

Big Pink Butterfly Art

Pastel Pink Butterfly

Pastel Pink Butterfly

Pink and Blue Butterfly

Pink and Blue Butterfly

This butterfly is great for making invitations to baby showers and to transfer to cloth for baby craft items.

Cute Butterfly with Stars

Cute Butterfly with Stars

Pink and Purple Butterfly

Pink and Purple Butterfly

Flying Pink Butterfly

Flying Pink Butterfly

Pink Peacock Butterfly

Pink Peacock Butterfly

Butterfly Drawing

Butterfly Drawing

Modern Art Butterfly

Modern Art Butterfly

Pink Butterfly with Wings Spread

Pink Butterfly with Wings Spread

Peach and Blue Butterfly

Peach and Blue Butterfly

Pink and Peach Butterfly

Pink and Peach Butterfly

Painter Palette Butterfly

Painter Palette Butterfly

Pink Butterfly Drawing

Pink Butterfly Drawing

Painted Butterfly

Painted Butterfly

Stained Glass Window Butterfly

Stained Glass Window Butterfly

Purple Butterflies

Did you know that women choose purple more than any other color? It's true! It makes sense that they might prefer purple butterflies, too.

Purple is also a color which represents royalty and was worn by Roman emperors.

These butterflies are for all who adore the color purple.

Diamonds and Genuine Amethyst in Sterling Silver Butterfly

Diamonds and Genuine Amethyst in Sterling Silver Butterfly

Big Purple Butterfly

Big Purple Butterfly

Purple Butterfly Drawing

Purple Butterfly Drawing

Flying Violet Butterfly

Flying Violet Butterfly

Flying Purple Butterfly

Flying Purple Butterfly

Purple Butterfly with Blue Antennae

Purple Butterfly with Blue Antennae

Violet Butterfly

Violet Butterfly

Purple and Peach Butterfly Drawing

Purple and Peach Butterfly Drawing

Purple Butterfly Drawing

Purple Butterfly Drawing

Clip Art of Violet and Purple Butterfly

Clip Art of Violet and Purple Butterfly

Elegant Purple Butterfly

Elegant Purple Butterfly

Big Pink and Purple Butterfly with Green Dots

Big Pink and Purple Butterfly with Green Dots

Purple Butterfly Graphic

Purple Butterfly Graphic

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Keep a magical purple butterfly on your desk or coffee table for inspiration.

This beautiful natural wonder is displayed as a work of art.

The mounted butterfly in flight is approved by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Commission.

Blue Butterfly

Blue Butterfly

Blue Butterflies

If blue is your favorite color, you'll find lots of blue butterflies below – two for each day of the week!

You'll find blue shades in baby blue, topaz, royal, navy, electric, indigo and turquoise,

These are great patterns to transfer to blue jeans as wearable art for yourself or as a great gift. Top it off with the same butterfly on a denim shirt and you've got a great outfit. Easy instructions for transferring these images to fabric are in the videos at the bottom of this page.

Blue Butterfly with Multicolored Dots

Blue Butterfly with Multicolored Dots

Blue Genuine Topaz and Sterling Silver Butterfly

Blue Genuine Topaz and Sterling Silver Butterfly

Blue Butterfly on Purple Background

Blue Butterfly on Purple Background

Jewelry Art Butterfly Made With Swarovski Crystals

Jewelry Art Butterfly Made With Swarovski Crystals

Royal Blue Butterfly

Royal Blue Butterfly

Purple and Indigo Butterfly Wings

Purple and Indigo Butterfly Wings

Indigo Butterfly wings

Indigo Butterfly wings

Blue Butterfly Sketch

Blue Butterfly Sketch

Electric Blue Butterfly

Electric Blue Butterfly

Butterfly in Navy Blue and Black

Butterfly in Navy Blue and Black

Big Blue Butterfly with Dots

Big Blue Butterfly with Dots

Flying Blue Butterfly

Flying Blue Butterfly

Turquoise and Teal Butterfly

Turquoise and Teal Butterfly

Turquoise and Yellow Butterfly

Turquoise and Yellow Butterfly

Turquoise Butterfly with Glitter

Turquoise Butterfly with Glitter

Green Butterflies

Green is for nature and the environmental movement. Put them together and the perfect symbol is a green butterfly.

Teal Butterfly with Green and Purple Dots

Teal Butterfly with Green and Purple Dots

Flying Green Butterfly

Flying Green Butterfly

Artistic Green Butterfly

Artistic Green Butterfly

Blue and Green Butterfly

Blue and Green Butterfly

Green and Blue Butterfly Wings

Green and Blue Butterfly Wings

Green Butterfly with Pink Outline

Green Butterfly with Pink Outline

Big Green Clip Art Butterfly

Big Green Clip Art Butterfly

Olive Green Butterfly

Olive Green Butterfly

Paisley Green Butterfly

Paisley Green Butterfly

Lime Green and Black Butterfly

Lime Green and Black Butterfly

Neon Green Butterfly

Neon Green Butterfly

Orange and Green Butterfly

Orange and Green Butterfly

Butterflies in Orange, Gold and Yellow

In real life, you'll see more butterflies in these colors than any others. The clip art below is as colorful as the flowers and tree blossoms which butterflies pollinate.

Colorful Butterfly Drawing

Colorful Butterfly Drawing

Flying Butterfly Illustration

Flying Butterfly Illustration

Orange Butterfly Picture

Orange Butterfly Picture

This butterfly almost looks like a flying stained glass window.

Big Orange Butterfly Clip

Big Orange Butterfly Clip

Orange Butterfly Drawing

Orange Butterfly Drawing

Orange and Tan Butterfly

Orange and Tan Butterfly

Graceful Orange Butterfly Graphic

Graceful Orange Butterfly Graphic

Image of Orange Butterfly with Curling Antennae

Image of Orange Butterfly with Curling Antennae

Orange and Yellow Butterfly

Orange and Yellow Butterfly

Modern Art Orange and Yellow Butterfly

Modern Art Orange and Yellow Butterfly

Clip Art of Blue Butterfly with Orange Wings

Clip Art of Blue Butterfly with Orange Wings

Orange Butterfly with Red Wings

Orange Butterfly with Red Wings

Clip Art of Sideways Butterfly

Clip Art of Sideways Butterfly

Orange and Yellow Butterfly with Hearts

Orange and Yellow Butterfly with Hearts

Butterfly Drawing

Butterfly Drawing

 Orange, Gold and Black Butterfly

Orange, Gold and Black Butterfly

Orange Butterfly with Blue Dots

Orange Butterfly with Blue Dots

Big Wings on Orange Butterfly

Big Wings on Orange Butterfly

Exquisite, Flying Orange Butterfly

Exquisite, Flying Orange Butterfly

Small Orange Butterfly

Small Orange Butterfly

Big Orange Butterfly Drawing

Big Orange Butterfly Drawing

Silver and Beige Butterfly with Orange Tipped Wing

Silver and Beige Butterfly with Orange Tipped Wing

Beige Butterfly

Beige Butterfly

Gold Butterfly

Gold Butterfly

Yellow Butterfly with Orange Outlines

Yellow Butterfly with Orange Outlines

Yellow Butterfly with Orange Dots

Yellow Butterfly with Orange Dots

Big Orange and Yellow Butterfly Art Drawing

Big Orange and Yellow Butterfly Art Drawing

This real orange and yellow butterfly is preserved in clear acrylic.

It can be used as a paper weight or a whimsical display on your bookshelf.

It comes in a lined gift box and is a perfect item for graduations, birthdays and to accompany a get-well wish.

It is a thoughtful gift for friends, too. Who wouldn't like to receive a sunny, yellow butterfly?

Butterfly with Multicolored Wings

Butterfly with Multicolored Wings

Artistic Painted Yellow Butterfly

Artistic Painted Yellow Butterfly

White and Black Butterflies

White is for purity and spirituality. Black is for sophistication.

White Butterfly

White Butterfly

White Butterfly Line Drawing

White Butterfly Line Drawing

Black Butterfly

Black Butterfly

Black and White Butterfly Drawing

Black and White Butterfly Drawing

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Realistic Butterfly Clip Art

A real butterfly is a natural work of art.

In this collection the artists create realistic butterflies. These are perfect illustrations for school assignments and teacher resources. They are also striking graphics to use for craft items. To see what the real butterflies look like, check out these butterfly pictures.

Since all butterflies start out as caterpillars, there are two caterpillar graphics first in this section.

Green and Blue Caterpillar

Green and Blue Caterpillar

Caterpillar Clip Art

Caterpillar Clip Art

Life Cycle: From Caterpillar and Chrysalis to Butterfly

Life Cycle: From Caterpillar and Chrysalis to Butterfly

The illustration above shows the life cycle of a butterfly. First, he hatches from a tiny egg as a very hungry caterpillar munching leaves.

Then, he goes into the chrysalis stage inside a cocoon, which looks like a little house hanging from the branch. There he magically transforms into a big, beautiful butterfly.

Raising butterflies is a fun activity for families and school classes. It's so easy with this butterfly kit. This big butterfly house is shipped with live caterpillars and all the food they need to develop into butterflies right before your eyes.

When the butterflies are grown, release them into your garden or park and they will live in the wild.

The kit is reusable, too, so you can order more caterpillars whenever you want.

Butterfly with Many Colors

Butterfly with Many Colors

Monarch Butterfly with Pink Flowers

Monarch Butterfly with Pink Flowers

Monarch Butterfly with Wings Spread

Monarch Butterfly with Wings Spread

Flying Monarch Butterfly

Flying Monarch Butterfly

Big Monarch Butterfly

Big Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly with Wings Spread

Monarch Butterfly with Wings Spread

Orange and Black Butterfly

Orange and Black Butterfly

Orange, Brown and Black Butterfly

Orange, Brown and Black Butterfly

Yellow, Orange and Black Butterfly

Yellow, Orange and Black Butterfly

Swallowtail Butterfly

Swallowtail Butterfly

Gold and Orange Butterfly

Gold and Orange Butterfly

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly

Yellow Butterfly Drawing

Yellow Butterfly Drawing

Yellow and Orange Butterfly with Wings Spread

Yellow and Orange Butterfly with Wings Spread

Cute Yellow Butterfly

Cute Yellow Butterfly

Big Purple Butterfly

Big Purple Butterfly

Powder Blue Butterfly

Powder Blue Butterfly

Blue Butterfly on Orange Flower

Blue Butterfly on Orange Flower

Blue Butterfly

Blue Butterfly

Purple Butterfly

Purple Butterfly

Neon Blue Butterfly

Neon Blue Butterfly

Blue Iridescent Butterfly

Blue Iridescent Butterfly

Purple Butterfly on Purple Flowers

Purple Butterfly on Purple Flowers

Turquoises Butterfly

Turquoises Butterfly

Baby Blue Butterfly

Baby Blue Butterfly

Teal Butterfly

Teal Butterfly

Blue and Green Butterfly

Blue and Green Butterfly

Blue and Black Butterfly

Blue and Black Butterfly

Green and Blue Butterfly

Green and Blue Butterfly

Turquoise and Orange Butterfly

Turquoise and Orange Butterfly

Green and Turquoise Swallowtail butterfly

Green and Turquoise Swallowtail butterfly

Green Swallowtail Butterfly

Green Swallowtail Butterfly

Iridescent Blue and Green Butterfly

Iridescent Blue and Green Butterfly

Green and Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Green and Black Swallowtail Butterfly

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Butterfly Smiley Face

Butterfly Smiley Face

Cartoon Butterflies

This clip art section has a cartoon caterpillar and lots of cartoon butterflies. These are anthropomorphic graphics, which means that they give human characteristics to the butterfly pictures.

That word anthropomorphic is pretty funny, too.

You'll also find some cartoons about catching butterflies.

Purple Cartoon Caterpillar

Purple Cartoon Caterpillar

Pink Cartoon Butterfly Carrying Red Flower

Pink Cartoon Butterfly Carrying Red Flower

Clip Art of Pink Cartoon Butterfly

Clip Art of Pink Cartoon Butterfly

Butterfly Sticking Out His Tongue

Butterfly Sticking Out His Tongue

On a real butterfly, his tongue is called a proboscis. He uses it like a straw to suck nectar from flowers and tree blossoms.

Cartoon Butterfly with Blue and Green Wings

Cartoon Butterfly with Blue and Green Wings

Red, Yellow and Green Cartoon Butterfly

Red, Yellow and Green Cartoon Butterfly

The butterfly above looks like an alien with bowlegs!

Happy Face Red Butterfly Cartoon

Happy Face Red Butterfly Cartoon

Smiling Cartoon Butterfly Walking Around

Smiling Cartoon Butterfly Walking Around

Cartoon Butterfly with Big Eyes

Cartoon Butterfly with Big Eyes

Blue and Green Cartoon Butterfly

Blue and Green Cartoon Butterfly

Cartoon Butterfly with Sparkler Antennae

Cartoon Butterfly with Sparkler Antennae

Smiling Purple Butterfly

Smiling Purple Butterfly

Purple Striped Cartoon Butterfly

Purple Striped Cartoon Butterfly

Catching Butterflies Cartoons

Have you ever tried to catch a butterfly? Sometimes when you try to catch one, it's hard to do. Other times, when you're not trying to catch them, they'll come right to you!

Boy Catching Yellow Butterfly

Boy Catching Yellow Butterfly

Boy Catching Pink Butterfly with Net

Boy Catching Pink Butterfly with Net

Man Making Friends with a Butterfly

Man Making Friends with a Butterfly

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Abstract Butterfly Quilt Pattern

Abstract Butterfly Quilt Pattern

Fantasy and Fractal Butterflies

Butterflies symbolize many things. They can represent freedom, as in the classic movie and play, Butterflies Are Free. They can also represent the soul, based upon the original usage in the Greek language and the mythological character Psyche.

To many people, butterflies represent renewal – not only because so many of them are seen in the springtime, but because of their life cycle in which they are completely reinvented from lowly caterpillars.

You'll find these symbols in the artists' interpretations below which include fantasy and fractal butterflies.

Gold Butterfly with Cat-Eye Wings

Gold Butterfly with Cat-Eye Wings

Butterfly Lady

Butterfly Lady

Purple and Pink Butterfly Abstract Art

Purple and Pink Butterfly Abstract Art

Butterfly with Splashes of Paint

Butterfly with Splashes of Paint

Colored Butterfly Line Drawing on Black Background

Colored Butterfly Line Drawing on Black Background

Butterfly with Swirls for Wings

Butterfly with Swirls for Wings

Fantasy Butterfly

Fantasy Butterfly

Two Abstract Butterflies

Two Abstract Butterflies

Clip Art of Abstract Butterflies on Flower

Clip Art of Abstract Butterflies on Flower

Butterfly with Symmetrical Wing Patterns

Butterfly with Symmetrical Wing Patterns

Blue Abstract Butterfly Illustration

Blue Abstract Butterfly Illustration

Blue Butterfly Dream

Blue Butterfly Dream

Pink Butterfly in Space

Pink Butterfly in Space

Two Butterflies on Abstract Flowers

Two Butterflies on Abstract Flowers

Pink Butterfly with Stars in Purple Sky

Pink Butterfly with Stars in Purple Sky

Red Tattoo Butterfly

Red Tattoo Butterfly

Vibrant Red Butterfly Fractal

Vibrant Red Butterfly Fractal

Butterfly Digital Art

Butterfly Digital Art

Colorful Abstract Butterfly

Colorful Abstract Butterfly

Abstract Butterfly with Flower Petal Wings

Abstract Butterfly with Flower Petal Wings

Butterfly Design Sketch

Butterfly Design Sketch

Butterfly Grunge Art

Butterfly Grunge Art

Green Butterfly with Stars

Green Butterfly with Stars

How to Make Your Own Fractal Art Butterflies

You can make your own fractal digital art butterflies by following the easy instructions in the video below. Have fun!

Butterfly Pictures

Butterfly Pictures

Related Resources

This collection of photos of real butterflies has over 100 pictures of butterflies in their natural setting.

Butterfly Pictures

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Flower Clip Art

Flower Clip Art

More Clip Art Collections

Do you need some flowers to go with the butterflies? Here is a collection of over 150 clip art drawings of flowers.

Flower Clip Art

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Tree Clip Art

Tree Clip Art

This is the best collection of tree clip art on the Web. If you love trees, you'll love this clip art!

Tree Clip Art

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Pictures of Hearts

Pictures of Hearts

This is the best heart clip art collection on the Web, with over 200 pictures of hearts to choose from:

Pictures of Hearts

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Valentine's Day Pictures

Valentine's Day Pictures

Find Valentine's Day clip art and cards in this fabulous collection of over 200 images:

Valentine's Day Pictures

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Spring Clip Art

Spring Clip Art

This collection of clip art is just for spring. You'll find more butterflies and flowers here too among the 125 clip art graphics:

Spring Clip Art

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St. Patrick's Day Images

St. Patrick's Day Images

All the clip art you need for the St. Patrick's Day holiday is in this collection of great clip art. Find shamrocks, leprechauns, and all things Irish:

St. Patrick's Day Images

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More Picture Collections

Spring Pictures

Spring Pictures

Pictures of Roses

Pictures of Roses

There are more than 200 pictures of the spring season in this collection of professional photos, paintings and graphics:

Spring Pictures

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This is a fabulous collection of more than 100 photographs of roses in every color:

Pictures of Roses

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Transfer Butterfly Art to Cloth

Transfer Butterfly Art to Cloth

How to Transfer Art to Fabric and T Shirts

You can easily transfer this clip art to cloth by following the simple instructions in the videos below.

Use these pictures on T shirts, tote bags, laptop computer cases and anything else you can think of to make great gifts. (Make some for yourself, too!)

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Comments

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on February 08, 2015:

Thank you, Alun. If you have kids to entertain, kids love to collect the clip art on this page. I'm glad you appreciate this resource and thank you for your comment.

Greensleeves Hubs from Essex, UK on February 07, 2015:

Another excellent resource you've presented here Writer Fox, and organised and categorised too to locate appropriate designs easily. Well done and thanks. It's a great service you provide with these compilations of web art and/or photos. Alun

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on December 28, 2014:

Hi Sally,

I'm pleased that you have ideas to use these images to make craft items. I don't know how to make wire butterflies, but that sounds like a great topic for a YouTube video. Thanks for leaving a comment.

Sally Gulbrandsen from Norfolk on December 27, 2014:

So glad I found these. I spent ages looking for some decent images of butterflies and now I have them thanks to you. I can use these to make some wire butterflies. Thanks so much for sharing these. They are fabulous.

Pam on December 04, 2014:

Awesome drawings!!! I am a member of HUB.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on March 29, 2014:

Thank you, Soulfully. This is my personal collection and I'm sharing it so others may use this clip art, too.

soulfully on March 28, 2014:

What a nice collection of Butterfly pictures. Did you create these yourself, Writer Fox? Either way, very impressive.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on March 04, 2014:

Butterflies are my favorite and I can't wait for spring to see more of them again. Thank you for taking time to comment, Jackie.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on March 04, 2014:

Wow, more of my favorites, I have got to try a few of these very soon. Have never sketched a butterfly and just got me some colored pencils~ Thanks. ^

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on February 13, 2014:

Hi b.Malin: Thank you so very much for letting me know how much you enjoyed this collection of butterflies. I appreciate the feedback and the votes!

b. Malin on February 13, 2014:

Thank YOU Writer Fox for giving us this Wonderful Treat...I LOVE Butterflies, they are Beautiful and Smart.

My Vote of Interesting & Useful, and of course Beautiful go to YOU!

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on February 10, 2014:

Thank you Linda. I hope they brightened your day.

mylindaelliott from Louisiana on February 09, 2014:

These are so beautiful and elegant.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on February 01, 2014:

Thank you Audrey for sharing your comment. The jewelry butterflies are hard to find but they really are popular.

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on February 01, 2014:

Hi Theresa: I'm glad you like the fractals. I love the possibilities of digital art and experimentation. Let me know if you create some butterflies.

Audrey Howitt from California on January 31, 2014:

I love butterflies! I loved the jewelry one!

Theresa Ast from Atlanta, Georgia on January 31, 2014:

Writer Fox - You are always so amazingly thorough. The hard work that goes into your hubs really shows. So green and teal are my favorite colors, so I loved those sections. And then the fantasy and fractal (I love fractals of every kind -- we go over them in my History of Science course) butterflies are truly amazing. Great Hub. Sharing. Theresa

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on January 31, 2014:

Hi Eddy. I'm glad you can use this clip art of butterflies.

Eiddwen from Wales on January 30, 2014:

So useful and thanks for sharing.

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Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on January 29, 2014:

Hi Eileen: I'm so glad you are sharing this collection. Spring will be here before we know it.

Eileen Gamboa from West Palm Beach on January 29, 2014:

I'm sending to my daughter who loves this kind of stuff!

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on January 28, 2014:

Thank you, Faith, for letting me know you liked this collection. I hope many people will find this clip art to be useful.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on January 27, 2014:

Wow, quite a dazzling collection here you have shown us! Thank you for sharing. Up and more and sharing

Blessings,

Faith Reaper

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on January 27, 2014:

Thank you, Flourish, for the comment and the pin. I love the symbolism of butterflies, too. Unlike other insects, they cannot harm people. They cannot bite and they cannot sting because they don't have teeth or stingers!

FlourishAnyway from USA on January 27, 2014:

Good clipart is not always easy to find, and I always enjoy your creativity and variety. I also appreciate what butterflies symbolize. Voted up +++ and pinning. Hurry up springtime!

Writer Fox (author) from the wadi near the little river on January 27, 2014:

Thank you Tillsontitan and Ologsinquito for your comments, votes and pins! I appreciate it so much. You both found this new article so quickly!

ologsinquito from USA on January 27, 2014:

This is a nice compilation, which I'm pinning to my Monarch Butterfly board.

Mary Craig from New York on January 27, 2014:

I love how you gather all this clip art for us to use! I'm sure lots of people will appreciate the butterflies!

Voted up, useful, and interesting. (I'm still trying to figure out what happened to all my share buttons!)