… and generally this is true – that butterflies suck nectar from flowers for nourishment and drink from puddles through a long proboscis for water. Butterflies do this, but flowers are not their only source of food. Equally as commonly as they eat nectar, butterflies also feed on rotting fruit, animal dung, urine and decaying corpses. Look at them, all there in that picture, all eating that poo.
Flowers alone do not provide enough sodium for butterflies, so they are attracted to salty things. If a butterfly has ever landed on you, it is not because it likes you or because you look particularly like a flower; actually, it is because the butterfly was attracted by the smell of salt in your sweat and blood and it wanted to eat you, but its probable it was so tiny that you didn’t realized that it was sucking at you.
And this is why they are able to suck the tears of your deepest martyrdoms and acting like the heralds of death they are … and that’s poetic. ✨
For more dark and fascinating facts about deadly butterflies, I recommend visiting this link 👉 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2016/03/14/butterflies-behaving-badly-what-they-dont-want-you-to-know/?fbclid=IwAR1TAVuP1ppvmg5EEh8QlkMhffe7Y-ZcfvoCeR3AJQrIlOzFIDDhPZ2xcT8
Special thanks to Butterfly Babe (@butterflybabegallery)