10 of Israel's most beautiful butterflies

Flutter your way through this beautiful batch of butterflies and moths.

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Painted lady butterfly Painted lady butterfly (Photo: Jeffrey Zablow / Winged Beauty)

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Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

With the flashy American nickname of "The Cosmopolitan," the Painted Lady butterfly is certainly dazzling. It lives all around the world, one of the most recognizable species on practically every continent (minus Antarctica and South America). 

Zablow captured the Painted Lady here in the middle of its odd way of flying, in a corkscrew pattern. Zablow took this photo at Ramat Hanadiv, which he said was one of his favorite destinations in Israel. 

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