Butterflies are undoubtedly amongst the most colourful and attractive insects with large scaly wings. In Europe around 482 species of butterflies (moths are not included) can be found. In the Netherlands, like other European countries the number of species decline dramatically; many species are critically endangered, endangered, vulnerable or near threatened. Only 53species has left.
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