Butterflies. Every spring they magically appear, adding pops of moving color to the budding landscape.

Have you ever wondered about the importance of butterflies? They’re more than just beautiful bugs landing on the flowers in your garden. They actually serve a very important purpose!

The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion is home to hundreds of beautiful butterflies and other exotic and rare insects. Each of these incredible creatures plays a vital role in Earth’s ecosystem, including the beautiful butterfly. 

In this infographic, you’ll see how important butterflies are to planet Earth. Here is The Butterfly Effect!

importance of butterflies

Now you know how butterflies bring beauty, help scientific research, aid education, and help the environment. Aren’t they amazing creatures?

Whether you’ve seen them fluttering around as they pollenate your garden, studied their life cycle in class, or sat back and admired their beauty in our one-of-a-kind Butterfly Pavilion, there’s no denying that butterflies are one of Earth’s most beloved insects. We’re so proud of our wonderful collection of butterflies in our Pavilion, and can’t wait to teach you more about them. Be sure to stop by and visit us soon!

To learn more about butterflies and other insects, contact the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion today!