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Temporal range: Palaeocene-Present, 56–0 Ma
Papilio machaon
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cless: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Rhopalocera

A butterflee or butterie is maistlins a day-fleein insect o the order Lepidoptera that includes the butterflees an mochs. Like ither holometabolous insects, the butterflee's life cycle conseests o fower parts: egg, larvae, pupae an adult. Maist species is diurnal. Butterflees haes muckle, aften bricht coloured weengs, an kenspeckle, flauchterin flicht. Butterflees comprises the true butterflees (superfaimily Papilionoidea), the skippers (superfaimily Hesperioidea) an the moch-butterflees (superfaimily Hedyloidea). Aw the mony ither families 'ithin the Lepidoptera is cried mochs. The earliest kent butterflee fossils dates tae the mid Eocene epoch, 40–50 million year syne.