Here are some of the facts that listeners sent in using the GAC Services text line to help us celebrate National Learn About Butterflies Day!


depends on whom you would like to believe. The Anglo-Saxons used the word ‘butterfloege’ because their most common butterfly was the yellow brimstone butterfly. This English influence was brought to the new world. In the colonies, people claimed that at night witches would turn into winged creatures and steal butter. In other languages the butterfly’s name means ‘licker of milk’ and milk thief. So maybe they were not off the mark. In Russia they’re called ‘babochka’ or ‘little soul’. The ancient Greeks called butterflies ‘Psyche’ which also means ‘soul.’ Many cultures feel that when we die our souls go to heaven as butterflies. In France they are called ‘papillon.’ Parking tickets are called ‘papillon’ too, because they are big pieces of yellow paper. When they are placed under a windshield wiper they flap like a big yellow butterfly. The Sioux Indians called butterflies ‘fluttering wings’. There are other stories which are not as pleasant. The Dutch word for butterfly, desc! 

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They breath through their wings. The colors come from nano sized cones depening on how close the are to each other and the way the light reflects off them.

 Fact: Butter can’t fly!!

Butterfly fact: butterflies fly

 Hey pat butterflies are connected with spiritual energy

Fun fact: GAC Services loves butterflies!

We install high efficiency systems that are better for the environment and in turn help butterflies thrive!