Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Captivating Animated Butterfly Chart

hero1.jpg
hero2.jpg
hero3.jpg

This one goes out to all the budding lepidopterists and closet aurelians. Yes, we Googled 'butterfly enthusiasts'. You'll be grateful when it comes up in a pub quiz.

This mesmerising poster is the work of Eleanor Lutz, a Seattle-based designer with a BA in biology and a keen interest in educating the masses with superb animations.

In an effort to break from his usual science-heavy designs (see his incredible visual guide to muscles for some educational giffery), Lutz headed to his local library and checked out six butterfly field guides. Having selected 42 of the most "unique and beautiful" specimens of North America, he set about creating this stunning living board.

As well as begging dedicated study, the poster saves these specimens from meeting their end on the pin of an eager entomologist (you know the kind - big net, always going on about moths, funny glasses).

You can pick up a print of Lutz's work (which, obviously, isn't animated) from his online store. Be sure to check out the rest of his designs on his site Tabletop Whale.

Click to enlarge

(Images: Eleanor Lutz with Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License)

Related

hero1.jpg

Stylish Minimal Famous Icon Posters

hero3.jpg

Alternative Destiny Artwork

hero1.jpg

Alternative Blockbuster Movie Posters

gif2.jpg

30 Years Of Music Consumption In A GIF

simp.jpg

Simpsons Movie References In GIFs

gif3.jpg

More Mesmerising Mathematical GIFS

More

Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

The legendary presenter has died aged 89

by Gary Ogden
18 Aug 2017

The biggest stereotype about men and sex is actually a load of rubbish

We've been wrong this whole time

by Gary Ogden
18 Aug 2017

Discover the words that became cool in the year you were born

Were you born in the year of booty calls or cybersex?

by Emily Reynolds
18 Aug 2017

This German town came up with a genius way of humiliating neo-Nazis

Is this the best possible way to deal with them?

by Alex Finnis
18 Aug 2017

Donald Trump’s lawyer: possibly not racist, definitely not intelligent

Oldest trick in the book

by Tom Victor
17 Aug 2017

The 10 worst cities in the world to live in 2017

To put your first-world problems into perspective

17 Aug 2017

We have some very, very good news about cheese

Cheese lovers, it's our time to shine

by Emily Reynolds
17 Aug 2017

Jurors refuse to work on Martin Shkreli's trial for the best reasons

He is *not* a popular man

by Emily Reynolds
17 Aug 2017

Apparently millennials hate boobs now - but what do we like instead?

These god damn millennials, eh

by Gary Ogden
17 Aug 2017

All the times Donald Trump has failed to condemn far-right extremists

This has gone on for some time

by Tom Victor
16 Aug 2017