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As you can see, what butterflies and most insects see is something that is less sharp than humans can see. This is why we say that by human standards, they are legally blind. Butterflies can also see some colors humans cannot.
Visit our page on the colors animals see to learn more about color vision in animals.
Additional images provided by Challiyil Eswaramangalath Vipin from Wikimedia Commons.
Dr. Biology. (2010, January 08). What Butterflies See. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved February 23, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/butterfly-vision
Dr. Biology. "What Butterflies See". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 08 January, 2010. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/butterfly-vision
Dr. Biology. "What Butterflies See". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 08 Jan 2010. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 23 Feb 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/butterfly-vision
Could butterfly vision and their amazing patterns and colors be related?