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But, to the increased astonishment of Annie, when the tip of her father's finger was pressed against that of her husband, on which the butterfly still rested, the insect drooped its wings and seemed on the point of falling to the floor.
The butterfly then appeared to recover the power of voluntary motion, while its hues assumed much of their original lustre, and the gleam of starlight, which was its most ethereal attribute, again formed a halo round about it.
"I never saw such a look on a child's face," answered Annie, admiring her own infant, and with good reason, far more than the artistic butterfly. "The darling knows more of the mystery than we do."
As if the butterfly, like the artist, were conscious of something not entirely congenial in the child's nature, it alternately sparkled and grew dim.
With a wavering movement, and emitting a tremulous radiance, the butterfly struggled, as it were, towards the infant, and was about to alight upon his finger; but while it still hovered in the air, the little child of strength, with his grandsire's sharp and shrewd expression in his face, made a snatch at the marvellous insect and compressed it in his hand.
Experts are predicting that the July heatwave and Met Office forecasts for above-average temperatures in August might mean that the common blue has its "best ever summer", Butterfly Conservation said.
The butterfly is a common immigrant from the Continent each summer where its caterpillars feed on thistles, but around once every 10 years there is a painted lady "summer" when there is a massive influx.
The butterfly is a common immigrant from the Continent to the UK each summer where its caterpillars feed on thistles, but around once every 10 years there is a painted lady "summer" when millions arrive en masse.
Butterfly House will showcase forgotten butterflies of Punjab to visitors.
People from the TV stations nearby would drop in at Butterfly for a nightcap.
According to park authorities, thousands of people visit the park from across the country and the butterfly house has always been a favourite spot for children and adults alike.
While "braininess" is great for butterflies, of course, the trait is great news for butterfly aficionados too.