Image: John Pavelka
Red lacewing butterfly
As ecosystems get destroyed by the continuing expansion of humanity into natural areas, the numbers of species start to decline simply due to loss of habitat. Amongst the treasures that seem destined to disappear from the planet are many species of what can surely be seen as natural works of art, in the guise of gorgeously colored and patterned butterflies, whose numbers are diminishing by the day. Here’s a list of seven of the most stunning members of the species.