Girl with a butterfly resting on her face

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Insect affection

A butterfly lands on a girl's nose inside the 'Sensational Butterflies' temporary exhibition on March 25 at the Natural History Museum in London, England.

For the third year in a row, the museum is inviting visitors to observe the fascinating life-cycles of hundreds of live butterfly species from across the world. The tropical butterfly house will be stationed on the Natural History Museum's east lawn until September 15.

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Butterfly cocoons on wooden beams

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Waking up from a long sleep

Butterflies emerge from their chrysalises mounted on wooden beams inside the 'Sensational Butterflies' exhibition.

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Butterflies feeding on citrus fruit

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Sensational citrus buffet

Butterflies sip nectar from an assortment of oranges, pineapples, and bananas inside the 'Sensational Butterflies' exhibition.

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