Why Are Butterflies Called Butterflies?

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The name butterfly most likely comes from an Anglo-Saxon word butterfloege because the commonest species of butterfly was the butter-coloured Yellow Brimstone.
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The reason why a butterfly is called a butterfly can be explained by the false etymon where the initial name was 'flutterby'. The Old English/Dutch word for butterfly was 'buttorfleoge', because it was believed the insect initially sole butter from milk. The name was changed to butterfly for ease of use.
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