If you are moved by the beauty and strangeness of this world - the book One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez has some impressive writing about butterflies and magic. It's been years since I read that book, but here's what one reviewer had to say about it -
"One Hundred Years of Solitude is the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race. Mr. García Márquez has done nothing less than to create in the reader a sense of all that is profound, meaningful, and meaningless in life." — William Kennedy, New York Times Book Review
B took some beautiful photos of a Monarch chrysalis in northern Minnesota but I can't locate them right now. I'll go look for my copy of One Hundred Years of Solitude and see what pictures that brings to mind as I read it.