I just watched a butterfly this morning break out of his cocoon, sit in the sun and dry his wings by flapping them.(In my front yard, I live in Florida) The wings unfurled all wet but has he flapped them back and fourth they unfolded to these huge wings. I figured the L/D must be fantastic, suddenly he just "took-off" and flew away no flight training or anything.My brother raises bees in Tenn., he said he moves the bee hive that it mess's up the internal refrence system of the bee and he just return's to where the hive used to be and circle's till he dies. Amazing stuff. Does anyone know the exact aerodynamic of a butterfly? What makes them fly? There wings look like tissue paper.