Beautiful butterflies can be a beautiful thing.
But they are not without their downsides.
When the time comes to decorate a butterfly party, you might want to think twice.
A study conducted by scientists at the University of Texas at Austin found that “beautiful butterflies are associated with increased risk of a range of social problems” like depression, drug and alcohol abuse, poor social support, and more.
They can also become a “dangerous source of food for people in need,” said researcher Jessica Wiegand.
“People are more likely to seek shelter when they see a butterfly,” Wiegard said.
“People are often tempted to use it as food or a way to get around, to get away from people who are dangerous.”
In fact, researchers at the university found that people who were photographed in the wild, rather than photographed at a butterfly exhibit, were more likely than those in a photo studio to have suicidal thoughts.
“People in our study who were exposed to a butterfly at the zoo were more prone to have thoughts about suicide and to have more suicidal ideations,” Wiegemann said.
“It’s not a new study, but we were the first to really investigate this.”
The study also found that beautiful butterflies can make for an exciting experience.
People were more willing to spend money on a butterfly, or to eat a meal with one.
But some of the butterflies in the study were found to be “dangerously shy,” and the researchers weren’t able to find any pictures showing them being “very playful or playful,” Wienigand said.
That could mean they may be avoiding people who might hurt them, she said.
The study, which was published in the journal PeerJ, also found butterflies have a “negative impact on social networks.”
The butterflies’ behavior and interactions could make for a more intimate social interaction than one would find with people in real life, Wieniches said.
They also might be less willing to interact with people who would likely hurt them or be aggressive towards them, and less likely to take care of them.
People are also less likely if they are in a group to share their emotions.
Wiegemans said the study doesn’t mean that beautiful and shy butterflies should be avoided altogether.
“It’s important to understand the nature of this relationship and what is going on,” she said, “so that people can make informed decisions.”
The butterfly is considered one of the most beautiful creatures on the planet, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
But scientists are still trying to understand why, exactly, it is so beautiful.
The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Science.