Meet kikakapu the ornate butterflyfish

Back about 200 years ago a British explorer was in India to describe some new species of butterflies. But they were not called butterflies back then! Their real name was “flutter by.” That is because they would just flutter by your head on a nice, bright, sunny day! But somewhere at a later date by the time the discoveries made it back to Europe someone got the name mixed up and called them butterflies. They surely do not look like butter flying by.