Is it normal to be afraid of butterflies?

I'm terrified of them. Every time I ask someone about it they'll say something like "I'm afraid of moths." Moths are fine, even if they gross me out just a little like any other bug. Sometimes they're even cute, especially the fuzzy ones. But I'll run away from a butterfly if one flies near me. Sometimes moths too, but only if they remind me of butterflies or the wing shape is creepy.

I think the way they fly around is unpredictable and scary, and if I'm looking at a picture or even cartoon drawing of one the wing shape makes me really uncomfortable. I hate butterflies. I think they're beautiful, but I have a deep fear of them.

Is It Normal?
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  • It is normal,because they are ugly.
    Even my butt looks better

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  • I'M THE SAME! :O
    Everyone I know thinks it's weird that I'm scared of them.

    For me I think my fear of butterflies probably came from that episode of Spongebob where wormy turns into a butterfly and starts making the buzzing sound of a fly or something.... *shivers* ugh
    (I saw this episode when I was really young and was always scared of those scenes)

    But I don't hate butterflies. I simply just want butterflies to stay far away from me because everytime they get close I scream and run for the hills

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    • I REMEMBER THAT EPISODE! Also I dunno, for some reason they didn't bother me as much then, the fear kinda grew over time. But yeah, I'm exactly the same... I guess I don't "hate" them so much as just hate the feeling they give me when I'm running away from them

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  • It's probably their big wings that freak you out. It's impossible for them to hurt you. They have no class and no teeth. They have a tube like thing that is normally rolder up they use to suck nectar from flowers.

    I would suggest finding a Web page all about butterflies and read up on them. The frequent exposure will lesson your fear of them and reading about them will lesson your fear of them.

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    • I share the same problem, and let me tell you, THAT DOESN'T WORK. It's an irrational fear. Logic and reasoning will not help. I've tried it. Multiple times.

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  • What?

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  • Moths can be kinda gross, but I can't imagine being afraid of butterflies.

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  • The fear of butterflies and moths is fairly common and is called lepidopterophobia. Although I don't know about a fear of just butterflies and not moths. There is also a Facebook group called "I Hate Butterflies" which is for people who hate/fear butterflies and moths.

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