Nicole Kidman recently revealed her greatest fear - butterflies. It seems Kidman experienced a serious Lepidopteran trauma in her childhood. On school days, she would arrive home to find a threatening butterfly perched on her gate, preventing her from entering the yard. The Oscar winner harbors a serious phobia, which she once tried (and failed) to overcome by walking through the butterfly exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History.
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Fear of butterflies is, to say the least, an unusual phobia. Since you are probably not prone to blood-curdling screams at the sight of these flying flowers, you might be interested in learning a thing or two about them. My newest article, The Six Butterfly Families, describes the major groups of butterflies and provides some advice on how to start identifying the butterflies you see.
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