Butterfly, (fr. papillon): this insects is generally borne volant en arriere, its four wings being expanded. When borne so, it is not necessary to add any intimation of its position.
The harvest-fly is nearly similar, but shews two wings only, and the legs prominently shewn. What it is intended to represented it is impossible to say.
Argent, two bars between three butterflies volant sable--FLEMINGS.
Gules, a griffin passant, wings elevated argent; on a canton indented or, a butterfly volant azure--BUTTERFIELD, Surrey.
Argent, on a bend azure, three butterflies or--BUTTERWIKE.
Argent, on a bend sable, three butterflies of the first--BOTERFORD, Devon.
Azure, a harvest-fly volant argent--BUTTERFLY.
Sable, a harvest-fly, volant en arriere--BOLOUR or BOLOWRE.