Woman shares joyful moment ‘butterfly’ joins her on London Underground, but social media spots major problem

Anyone who gets around London via public transport has to agree the experience is full of surprises.

You can say what you like about the Central line, but it has its perks.

Such as being graced by the presence of a beautiful butterfly as it flutters into the carriage to land delicately on your arm.

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One commuter mistook the beautiful insect for a logo on the jumper

This was the experience of one delighted passenger last week, who befriended the pretty insect after it joined the train for a ride at Liverpool Street.

After releasing the insect in Soho Square, she took to social media to share a photograph of the serendipitous experience.

“Central line butterflies…” read the Facebook caption.

But other nature-loving Londoners immediately spotted a problem with the description.

“Excuse me that’s a moth,” said one scandalised Facebook-user.

“Butterflies rest with wings up, moths with wings down,” agreed someone else.

“That’s a tiger moth!!” exclaimed yet another person.

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One keen naturalist more specifically identified the creature as a “Jersey Tiger Moth.”

In fact, over 150 people descended on the comments to point out the distinction – at which point the creator of the post had had enough.

“Ok I get it, it’s a f****** moth. I’m not David f****** Attenborough,” they said grumpily.

Someone added: “Better hope he has a bloody ticket.”

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