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Butterfly image
Pattern type Miscellaneous
Number of cells 8
Bounding box 4×4
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery Unknown
"Butterfly" may also refer to the period 2 oscillator more commonly called by flops.
For the rule, see Butterfly (CA).

Butterfly is a common seed evolving into the formation of two beehives seen below after 33 generations. Compare this with teardrop, where the beehives are five cells closer together.

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In other rules

In HighLife, the butterfly is part of the replicator sequence.

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