Is it working?
While a 100% realistic butterfly is not my goal, I'm still not sure about my colors. I think I might have to go back and add a few stitches in a different shade to keep it from looking so severe.
But I'm not sure if I mind the sharp cut off... I've been studying butterflies on Pinterest and seamless shading doesn't seem to be the cold hard standard in the natural world...
Another shot from another angle:
The jury's still out on when the two sets of wings became overlapped in such a funny way--but I like it.