The Butterfly of Columbus is a Butterfly of Eternal Life.
Over 500 years old thanks to the rejuvenating crystals in Butterfly Valley's Temple of Life, this agreeable butterfly was picked by explorer Christopher Columbus (who was cognizant of its immortality) to become a "living map" to a treasure of gold hidden by the explorer. In 1962, Scrooge McDuck and his nephews found the butterfly and the treasure it led to, but then were kind enough to release the insect, who returned to Butterly Valley unharmed.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Butterfly of Columbus first appeared in the 1962 story Uncle Scrooge and the Bodacious Butterfly Trail.