This poor fellow has seen better days. Once they emerge from the chrysalis, most butterflies only have a few weeks to live; however, the hardy peacock butterfly can live up to ten or eleven months. The primary purpose of the butterfly is to reproduce. Despite the tattered condition of his wings, this butterfly still has a healthy appetite and is capable of flight.
Per Google search: Wikipedia, “According to “World of Feng Shui,” a butterfly in the home is always a good omen. Bright-colored butterflies relate to romance, and dark-colored butterflies relate to career or business. In Louisiana, white butterflies mean good luck for the homeowner; however, in Maryland, they symbolize death.”