＜Fantastic stories of Kanji＞ Fabulosas historias de kanji (version en español abajo)
Summer has come in Japan with its insects bustling around us.
Probably you don't like insects,but after you have studied these Kanji as follows, I am sure that your feelings will change.
虫（mushi – insects）
the original meaning was: an unpleasant living creature, like a snake.
蝶（chou-butterfly）It was created combining虫 + 枼.葉(枼with 艹 on top) means
When you see a butterfly that has colorful leaves, you would be fascinated by its beauty.
It is created combining天+ 虫.
Silkworm is a mysterious insect that spew threads out from tiny holes placed in their jaws.
In old times, 朁 was used instead of 天(ten-heaven).
You can see that 朁 is similar to簪（kanzashi-a long ornamental hairpin）.
Have you ever seen any Chinese movie based on olden times? We can see the noble women’s hairstyle, all of them using big 蚕 shape hairpins to hold their hair bun. Fantastic!* The meaning of this old kanji 朁can differ from one dictionary to another (to hide, to conceive)