6 months ago 6 months ago Awww 15 Amazing Facts About Papillons You Probably Never Knew by Judy Powell 6 months ago6 months ago Facebook Twitter 4 The word papillon, meaning "butterfly," refers to the breed's fringed upright ears, which resemble a butterfly's outspread wings. Credit Judy Powell 6 months ago 5 The breed also comes in a drop-eared variety called the phalene, which means "moth," a cousin of the butterfly that folds its wings at rest. Judy Powell 6 months ago 6 Both varieties can be born in the same litter, although the Papillon is the more popular and recognized variety. Credit Judy Powell 6 months ago Post PaginationPage 2 / 5 Like it? Share with your friends! Facebook Twitter 0 Comments Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.