When a black and orange butterfly, most likely a Monarch butterfly, lands on a person, it most likely means that a person needs to experience a transformation in their life and should be sensitive, graceful and welcoming to the idea of change. Butterflies, in the spirit world, symbolize a metamorphosis similar to the one that they undergo in the real world.
Butterflies go through numerous life cycles including the egg, larvae and caterpillar cycles before they enter into their beautiful butterfly life cycle. This process of renewal, transformation and change mimics the meaning of the butterfly's arrival in a person's life. The butterfly can also show up to remind a person that they should pay more attention to their spiritual and emotional needs as they go through these changes.