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ALL ABOUT BUTTERFLIES!

Butterfly Calendar
What is a Butterfly? Life Cycle Butterfly Anatomy Information Sheets Glossary Printables and Activities

What is a Butterfly?
What is a Butterfly? Butterfly or Moth? Senses Defense Mechanisms Extremes: Biggest, Smallest, ... Classification Butterfly Gardens

Butterfly or Moth?


The Differences Between Butterflies and Moths
CHARACTERISTIC BUTTERFLIES MOTHS
Antennae Club-like with a swollen tip Feathery
Color Usually bright colors Usually less bright than butterflies
Resting Stance Wings erect and held together while resting Wings open and folded over its back while resting, looking like the train of a wedding gown.
Period of Activity Usually active during the day Usually active at night (and attracted to light)
Pupa Pupate as an unprotected chrysalis hanging from a branch or other support Protected by a cocoon or pupate underground or on the ground
How the Forewing and Hindwing are Held Together in Flight With an enlarged humeral lobe on each hindwing With a frenulum (bristles or spines on each hindwing)




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