8 thoughts on “ Butterflies

  1. Unlike moths, butterflies are active during the day and are usually brightly coloured or strikingly patterned. Perhaps the most distinctive physical features of the butterfly are its club-tipped antennae and its habit of holding the wings vertically over the back when at rest. The lepidopteran life cycle has four stages.
  2. The oldest and most complete website for butterfly lovers, gardeners, teachers, students, and farmers. Butterfly clip art, inspirational stories, butterfly gardening, wildlife gardening, educational articles, butterflies and moths in the news, ecology links, conservation links, and much more.
  3. Explore 12 butterfly topics with over pages packed full of butterfly information. Our butterfly pages contain articles written by Master of Science degreed Entomologist Randi Jones as well as butterfly links to sites all over the web for EVEN MORE information on butterflies!
  4. Butterflies are commonly associated with plants, and the relationship is sometimes complex. Immatures, with few exceptions, eat plants, and therefore may be considered harmful to the plants. However, butterflies are very important to many plants that are dependent upon flower-visiting insects for cross-pollination.
  5. Butterfly Conservation is a British charity devoted to saving butterflies, moths and their habitats throughout the UK.
  6. Sep 11,  · Both butterflies and moths belong to the same insect group called Lepidoptera. In general, butterflies differ from moths in the following ways: (1) Butterflies usually have clubbed antennae but moths have fuzzy or feathery antennae. (2) Butterflies normally are active during the daytime while most moths are active at night.
  7. Explore the various types of butterflies found in the wild, how they differ from each other, and what makes them unique.
  8. Butterflies are a beautiful and important part of the UK’s wildlife. They are highly sensitive indicators of the health of the environment and play crucial roles in the food chain as well as being pollinators of plants. The UK has 59 species of butterflies – 57 resident species of butterflies and two regular migrants – the Painted Lady and Clouded Yellow.

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