All about moths and butterflies
Butterflies And Moths by Nic BishopAward-winning author and photographer Nic Bishop brings his vast knowledge of biology to this eye-catching exploration of butterflies and moths. With breathtaking full-page images, Nic introduces young readers to the beauty and diversity of these amazing insects, from the shockingly bright blue morpho butterfly to the nearly transparent glasswing butterfly to the mouthless luna moth. The simple, engaging text presents both basic information and fun, quirky facts about the insects appearance, habits, and life cycle--including a double gatefold spread of a butterfly in flight.
What are the differences between butterflies and moths?
This page is about Moths and Butterflies in general. There is more information about the families of Butterflies on their separate pages. Because Moths are hard to identify, we are just giving this one page for all Moth species. Moth and Butterfly larvae caterpillars look fairly similar. They have long soft bodies, sometimes protected with spikes or hairs, and a head with chewing mouthparts.
Easy Science for Kids All About Butterflies and Moths. Learn more about Butterflies and Moths with our Fun Science Facts for Kids on Butterflies and Moths.
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Moths and butterflies both belong to the order Lepidoptera, but there are numerous physical and behavioral differences between the two insect types., Butterflies, skippers and moths all belong in the insect order Lepidoptera. However, there are some overall rules that can be used to tell a moth from a butterfly or skipper.
Butterflies are the dancers of the insect world. They flit, they flutter, and they have the most beautifully colored costumes! More than 12, species of butterflies and moths live on the Earth and scientists are finding new ones all the time. They also have six legs and two antennae. Butterflies and moths have soft, scaled wings.
Are butterflies your favorite insects? Moths, mostly inconspicuous creatures of the night, go largely unnoticed by us until we stand under a porch light! The name comes from the Greek libido , meaning scaly and ptera , meaning wings. There are several theories. Eventually, they all became butterflies regardless of color. Another is that butterflies were thought to steal milk or butter and earned their name that way.