Hi y'all! Now I am going to talk about butterflies!


Butterflies belong to the Kingdom Animalia, the Phylum Athropoda, the class Insecta, the order Lepidoptera[moths, skippers], the sub order Rhopalocera. The sub order Rhopalocera has 3 superfamilies.  Butterflies belong to the Papilionoidea family.

Where do butterflies come from?

There are several methods by which a butterfly forms. Let me demonstrate.

-First, a caterpillar hatches from an egg. They eat

        a lot of leaves  to    become big.

-When they are old enough, they attach themselves to twigs.

-Then, they form hard shells called pupas.

-Inside the pupa the caterpillar changes into a butterfly.

-When the butterfly is fully formed, it breaks out of its pupa!

Amazing Facts

One of the strongest insect fliers is the Apollo butterfly. It can fly over hills and even high mountains, then it rests over a rock or in a flower in the sunshine.

Butterflies cannot hear but can feel vibrations.

Butterflies do not have lungs.

Butterflies smell with their antennae.

Female butterflies live longer than male butterflies.

There are about 24,000 species of butterflies. 

Antarctica is the only continent which has no Lepidoptera[we learnt about Lepidoptera]







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