Fun Facts About Butterflies

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How Did The Butterfly Get Its Name?
Well, these beautiful insects do fly, but they aren’t made of butter and they certainly don’t eat or churn butter either! Many of them do, however, bear the color of butter and many think that their name is derived from the original pre-8th century word buturfliog (butere being butter and fleoge being fly).

There are still others that believe that the name butterfly comes from butterflies flying into kitchen windows and helping themselves to milk and butter left on the counter! The German word for butterfly tells it all by its name, milchdieb, which means milk thief.

If they don’t eat milk and butter, what do butterflies eat?

How Many Kinds Of Butterflies Are There?
There are approximately 28,000 different types of butterfly species worldwide, most of which can be found in the tropics. Read more about the different types of butterflies.

How Do Butterflies Communicate?
Although some species of butterfly communicate with each other using sound, such as making noises with their wings, most use chemical signals. The male butterfly will produce pheromones, which are chemicals that trigger a welcoming behavioral response between the same species.

Butterfly Garden Plan

Putting together a butterfly garden plan isn't as intimidating as it may sound. The goal of any butterfly garden is ...
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Butterfly Genus Species

Butterflies are members of the kingdom Animalia, phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, and order Lepidoptera. Generally, the order Lepidoptera is broken ...
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Butterfly Habitat

Natural butterfly habitats have been destroyed or affected by construction of housing and shopping developments, as well as by the ...
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Butterfly House

Do you want to add life in your home? Why not try having a butterfly as your pet. It is ...
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Different Types Of Butterflies

Butterflies are thought to have evolved from moth millions of years ago and belong to the same insect group known ...
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Fun Facts About Butterflies

How Did The Butterfly Get Its Name? Well, these beautiful insects do fly, but they aren't made of butter and ...
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Host Plants For Caterpillars

The following is a list of the host plants that are good for attracting and cultivating caterpillars: Alder This deciduous, ...
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Monarch Butterfly

There are several species of butterflies. Probably one of the most famous of them all is the monarch butterfly. It ...
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Monarch Butterfly Eggs

Monarch Butterfly Eggs

Monarch butterflies undergo complete metamorphosis. In this life cycle there are four stages: Egg Larvae Pupa Adult The process of ...
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Monarch Butterfly Migration

The Monarch butterfly is a species of butterfly with a 3 to 4 inch of wingspan and a trademark color ...
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Morpho Butterfly Rainforest

The Blue Morpho butterfly, from the Lepidoptera order and the Nymphalidae family, live in the jungles of South and Central ...
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Nectar Plants For Butterflies

The following is a list of the nectar plants that are good for feeding and attracting butterflies: Anise Aster Blazing ...
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Swallowtail Butterfly

Swallowtail Butterfly

Swallowtail butterflies belong to the Papilionidae family and encompass over 550 individual species. They can be found on every continent ...
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What Do Butterflies Eat?

You often will see butterflies dancing in the wind, frolicking in the sunshine, and spending all their energy on adding ...
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What Eats Butterflies?

When you watch a television show that has a title such as “When Nature Attacks”, you don’t ever really expect ...
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Where Do Butterflies Live?

Can you picture a family of butterflies curled up by the fire, watching the nightly news after having a long ...
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