Facts About Butterflies

Butterflies are the most beautiful insects. They are colorful and ranges in various sizes. Butterflies are beautiful creatures, they bring feelings of joy & happiness bringing us back to our childhood memories. Find here bizarre, unusual and some interesting facts about butterflies here on beautiful pictures, images. Amaze your friends, family and beloved ones sharing these interesting butterfly facts wallpapers and e-cards with them.

    A butterfly must assemble its proboscis as soon as it emerges from the chrysalis

    Butterfly wings are transparent.

    Butterflies live on an all-liquid diet.

    Butterflies drink from mud puddles.

    Butterflies can't fly if they're cold.

    Butterflies live just a few weeks, usually.

    Butterflies are nearsighted, but they can see and discriminate a lot of colors

    Butterflies employ all kinds of tricks to keep from being eaten.

    A group of butterflies is sometimes called a flutter.

    Their eyes are made of 6,000 lenses and can see ultraviolet light.

    There are 165,000 known species of butterflies found on every continent except Antarctica.

    Many adult butterflies never excrete waste – they use up all they eat for energy.

    Despite popular belief, butterfly wings are clear – the colors and patterns we see are made by the reflection of the tiny scales covering them.

    Butterfly wings move in a figure “8” motion.

    Butterflies vary in size – the largest species may reach 12 inches across, while the smallest may only be half an inch.

    Some butterfly species lay their eggs on only one type of plant.

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