Butterflies can't hear, but they can feel vibrations. They taste with their feet and smell with their antennae.
Butterflies generally fly only during the day. At night, they sleep between blades of grass or on the underside of a leaf.
Butterflies are colorful for many reasons. Their vibrant colors help them absorb heat, attract a mate and avoid their predators by blending in among flowers when they are feeding.
Butterflies are the second leading pollinators, following bees. A butterfly sips nectar from flowering plants, transporting pollen from one plant to another and helping plants reproduce.
Butterflies are global residents. They are native to all continents except Antarctica.
Butterflies need the warmth of the sun to fly. They will not fly if the air temperature dips too low. That’s why it is common to come across a butterfly basking in the sun on a cooler day as it warms up its flight muscles.
It is probably safe to say that most people do not find most insects all that appealing. But there is something special about a butterfly. Butterflies often inspire a completely different reaction. They catch our eye, and we are drawn to them.They enthrall us with their beauty and graceful flight.
Here are some interesting facts about butterflies:
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