5 Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly Species
Butterflies especialy 5 Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly Species are insects from the order Lepidoptera. There are approximately 165,000 distinct species of butterflies. They all have an exoskeleton, three body pieces, six legs, a pair of antennae, compound eyes, a coiled mouthpart (called a proboscis) and wings that are protected with colorful scales.
Is there a difference between butterflies and moths?
In most cases, moths are productive at night (nocturnal) and butterflies are productive during the day (diurnal).
Butterflies sometimes flaunt brilliant colors on their wings which can be witnessed well in the sunlight, while moths are typically more dull-colored to provide camouflage at night.
Butterfly antennas usually straight with knobs at the end while moth antennae look more feather-like.
Butterfly caterpillars most often develop into challenging chrysalises which are hung up by silken lines, while moths generally build cocoons that are typically buried under leaves or soil and may be draped in a silken casing.
When at rest, a butterfly's wings are usually folded up while moths are typically spread out.
How big or small can butterflies be?
The largest butterfly acknowledged is the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. It can have a wingspan of up to 11 inches. One of the smallest butterflies is the Western Pigmy Blue. It has a wingspan of about one centimeter
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