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 Butterfly and Moth Order - Lepidoptera

What is a Butterfly?
Butterflies are beautiful! Butterfly members of the Order Lepidoptera are characterized by tiny colored scales that cover their delicate wing surfaces. The arrangement of the scales determines the color and characteristics of each species. Butterflies get their name from the yellow brimstone butterfly of Europe that is first seen in the early spring or "butter" season. Like all insects, butterflies have six jointed legs, 3 body parts, a pair of antennae, compound eyes, and an exoskeleton. The three body parts of a butterfly is their head, thorax (the chest), and abdomen (the tail end). They also have a coiled tongue called a proboscis, used to imbibe sweet nectar from flowers or lick minerals from the forest floor.

Most butterfly groups fly during daylight hours. Butterflies and moths are found on all land masses except Antarctica. There are between 15,000 and 30,000 species of butterflies worldwide. Of that about 725 species reside in the United States and Canada. Over 2,000 species have been found in Mexico alone. About 80% of all butterfly species are in the tropics. Our beautiful framed butterflies and moths are excellent for insect collectors and the electronic moving butterflies with their wing shapes, colors and movements make them look like real butterflies!

What is the Difference Between Butterflies and Moths?
Moths and butterflies are insects from the great order of scale-winged insects called Lepidoptera. Both species are very similar to each other but differ slightly. However, they can be distinguished by certain general characteristics such as that butterflies fly by day and moths fly by night. All higher butterflies go into a state of chrysalis without making a silken cocoon, while most of the higher moths make cocoons. Butterfly bodies are usually slender, while those moths are larger and much more stout. The antennae of butterflies are generally slender and enlarged at the tips making them look like miniature clubs. While the antennae of moths are feathery, long, and slender gradually tapering towards the tip.

Can Butterflies Fly Great Distances?
Painted Lady butterflies (Vanessa cardui Linnaeus) are highly migratory butterflies that can be found all over the world. These butterflies can travel over immense oceans and even over entire mountains. The process of traveling when it comes to butterflies is called migrating. Another species that migrates great distances is the Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). In the fall it departs Canada and migrates to the United States, Central America, and as far South as South America. It goes South to find warmer weather and some of them live long enough to lay eggs and migrate back North again before they die. Newly hatched adults also make the trek North and they will follow the same migratory path every year in huge swarms for up to 3,000 miles roundtrip. Monarch butterflies have crossed the Pacific Ocean to Australia and New Zealand and have even established non-migratory butterfly populations in Hawaii and many other Pacific Islands. Monarchs and Painted Lady butterflies are available as electronic butterflies for moving indoor nature displays and they are also available live for butterfly release with guaranteed overnight delivery.

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