Sunday, November 4, 2007

Butterfly Facts

©Donna L. Watkins - Great Spangled Fritillary on Coreopsis

Info Source: The Butterfly Site

Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.

Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.

The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour!

Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.

The Brimstone butterfly (Gonepterix rhamni) has the longest lifetime of the adult butterflies: 9-10 months.

Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on for their caterpillars' food source.

Source: The Butterfly Site which has information on gardening, biology, rearing, monarchs, links and more.

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