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Butterflies and moths

Posted by flonfau | June 30, 2010 10:17am | Viewed 4898 times | 1 replies | Last replied by MariaBBB on June 30, 2010 11:36am

What is the difference between butterflies and moths?


June 30, 2010 11:36am

In most cases, moths are active at night (nocturnal) and butterflies are active during the day (diurnal). Butterflies sometimes flaunt bright colors on their wings which can be seen 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 hard chrysalises which are hung up by silken lines, while moths usually develop cocoons that are often buried under leaves or soil and may be wrapped in a silken casing. When at rest, a butterfly's wings are usually folded up while moths are typically spread out.

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