Butterflies and Moths


Lepidoptera comprises all butterflies and moths and are probably the easiest and most recognisable of the insects. Most species have two pair of membranous wings which are covered in tiny scales and overlap like shingles. The difference between the two, generally speaking butterflies are day time flying moths however there are some distinct differences between the two. Butterflies have club ends to the antennae whereas moths don’t; the male moth generally has a feathery type antennae and the female more slender antennae. Additionally butterflies tend to fold their wings up when landed and moths tend to lay their wings flat.



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