Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Butterfly

Posted by Cecile at Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Fast Facts

The
butterfly is one of the most endearing insects in the world, and there’s quite a bit more than their beauty to be amazed about:

The largest butterfly in the world is the Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing. It lives in the rain forests of New Guinea and has a wingspan of 11 inches. This particular butterfly is an endangered species.


The smallest butterfly in the world is the Western Pygmy Blue, which has a half-inch wingspan.


Butterflies can live in their adult form from a week to a year, depending on their species.


Butterfly wings are colored by scales on the wing; the pigments in these scales create black or brown colors, while blues, greens, reds, and iridescent hues are created by the way light hits differently structured scales.


Butterflies taste with their feet.


There is a butterfly named the Common Mormon butterfly; it is found in India.

7 comments:

Glenda said...

loved it! i collect butterflies ate! thank you for sharing... i will definitely remember dis info. about butterflies! =D

amiable amy said...

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Bogie said...

thanks for droppin by today... Im fine! :) How are you too?

sudarshan bengani said...

certainly butterflies are like colourful petals of this world

Umma said...

I love butterflies too. Thanks for the info sis.

Clarissa said...

Thanks for sharing!I love butterfly,may buhay man o wala lol!^_^

chubskulit said...

Very nice information about butterflies ate, tanks for sharing!

 

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