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« on: October 08, 2012, 05:33:29 AM »
Butterfly   Butterfly picture Butterflies 101: A whopping 165,000 species grouped in 127 families make butterflies and moths one of the most diverse insects in the world. Common features among the array of species are a scale-covered body and wings, a mouth in the form of a proboscis, an elongated appendage used for sipping nectar, and the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly or moth through metamorphosis. Moth or Butterfly?: There is no clear-cut difference between moths and butterflies, and scientists have yet to make a definitive distinction. In general, butterflies tend to be brighter in color and fly in the day, while the drab moth makes its rounds at night.