Now that the warm weather is here, perhaps you’ve seen some butterflies, flit-fluttering around your yard or neighborhood?
The butterfly is truly amazing. Check out these fun facts to see if you agree…
Fact #1 – a group of butterflies is called a “flutter.”
Fact #2 – The butterflies eyes are made up of 6,000 lenses. They can even see ultraviolet light.
Fact #3 – Butterflies have a tube-like tongue called a “proboscis.” They use their tongue to soak up nectar.
Fact #4 – The wings of a butterfly move in a figure-eight pattern.
Fact #5 – Some regions have so many caterpillars feeding at one time you can hear the “munching” sound.
Fact #6 – Butterflies are considered to be cold-blooded, just like reptiles.
Fact #7 – Skipper Butterflies are so fast, they can outpace a horse!
Fact #8 – Scientists once thought butterflies were deaf. However, in 1912, they discovered this insect had ears.
Fact #9 – Many adult butterflies never poop. This is because they use up all their food stores in energy.
Fact #10 – Puddle Clubs are formed when a flutter of butterflies gather on wet soil to soak up the minerals.
Wow! Who knew the simple butterfly was so fascinating?