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BUTTERFLIES ARE ALL AROUND US

Butterflies seem to be everywhere around us. Butterflies are beautifully colored and appear to float on the air. Butterflies are a part of the insect world and have been on Earth for a very long time. According to NABA (North American Butterfly Association), there are about 725 different species of butterflies in North America. That is a lot of color flying around.

As a part of the insect world, butterflies share many of the same characteristics as other insects. They have three main body parts: the head, the thorax and the abdomen. Butterflies and moths also have six legs, two antennae, four wings, and a proboscis. The proboscis is a tubular mouthpart that stays coiled up until the butterfly is ready to sip nectar. Then the proboscis acts like a straw drawing the liquid nectar up so the butterfly can drink.

LIFECYCLE OF A BUTTERFLY

The life cycle of the butterfly involves 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Like many other insects, the butterfly goes through a complete metamorphosis as it becomes an adult. Moths, bees, wasps and ants are a few other insects that go through a complete metamorphosis.

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