Friday, November 14, 2008

Amazing Facts On Butterflies

These are some of the Amazing facts on butterflies that we have gathered for you.

* The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
* A housefly, regurgitates food after eating and eating again.
* A dragon fly lives for 24 hours.
* Butterflies can have a size of 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.
* Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.
* Night butterflies have ears on their wings.
* The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour.
* Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
* There are about 24,000 species of butterflies.
* The Brimstone butterfly has the longest lifetime of the adult butterflies: 9-10 months.
* The females of some moth species don’t have wings.
* Some moths don’t have mouths.
* Many butterflies can taste with their feet.
* Many insects can carry 50 times their own body weight.
* There are over a million described species of insects.
* Most insects are beneficial to human in the form of honey, silk and other medicinal uses.
* Butterflies have their skeletons on the outside of their bodies, called the exoskeleton

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