Weird and Funny Facts
For a butterfly to fly it must have a body temperature of no less than 86 degrees fahrenheit or 30 degrees celsius.
1. Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.
2. There are about 24,000 species of butterflies. The moths are even more numerous: about 140,000 species of them were counted all over the world.
3. Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars' food or not.
4. Butterflies and insects have their skeletons on the outside of their bodies, called the exoskeleton. This protects the insect and keeps water inside their bodies so they don’t dry out.
5. Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.
6. Some people say that when the black bands on the Woolybear caterpillar are wide, a cold winter is coming.
7. Representations of butterflies are seen in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes, which are 3,500 years old.
8. The females of some moth species lack wings, all they can do to move is crawl.
9. Some moths never eat anything as adults because they don't have mouths. They must live on the energy they stored as caterpillars.
10. Many insects can carry 50 times their own body weight. This would be like an adult person lifting two heavy cars full of people.