Butterfly Questions and Answers

Butterflies are one of the most amazing creatures on earth. They can be found in many different colors, shapes, and sizes

They have a life cycle with four stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. The butterfly starts as an egg which goes through a series of changes to become a beautiful creature.

Butterflies are some of the most popular insects because they’re pretty, colorful and interesting!

Check these pretty interesting questions about butterflies

How Long do Butterflies Live?

Some butterflies live for only a few days, while others may last as long as two months.

The average lifespan of a butterfly is around one month with variation depending on whether the individual lives in cold or warm climates and what type it is.

How Many Types of Butterflies are There?

The average person only sees about five different types of butterfly. But there are 17,500 species out in the world

To explore all these beautiful creatures one would need to travel the globe or visit a museum with an expansive collection such as The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Do Butterflies Bite?

Butterflies don’t bite because they can’t. Caterpillars munch on leaves and eat voraciously with their chewing mouthparts, but once they become butterflies, the only thing left of them is a long curled proboscis that isn’t strong enough to break through skin.

How Do Butterflies Die?

Butterflies die from natural causes or succumb to a predator attack.

In many cases, females still have eggs in their bodies when they die, so they don’t always get a chance to lay all of their eggs.

What’s the Biggest Butterfly?

The Queen Alexandra Birdwing is the largest living butterfly, with a wingspan that stretches almost 1 foot across.

It’s found only in New Guinea where it lives on high branches and feeds off of rotting fruit from the forest floor. When threatened by predators such as birds or lizards, this brilliant creature will emit an unpleasant odor to ward them away!

The Queen Alexandra Birdwing is one of earth’s most elusive creatures – measuring up at nearly 9 inches.

What’s the Smallest Butterfly?

The Western Pygmy Blue Butterfly is the world’s smallest known butterfly with a wingspan of 0.5 inch (1.3 centimeters).

Do Butterflies Migrate?

Each fall, millions of monarch butterflies leave their summer breeding grounds in the northeastern U.S. and Canada and travel upwards of 3,000 miles to reach overwintering grounds in southwestern Mexico.

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